Google India has launched a new product in the labs section called Indic Music Search, which allows Bollywood music lovers to search for and listen to any songs right from the Google website.
The interface is similar to Google Search with a simple search box that lets you search for a specific song, album or an artist.
Google has partnered with several online music streaming services like in.com, Saavn and Saregama to bring thousands of song to this music portal. The songs are not hosted by Google, and are played directly using the music players offered by the partner sites.
First Look At Google Indic Music Search:
The Music Search page lets users search for their favorite songs, albums or artists and Google provides real-time suggestions. Google has indexed the entire databases of their partner sites so easy to assume that the number of songs that are included would range in thousands.
After searching for what you want, selecting an Album takes you the Album page, where you can see the songs included in the album. Some basic information like the Music company and the release year is also shown.
Album art is not available for all the albums and Google has stated that currently songs in only Hindi language are available. As Google partners with more Online Music websites, I am sure songs from other Indian languages would be included as well.
At the bottom of the Album Page, Google lets us know who is the provider for this particular album – as seen above the songs are provided by In.com.
There is also an option to share this album on your Social media profiles like Facebook, Twitter, Google Buzz and send a link via Gmail.
Current Limitations Of This Product:
Currently there are no clear navigation options to search songs by date or by name, but you can search for “Latest Songs” to check which albums were added to the database recently. Mostly, the results would show the newly released albums.
Various other features provided for by online music sites, like playlists and adding songs/albums to favorites aren’t present, but like all Google lab products, features would be added as they develop this product further.
If you want to leave feedback or suggestions for this product you can visit Indic Music Search Labs page here. Check the Google India blog post to get more ideas about finding the right song.
You can visit Indic Music Search here.
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