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
SoundHound - the most immersive Music Search, Discovery and Play Experience on mobile. For a limited time 50% off.

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 200 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 6.2.0:

New: Now you can add songs to an Rdio playlist from SoundHound. Connect and your future discoveries will automatically be added.

New: Save your search for later to either try again or play back for a friend.

Even faster search: get results in as little as a second!

Pro Tip: Sign up for a SoundHound account so your search history is never lost.


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 Nixon Ciceron on 20/08/2014

    Love this app...

  • (72)

    by Kings Lee on 20/08/2014

    Unbelievable!

  • (72)

    by Antonio Michael on 20/08/2014

    Best program to find what your hearing

  • (72)

    by John Morton on 20/08/2014

    Works great, but every time the app updates the widget disappears and I have to replace it.

  • (72)

    by Scott Livingston on 20/08/2014

    All I want to know is what song is playing. This did that best, but now wants me to share what, where, when, etc I listened to... Get out of my face & name that tune!

  • (72)

    by uranum T on 20/08/2014

    Nice

  • (72)

    by Li Xian Yeo on 20/08/2014

    :)