Google Glass gets music integration

Nov 13, 2013
Google's new Internet-connected eyewear will have music too

Google's new Internet-connected eyewear will have music too.

The company said Tuesday music would be available on Google Glass by allowing wearers to use Google's online to listen to songs and identify . Specially designed earbuds will deliver high-quality audio from the eyewear.

"Music is coming to Glass in several cool ways," a Google spokeswoman said in an email.

"Sound search can identify that song you're hearing but don't know the name of. All you have to say is 'OK Glass...what song is this?' and it'll name the tune for you.

"We'll also be adding a new voice command to Glass... that lets you access your tunes from Google Play Music or All Access."

The new earbuds are "engineered specifically for Glass to provide high quality sound," the statement said.

Google has not announced a public release date for Google Glass but speculation centers around early 2014.

Facebook, Twitter and major news organizations have already tailored applications for Glass, which has only been made available to developers and a limited selection of "explorers" who paid $1,500 each for the eyewear.

Envisioned uses range from practical tasks such as shopping or delivering local weather reports to sharing real time video streams or playing augmented reality games in which the world is the board.

Glass lets wearers take pictures, record video, send messages or perform other tasks with touch controls or by speaking commands.

Glass connects to the Internet using Wi-Fi hot spots or, more typically, by being wirelessly tethered to mobile phones. Pictures or video can be shared through the Google+ social network.

Explore further: Motorola unveils three smart phones for return to China

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Google buys virtual imaging patents from Foxconn

Aug 25, 2013

Google has bought virtual imaging patents from Taiwanese supplier Foxconn that could be used in its interactive "Google Glass" devices, according to a document acquired by AFP on Saturday.

Recommended for you

Standalone wireless info display device an easy fit

Jan 25, 2015

A Latvian team has come up with a good-looking WiFi display device, connecting to the Internet using WiFi, which runs on a high-capacity built-in battery and tracks what's important to you. This is a standalone ...

Technology improves avalanche gear for backcountry skiers

Jan 25, 2015

As outdoor recreation companies increasingly cater to skiers and snowboarders who like to venture beyond the groomed slopes at ski resorts and tackle backcountry terrain, they've put a special emphasis on gear and equipment ...

Your future office desk may remind you, hey, to move it

Jan 23, 2015

Workers in all industries know by now that having a "desk" job might have its perks but frequent exercise is not one of them. Ample warnings from health experts have been headlined in the press reminding ...

Hands-on with Microsoft's hologram device

Jan 23, 2015

Microsoft didn't use skydivers or stunt cyclists to introduce what it hopes will be the next big leap in computing technology. Instead, with its new HoloLens headset, the company is offering real-world examples ...

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.