SoundHound

SoundHound

50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Amazing results
  • Free with ads
  • Lots of info provided
Cons
  • Didn't find any. Did you?
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Expert's Review
9.0
Awesome

"NanananaIt"

Reviewed by / May 19, 2011

SoundHound recognizes the song that’s playing or the song you're humming.

This is not the first application that attempts to recognize songs that are playing. But it’s the first to get it right- and fast. A few seconds are enough to give you the all the information you need: album, lyrics, artist, etc. etc…

We tested it with a song by a well-known Finnish group, moving the phone closer to the speaker. 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 chose "When the saints go marchin' in". Admittedly, we had to try it twice because everybody was laughing, but in the end SoundHound decided that it was Louis Armstrong that was being (badly) hum-um-um-ed.

You can also check a title or band name by making voice searches and read biographies. If you want, your location can be saved along with your request, so you can remember exactly where you heard this or that song. Finally, you can redefine the controls to start recording by pressing a hardware button instead of tapping the screen.

This free version has some ads but unlimited use and the results have been very satisfactory. It’s become an instant must-have.

This app was featured in one of our videoreviews. Watch it here.

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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
◦ 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 6.1.3:
- Bug fixes

You asked for it, you got it!
- Song release date has been added to the song page
- Cleaner pages as you dive into the details

Song stuck in your head?
- We are always improving our sing & hum search, try it out.


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Comments and ratings for SoundHound
  • (70)

    by sammysam400_2770641 on 04/02/2013

    I like the app, it works well with my Samsung Galaxy SII, however some songs do not get recognised on the Soundhound.

  • (70)

    by awebster118 on 12/09/2012

    asd

  • (70)

    by GoofBall80 on 03/04/2012

    WHAT THE HECK?! It's a great system.....if the phone can find it in the databanks! I got told it could not be found!!

  • (70)

    by Jack Lin on 15/07/2014

    Overall pretty good. My main lament is that Chinese song matches frequently show the English version of the song and artist name. When I tap on Play in Spotify, the search terms will use the English names and it will not be found, even though the exact same song could be found if the search terms were in Chinese

  • (70)

    by Sharon S on 15/07/2014

    Really like this app. it is great especially if you don't know the singer

  • (70)

    by Reece Omadeli on 15/07/2014

    Constantly accurately finding the song I'm looking for! Great widget too.

  • (70)

    by Jay Pee on 15/07/2014

    Brill