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Editors' Review

by   / September 09, 2014

SoundCloud brings you a ton of audio content, including songs from popular and emerging artists as well as an eclectic selection of podcasts and audiobooks, being the audio equivalent of YouTube. You'll love its excellent sound quality, social features, and seamless interface.

Pros

Huge music stream: Because SoundCloud features audio from popular artists as well as from lesser-known ones (including the users themselves, who can easily record sounds), it beats all other music sharing platforms in content diversity, encompassing all genres and making sound discovery a delight.

Well built: From the streamlined interface with neat icons and intuitive swiping controls for quickly browsing tracks or audio categories and responsive menus for genres, to the optimized built-in player with its great sound quality, everything about this app feels polished.

Social integration: SoundCloud isn't only a huge audio library but also a social platform. The vibrant community behind it continuously likes, shares, and comments on songs and creates playlists, making this app really exciting.

Cons

Great for tracks, not so great for albums: Unlike Spotify, SoundCloud focuses more on tracks rather than albums, which makes it feel more mainstream. It's impossible to listen to the whole discography of an artist or band with this app because only some of their songs are available -- usually the most popular.

Requires lots of permissions: It's a bit strange that a music app needs access to your camera, location, or contacts.

Bottom Line

Well made and replete with content, SoundCloud provides a wonderful experience for music lovers and can quickly become your new favorite Android music app. That said, you should keep in mind that this app is essentially about music discovery, with a focus on hot tracks and artists, which means you shouldn't expect it to let you listen to all of your favorite band's albums.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher SoundCloud Ltd.
Publisher web site https://soundcloud.com/
Release Date November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 2018.10.09-release

Category

Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 2.91MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 3,490
Downloads Last Week 12

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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