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
927K reviews
Amber Justice
September 16, 2022
My favorite search app ever. I'm pretty sure my brain is 90% song lyrics and music fuels my life. When I hear a song that I have to hear again but have never heard before, I hit the S and 99% of the time it pulls up the artist and song with as little as a 3 second clip.. Best app ever!! ....P.S. if you're connected to Spotify, everytime you like a searched song it can be loaded directly into your Spotify without you having to do anything.
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July 25, 2022
I've had and used this app for many years to look up songs. It used to work great, but the last couple years it seems unable to identify a lot of songs played to it no matter what I try. Shazam used to have more issues, but I've recently found it now works well and quickly too. I feel bad abandoning SoundHound after using it for so long, but at this point it's not doing much for me. I'll probably give it one last chance and if it doesn't work I'll uninstall. Very disappointing.
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A Google user
March 15, 2019
App has been working great for the past (almost) decade. I honestly don't really use it much, but when I do I have like a 93% success rate in finding exactly what I was looking for. The remaining 7% are usually from audio that's hot a ton of background noise, has been edited a lot from the standard version or I get a song that's from a cover band or something,or the app just happened to grab a short clip that's borrowed from another song so it doesn't know exactly what it's from. Just try again.
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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!