SoundHound - Music Discovery

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About this app

SoundHound makes it simple to discover music playing around you. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, in your car, or anywhere else. Just open the app, hit the big orange button, and we’ll tell you exactly what song is playing!

All the songs and lyrics you discover will be kept in your own personal history, and you’ll have a Music Map to look up exactly where you heard that song you loved so much. You can also connect your Spotify account to build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites—all with real-time lyrics.

Explore the lyrics of all your recently discovered and favorited music. Sing along, memorize all the words, and you’ll end up a karaoke master. You can also discover lyrics to the most popular songs topping the SoundHound charts across multiple genres and categories!

- Tap the big orange button to discover music playing around you, including song title, artist, album, and lyrics.
- Have a song stuck in your head? Press the button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest!
- Keep track of all your discoveries with your own personal history page
- Check out the hottest new music across Genre, Global, and Popular charts
- Find out what’s being played near you and around the world with our Music Map

- Songs you discover can be played for free via our built-in YouTube music player
- Connect your Spotify account to stream music directly in SoundHound

- Automatically transfer your discovered songs into a Spotify playlist (SoundHound account and Spotify subscription required)
- Sync all of your discoveries across multiple devices

- View and interact with real-time lyrics with LiveLyrics®
- Type in the lyrics or use voice search, and we’ll find the song for you! Say something like…
Hey SoundHound… Show me lyrics for Thriller by Michael Jackson.
- Access the lyrics of your recently discovered and favorited music.
- Discover lyrics to songs topping the SoundHound charts

SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact play and discover music using just your voice. Simply say “Hey SoundHound…” and follow up with something like:

“What’s that song?”
“Show me lyrics to ‘Castle on the Hill’”
“Play today’s top songs’’
“Add this song to my playlist” (Spotify only)

Share your music discoveries via Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, messaging services and email!

- Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
- "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
- "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue

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Updated on
Apr 27, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data isn’t encrypted
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

894K reviews
Alicia Alvey
January 26, 2024
One of the best music apps around! I have been a SoundHound user for quite a few years now. It's my life in real ultimate playlist. Or it was. Until recently. My history became unplayable. I tried everything I knew to 'fix' the errors with songs connecting to and playing thru YouTube. Nothing worked. Every other feature of the app worked, no issue. I continued to use it anyway. It seems the latest update has fixed this ridiculously long run error.Fingers crossed it sticks.
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James Deavers
March 16, 2024
This app used to be absolutely astonishing (years ago). I didn't use it for a long time, but now it seems it can't even identify the simplest tunes. I thought it was my phone, so I waited and upgraded. Didn't use it for about a year after upgrading. Just tried again in a local bar, music and lyrics fairly clear,... all I get is couldn't identify. This used to work in even the loudest bar. Whatever you guys did over the last several years, you may have accomplished something, but not positive.
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Joseph Hughes
January 26, 2024
Used to work great for several years, now it doesn't. I tried to Un-install, and then re-install 3x, still no better. 30% of the time, I get a result that's correct. 30% of the time, I get the previous song again. The other 40% I get no result....frustrating 🤬. I just started using "Google Search a Song." It's very accurate, but more buttons to push to get a result.
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What's new

With this release, we are adding support for Android 12; this means users with the newest Android hardware can be sure SoundHound will continue running as smoothly as possible. Now go out there and discover some new favorites you can listen to in SoundHound!