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SoundHound - Music Discovery & Hands-Free Player for Android

By SoundHound Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Sep 9, 2014

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8.9.1

Song, Album, and Artist pages have a brand new look! The album art now takes center stage, and we've made it easier than ever to play, favorite, and share your songs with friends. Stream full length tracks, sing along with LiveLyrics, and automatically add your discoveries to playlists when you connect to Apple Music or Spotify.

General

Release November 10, 2018
Date Added November 10, 2018
Version 8.9.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 28,173
Downloads Last Week 1
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Developer's Description

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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