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

895K reviews
Trickels Garage
August 23, 2023
I've used this app for years, probably going on 8-9 years of using this app exclusively for music recognition. The past several months It hasn't been able to recognize any songs, even more popular songs. I can have my phone right next to the speaker and the volume turned way up and it still will act like it didn't hear a thing. I have had issues like this in the past but normally could retry it and it would work, but now it doesn't work at all. Extremely disappointed in this app.
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Steven Montalvo
July 14, 2023
Have used this app for years but sadly, I've come to realize this app has become useless when it comes to recognizing Electronic Music, the thing I need it most for... Basically, 75% of all searches coming up empty... Edit: Just found out the built in Google app has music search. Not only does it recognize nearly every song, it does so in about a third of the time. Sadly, the only reason to keep this app is to have the previously discovered songs I havent saved and havent put into playlists.
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Amy Barnes
August 20, 2023
Update 08/20/23: I used to LOVE Soundhound, but recently, it doesn't recognize hardly any songs I search for... I thought maybe it needed to be updated on my phone, but it's up-to-date. 😢 I LOVE SoundHound. I'm terrible about knowing who sings songs, so I use this app all the time. I especially love the lyrics being shown on most songs because my kids & I disagree about what they're saying so often, lol!
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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!