SoundHound ∞

SoundHound ∞

500,000 - 1,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Amazing results
  • Helps its developer
  • Lots of info provided
Cons
  • Didn't find any. Did you?
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

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

Reviewed by / May 19, 2011

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
You can now save your search history in the SoundHound cloud and sync it between all of your devices! Just register for a SoundHound account.

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 175 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

Recently changed in this version

What’s new in 5.9.1:
Bug Fixes

What’s new in 5.9.0:

• By popular demand, now you can save music to your pending searches. Tap Save under "More Options" on the music not identified page.
• Fixed a few pesky bugs


Lists with SoundHound ∞

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

Comments and ratings for SoundHound ∞
  • (72)

    by Oat Lerttanasarn on 18/04/2014

    It somehow running in the background without I using the app. Please fix it ASAP. Otherwise it is a great apparently.

  • (72)

    by Philip Cheney on 17/04/2014

    Soundhound is great for identifying songs. I've never had it not recognize something and it works well even in a noisy environment. On the other hand, I haven't used it in a few weeks and it is still the third biggest (background) user of data on my phon

  • (72)

    by Christine Trunnell on 16/04/2014

    Sound Hound

  • (72)

    by Selvi Tan on 15/04/2014

    Yey!! I can sing wherever I want..

  • (72)

    by Jared Janson on 15/04/2014

    No whistle registration

  • (72)

    by Jeannie L on 14/04/2014

    I can't believe I paid for this, sometimes it takes a few minutes to open and get going and guess what - by that time the song is over. And it has majorly screwed up, e.g. identifying a Jason Derulo song as a Sisqo song, seriously?!

  • (72)

    by Derek Sheridan on 14/04/2014

    This the BEST song ID software I have EVER used. I hummed Phantom of the Opera and it recognized it!!!