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.
◦ 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
◦ 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 150 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:
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.
Tags: Sound Hound Music Sing Song ID Tag
What’s new in 5.9.1:
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
Soooo slow to load, no time to recognize songs
Great for looking up lyrics to your phone. The best part it does live lyrics on screen so you can follow along. Worth the money
When searching for music, so sound hound regularly struggles. No so with my friends who have shazam, so switching
Seems to find more off the beaten path songs and bands. Really great, just wish it launched faster.
This app works so well in so many different types of environments. I'm glad I dropped the zero and got with the hero ;)