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SoundHound Premium Song Search & Music Player for iOS

By SoundHound $6.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Apr 27, 2010

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.6.1

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Release October 9, 2017
Date Added October 9, 2017
Version 7.6.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


Total Downloads 33,473
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

Get the premium version of the popular music app with 300 million+ downloads globally. What's that song? SoundHound. is the music discovery app that can listen and identify what's playing. the music player gives you full-length songs and videos with real-time LiveLyrics. You can even take your searches handsfree by saying, "OK Hound. what's that song?". Enjoy an immersive, ad-free experience whether singing along with karaoke-style LiveLyrics, watching full music videos, or simply sampling curated playlists of top artists and emerging performers. Browse throughout the app while your music continues playing in the background. Want to get access to SoundHound. search and history even faster? Identify a song or see what you've searched for previously with our SoundHound. widget - all without opening the app. To add SoundHound. to your widget list, swipe right on your iPhone's lock screen. From there, scroll to the bottom, tap 'Edit' and then the '+' next to SoundHound. You're now ready to go. If your phone is locked, you will need to enter your passcode or use touch I. D. If your phone is unlocked and you'd like to add the SoundHound. widget, just swipe down from the top edge and follow the steps above - or swipe right from your home screen. HANDSFREE. Connected Apple Music Members can easily find and play a song hands-free using "OK Hound." Use "OK Hound. " to access playlists such as: Your personal SoundHound. music history. Emerging artists across the globe. Hottest tracks in the US and around the world. New songs this week. Most popular songs of the week. Songs you have favorited. Playlists saved on your device. Or continue to access all of the great SoundHound. features you know and love through the classic tap, swipe and type modes: SEARCH. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see live lyrics, video playback, share, stream, or buy. Sing or Hum into SoundHound. for results when you can't get that song out of your head. Access your History, showing your previous searches (register to ensure you can access all of your discoveries.) to add to your Spotify playlist. Search hands-free. "OK Hound, what's this song?". SoundHound. saves all of your searches for easy playback. DISCOVER. View LiveLyrics, moving real-time with the music, and sing along. Check out weekly featured songs, videos, artists & albums. Find out what's being played near you & around the world with our Music Map. Learn about 'Artists Born Today', showcasing artists on their birthday, everyday. Access artist photos & biographies, album release dates & band info. See the hottest in new music, across Global, Emerging and Popular charts. Learn about new releases using your voice. "OK Hound, what's Taylor Swift's latest song?". PLAY. Play the full song and watch the music video with our embedded YouTube player. Browse the top videos others are watching. Listen to songs or playlists in your favorite connected streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora, or Apple Music. Apple Music Members can automatically save your history to a SoundHound playlist in Apple Music. Also stream the full song in SoundHound while following along with LiveLyrics. Interact with the lyrics to navigate the song - double a line to jump to the chorus, skip ahead, or replay from the beginning. Purchase songs or albums instantly in iTunes. Say it to play it. "OK Hound, please play Hello by Adele". CONNECT & SHARE. Share your music discoveries to Facebook or Twitter. Easily import your searched music and favorites into Spotify. Automatically save your history to a SoundHound. playlist in Apple Music. REVIEWS AND 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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