- 11-15-2012, 01:20 PM #1
Is there something magical i have to do, or doesn't that exist on all windows 8 phones? In all countries or whatever? Because there is no option for that after i press the search button.
I feel like I've seen the button for it, but it certainly isn't there anymore.
- 11-15-2012, 01:31 PM #2
If Verizon would have shipped me my phone on time, I'd look around. Alas, I'm stuck with my Trophy for now...
11-15-2012, 01:47 PM #5
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What? The microphone button is to speak your search query. To use bing to find song information about a song that is playing around you, press the search button at the bottom right of your phone. Then at the bottom you will see three icons at the bottom: (from left to right) Scout; Music; Vision. The middle one is a music note and is the one you use to find song info. It's the same as it was back in 7.5. If you don't see it there then either it is not available in your area or it was some how restricted from your device and I don't know how to fix those two things.
- 11-15-2012, 03:53 PM #9
Windows Phone 8 | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
Of course, I didn't see the music search feature, but it's been there since at least WP7.5 - not sure if it was baked in for WP7.
11-18-2012, 11:55 AM #11
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The music note icon for identifying songs only appears if your region settings is set to the US (and some other countries as well I guess). But for example in Denmark it is not there by default. A very stupid decision to lock it to specific regions, really.
- 12-13-2012, 02:58 AM #13
Some search features like Local Scout and Music search is not available on many countries. Mexico is one of them.
There's been two years since WP launched and Microsoft should have more of this country specific features already laid out. I've been using Soundhound and Shazam when I need to find a song's name.
A tip for those local searchers: hit the search button, make a search like pizza or bar, then swipe to your left until you hit a "for you" section. You will be prompted for permission to use your facebook and other settings for Bing to get you results near you. This works well, but it's no Local Scout, though.