SoundHound ∞

SoundHound ∞

$5.99

(5 stars)

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500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Amazing results
  • Helps its developer
  • Lots of info provided
Cons
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"NanananaI've got it at the tip of my tongue!"

Reviewed by / Nov 28, 2014

SoundHound recognizes the song is playing or you're humming.

This is not the first application that attempts to recognize the songs that sound around. But it is the first to get it well and really fast. A few seconds are enough to give you the information in a very comprehensive: album, lyrics, artist, whatever, everything.

We've made the first test with a song of a well known Finnish group, moving the phone closer to a baffle. Four seconds later we had the song's name, group, album, year and lyrics. Then we decided to increase the difficulty, humming a song to the phone instead. We picked "When the saints go marchin' in". We had to try it twice because everybody was laughing around, but at the end SoundHound decided that was Louis Armstrong's who was humumuming so bad.

You can also check a title or band name out by making searches speaking and read biographies. Also if you want to, your location is saved along your request, so you can remember where you heard this or that song. Finally, you can redefine controls to start recording pressing a hardware button instead of tapping the screen.

This paid version hasn't ads and helps its developer. In any case, unlimited use and results have been very satisfactory. It has become an instantly must-have.

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Developer's original description available here
SoundHound is a music search and discovery app that listens to what is being played around you. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, stream, buy or simply explore more about artists you know and love or have just discovered.

Have a song stuck in your head? You can also search by singing or humming into SoundHound, making it the only app in the world that can give you results through this sing/hum search.

As you SoundHound, you have access to:
· Artist and band biographies
· Album release date and band info
· LiveLyrics, moving real-time with the music
· Music videos
· Song previews and album reviews
· Easy sharing of your favorite discoveries to Facebook and Twitter
· Add your searches to an Rdio or Spotify playlist or quick link to stream
· Purchase songs or albums instantly in Google Play
· Ad free experience

Beyond the SoundHound search, you can also explore:
· Top music charts across various genres
· Music map of discoveries near you and around the world
· Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite performers
· Featured artist birthdays, everyday
· Weekly featured song, video, artist and album
· Similar artist and album recommendations
· Your own history of previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost!)

Reviews and Honors
◦ Top 10 Must-Have Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
◦ Essential App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
◦ "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
◦ "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY Times

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Recently changed in this version

6.5.0

This update makes discovery & sharing even better:

- New music releases and song recommendations updated daily on your SoundHound feed

- Everyday is a birthday at SoundHound, check out which artists in history were born today

- Easier sharing with Facebook and Twitter feature enhancements


Lists with SoundHound ∞

Some lists where this application appears: Reviewed by Peter Warrior, Music for Android, Reviewed by Anna Grace.


Changelog and permissions

PermissionsChangelogPackage com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier
  • - Know where you approximately are.
  • - Know exactly where you are. It uses GPS.
  • - Know what access (wifi, 3G…) you have at every moment.
  • - Access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • - Send and receive internet info.
  • - Modify audio settings.
  • - android.permission.READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE
  • - Read phone state. Used to know whether you're in a call or not.
  • - Record audio.
  • - Use the vibrator.
  • - Write whatever to your SD card.
  • - com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES

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Comments and ratings for SoundHound ∞
  • (0)

    by Andrei Jedidiah on 01/03/2015

    Thank you! Kindly help to improve smoothness for scrolling on home page

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    by Ronan Lo on 28/02/2015

    Takes longer time to open up the app with each new update and with the ugly splash screen added it takes even more time. What's the point of trying to find out the song you're listening to when the app takes such a long time to start up?

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    by Catrina Taylor on 28/02/2015

    Can you please get Android Wear integration?

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    by Curtis Magnum on 28/02/2015

    Good for when you hear that hot song but don't know the name, when you're on the go.

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    by Tyson Edwards on 25/02/2015

    Love the app a lot, but the 1x1 ID Now widget is missing from my widget options after switching from the DROID Turbo to the HTC One M8. Only the 4x1 shows now. But still works great!

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    by Monico Hernandez III on 25/02/2015

    I don't know whats going on. But it crashes.

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    by James Sailor on 25/02/2015

    Thank you soundhound for fixing the proper I will be careful with facebook for now on that was the problem when I log into my new account with Facebook which I didn't want a new account first place it cost me to start a new account with soundhound this is when I lost my history the soundhound fix the problem this app is great for musician, people doing music research and people who just love musi