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
Nov 4, 2022

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 is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
929K reviews
David Kish
March 5, 2023
Greatness: lyrics and overall recognition Room for improvement: 1) Starting slowly again, sometimes more than 10 seconds and missing the song. 2) It's great that the most recent album with a song comes up (I'm sure it also help the revenue), but the original release album should realm be included. Extra points for initial release date and links to their official fan site (where possible)
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Carrie Gifford
February 8, 2023
It seems that no matter what service I have, the app only works every so often. In the past week I have tried to find out what two songs were and both were unable to be found and when I go into my pending search and try again, it still says unable to find song. Disappointed because a few years ago I never had any problems. Now it seems to be nothing but problems and never able to find songs I want to look up! 😡😡 If the problem persists, I will delete this app and find a better one!
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Rich Stillman
January 17, 2023
I've always had this app installed and use it occasionally, and the results are accurate most of the time. But I was diagnosing short battery life on my phone and discovered from BatteryGuru that it issued hundreds of wakelocks per hour on the microphone. When I suspended Soundhound, battery life dramatically improved. So, best case is the app is poorly written and hasn't updated power management since Android 6. Worst case is that it's using the mic to spy on me. Either way, goodbye.
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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!