Who Doesn’t Love Samples?

  • Posted August 20th, 2007 at 7:46 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Audio

When was the last time you suddenly remembered a favorite song and craved to hear a piece of it right away? If you’re like me, it happens pretty often.

Now on Yahoo! Audio Search you can play samples of millions of songs. The new inline player provides instant playback right next to the search results. There are no intrusive pop-ups or multiple browser windows to manage — only a 30-second, uninterrupted instant audio experience. And, there’s also a ‘Select Preferred Audio Service’ feature that helps you link to your favorite audio provider directly from the results page.

From Cliff Richard to Norah Jones, search for your favorite songs, artists, albums, and lyrics and listen to the sample playback instantly. All you need to do is click on the ‘Play Sample’ button next to the track you want to hear.

For example, you can listen to back-to-back samples of Shakira’s most popular songs or all the 2007 Grammy nominees’ tracks right from the search results page.

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Or perhaps get nostalgic by listening to John Denver’s voice or sampling through tracks of ABBA’s popular album Voulez-Vous.

You can access Yahoo! Audio Search from www.yahoo.com by selecting the ‘Audio’ option from the ‘more’ drop down menu.

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This is just the beginning. Over time, we plan to roll out more features on Yahoo! Audio Search and additional song samples, so stay tuned. Try it out and let us know what you think.

Sweta Raghavan
Yahoo! Search, Product Manager

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