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SoundHound ∞

by SoundHound, Inc.
Rated: All Ages

Price: $5.99
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Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
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This app needs permission to access:

  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 6.6.0
  • New in 6.6.0
  • Get instant access to top trending songs, artists, albums and videos, as well as top songs across genres with our new charts redesign
  • Our charts redesign provides real time updates on trending songs, artists, albums, and videos. Some new charts to check out -
  • - New songs this week
  • - New albums this week
  • - Popular songs by genre
  • - Songs trending near you and across the world

Product Details



Product Features

  • Ads free
  • 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 a music search and discovery experience that identifies what is being played around you. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, stream, buy or simply explore more about artists you know and love or have just discovered.

You can also search by singing or humming into SoundHound, making it the only app in the world that can give you song and lyrics results through unique sing and hum search technology.

As you SoundHound a song, you can:
· Recognize songs played on radio stations
· Save and add to your Spotify or Rdio playlist
· View lyrics, moving real-time with the music·
· Access artist and band photos and biographies
· View Album release date and band info
· Watch Youtube music videos
· Preview song and album reviews
· Share your favorite songs to Facebook and Twitter
· Launch Spotify and Rdio Radio
· Download songs or albums instantly

From the home screen, scroll to explore:
· Artists Born Today, showcasing artists on their birthday, everyday
· Music Charts, including Global, Emerging and Popular by genre
· Music Map of discoveries near you and around the world
· Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite performers
· Weekly new featured song, video, artist and album
· Similar artist and album recommendations
· Your History showing your previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost!)

Reviews and Honors
· Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
· Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
· Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
· Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
· "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY Times
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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.

Technical Details

Size: 15.9MB
Version: 6.6.0
Developed By: SoundHound, Inc. ( Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window )
Application Permissions: ( Help me understand what permissions mean )
  • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
  • Access coarse (e.g., Cell-ID, Wi-Fi) location
  • Open network sockets
  • Access information about networks
  • Access the vibration feature
  • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
  • Modify global audio settings
  • Read from external storage
  • Record audio
  • Read only access to device state
  • Write to external storage
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0.3
Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By H. Huang on March 30, 2011
Verified Purchase
I have previously compared SoundHound (free) with Shazam Encore and came to the conclusion that SoundHound was superior and worth bearing through the ads. Now that Amazon has decided to offer it for free (3.30.2011), I think it would be useful to compare the paid versions of both apps.

This is the link to the previous review: [...]
The same pro's and con's exist. SoundHound still leaves Shazam in the dust when it comes to how quickly it will identify the song. The interfaces are both decent; nothing to rave about and neither is particularly better than the other. I did like the album information returned by SoundHound better than Shazam and that still holds true.

One thing that I had left out last time was that Shazam does offer a widget which I found most useful. The widget provided a updating list of songs being tagged by other users and that was really neat. SoundHound offers a widget, too, but I haven't been able to get it to tag a song from the widget and overall, I just think the widget is much too large for the purpose it serves. A major portion of the widget serves as a placeholder for the info (I assume) which I can't seem to bring up through the widget.

I didn't mention that I tried to sing into SoundHound last time and it worked. I tried live recording on youtube and that didn't fair well for either app but when it was just me and my voice (which is decent at best) singing the Arthur theme song, it was able to identify it.

The comparison between the paid version and free version of SoundHound doesn't bode well though. Even though I dislike ads, I find the price tag a little high when the performance seems to be the same.
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Great app that over owned (from this app store) for about two years. Only problem is within the last month I will get an error message with a connectivity issue and then when I hit more details it says I do not own this app and cannot use it. No idea what's wrong with this, but this is a horrible problem and I cannot use this app I downloaded through the Amazon app store. Please fix this
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I bought this app years ago and now it won't work. I get the message that says internal service error. Then it says app not owned. I cannot use it. I have called Amazon customer service and they have given me instructions on going to settings, applications, finding the app and clearing the data. This does not work, can anyone help me? I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 5.
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Will not open what so ever.

"Internal server error" then it crashes.

Used to love this app, now, not so much
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This was one of the only apps I purchased for my HTC Incredible and I couldn't be happier. I would constantly hear a song playing in the car but couldn't remember it later to add to my iTunes. This was the perfect solution and I spend a lot more money in my iTunes account now. This easily captures 99% of the songs including music in a bar, playing in a movie, etc. . . Sometimes that background noise makes it a little bit difficult but it usually does a great job. Every so often I go back into my history and purchase all the songs I liked. It's very easy to use while driving. It even pulls the lyrics if you are struggling with the words for a new song.
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I only gave this app a 3 since I didn't get to use it at all. I downloaded it to my Kindle Fire 2nd Generation but I couldn't get it to work. When I called for assistance, I was told you need the HD version because the previous versions of Kindle Fires do not have a built-in microphone. I didn't see that mentioned anywhere before I downloaded it so I wanted to bring this to the attention of those of you who don't have the HD version and may be considering buying this app.
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Please fix!
This has been one of my top five apps. I've literally been using it for years worry free. Now all of a sudden. I'm getting the same error messages add everyone else followed by the app abruptly crashing. My phone just updated to Marshmallow. Any chance that is true for the others? Sounds like an update is desperately needed!
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I've used Soundhound side by side with Shazam and I've been far more impressed with Soundhound. Its much faster, average 5sec to identify a sound compared to around 30sec for Shazam. The Soundhound widget feels a lot lighter too, more responsive. Overall Soundhound is a great app for anyone who is into their music.
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