Google Lens will make Sunday’s NY Times Magazine interactive

The Lil Nas X cover of the New York Times Magazine is one of three for its music issue | New York Times Magazine

On Sunday, the annual music issue of The New York Times Magazine will feature additional content available via Google Lens, giving print readers a look at multimedia features that are usually reserved for online readers. The on-demand object recognition tool Google first introduced in 2017 lets users point their phones at an object to receive additional information.

By using Lens, readers of the magazine can access immersive video and animation and listen to a playlist of music in the issue. The print magazine’s music issue has three varieties of its cover, each with a different artist, including Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X, and Megan Thee Stallion.

Readers will also be able to preview the Times’ “25 Songs That Matter Right Now,” with a…

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