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Music recognition apps aren’t new, so it wasn’t a surprise to see companies like Google bake in similar functionality into their Android operating system, or at least back before Google Assistant was around. For some reason with the launch of Google Assistant, Google took that functionality away and made it exclusive to the Pixel 2 phones.

However the good news is that is no longer the case. According to Android Police, it appears that Google is now making music recognition on Google Assistant available to all Android devices. It appears that this could be a gradual rollout as there are some devices that the feature does not work yet, but presumably it should find its way onto all Android devices with Google Assistant eventually.

How the feature works is pretty standard and all users have to do is ask Google Assistant for what song is playing right now, and it will attempt to find out for you. If you don’t have the feature yet, you could always turn to third-party apps like Shazam or SoundHound, which may or may not be better than Google’s option, although we guess having native functionality is always welcome. In any case it should roll out to all users eventually, so do keep an eye out for it if this is a feature you’ve felt is missing on Android.

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