Cortana, Microsoft’s virtual assistant for Windows Phone (and PCs in coming months) allows you to do a lot of cool things – one of which you can search for music by allowing the engine listen to what is booming from your speakers. It’s simple! Open up Cortana, tap the music icon at the top-right corner of the app then go ahead to place your phone near a song that is playing and Cortana saves the day by giving you the songs details and where to download from– Xbox Music of course. Don’t worry, there’s a large database of music in the engine and more songs are added for recognition daily [requires internet access].
Now, you have mastered the art of asking Cortana to find you the details of a song you hear from the radio, TV or wherever but need that info back again when the song isn’t available anymore? Thanks to the brainiacs behind the virtual assistant, you can easily access all your music searches from Cortana’s memory.
Here’s how to do it:
- Launch Cortana
- Tap the Notebook icon sitting next to the music icon
- Select Music Searches and you will be presented with the search history + Xbox Music link