How To Identify Music With Cortana

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Cortana integrates built-in music identification capabilities to help you find the names of songs playing around you. This guide will teach you how to easily identify songs with Windows 10's intelligent personal assistant.

Find the Name of a Song with Cortana

Click on the Microphone button to trigger a voice search with Cortana. Next, click on the Music Note button displayed at the top-right corner:

Cortana will listen to the song and search for a match in Microsoft's online music database. Once done, it will display the name of the song, along with a link to purchase it on the Windows Store:

N.B. You can also use simple voice commands such as "Hey Cortana. What song is this?” or "Hey Cortana. What’s playing right now?” to trigger your music searches. You simply have to make sure that Hey Cortana is enabled on your system.
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