SoundHound ∞ Music Search
500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads
- Amazing results
- Helps its developer
- Lots of info provided
- Didn't find any. Did you?
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.
You can also search by singing or humming into SoundHound, making it the only app in the world that can give you song and lyrics results through unique sing and hum search technology.
As you SoundHound a song, you can:
· Recognize songs played on radio stations
· Save and add to your Spotify or Rdio playlist
· View lyrics, moving real-time with the music·
· Access artist and band photos and biographies
· View Album release date and band info
· Watch Youtube music videos
· Preview song and album reviews
· Share your favorite songs to Facebook and Twitter
· Launch Spotify and Rdio Radio
· Download songs or albums instantly in Google Play
From the home screen, scroll to explore:
· Artists Born Today, showcasing artists on their birthday, everyday
· Music Charts, including Global, Emerging and Popular by genre
· Music Map of discoveries near you and around the world
· Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite performers
· Weekly new featured song, video, artist and album
· Similar artist and album recommendations
· Your History showing your previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost!)
Reviews and Honors
· 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, NY Times
Explanation of requested permissions:
Used to record audio for both music and voice search.
CHANGE YOUR AUDIO SETTINGS
Used to ensure optimal audio recording settings.
FINE (GPS) LOCATION
COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
Used to enhance search results and remember where a search took place, which is displayed through History. This can be disabled in app settings.
FULL INTERNET ACCESS
Used to communicate with servers for search results and other content.
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Used to mute SoundHound audio when receiving phone calls.
MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
Used to cache data.
Used to notify when search results are ready.
VIEW WI-FI STATE
Used to allow usage through WI-FI.
VIEW NETWORK STATE
Used to detect when internet access is available.
READ GOOGLE SERVICES
Used for displaying searches on a map.
SoundHound ∞ Music Search Videos
New in 6.6.0
Get instant access to top trending songs, artists, albums and videos, as well as top songs across genres with our new charts redesign
Our charts redesign provides real time updates on trending songs, artists, albums, and videos. Some new charts to check out -
- New songs this week
- New albums this week
- Popular songs by genre
- Songs trending near you and across the world
- - 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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- UpdatedNew version 6.6.0 released on 04/18/15.
- ChangesName changed from SoundHound ∞ to SoundHound ∞ Music Search on 04/18/15.
- UpdatedNew version 6.5.0 released on 03/01/15.
- UpdatedNew version 6.4.1 released on 01/09/15.
- UpdatedNew version 6.3.3 released on 11/28/14.
- UpdatedNew version 6.2.0 released on 08/25/14.
- New pricePrice increased from $2.99 to $5.99 on 08/25/14.
- New pricePrice dropped from $5.99 to $2.99 on 08/10/14.
- UpdatedNew version 6.1.3 released on 07/15/14.
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- UpdatedNew version 6.0.3 released on 06/23/14.
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- UpdatedNew version 6.0.1 released on 05/23/14.
- UpdatedNew version 6.0.0 released on 05/15/14.
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- UpdatedNew version 5.9.0 released on 02/24/14.
- UpdatedNew version 5.8.1 released on 01/23/14.
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- UpdatedNew version 5.7.0 released on 12/23/13.
- UpdatedNew version 5.6.0 released on 12/05/13.
- UpdatedNew version 5.5.2 released on 11/09/13.
- UpdatedNew version 5.5.1 released on 10/26/13.
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- New pricePrice increased from $4.99 to $5.99 on 08/10/12.
- UpdatedNew version 5.1.1 released on 07/21/12.
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- UpdatedNew version 3.0.6 released on 05/10/12.
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- New pricePrice increased from $0.49 to $4.99 on 03/13/12.
- New pricePrice dropped from $4.99 to $0.49 on 03/06/12.
- UpdatedNew version 2.9.5 released on 03/06/12.
- New pricePrice increased from $0.10 to $4.99 on 12/17/11.
- + downloadsBecomes more popular. 500000 downloads level reached on 12/17/11.
- New pricePrice dropped from $4.99 to $0.10 on 12/07/11.
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LG G3 here, widget it's broken in the latest update. Huge bummer, I really like this app... Hoping for a fix soon
Just recently this started to happen, I would open the app and all I get is a black screen and doesn't open. Please fix.
Really love the app and have purchased full version. The one thing I really miss, however, is being able to create a log-in so that my search history is properly stored and accessible, even if I have to restore phone or if I change phones. Have on more than one occasion lost my search history before I was able to locate songs on Spotify, to add to playlists, for example. 4 stars until that feat
What happened in the latest update...? The widget just sits on listening... But it's not hearing anything... Cause that's all it does... Then eventually it crashes with app not responding.... Wait, close, report... Sick of doing this... Fix it please.... Thanks
now, since the last update, it just spins and spins and spins. Completely dead. Nice work.
It used to be that you pressed the icon and the music was searched for immediately. Now you must wait for the app to load then you must press the search button again. Now how is it different from the main app?
I have problems finding songs that are anything but the most popular and current titles, the database is still very limited for the less mainstream and older titles. Shazam is still better for older titles.