Bing Audio

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Bing Audio
Bing logo (2013).svg
Developer(s) Microsoft
Development status Active
Operating system Windows Phone (7.5+)
Type Music Recognition Software
License Proprietary

Bing Audio (also known as Bing Music)[1] is a music recognition application created by Microsoft which is installed on Windows Phones running version 7.5 and above. In Windows Phone 8.1 Bing Music is a part of Cortana[2] and the music search history is a part of Cortana's notebook. The service can only recognize recorded songs, not live performances or humming. Xbox Music Pass subscribers can immediately add the songs to their playlists.[3] A unique feature compared to similar services is that Bing Audio continuously listens and analyzes music while most other services can only listen for a fixed amount of time. Bing Research developed a fingerprinting algorithm to identify songs.[4] Bing Audio is available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and those United States, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland.[5]

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