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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Jul 27, 2022

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922K reviews
Tomas Kuli
May 13, 2022
Nice app for what it does, but more and more it's not recognizing songs without 2 or 3 tries and I'm not talking about in a noisy environment, but recorded music in a quiet room and I get pop-ups asking if someone is humming. No! It's recorded music! It's basically non functional. Couldn't find Watermelon Kisses? Really? My phone was right next to the speakers!
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Not Wired That Way
July 9, 2022
App couldn't find any of the songs it listened to. I downloaded another app and they found them right away. Also the app was open but I wasn't doing a search, or even using it, when the app kept saying it couldn't find words it had picked up from my conversation. I wasn't near the phone at the time. Invasive much?
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Daniel Jarvis
July 4, 2022
As a music identification app it is fairly easy and accessible to use. However if the developers could add an option for related songs and artists, I believe that would be a usefull addition that would raise the star rating up from 4 to 5 stars. Other than that, great job and props to the developers for making a useful app for those of us out here that just need to know the name of that song/artist playing. 1 Love 1 Life.
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What's new

Have you ever discovered a song with SoundHound and felt like you needed to add some personal thoughts to it? Well, now you can! We’ve added the ability to add tags, such as the mood the song brought on when you were listening to it, or even some notes that you may want to remember in the future. Maybe a great song came on at your best friend's wedding and a special moment happened that you don't want to forget; now you can remember that memory each time you listen to that track.