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
Jun 20, 2024

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
Elga R
June 10, 2024
Soundhound used to be awesome. It would detect songs quickly, with minimal effort, wherever you were. Recently, I have been noticing that even in the car, putting the phone next to the speaker, at high volume, it gives you the "We Couldn't Find This One". I understand a few times, but not every single time. It sucks because I loved this app and was amazed that even in a loud bar, like Flanigan's, it use to be able to detect the song within seconds.
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Charles Dameron
May 22, 2024
I loved capturing songs, instrumental and vocal, from snipits I heard on the radio when I started using SoundHound, I have been using it for years, and I forgave them for not having the older an eclectic material you hear on college radio and I was optimistic that their ability to identify jazz would improve. I misplaced those thoughts - I am looking to other apps now because identification of materials in those two categories has NOT improved.
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Richard Beltis
May 28, 2024
Up till a few weeks ago, I was still using this app and loving it as i had for years. I could easily id a song and open it in my Spotify. It would show scrolling lyrics when the song was identified. Now, it won't open Spotify or do anything it used to. It comes up with the most basic info of the song and usually not even the version that im listening to. What the hell happened to this app. You devs are idiots and ruined a perfectly functional and informative app. All the best features are gine.
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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!