SoundHound

SoundHound

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    31,495
  • Date Added:
    May 22, 2014
  • File Size:
    16.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    21
  • Operating Systems:
    iOS

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Editors' Review

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Music-finding app SoundHound has changed names and pricing structures throughout the course of its modest lifetime, but its philosophy and core functionality remain unchanged. Unlike competitors that require you to hold the app close to the source of recorded music before it can ID your song title, lyrics, and artist information, SoundHound Infinity (the premium version) works even when you sing, hum, speak, or type a request into the stylish interface. Though the app is now faster than before--returning results in as few as 4 seconds--ambient noise may still interfere with accurate results, and typing usually prevailed in the rare case that singing into the speaker or holding the iPhone up to a music source failed.

There are music videos to watch, when available from YouTube, and song lyrics, either delivered right to you, or in the form of an in-app Google search. Trend charts show you how popular a song is vis a vis the publisher's online and mobile network, and you can see which songs other users have identified. Cleverly, SoundHound can also hook into your iPhone's iPod library and produce the same info and lyrics for songs you already own.

Take heed that SoundHound Infinity is no song downloader, though it can help you buy music through iTunes. The iPad version looks even better, keeping the song-finding features on the left while surfacing videos, titles, and other related information in the main panel on the right. SoundHound (the company) also offers a free version of the app that limits the number of times you can ID a song to five per month.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 3 stars

    "was the best..."

    December 10, 2013   |   By poetfreak

    Version: SoundHound 5.5

    Pros

    Great at identifying songs.

    Cons

    unstable on my Android now, falling behind Shazam again. Lyrics are rarely found.

    Summary

    It's okay for free... but I use shazam now again. Wish to heck SOMEONE would do this with my regular Mac... like an iTunes plugin.

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  • 5 stars

    "FANTASTIC APP"

    October 17, 2013   |   By GNorman

    Version: SoundHound 5.3

    Pros

    I am LOVING this app. Use it on my iPhone FREQUENTLY and have been able to purchase (via iTunes) many tunes I didn't know the name of.

    Cons

    The ONLY con I have is that there is NO user guide available to download. Attempting to get help while using the app is difficult at best.

    Summary

    HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS APP! I'm about to purchase the "upgrade version".

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  • 5 stars

    "Very helpful for an amateur Dj."

    May 03, 2013   |   By app-user

    Version: SoundHound 5.2

    Pros

    Free, fast, no maximum amount per month, on my opinion, better than Shazam

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 4 stars

    "Amazing, clever app"

    November 28, 2011   |   By scarletogara1

    Version: SoundHound 4.1

    Pros

    Music-identifying feature is amazing, mostly accurate and quick results, nifty extras like lyrics and videos to go along with results.

    Cons

    Doesn't identify some of the more obscure music.

    Summary

    This app is quite handy. It's great if you're dying to know the name of "that one song" on the radio. It doesn't recognize some of the more rare and obscure music, but it's good at identifying most of the popular music. I love that it has the song lyrics to go along with your results. So useful.

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  • 5 stars

    "awesome app"

    June 29, 2011   |   By jeffapples

    Version: SoundHound Infinity for iPhone and iPad 3.6.1

    Pros

    lyrics to popular songs, can listen through bluetooth

    Cons

    no lyrics for obsure and rare songs

    Summary

    I love it

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 6.0
    Dive into SoundHound with our redesigned Song, Artist, and Album pages... This major update helps you immerse in music search, discovery, listening, sharing, and music video watching. Enjoy! * Song Pages - Beautiful new photo galleries of your favorite Artists - More relevant music videos - Enhanced Recommended songs - All Albums that the Song appears on * Artist Pages - Date formed, City formed, and Biographies - Top Songs by the Artist - Top Videos - All Albums by the Artist - Similar Artists and Recommended Songs * Album Pages - Album release date - Album review- Tracks on the Album
    General
    Publisher SoundHound
    Publisher web site http://www.soundhound.com/
    Release Date July 11, 2008
    Date Added May 22, 2014
    Version 6.0
    Category
    Category Entertainment Software
    Subcategory Music Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements Compatible with iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4. iTunes account required.
    Download Information
    File Size 16.29MB
    File Name Not available
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 31,495
    Downloads Last Week 21
    Pricing
    License Model Purchase
    Limitations Not available
    Price $6.99

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