Google Play Sound Search finally launches in UK for the musically impaired

by: David GonzalesMarch 30, 2013

Google Sound Search
Google Sound Search, as a feature, has been available for quite some time now. In fact, it has been out in the wild for nearly one whole year; and it launched for Android ICS users in the US some time before the end of last year. The thing is, it just hasn’t worked at all for Android users who want to take advantage of it in the UK. Until now, that is.

Today, after many months of waiting, those who held out for Google Play Sound Search to work in the UK finally have a reason to celebrate. Google Play Sound Search is now available to help users in the UK easily identify songs in a matter of seconds, directly from a device’s home screen. This should make it a lot easier to get acquainted with new music at pretty much any time of the day.

Google Play Sound Search also lets users purchase identified songs straight through Google Play, and afterwards, keep a record of any and all such songs for later access on any compatible Android devices. If you have a device that runs on Android 4.0 ICS or later, then check out Google Play Sound Search by downloading it from Google Play. You may do so via the source link posted down below.

Update: it appears that not all users in the UK can use the new feature just yet. If that’s the case for you, check back a bit later.

  • Double check your source. Still restricted with all my devices.

    • This might be rolling out to users slowly.

      Can you test something for me? Make sure you’re running the latest version of Google Search and Google Play Sound Search (check for updates on the Play Store). Then, reboot your device and to launch the widget or say ‘what’s this song’ from Google Voice Search. Thanks.

  • Yeah works for me ( Nexus 4 – UK)

  • Larkhillv

    Sound Search is great in theory, but it just doesn’t work nearly as well as say SoundHound right now. It obviously only IDs songs that are available in the Play Store, which excludes a ton of lesser known bands. Google either needs to be able to ID songs not included in the play store (even without selling them) or preferably ramp up the music selection in the Play Store. Otherwise, I’m sticking to SoundHound which tends to be far quicker and more accurate for me.

  • nexuss

    as i am living out from USA and i can’t use sound search feature of my nexus 4,how can i change the country where i live to make it work?