Study Break: Get On-the-Go Caroling Help from Google with “Let’s Go Caroling”
If you’re planning to go caroling this holiday season, you’ll be able to show off a new smartphone/tablet feature that will impress even your most tech-resistant relatives. In Android and iOS, Google has added the ability to to sing along with your favorite Christmas carols directly from Google Now.
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To find this timely feature, navigate your way to Google Now and say or type the phrase “Let’s go caroling.” You’ll be greeted by a list of five classic Christmas carols that can be played right in the app.
But it’s not simply playing the song with vocals — you and your friends and family will have to supply those. It’s essentially a karaoke machine, complete with lyrics and a bouncing icon to help you stay on track (which is much more effective and in sync than TuneWiki.)
The five carols available are:
- Jingle Bells
- Up on the House Top
- Deck the Halls
- O Christmas Tree
- We Wish You a Merry Christmas
In order to get to Google Now on Android (4.1 or higher) devices, simply touch any Google search widget or touch and hold the home button. iOS users will need to install and launch the Google Search app in order to access the feature, along with other Siri-superior features.
If you’d like a quick video demo, here’s Phandroid‘s Chris Chavez showing off the feature: