SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player

SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player

Music Discovery, Identification, & Voice-Controlled player300M+ downloads!


Additional Informations
  • Current Version: Varies with device
  • Updated: December 20, 2017
  • Requires Android: Varies with device
  • Installs: 50,000,000 - 100,000,000

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Descriptions


Music Discovery, Identification, & Voice-Controlled player
300M+ downloads, billions of songs discovered.

Hey, what song is that? SoundHound 8 makes it simple to discover music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about, open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! Some folks have called it pure magic, and we tend to agree.

Look! No Hands! SoundHound comes equipped with “OK Hound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with SoundHound through your voice. “OK Hound…” can help you navigate the app, discover new music and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘OK Hound...’ from any screen and say a command!
Hey DJ, turn it up! Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Spotify account to listen again, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics through LiveLyrics®. Don’t have a Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player.
This is your music journey. Every song you discover will be kept in your own personal history. Look up where you heard that song on your Music Map. Want to keep all your devices in sync? Be sure to register for a free SoundHound account!

Still curious about SoundHound? Here’s everything you need to know!

Discover
• Tap the SoundHound button in the app to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics!
• Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune and we’ll do the rest!
• Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history
• See the hottest new music across Genre, Global, and Popular charts
• Find out what’s being played near you and around the world with our Music Map

Play
• Songs you discover can be played back for free via our built-in YouTube player
• View lyrics when playing back a song from YouTube
• SoundHound comes with ‘OK Hound…’, an incredibly fast and accurate way to find great music with your voice. Hound is built with natural language understanding, so speak like you would with a friend.
• Simply say ‘OK Hound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including:

App Navigation
‘OK Hound...show me my discoveries’
Help/Questions
‘OK Hound...Show me what I can say’
Music Discovery
‘OK Hound...what’s that song?’
Song Playback
‘OK Hound... Play Hello by Adele’
Lyrics Search
‘OK Hound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the hill’
Top Charts
‘OK Hound...Play today’s top songs’’
Add to Spotify Playlist (registration required)
‘OK Hound...Add this song to my playlist’

Connect
• Build personalized playlists through Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required)
• Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound
• View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics(r)
• Keep all of your discoveries in sync across multiple devices

SHARE
• Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services and email!

REVIEWS & ACCLAIM

• Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
• Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
• Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
• "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
• "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue

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Reviews


4.3
655,396 total
5 421,483 
4 121,965 
3 45,877 
2 19,630 
1 46,441 

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Andrew LaBarbera Published date: January 10, 2018

    I played some obscure anime soundtracks and live versions of popular songs to compare the two apps and found that Soundhound recognized more songs than the competitor. In fact, it wasn't stumped on a single one. Shazam, though a very strong app, had trouble finding some of the correct music information. As far as I can tell, Soundhiund is the best music recognition software and Shazam us a close second. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Bryan Ganzo Published date: December 30, 2017

    I have never written a review on any application before. When the new year comes I always used to hear that wonderful music which I had no clue about its name like everywhere. Today I went to a new year banquet and heard that music again so I decided to record that music lol. Soundhound said it was 'Snow storm-Waltz' by Sviridov and I was skeptic abt it first. Then I listened to it and almost cried out of joy. The answer I searched for years provided in just a few seconds. Totally appreciate the app and recommend it to everyone. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    khairunnisa kautsar Published date: January 9, 2018

    Best app. But had problem a little. It happen on this new year, the history reset altough I already login with my account before. To bad my song search for a year has been gone and doesn't have a chance to email backup. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    ColinTNMP Productions Published date: December 30, 2017

    Sound detection is too rigid and doesn't take alternate versions (for example, a piano song has to be the recording of THAT piano song, not anyone else playing it) and other features just don't work. Also, if this app keeps sending useless notifications, I'm going to uninstall it. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Robert Irvine Published date: January 15, 2018

    The app its self is great. But started notifying me it was recording my surroudings on its own , up to 15 to 17 minutes at a time. After the 4th time, i have nothing to hide but that isnt right. So i deleted the app. To bad used it alot. When click to agree , its in the agreement. Sucks ! Great app. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Scott Andrew Hutchins Published date: January 12, 2018

    I was looking for an app that could identify songs from humming, which this purports to do. The song database seems to be limited to the 21st century. The song I wanted to identify is almost certainly from the '60s, and it wasn't found. Test songs didn't work, either. Test songs included "14 or Fight" from Wild in the Streets, "Pentecost Hotel" by Nirvana (UK), "One Day" by Genesis, and "Non più andrai" from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Two didn't register any matches. "Pentecost Hotel" got me "Your Ex-Lover Is Dead" by Stars. The Mozart got me "Glad You Came" by The Wanted, and both got me some stuff in Chinese. I have sung opera professionally, so I find it difficult to blame my humming. Either the database is poor or the pitch recognition. This may be a good app to identify recorded music as you're hearing it, but as an app to hum something from memory, it's a loser. I asked it to play "One Day" by Genesis, and it did, after it first decided that I wanted "Hey" by Genesis, so I'm not sure how it failed to understand a rendition of the chorus by a professional caliber singer. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Dominique Reynolds Published date: January 14, 2018

    Used to love the app, I could transfer all new music to my spotify playlist with the touch of a button. Now it won't connect to Spotify at all. I get an error code 4046 saying Lost Connection. Incredibly annoying as I cannot even move the music over now that I'm not driving. Thought the update would fix it, it did not. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Johanna Hästholm Published date: January 2, 2018

    I had this song in my head and I tried to hum it for Shazam but it didn't recognize it. So I loaded this app and boom! it gave me the answer right away (Mad World) and three different artists. Woohoo! So Shazam went bye-bye and SoundHound get to stay. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Dil Se Published date: January 5, 2018

    It does a great job recognising tunes. But I don't use often enuff to put up with: too many annoying NOTIFICATIONS which not only pop onto my bar but VIBRATE & as far as I can see no settings. ?? Uninstalling. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Sean Jordan Published date: January 16, 2018

    I listen to a local college radio station that plays a lot of 90s and 00s obscure artists and one hit wonders. Soundhouns is legit at helping I'm discovering the artist and song name. Good ****. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Published date: January 15, 2018

    This app use to work! It couldn't tell me what song i just searched for. It says that it can not connect to soundhound and saved the song and to check later. I did the update a few weeks ago and still doing the same thing. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Published date: January 9, 2018

    Pretty much a go to app for finding out what I'm listening to, and by now it's astounding that most of my obscure tunes can be identified here. That includes music from many countries and less listened to genres. I've had problems if I push how fast I go from song to song identifying details, but then again that could be my recently updated Android system. Hound by and large is rather stable. Android? Maybe not. Update: Today twice I tried to use the app to identify a song. Instead, each time it showed me some crummy advertisement and it never identified my song. If that's the direction this app will be going I may have to consider removing it from my phone. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Poop On-iJUNKs Published date: January 5, 2018

    Love this app, and i would give it a 5 star, if it only had "Lyrics" on every song u search or looking for. I stop using "Shazam" app, cause CrApple(Apple) which i hate so much, bought them out, so i started to look for an app similar to that, that also offers Lyrics, which is very important to me, and im sure to so many other people, all in one app. That's one thing i really liked about Shazam. PLEASE, PLEASE.....ADD Lyrics to your app, so i dont have to search for lyrics separately. Ill change it to 5 start. Thanks Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Diff 55 Published date: January 5, 2018

    Heard a song on TV yesterday while SoundHound wasn't open. Today SoundHound is popping up notifications asking me trivia about this song. Really, listening in on my mic while the app isn't even open? Classy, SoundHound. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    ted flores Published date: December 31, 2017

    Useless. You tap the button, it asks permission to access mike, you give permission. Circle begins again. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Derek Euchner Published date: December 31, 2017

    Too pushy with the notifications. I just want something that works while not buzzing in my pocket several times a day. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Dexter D.C. Published date: December 21, 2017

    I LOVE SOUNDHOUND! Thank you so much for this ID music app! Work perfect on my SONY M4 Aqua! Keep up the good work with this app, you doing a excellent work with SoundHound! Thank you! 😊💖👏🍻🍀 Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    TifosoTurk Published date: December 31, 2017

    Amazing! I sang the first two measures of a Mozart sonata I had forgotten the name of. It got it in about two seconds and had a play button ready to go. Fascinating, well done. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Punuganti V S Abhishek Published date: January 11, 2018

    My music app for complete music related things... No words to describe it... Download and use it to feel the magic... Need to improve your depth of knowledge in regional language songs too... Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    cooldude 4172 Published date: January 14, 2018

    Found the song: "Falling in Love With You" for me first time by humming (quite badly). Really wanted to find this song, so really appreciate it :). Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Jade Luz Published date: January 8, 2018

    It is the best app of this kind I've ever had. It's not perfect because it does not identify some songs when I hum, but it is still amazing. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Harsh Goyal Published date: January 14, 2018

    Couldn't identify any of the songs I hummed. I even used lyrics for some of them. Still no match Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    jay drake Published date: January 4, 2018

    after numerous tries 'Soundhound' has failed & failed miserably to identify anything and the 3 it did identify were so far off the mark. Disappointed Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    R Prince Published date: December 21, 2017

    This is an awesome app, helps me keep up with all the new artists and music, I sooo love this app Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Caprar Andrei Published date: January 6, 2018

    I was looking for a song and all I could remember was a bit of instrumental. I hummed it and the app found it. It's brilliant! Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    shade spear Published date: December 24, 2017

    Awful To test it I recorded me humming and singing popular songs I even played the songhs aloud and there were absolutely no matches. This app sucks Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    A. Smith Published date: January 14, 2018

    This almost always gets the right song and has lyrics however, the follow along highlight rarely keeps up and often jumps around. No settings or way to report. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Max Gräsbeck Published date: January 3, 2018

    Too many notifications. The first app whose notifications I had to block because there were too many of them. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    CV Published date: January 16, 2018

    Not that great. App keeps saying cant hear music BUT music heard on upstairs floor. This app is Aids! Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Valeri Chenault Published date: January 6, 2018

    I like to a certain extent bc when you don't have data or wifi you can't listen to the stuff you have already descoverd. I would love it you change that one little thing. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Michael Kralik Published date: December 27, 2017

    90% of songs i search it cant find. Shazam works much better.... Haven't had any song it couldn't find. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Adithya Upadhya Published date: January 11, 2018

    Amazing! Detects songs despite a lot of background noise. Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    dana kishawi Published date: December 30, 2017

    It's OK it does find the songs if you play it but if you sing/hum it doesn't work Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Published date: January 13, 2018

    I think it's total bull spit. It doesn't recognize when I play the song and it didn't recognize when I played it on the TV... It's bull Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    wolf smith Published date: January 11, 2018

    it couldn't find the drum and bass song i was looking for, trash dosnt work just lies Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Monika Kabaivanova Published date: December 27, 2017

    This app never guess what song I sing I was trying 5 times and it give me any stupid old songs... Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    sutble daswagga Published date: December 21, 2017

    Hummed the same tune 3 times, all three times it came back with something completely different and inncorrect Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Joe Smith Published date: January 11, 2018

    So glad that technology like this is able to pick up and save things i like to hear from my past that i didn't even realize i forgot about 👍👍 Can't wait for the next update Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Tom Mersy Published date: December 20, 2017

    Don't allow copy and pasting (update this then I will give u 5 stars) Full Review

  • SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player
    Faraz Khalid Published date: January 2, 2018

    Yesterday I installed this app. After that my phone stopped accepting network Full Review