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SoundHound

by SoundHound, Inc.
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 6.2.0
  • 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.

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004RZGIBO
  • Release Date: March 24, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (395 customer reviews)
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Product 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
  • 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

Product Description

SoundHound is instant music search and discovery, with the world's fastest music recognition. Say it, tag it, sing it, hum it, or type it -- SoundHound offers every gateway of music search. Boasting the world's fastest music recognition, the world's only sing and hum recognition, and voice-directed search, SoundHound lets users find and explore music faster than ever before with rich content including cover art, videos, lyrics, song previews, recommendations, tour dates, and more, all with one-tap access.

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Quick access to artist profiles
Key Features
  • Blazing fast music recognition: name tunes playing from a speaker in as little as 4 seconds
  • The world's only viable singing and humming recognition
  • Voice recognition music search: just speak a title or band name to check it out
  • Lookup song lyrics
  • Song previews allow you to listen and sample tops hits and new discoveries
  • Buy link for instant music downloads, including purchasing from Amazon MP3
  • Song mapping allows you to see where you discovered your songs on a map, and can be viewed later in your History
  • Social sharing: it's fast and easy to share your song IDs via Facebook, Twitter, SMS, and e-mail
  • Optimized for both phones and tablets, including Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab

SoundHound's free version offers unlimited usage with ads. Buy SoundHound Infinity for an ad-free experience, unlimited usage and premium features.

Reviews

"Top 10 must-have Android apps." -- Bob Tedeschi, The New York Times

"Best music engagement app." -- Billboard Music App Awards

"Genius, isn't it?" -- BBC World Radio


Technical Details

  • Size: 10MB
  • Version: 6.2.0
  • Developed By: SoundHound, Inc.
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Read only access to device state
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • Open network sockets
    • Write to external storage
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Access the vibration feature
    • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • Modify global audio settings
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.3.3
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 90 seconds

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
143 of 156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High-end music recognition for free March 22, 2011
I used Shazam for a while before switching to Soundhound on a recommendation. The app works better in my experience, picking up probably 90% or more of the songs I attempt to identify. Recently, Soundhound, Inc. made unlimited tagging free, making it irreplaceable compared to other software like it on the market. If you're wondering what the difference is between this and the paid version, this one does not have the widget and it has ads displayed.
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72 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive March 27, 2011
By lin
Speedy
I came across this from reading Shazaam user reviews that said SoundHound was better, and they were right. It loads quicker and recognizes songs much faster than Shazaam.

Accuracy
It's more successful with background noise interference, and has never been inaccurate with the songs I've tried. This is most important. I rather have it not find anything than find the incorrect song. I listen to a lot of foreign music, and it has been able to recognize nearly everything. The only thing I've had much trouble with is more obscure instrumentals.

Lyrics
It pulls up just about all English/Latin based language lyrics within the app, but Eastern Asian songs will have a handy Google link that will open in your browser. Although it has no trouble displaying Artist and Song titles in Eastern Asian text. I'm very impressed with this app, and you really can't beat the price!
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works better than expected March 24, 2011
Verified Purchase
Soundhound is surprisingly good at identifying music. It provides links for a YouTube search of the song to view a video, or links to make it easy to purchase the song from within the app. I suppose it has pretty narrow usefulness, but does excel at it.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Spyware? March 13, 2012
Verified Purchase
New permissions are scary.why does it need to know where I am or what other apps I run? Seems like spyware
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars thanks but no thanks, privacy invasion May 18, 2012
I really wanted this app, but there is no way I'm downloading something that "needs" to know my location and other information like that. Usually I'm not paranoid about privacy and such, but this is too much. Too bad. It sounds like a good app, but I won't use it as long as it has these ridiculous and unnecessary requirements.

Who knows why they want this information. One thing is for sure: it's not to help me. Get real, SoundHound. Then let's talk.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Support for Galaxy S3? September 13, 2012
I installed this App on my Samsung I9300 because my buddy with a Nexus said it was great . . .
Unfortunately it does not seem to work AT ALL on my Galaxy S3.
-Keeps giving connection errors when it is supposed to be identifying the music.
(sites connection error, however EVERY ADD and other download works just fine??)

-Tried reseting data, Tried using WiFi, no love :(
Tried Shazam, works perfect every time.

Shame, seems like it would be a nice app, any ideas developers?
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars It would be nice if it wasn't spyware April 12, 2011
The recent update to this app requires the ability to see which other apps are running. There isn't a reason this app should need that ability, so one can only assume it's for spying on its users.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty neat November 16, 2012
Verified Purchase
this is a pretty neat app it listens to the song for a few seconds and identifies it. Works pretty well for pop/rock
music. Doesn't seen to have any classical music in it's database though...
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