Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the Android Market where you must continue the download process. This download may not be available in some countries.
SoundHound lives up to its promise, recognizing music playing around you as well as most of the songs you sing or hum. Featuring lyrics, artist bios, and other albums by the artist, as well as related artists and hot songs, SoundHound proves to be a great app for discovering new mainstream music.
Accurate and knowledgeable: SoundHound identifies in a matter of seconds most of the songs it listens to so long as they have vocals or a strong beat, and then packs in a neat interface all the info you need to discover the artist and their other albums, as well as a short preview feature for many songs. The similar artists section can kindle your passion for new genres.
Can recognize songs you sing or hum: As the developers boast, this is a unique feature that no other app we know of offers and that works surprisingly good so long as you sing or hum loudly. What's great about it is that usually you get multiple recommendations, so that you can discover several songs that you will like.
World Map: The songs other users are discovering in real-time appear on a live map, so that you can find out what artists are hot in other countries.
Has difficulties with some genres: Trying to identify piano, instrumental, or jazz music or non-mainstream artists with this app leads to plenty of failed searches.
Crashes: While using this app we ran into several random "Unfortunately, this app stopped working" errors leading to a black screen.
SoundHound stands out from other similar apps thanks to its ability to recognize the songs you hum or sing, but comes second to Shazam in terms of accuracy. The technical issues are also a bit annoying, but they're infrequent enough not to ruin the user experience. Since this app is free, you have no reason not to try it.
Unlimited music recognition! With the world's fastest music recognition and exclusive singing search, SoundHound is instant music search and discovery. Reviews and Honors for SoundHound Your top 10 Android Apps - "I love this app unique in its class.-Jessica Dolcourt, CNET, July 2011The Best Android Apps Theres no limit.-John Herrman, Gizmodo, April 2010Top 10 Must-Have Android Apps-Bob Tedeschi, NY Times, November 2010Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards, October 2010 "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio "This is amazing... insane, right?" -David Pogue of the NY Times SoundHound includes: The world's fastest music recognition: name tunes playing from a speaker in as little as four seconds. The world's only viable singing and humming recognition Song Previews Lyrics LiveLyrics (in the U.S. and Canada): see Lyrics in time with the music for music recognition! Music Videos Share to Facebook and Twitter instantly Home screen widget allows you to identify music without launching the app Geo-tagging, buy links, and more...Note: Location is used to store where songs were discovered. It can be disabled from the Options menu.Tags: Sound Hound Music Sing Song ID TagRecent changes:v 2.8.41. Home screen shortcut now available for fast access to music search.2. Long press the search button to launch SoundHound3. Added new and updated translations for German, Spanish, French, Italian, Korean, Russian, Chinese, and many more.4. Some code and graphics optimizationsAs usual, if you are having trouble, please don't hesitate to contact our awesome customer support!Content rating: Medium Maturity
What's new in this version:
- LiveLyrics for full track streams; double tap your favorite lyrics to hear them or use the new seek bar
- Support for additional layouts and landscape modes With SoundHound 5.0, music search & discovery is fast, easy, and beautiful
- SoundHound's famously fast music recognition now even faster
- Big, beautiful album art and hi-res artist photos
- New home screen featuring recommended content and top tracks
- Even more LiveLyrics scrolling in time with music