SoundHound ∞

SoundHound ∞

$5.99

(3 stars)

(34K)


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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 recognizes music playing around you. Tap the SoundHound button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, buy or explore more from artists you know and love or have just discovered.

You can even search for by singing or humming into SoundHound. SoundHound is the only App in the world that can give you results through singing and humming search!

Other Amazing Features:
◦ Blazing fast music recognition
◦ The world's only singing and humming recognition
◦ LiveLyrics: see lyrics move in time with the music
◦ Home screen widget allows you to identify music without launching the app
◦ No banner advertisements
◦ SoundHound Headlines: brings you free song streams, new artists, and more
◦ Beautifully optimized for tablets
◦ Real-time Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite artists
◦ Facebook and Twitter sharing, listen-on-startup, and geotagging
◦ Buy links, YouTube videos, artist biographies, and much more

✧ Thank you to our 230 million+ fans and loyal users for making SoundHound a must-have App! ✧

★ Reviews and Honors for SoundHound ★
◦ Top 10 Must-Have Android Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
◦ Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
◦ Your top 10 Android Apps - "I love this app... unique in its class." - Jessica Dolcourt, CNET
◦ The Best Android Apps - "There's no limit." - John Herrman, Gizmodo
◦ "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
◦ "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue of the NY Times

Note: Location is used to store where songs were discovered. It can be disabled from the Options menu.

Explanation of requested permissions:
RECORD AUDIO
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.

CONTROL VIBRATOR
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

Tags: Sound Hound Music Sing Song ID Tag

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Recently changed in this version

6.4.1

-- Now you can add your SoundHound searches to a Spotify playlist! Connect and your future searches will automatically be added.
-- Stay up to date with new music releases on the homepage and charts section
-- See which artists are celebrating a birthday every day


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 wisut wirajsilpa on 08/01/2015

    ดีมากๆ

  • (0)

    by Kathy Row on 07/01/2015

    Since new update...it doesn't find anything. Use to LOVE this app. PLEASE FIX & I would gladly give it 5 stars. I have a Galaxy S4

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    by Кристиян Илиев on 06/01/2015

    This app is great !

  • (0)

    by Lynda Mendonca on 04/01/2015

    Founds music fast

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    by Jim Duffy on 04/01/2015

    This app is terrible doesn't recognise even basic tunes,used to be good years ago,but now for tune recognition hasn't got a look in against shazam.

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    by Tom Smith on 03/01/2015

    The full lyrics don't display when you tap on the lyrics section for a given song. Lyrics work fine on the phone version.

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    by Tony Rathgeber on 01/01/2015

    I find it accurate, quick and love the lyrics feature. I recently upgraded my phone to a Motorola Droid Turbo and the ID Now widget doesn't work as it did with my previous phone. The app opens, but it doesn't automatically start detecting music.