Google glass with music integration – listen to the song with other music features










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As it gets closer to finally hitting the market, Google Glass is slowing coming along, adding new features and add-ons that serve to make it more intriguing and exciting. The device recently got a hardware update that included, among other things, a new ear bud. Now the company is revealing how it is going to be putting that new accessory to use.

The wearable device is about to get new set of features, focused solely on audio, it was revealed in a Google+ post on Tuesday.

Over the next few weeks, Google Glass Explorers, aka those people who are testing out the device before it hits the market, will get full access to the millions of songs on Google Play Music and All Access.

All the user has to do is issue the following command: “Okay Glass, listen to” to pull up any artist. The device will also come with a Shazam-like service which allows users to ask Glass to identify songs playing nearby. All that is required is a command along the lines of “Glass, what song is this?”

Google is also introducing a new set of ear buds, which it says are “designed specifically for Glass.”

“They’re lightweight and uniquely engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings,” the company said.

They come in five different colors: tangerine, black, light blue and grey.



New features have been added to Glass, which isn’t publicly available yet. The enhanced, music-oriented feature set includes:


  • Sound search: The feature has been added to voice commands. Music recognition technology is triggered by the phrase “OK Glass. What song is this?”. Much like Shazam, it displays details such as artist, title, year, and album cover.
  • Google Play: Another voice command will pull up songs from users’ libraries and from Google Play Music All Access. This can be triggered directly from sound search, making the process of listening to discovered tracks easy.
  • Glass Earbuds: These will be available at the end of November for a steep $85. The lightweight earbuds are designed for active users. They are “engineered to deliver crisp, full-range audio while still letting you hear your surroundings” and come in five colors.


Google Glass has posted a video of Young Guru putting the new features to work. He uses the device to help him speak Spanish, identify a song, email the song to a friend, listen to the song, and record and incorporate audio in a studio session. Young Guru is a DJ, producer, USC artist in residence, and is part of the Google Glass Explorer program.


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