Unlike the Assistant function that needs, well, a device that can access the voice assistant, you can summon this tuner simply by doing a query in Search on mobile or desktop. Just type in “google tuner” to see it right on top of the results page. Of course, the device you’re using must have a functional microphone to be able to hear your instrument, and you’ll need to give the feature permission to access it.
This is what the tuner looks like on desktop:
According to Android Police, its effectiveness depends on the microphone of your device. Some devices might need you to play loudly or really, really close to them, and smartphones might work better than computers for this particular purpose. After you get it to work, the tuner will let you know whether your instrument is in tune or if you need to adjust it with the help of a visual indicator. This built-in Google tuner joins other music-related features in the tech giant’s search engine, including “Hum to Search,” which can help you identify songs stuck in your head.
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