Google Search adds guitar tuner to its smorgasbord of built-in features

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Just search ‘Google Tuner’ to reveal it

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Google Search now has a handy built-in tuner, so you can use the microphone on your phone or computer to tune the guitar, Android Police reports. To access the feature added this week, simply “Search”google tunerThe interface is similar to the dozens of guitar tuning apps that are already available. You play a string on the guitar, and Google will detect the note you’re targeting, and “tune up” or “tune down” as you need it. “Will tell you to do it.

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Like other guitar tuning apps, the effectiveness of Google’s tuner depends on the hardware you’re using. My iPhone 12 Pro (via Safari) or the Windows desktop with the Blue Snowball USB microphone (via Edge) had no trouble listening and helped me tune up an unamplified electric guitar, but a more affordable Android one The device I’m currently reviewing (with Chrome) don’t pick it up at all. Your mileage may vary radically.

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Tune.
Screenshot: Google.com

Tune down.
Screenshot: Google.com

Like most other guitar tuner apps, I don’t think the Google search feature is going to close the market for dedicated hardware tuners. cargo Or Owner. This is heavily dependent on the quality of the mic in your device, and there’s no way to simply plug an electric guitar in to avoid worrying about background noise. But if you need to tune in in a pinch, a Google search has you covered now.

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