SoundCloud - Music & Audio

SoundCloud - Music & Audio

50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Huge library of specialty tracks and remixes
  • Follow artists, friends, and trends
  • Controls appear on your lockscreen
  • Works over wifi or 3G
  • Smooth streaming
Cons
  • None
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Expert's Review
9.5
Awesome

"Music here, music there, music everywhere"

Reviewed by / Aug 12, 2014

Free streaming audio sorted by genre and artist, plus well-designed social features

SoundCloud is a fantastic streaming music service, and the app completely lives up to the high standards set by the homesite. No matter whether you're a techno freak, a metalhead, or a pop queen, SoundCloud has streaming stations for you, and all for free.

Just like other streaming music services, SoundCloud lets you search by artist, genre, or keyword to find great tracks. Unlike Spotify, Beats, Deezer, and the like, SoundCloud includes direct uploads from artists, which means a much larger quantity of specialty tracks and remixes. I'm a house music fan myself, and this is definitely my service of choice for music discovery.

Follow friends, artists, and trends to keep your finger on the pulse of what's hot. Create and share playlists. Play, pause, and skip conveniently from your lockscreen. Stream over wifi or 3G (but do be mindful of your data plan).

Sound quality is super high. I've never had any issue smoothly streaming music over wifi. The design is gorgeous and intuitive too.

If you can't find anything you love to listen to on SoundCloud, you might want to get your ears checked.

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Developer's original description available here
Millions of people use SoundCloud to listen to music and audio for free.

Wherever you are. Whatever you’re doing. The SoundCloud app lets you hear more.

More hip hop. More rock. More electronic. More classical. More house, jazz, audiobooks, sports…

KEY FEATURES

- Explore Trending Music and Trending Audio feeds
- Search directly for tracks, artists and other users
- Follow friends and artists to hear what they share
- Browse tracks by genre
- Listen to your stream wherever you are using WiFi or data
- Play, pause and skip tracks from the lockscreen
- Login or register with Facebook and Google+
- Record sounds. Share them on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
- Geotag recordings with location information
- Listen to playlists, or create your own and share them with your followers

GET STARTED

It’s easy to dive straight in and start discovering music & audio.
Try the Explore section to find trending music & audio of just about every genre you can think of.
As you explore, tap the heart to ‘like’ and save your favorites for later playback.
The Search page lets you find your favorite tracks, and artists. Follow their profiles so you can listen to the new music they post in your Stream.

Find out more on http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/topics/110297-mobile-apps/articles

PRAISE FOR SOUNDCLOUD

“SoundCloud is focused on building out a massive trove of content, weaving it all into the Web and making it easier to share. The “YouTube for audio” analogy looks increasingly apt, especially if its metrics continue to shoot skyward.” - ReadWrite

“SoundCloud is a sharing machine. Remember the early days of audio online — when you had to download the Real Player or Windows Media Player to listen? The days of downloading before listening are over.” - USA Today

“It's an evolution of audio's most vital self-service creation and discovery platform, music's best analogue to Twitter, YouTube, and Kindle Direct Publishing. It's not just finding or sharing songs or podcasts or spoken-word readings your friends may be listening to — it's finding and sharing the people who make those recordings, too.” - The Verge

COMMUNITY

Like what you hear? Let us know, and share your discoveries with the world.

SoundCloud Blog: http://blog.soundcloud.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/soundcloud
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/soundcloud
Tumblr: http://soundcloud.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/soundcloud

PROBLEMS? FEEDBACK?

The more you tell us, the better SoundCloud gets.

http://help.soundcloud.com/
https://twitter.com/SCsupport

PERMISSIONS

Your privacy is really important to us. We only ask for the permissions we need for the app to be at its best.

For more information, read http://help.soundcloud.com/customer/portal/articles/1575188-what-permissions-are-required-to-download-the-app

If you have any more questions get in touch with us - see the help section.

This app is available in English, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese

Recently changed in this version

What's new in this release:
- Save tracks to listen later: It's now possible to like and add tracks to your playlists without launching the full-screen player.
- Miscellaneous stability improvements


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Comments and ratings for SoundCloud - Music & Audio
  • (69)

    by Mr.Corey Fields on 06/12/2014

    Yep

  • (69)

    by Felicia JordanCox on 06/12/2014

    Excellent app

  • (69)

    by Raquel Jackson on 06/12/2014

    Love it

  • (69)

    by Talal Wazeer on 06/12/2014

    Best music and interface in the business. Been a subscriber for a few years and never had issues. Their customer service is also timely and professional. Highly recommend this app.

  • (69)

    by Gurbhag Brar on 06/12/2014

    Fully satisfied with this app.

  • (69)

    by Tom George on 06/12/2014

    Simply does what it's supposed to and does it very well

  • (69)

    by tubidge88 on 06/12/2014

    Same problem as most others recently. It only seems to happen when the screen is off, but that is practically all the time. It would be a great update if it weren't for this insanely frustrating flaw.