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SoundHound∞ - Music Discovery
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Hey, what song is that? SoundHound makes it simple to identify music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about — open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! It's been called pure magic — and with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered — we tend to agree. SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with the app using your voice. “Hey SoundHound…” can help you navigate the app, activate the orange button, and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound...’ from any screen and say a command! Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Apple Music or Spotify account to listen, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics using LiveLyrics®. Don’t have an Apple Music or Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player. This is your music journey. Curious to know more? Here’s everything you need to know! DISCOVER • Tap the SoundHound button in the app, in the notification center widget, or via 3D touch on the app icon to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics! • Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest! • Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history • Use the Apple Watch app to quickly identify music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular-enabled Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone PLAY • Listen to songs and view lyrics in our free, built-in YouTube player • Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including: App Navigation: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me my discoveries’ Help/Questions: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me what I can say’ Music Discovery: ‘Hey SoundHound… What’s that song?’ Song Playback: ‘Hey SoundHound... Play Hello by Adele’ Lyrics Search: ‘Hey SoundHound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’ Top Charts: ‘Hey SoundHound...Play today’s top songs’ Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’ Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Add this song to my playlist’ CONNECT AND SHARE • Build personalized playlists through Apple Music or Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required) • Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound • View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics • Keep all of your discoveries synced across multiple devices • Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email! SoundHound is powered by Houndify, an independent voice-enabled AI platform that enables natural, conversational intelligence on any product.
Was better when this app first came out
by DragonLost on 2021/07/23 23:23
I could play any song, Then the music library was blocked and it was playlists only. Now Apple Music is required. Just keeps getting worse.
Had It Since It Was Free
by sweetbrown89 on 2021/07/18 16:56
And I bought the paid version because it is SO WORTH IT. Shazam gets a lot of marketing, but this BLOWS everything else out of the water.
Maps Gone?
by Tkeva on 2021/07/15 20:16
When did you guys remove the ability to show where I was when I searched for a song? I was trying to show a friend why he should spend the bucks on SoundHound over Shazam by demonstrating one of its coolest features - the map that shows where a song was “discovered” - but I couldn’t find it anymore. Why did you remove that?
I no longer like this
by BearBoyd on 2021/06/06 02:58
The app lost its ability to auto share to Facebook and then in the new update you can’t select it to connect to auto share. I like using it while I’m driving and the auto share feature was so nice. I don’t like it now because you gave to click on things to post. That’s dangerous while driving. I rarely use it anymore because of this.
Great App
by RutglessBoy521 on 2021/06/04 19:47
Very good app. I have found lots of childhood songs with this app. Glad I found it. Only problem is it may think one song is another song. Not that annoying because it will eventually correct itself.
Nope. Doesn’t work anymore
by G--Pa on 2021/04/30 04:42
This USED to be great. Even recognizing music titles in a loud busy bar. Now it fails over and over even in the best quiet environment. I can’t figure it out. I’ve used this app for over 5 years and now it’s crap. I’m extremely disappointed.
Adding music
by Shinodalike on 2021/04/29 21:07
For the longest time when I would look something up it was added to my library. For some reason that does not happen any my. I checked my settings and according to the all my settings it should still add to my playlist. Just wish it still did.
It works
by Pater Ignotus on 2021/04/18 01:22
Almost without fail, this app tells me the song that is playing.
Great...WHEN it actually works
by captain AppleBoy on 2021/04/04 15:32
I could write more but not now. Kinda like how SH decides to fail right at the tail end of a last chance to id a song....
Stick to Free Version
by DonRaul82 on 2021/04/01 15:59
There’s no difference between the free and paid version. Both only give you 30 seconds of music and if you want to listen to the full song you have to connect it to your YouTube, Spotify, or Apple Music account. Doesn’t make sense to pay for it. This app is great for discovering music for you but you get exactly the same benefits on the free version. It also doesn’t support family sharing. Each member of you family will have to pay to download the app. Lastly, The music also stops playing when you close the app.
History
by CMT001 on 2021/03/29 14:48
History cannot be scrolled through anymore?
Very statisfied
by Rredcapp on 2021/03/26 16:46
Best i have ever worked with
This App Rocks
by Briguy0675 on 2021/03/25 21:39
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app! Use it all the time. Ever heard that song you loved, but didn’t know the name? This is your app. And it gives artist and album title. Works with Apple Music. Can’t say enough good things.
The Best Music App
by x9ioBioaY6x on 2021/02/15 18:00
I have been using Midomi since the app store first opened. It has progressed well over the years. It’s way better than my friends Shazam. SoundHound is accurate the majority of the time. I have music contests with my friends and this app always beats Shazam at finding remixes! And if it can't catch the remix, it shows you the original song. If you’re not on a network, or WiFi, it saves the snippet of the song & when you’re connected again, you can search the database at a later time. Love it!
Cannot connect to Bluetooth
by kylethegreatt on 2020/12/29 23:50
Why is app even on the AppStore if you can’t play music from a Bluetooth speaker and read the lyrics at same time? I mean it’s a genuine question that you see around the web since 2012 yet no answer has ever been able to explain. Might want to add the this to one of earth’s world wonders.
False advertising
by sdeetlefs on 2020/11/28 05:44
The screenshots state that you are able to connect to Spotify to automatically add songs from Soundhound to Spotify. This option has been removed from Soundhound, but it is still being advertised.
No
by Kijar on 2020/11/23 04:05
This app makes my blood boil. Why say I don’t have Internet connection when it isn’t the case. Shazam works 100% of the time. I would like to use both apps but this I want to see gone. I hate it.
This app rocks!
by Allen3147 on 2020/11/17 20:22
As a 20 year vet in the DJ industry, I use this app on a daily basis to capture music titles and artists being played. Hound hound is my so to app! DJ Raven
What’s happened
by emilaus on 2020/10/25 20:12
Used to be great but lately I have had to use Shazam. SoundHound just doesn’t recognize songs, volume not high enough, maybe....it’s just become unreliable. Too bad because I didn’t want to use Shazam. It’s a 50/50 sometimes too late to grab song because it takes long to open then this crap about flipping through juke box and 8 tracks....while searching isn’t cute to me. App takes to long to open. I would highly recommend try b4 u buy. I used to try SoundHound first but lately I just go straight to Shazam.
Poor in searching
by Sat unique on 2020/10/12 04:33
The app don't search fast as before and sometimes can't find the international song too, old version is best
Bug
by CORLEONE 1 on 2020/10/09 17:27
Still not working can’t add songs to Apple Music iTunes playlist told it is apple’s fault after 6 months
Name that tune,
by Gotham2002 on 2020/10/04 00:10
Amazing ease of use and bold graphics make this a wonderful app / experience. Thank you
Not what it used to be
by MollieDogMom on 2020/09/11 21:31
What used to be my favorite music ID app is no more. It used to open and ‘listen’ immediately but now it’s slow and rarely finds even the most popular of songs on the first try. I mean, seriously, can someone please tell me why it thinks I’m humming a song when my phone is right next to the speaker?? Every time. Maddening. Also, the ease of finding album info has been imbedded too deep. Just not what it used to be.
Broken
by hotturkey on 2020/08/25 06:38
Ok, you asked me for a review, here you go: what the hell did you do? The latest version puts up a bunch of cute messages while failing to recognize a bunch of songs that Shazam gets basically instantly. SoundHound has been my go-to music app for years, but this version is awful.
Often can’t identify Christian music songs
by aec618 on 2020/08/22 18:00
In general, this app does a good job, but if you’re trying to find a Christian music song, there’s about three out of four chance that it will have no idea what you’re playing. Broaden your horizons, guys.
No YouTube Music Intergrstion
by 0011010000110010 on 2020/08/22 17:01
Great app, love it. Bought it back in the day. But, wish it would have YouTube Music integration, similar to Spotify and iTunes. Right now have to manually transfer songs over to playlist. Kinda of a PITA.
I’m not sure it’s worth it.
by Carlos A Suarez on 2020/07/30 01:53
Maybe I get a hit every one out of ten searches. It may be the music I search for I don’t know but 1 maybe hit out of ten makes this thing not worth having installed on my phone.
Absolutely Love
by Woo_Woo40 on 2020/07/18 19:40
I love this app so much I bought the paid version for $6.99 and it is do worth it. ❤️
Ok but....
by Caustic grip on 2020/07/14 03:17
I have been directed to the wrong song and the wrong group several times when I try to buy it on ITunes several times. So frustrating and money wasting.
Shazam much better
by Botli on 2020/07/07 01:44
Decent, but after too many songs it couldn’t identify, I tried Shazam again. Not only does the Shazam database seem far superior now, but it’s a lot faster as well.
It was not broken ... why did you break it?
by NMay on 2020/07/05 01:00
Your latest release S. U. C. K. S.
This app does not work
by 500freer on 2020/05/26 10:22
Tried it multiple times with witnesses and it does not work
Doesn’t work anymore
by VonTrousers on 2020/04/25 12:23
This used to be a great app, fast and accurate. The most recent “updates” have killed it. I can’t get it to identify anything, even well known songs. To test it, I put the phone right next to the speaker, silenced all other sounds in the room, and played Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” After churning for 30 seconds, the app told me it had no idea what song it was (comparison: Shazam nailed it in under 2 seconds).
Song Search Animation
by MacintoshOne on 2020/04/17 01:18
When searching, the animation doesn’t look like it’s searching. The previous version did.
❤️ SoundHound Infinity!
by BAR112 on 2020/03/03 16:12
2020 Update: Love its ability to save song clips when I’m out and about and allow me to look up later. Then I can save the song/artist to my favorites list for future reference. Only one thing: it’s now in portrait-mode only; please make it in landscape mode also for iPad use! That said, best of its kind and highly recommended.
The best but latest version is broken.
by JSH:RxM on 2020/02/21 02:49
Love SoundHound but the most recent version gives "no music heard" or "we can't find that one" errors. Delete & reinstall it and it works till you quit then stops again. But hey, all the new Apple Music banner ads run just fine (please get rid of the banners). And unless I'm missing something there's no way to turn off the super-annoying Ok Hound, which pops up at random times. This app is starting to get eroded with crappy decisions. Apple/Shazam will crush you if you don't get it sorted.
Use to be so much better!
by @Sigil on 2020/02/17 03:33
I paid for add free. What is with the Apple Music ad? Also, it does not work well!
Recent update shows ads and problematic
by Tiptaptap on 2020/02/13 00:19
Seems the most recent update now shows ad at the top. Music detection has dropped dramatically. Keeps complaining about can’t hear anything.. move closer etc. Previous version it was snappy and detection was fantastic.
Broke. Use Shazam
by im14pinball on 2020/01/14 23:17
This used to be the best app for identifying music. Now it doesn’t identify anything. Common songs. No match found. Shazam is the better app now. Identifies the songs almost immediately. Sorry. To say Shazam is now my go to app. I wish this app worked because I paid for it a while back when it was great.
Spotify playlist
by Ticonci on 2020/01/07 16:25
Where is the Spotify playlist?
What happened?
by Hate the ads on 2019/12/19 05:34
Suddenly videos are opening all over the place, can’t scroll through the different videos, functionality poor compared to previous. Swipe up sometimes opens with a google search???? What happened. Please change back, less automagic.
Add support for Tidal
by paul185 on 2019/12/18 03:47
Please add support for Tidal music
The widget does not work
by Seok  on 2019/11/20 01:25
Please Fix it immediately
Great app, but...
by wtimadams on 2019/11/19 01:37
The widget no longer works. Fix this and it’s a five star app, for sure.
What Happened?!?!
by carrie640 on 2019/11/15 22:44
For some reason, there are TWO of this app on the App Store. I have no idea what the difference is. I'm finding, too, this app is WAY slower in searching than it used to be. Sometimes it gets stuck on searching resulting in uselessness.
UPDATED AND STILL BROKEN No music was heard error
by avnyc11 on 2019/11/14 02:14
Been getting this for a year now. Makes the app unusable. Please fix this!!! My microphone settings are turned on so that's not the issue. Even reinstalling the app does nothing
Used to be 5 star
by zontreck on 2019/08/30 05:48
Maybe a year or two ago I would have rated this 5 stars. I was able to play songs from my library and have live lyrics pop up. That feature appears to be completely gone which is definitely a shame
No good
by Ms.Touchie on 2019/08/25 21:09
Can’t access the artist photos to see the All, just barely get to see port of the 1st photo!
🔥
by bxarabi88 on 2019/08/12 19:40
Had SoundHound going on 10 years strong ✊🏼
Don't waste your money👎
by Dr. Saberi on 2019/08/10 12:43
I don't know why the developers of this app has stopped supporting Spotify, oh, because of apple music? Turn on Spotify!!!
It doesn’t work at all. Not even by singing the real song
by ExpertCMX on 2019/08/06 03:56
I’ve paid for this to at least get one of the features above. But it failed to identify music that I sung or lyrics, still not working. Money back please thank you
Won’t let me select and play a video
by BigChangeOfHeart on 2019/08/05 13:13
What a joke! This recent update on SoundHound won’t let me play a video with my songs under discoveries or favorites. Specifically, this recent update won’t let me select one particular song that is featured in any album or videos associated with that particular song. The old updates were much better than the latest update because you can choose what song you want to play along with other videos associated with the song you want to listen. Please, SoundHound, fix this problem and restore it to its former glory. I’ve been using this app since 2014.
Bummer
by Cashc32 on 2019/07/29 01:19
I used to think this was top notch however with the latest updates it crashes every time I select most anything in the app. Also don’t care for the new layout/format was much better when it showed all albums a particular song appeared on. Please fix the crashes been using this app since around 2010
I love you sound hound
by TiffanyS_01 on 2019/07/27 15:49
I don’t know what I would do without you. Please don’t die any time soon 🥺
It’s dope
by KidEwok on 2019/06/28 01:08
Like I said it’s dope!
Useless
by NR Davis on 2019/06/25 16:39
Spotify connection exists but doesn’t allow playlist adds. I keep reinstalling and it never works. Makes this beyond useless. Gonna try Shazam.
Useful for music trivia
by Sspatz on 2019/06/24 01:43
Best app for identifying artists, lyrics, titles and year releases when any question comes up.
Awesome!
by Mcgraham59 on 2019/06/20 22:59
I use SoundHound just about every day! It is amazing how easily it can ID a song you are struggling to identify. Get it!
Great Application!
by JBBN on 2019/06/07 18:04
I have had SoundHound for years. Started with the free version but quickly got the paid version. It was $4.99 and worth every penny. It may cost more nowadays, I think maybe $6.99 but it is easily worth $10. During the years I have used it, SoundHound has gotten better with updates and, it has never been buggy. I have used it to identify hundreds, perhaps thousands of songs. It has a live lyrics feature and you can access your music library from the app. I like the SoundHound playlist feature that creates a playlist on Apple Music and automatically adds songs identified by the app to the playlist. I can go on and on but I will only add that if you’re into music, at least try the free version. It limits the number of songs you can look up but you will see how well it works. I use it all the time to identify songs on the radio or on TV shows. If you get the paid version, and use it, you won be disappointed.
Love it!
by Tracadero on 2019/06/04 16:06
Opens new worlds of music for me. Love having the lyrics and videos and more available instantly.
Great app - even better than the one you know about
by parallelidentity on 2019/05/26 18:43
Great app - even better than the one you know about.
Feature crash
by Drodriddleday on 2019/05/24 06:09
I am giving this a one star because of a feature that causes the app to crash. Find a song, close the app, open app again, go to the history, click the three little dots to the right of any song and BOOM. Crashes. Search a song, click on the lyrics area while you are listening to the song, click the three dots, boom crashes! Search a song, bookmark it, click the play button, click the text of any part of the lyrics, this leads you to the full lyrics page, click the three dots, BOOM! Come one guys, this is QA 101....
Hasn’t Failed Me Yet!
by Prestige-Worldwide on 2019/05/24 01:15
SoundHound is a great song identifying app. I use it all the time and it has always identified the song I was listening to.
New lyric page?!
by seashoregirl on 2019/05/19 05:22
I was excited about this from the new update. However the second you go to the lyric page the app shuts down. Hmmm
Crashes
by Jugernautx on 2019/05/10 15:05
Bought this app years ago and loved. I still use it when I need to capture a title Usually works 8 out 10 But with this latest update it just crashes Please fix this issue
Stop Taking Away My Bluetooth!!!
by Deacon Blues 70 on 2019/05/09 12:16
Sometimes we just want lyrics and that doesn’t require your app to override my Bluetooth to listen to my external phone speakers in order to figure out what song I’m listening too. So if you could give us the option to toggle between typing in our music selection or having your app listen in to what songs are floating around, that would be sublime. Seriously... I listen to gangsta rap at work and if I want lyrics without sharing my music with my quiet office, I should be allowed to!!!! Frustrating.
Never detects audio! 😑
by Chob on 2019/05/04 23:19
I have submitted tickets, on latest version, have always updated, deleted, reinstalled...nothing. The app never hears audio now. I’ve gone 100% Shazam at this point.
Great App
by PornStar Rocky on 2019/05/01 19:54
I love how it gives lyrics on songs and links to YouTube, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Gets better with age
by Kaeplay on 2019/04/30 05:03
For the most part this app rarely fails me. I’ve used it consistently for over 8 years and it gets better and better.
What happened?
by III TILK III on 2019/04/26 23:17
Every song I have tried to “look up” does not work. Even did an easy Timberlake song and still no results. Paid $8 back in the day- hope you’re not expecting me to pay more.
Almost perfect
by Kaborius on 2019/04/25 22:05
Please add integration with deezer and you'll deserve 5 stars
UI update!!!!!
by Jackhannon429 on 2019/04/24 00:32
Hi SoundHound Team, The UI needs and update, the orange and brown esthetic is ugly, and your music player should be more basic, just have it as a bar along the bottom of the screen. You definitely have the most powerful music recognition app but now it’s time to bring it into 2019. Also try simplifying the app overall.
Awesome
by Lorraine Winkel on 2019/04/21 00:01
Awesome and fast love the lyrics
THANK YOU !
by Herky1965 on 2019/04/10 20:06
Grateful so often for this tool to learn of musical resource !!!
HIJACKS my TIDAL STREAM
by OldSchool007 on 2019/04/08 17:14
Why did I just delete this App after using it for 10 years?? Started using this app when it was free. It was such a clean interface with no advertisements, unlike Sh.....m which had too many ads to be useful. I even paid ($9.95, I think, twice because of an iTunes/Apple ID screwup). During the last 2 years, SoundHound has deteriorated to the point I am about to uninstall it. I like Pre-Listening, because quite often (like during TV shows - E.G., “The Imposters,” there is only 15-20 seconds of music before the song is gone. I love building my Discoveries List from anywhere I hear music I might want to purchase (or now, stream from TIDAL. My current issue is that when streaming TIDAL to any of my Yamaha AV Receivers (mainly the RX-A3080) using Apple’s AirPlay, when I launch SoundHound, it immediately STOPS my stream and begins playing on my iPhone. If I launch SoundHound while streaming from TIDAL, it is because I want to check lyrics — and that is all. To stop my listening experience and shunt the sound back to my iPhone is UNACCEPTABLE. I will now start a search to find something which works like SoundHound used to work - for the user, NOT for the bean-counters!
Junk
by Atineo on 2019/03/22 05:13
It’s not working
No music was heard
by Kpinos on 2019/03/16 03:27
„No music was heard” for last few months. Whats wrong with you SoundSound?
Used to be great but now Shazam
by sfarkhan on 2019/03/07 18:34
I loved this so much I bought it but now it has become second to Shazam. Consistently doesn’t recognize songs when Shazam gets it the very first time. No matter how many times you repeat the search, it consistently fails when Shazam gets it.
Non-functional
by ScruffyTheMac on 2019/03/03 01:13
Just doesn’t work anymore. Either can’t find a match, or returns a ludicrous result. Disappointing, because it used to be a phenomenal app.
Can’t live without it
by pammyjp on 2019/03/01 02:35
It makes me crazy when I hear a song I like and don’t know what it is. So great to have Sound Hound that can tell me what every song is I hear. So fun!!
Awesome love this app
by pupi1 on 2019/02/27 19:58
Awesome
Ceased to work
by voline on 2019/02/24 07:28
Sound Hound worked great for years for me. Now, After updating to version 8.9.4, the microphone detects no music. At all. Ever. Regardless of how loud and clear a song is playing. Not on the iPhone, not on an iPad. It’s too bad. I used to really like this app.
Finally deleted it
by the_ real_nucloid on 2019/02/14 08:03
Used to be fantastic now it is spam ware
I’ve connected with spotify....
by 버To The그 on 2019/01/29 04:10
I connect to spotify and listen to music with airpods, but the quality of the music is like radio. Please fix it.
Trusty quick lyrical and path to happiness
by John n SoCal on 2019/01/26 23:31
Love this app
The best,rocks and love the live lyrics!
by Eewizard on 2019/01/26 15:33
What else can I say? Rarely diesigfs to pick up the target music!
Gone downhill
by Dadodane on 2019/01/22 04:33
I have been using this app since it was first released back in the day. I liked this over all other app because it was clean UI, fast load, fast music detection and no nonsense app. However, recently with every update it has gone sluggish and doesn’t even detect any music. I tried this app 5 times yesterday on a Billy Joel’s song (She’s Always A Woman) and all 5 times it failed to detect the song. Siri (Shaham) detected it within few seconds.
Better than Shazam, no contest
by Murderizer9000 on 2019/01/20 03:24
No clue why Shazam is so popular. Sound hound is better by far. UI is better, detection is better, etc. Not sure if the infinite app is still $2.99, but if it still is then it’s an absolute steal. Shazam requires an expensive subscription, this app is a single payment and it’s absurdly underpriced for some reason.
Can’t hear any sounds
by AtlasShrugged1776 on 2019/01/08 04:05
For a while now on my iPhone X, this claims it never hears any song sounds. However, it immediately understands my voice to tell Soundhound to give me help. It’s like the entire song conversion routine is missing. It’s now worthless, except for manually looking up lyrics on songs I know and can enter.
👎No longer works.
by SeekerJones on 2018/12/30 17:18
Been using SoundHound for YEARS! The fact that SoundHound could identify lesser known music like obscure Jazz standards and contemporary BlueGrass made it a standout app. Enjoyed it so much I bought the Infinity version 6-7 years ago. Used it to identify hundreds of songs in that time. But now SoundHound no longer works. Wasn’t working with iOS 10, so I finally up updated my 6S to iOS 12, but still doesn’t work. Just says “No Music Heard.” Decided to double check to see if it was a hardware problem and downloaded Shazam and tested them side by side and NOPE, it’s not a hardware issue, Shazam identified 10 out of 10 songs, SoundHound just says “No Music Heard.”
Ads???
by Ladylonglocks on 2018/12/25 14:24
I got the Pro version of Soundhound years ago. Why am I now seeing ads? Even worse, FULL SCREEN POP-UP ADS!
Excellent app!
by The Pilotman on 2018/12/24 02:30
Love this app!
Basic Functionality Missing
by Douros77 on 2018/12/21 18:39
The most basic functionality of this app is to identify a song and no matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall the app doesn’t hear the song.
Slow start
by Capmemo on 2018/12/21 01:53
Just little too slow until it actually listen Need faster loading time
I agree with Donald-t
by Michhop on 2018/12/16 02:55
The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be. This app used to deploy instantly and now even with new equipment it’s like waiting for a snail to cross the road. A small snail and if your not sitting on top of a cell tower delivering LTE you are simply wasting your efforts by the time it deploys and stops telling you your not connected to the internet the song is gone. While using it in the wilds of the northwest where my carriers signal is still not the best it used to pull an I.D. Of something but no more I guess all developers think you have a cable connection in cell phone land and have started building for stay at home users. And the success rate has disappeared to next to nothing and it used to identify the most obscure music you could find. I have heard there are other music identification apps out there and I think I’m going to see what they are like. After many years of great music identified found and corralled with Soundhounds help I have reached the end of my patience to many backwards function losing updates and to many you are not connected to the internet messages I am gone now how do I take my history with me?
Great app
by Maxwell'10 on 2018/12/10 16:33
Love it! It almost always finds a match.
No accounts!
by Rev. Paul on 2018/12/06 21:54
Why do I need an account to open a discovered song in Apple Music? (But not YT or Deezer) More accounts are just more places for email addresses to be compromised or worse. You are breaking core functionality for me and I’ll have to just use something else to identify songs now.
Awesome
by Edu 29 on 2018/11/24 16:16
Have it for years is the Best !!!!!!
Bluetooth glitch!
by kizziesings on 2018/11/24 15:22
The app’s essential function works just fine. 👍🏾 However, I’ve discovered a very irksome glitch with playback. The app will not recognize my Bluetooth speaker/headphones. Despite being connected and playback working with bluetooth devices in other apps (e.g. iTunes, YouTube, etc.), and despite the app offering the AirPlay feature, it will not show the bluetooth device in the list. I see my AppleTVs, just not a bluetooth device-ANY bluetooth device. But there’s more! If I’m listening to music elsewhere (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) thru my Bluetooth device and I open the SoundHound app, SoundHound forces the playback to switch back to my phone. 😏 Just by opening the app. Not using the app or playing anything in the SoundHound app. Literally just opening SoundHound kicks my phone off AirPlay.
Great Application!
by JBBN on 2019/06/07 18:04
I have had SoundHound for years. Started with the free version but quickly got the paid version. It was $4.99 and worth every penny. It may cost more nowadays, I think maybe $6.99 but it is easily worth $10. During the years I have used it, SoundHound has gotten better with updates and, it has never been buggy. I have used it to identify hundreds, perhaps thousands of songs. It has a live lyrics feature and you can access your music library from the app. I like the SoundHound playlist feature that creates a playlist on Apple Music and automatically adds songs identified by the app to the playlist. I can go on and on but I will only add that if you’re into music, at least try the free version. It limits the number of songs you can look up but you will see how well it works. I use it all the time to identify songs on the radio or on TV shows. If you get the paid version, and use it, you won be disappointed.
👎
by djzerocool on 2018/06/04 04:26
Falling short. I used to use this app all the time, when one day, I was streaming xm on my phone, heard a song I wanted to remember for later, I go to open the sound hound app and the music stops, ok, I go back to xm, hit play, go back to sound hound and the music stops again. It used to listen or scan what you were listening to and save it in your history.... and suddenly it stopped doing that. Now, I try to scan a song I’m listening to in my house (my house WiFi is 400mps) and I’m told by I have bad connection... I snap, I do a speed test of my WiFi to get 390 reading.... this app has become garbage. And in the garbage it will go ✌️
I agree with Donald-t
by Michhop on 2018/12/16 02:55
The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be. This app used to deploy instantly and now even with new equipment it’s like waiting for a snail to cross the road. A small snail and if your not sitting on top of a cell tower delivering LTE you are simply wasting your efforts by the time it deploys and stops telling you your not connected to the internet the song is gone. While using it in the wilds of the northwest where my carriers signal is still not the best it used to pull an I.D. Of something but no more I guess all developers think you have a cable connection in cell phone land and have started building for stay at home users. And the success rate has disappeared to next to nothing and it used to identify the most obscure music you could find. I have heard there are other music identification apps out there and I think I’m going to see what they are like. After many years of great music identified found and corralled with Soundhounds help I have reached the end of my patience to many backwards function losing updates and to many you are not connected to the internet messages I am gone now how do I take my history with me?
What happened to landscape mode?
by Matisse in Beverly Hills on 2018/11/20 13:52
UPDATE (November 20, 2018): What happened to landscape mode? I don’t like using Soundhound in portrait mode at all. Especially on an iPad. Please put the feature back. I’m docking the app 1 star but will dock more if landscape mode but will consider docking more if the doesn’t rotate at a later date. (Old Review) I was hesitant at updating to the current version with all the negative reviews but I backed up my iPad 2 (iOS 5.1.1) and also kept a copy of the SoundHound version 5.0 app stored as a backup and updated the app. I can say, with a pleasure, that it still recognizes songs that are popular and those are less. There are songs that are not going to be recognized because they are not yet added to SoundHound's database. You can submit those to the support team. It's not a 100% guarantee that you're going to find out a song that's obscure.
The best but latest version is broken.
by JSH:RxM on 2020/02/21 02:49
Love SoundHound but the most recent version gives "no music heard" or "we can't find that one" errors. Delete & reinstall it and it works till you quit then stops again. But hey, all the new Apple Music banner ads run just fine (please get rid of the banners). And unless I'm missing something there's no way to turn off the super-annoying Ok Hound, which pops up at random times. This app is starting to get eroded with crappy decisions. Apple/Shazam will crush you if you don't get it sorted.
HIJACKS my TIDAL STREAM
by OldSchool007 on 2019/04/08 17:14
Why did I just delete this App after using it for 10 years?? Started using this app when it was free. It was such a clean interface with no advertisements, unlike Sh.....m which had too many ads to be useful. I even paid ($9.95, I think, twice because of an iTunes/Apple ID screwup). During the last 2 years, SoundHound has deteriorated to the point I am about to uninstall it. I like Pre-Listening, because quite often (like during TV shows - E.G., “The Imposters,” there is only 15-20 seconds of music before the song is gone. I love building my Discoveries List from anywhere I hear music I might want to purchase (or now, stream from TIDAL. My current issue is that when streaming TIDAL to any of my Yamaha AV Receivers (mainly the RX-A3080) using Apple’s AirPlay, when I launch SoundHound, it immediately STOPS my stream and begins playing on my iPhone. If I launch SoundHound while streaming from TIDAL, it is because I want to check lyrics — and that is all. To stop my listening experience and shunt the sound back to my iPhone is UNACCEPTABLE. I will now start a search to find something which works like SoundHound used to work - for the user, NOT for the bean-counters!
Always Reliable
by wkw47 on 2018/03/09 15:05
The older I get, the more I want to remember old songs. Not because they are old, but because there is some phrase, some idea that I want to remember how it was precisely sung. This app has been my ‘go to’ when I need to hear those lyrics and tunes again or identify a new song I want to know. It’s the displayed lyrics that separates this app from others and that it’s always upgraded to keep up with competitive app’s. This one is great and very reliable. Why change?
Amazingly Useful Music Resource
by BB-Ex on 2017/12/29 17:07
Versatile music utility that adds so much to listening to music. Mostly I use it for identifying tunes and for the amazing scrolling realtime lyrics! But, it's ability to cross between music services and lookup and link other resources about a song or artist I'm interested makes this a go to app for me. Thanks to the developers for years of behind the scenes upgrades and improvements too! This one is worth paying for.
Ruined
by Jaded NewYorker on 2017/11/11 15:27
Ruined with the new update. 8.0.2 Where are the lyrics? I can’t type in what I’m looking for. Voice only? You’re forcing me to speak into my phone. What happens when you’re in a noisy environment? Or want to be respectful of a musician and lock up lyrics? What happens when you’re playing guitar and want to look up lyrics? Review Update. Thank you for the 8.1 update & returning the manual search option.
Won’t let me select and play a video
by BigChangeOfHeart on 2019/08/05 13:13
What a joke! This recent update on SoundHound won’t let me play a video with my songs under discoveries or favorites. Specifically, this recent update won’t let me select one particular song that is featured in any album or videos associated with that particular song. The old updates were much better than the latest update because you can choose what song you want to play along with other videos associated with the song you want to listen. Please, SoundHound, fix this problem and restore it to its former glory. I’ve been using this app since 2014.
👎No longer works.
by SeekerJones on 2018/12/30 17:18
Been using SoundHound for YEARS! The fact that SoundHound could identify lesser known music like obscure Jazz standards and contemporary BlueGrass made it a standout app. Enjoyed it so much I bought the Infinity version 6-7 years ago. Used it to identify hundreds of songs in that time. But now SoundHound no longer works. Wasn’t working with iOS 10, so I finally up updated my 6S to iOS 12, but still doesn’t work. Just says “No Music Heard.” Decided to double check to see if it was a hardware problem and downloaded Shazam and tested them side by side and NOPE, it’s not a hardware issue, Shazam identified 10 out of 10 songs, SoundHound just says “No Music Heard.”
What’s happened
by emilaus on 2020/10/25 20:12
Used to be great but lately I have had to use Shazam. SoundHound just doesn’t recognize songs, volume not high enough, maybe....it’s just become unreliable. Too bad because I didn’t want to use Shazam. It’s a 50/50 sometimes too late to grab song because it takes long to open then this crap about flipping through juke box and 8 tracks....while searching isn’t cute to me. App takes to long to open. I would highly recommend try b4 u buy. I used to try SoundHound first but lately I just go straight to Shazam.
Always on the mark!
by WishIWereWise on 2018/01/02 02:07
I can always depend on SoundHound to identify the song I hear playing, even in some very noisy environments when I don’t think it’ll have a chance. And I LOVE the improvement they made in a recent release that loads the app much faster and let’s it start working right away so I don’t risk missing identifying the song that’s playing even if it’s near the end. Thanks!
The old gray mare she ain’t what she used to be
by donald-t on 2018/07/20 03:25
Well to be fair I haven’t tried this version but after I do I’ll check back and give my opinion of it I feel I’m entitled to that having been in a paid customer for years.I concur with many uses opinion you’ve taken out plenty of the features that made this app so enjoyable and turned it into a pile of junk. I never use it anymore once in a while when there’s an update try it just for old time sake, This app was so good I can almost cry at what you’ve done to it! Understand you want to keep making money and this is one way to do that but to me it’s a sellout.
❤️ SoundHound Infinity!
by BAR112 on 2020/03/03 16:12
2020 Update: Love its ability to save song clips when I’m out and about and allow me to look up later. Then I can save the song/artist to my favorites list for future reference. Only one thing: it’s now in portrait-mode only; please make it in landscape mode also for iPad use! That said, best of its kind and highly recommended.
Now have stop and restart the search
by joanne613 on 2018/10/28 14:14
It used to be a 5-star app for me. I’ve been usinqyears without issue, but for about a year, opening the app and letting it auto-listen results in, well, no result. I have to stop the “listening/searching” function, wait 2-3 seconds, and then restart the listening, at which point it finds a title very quickly. But not helpful if I’m at a stoplight and in handsfree mode! Why do I have to send through the request *twice* every single time?!?
Stop Taking Away My Bluetooth!!!
by Deacon Blues 70 on 2019/05/09 12:16
Sometimes we just want lyrics and that doesn’t require your app to override my Bluetooth to listen to my external phone speakers in order to figure out what song I’m listening too. So if you could give us the option to toggle between typing in our music selection or having your app listen in to what songs are floating around, that would be sublime. Seriously... I listen to gangsta rap at work and if I want lyrics without sharing my music with my quiet office, I should be allowed to!!!! Frustrating.
Not bad. It works
by MyShirtIsBlue on 2018/07/09 21:59
Most of the time it can get the current hits and well known oldies. I like a lot of non-current, non contemporary music. I like a lot of indie music. SoundHound has a difficult time with that type of music. It also has some difficulty with sound bytes of music that have been remixed. The remixes are better than the originals. Yeah, SoundHound has a hard time with the remixes. Still, not bad, better than many of the others which try to do the same thing
Better than Shazam, no contest
by Murderizer9000 on 2019/01/20 03:24
No clue why Shazam is so popular. Sound hound is better by far. UI is better, detection is better, etc. Not sure if the infinite app is still $2.99, but if it still is then it’s an absolute steal. Shazam requires an expensive subscription, this app is a single payment and it’s absurdly underpriced for some reason.
Shazam way better
by Peppyjoy on 2018/01/12 20:47
Takes forever to load so by the time it is ready to listen, the song you’re trying to catch it over. Also, half the time it doesn’t even recognize the song. I was using Shazam and somehow this app downloads itself onto my phone. I had no idea where Shazam went so I thought maybe the company changed names. No idea how they did it. Not happy with app. Found Shazam moved from first page of my iPhone to last page. Switching back. Compare for yourself.
Cover songs are back...
by Johnny Blibbers on 2018/10/21 11:48
Cover songs are back and what better way to remember the words than SoundHound. As soon as I hear a redo worth while I screen shot the song first then follow the lyrics. Picking up the song can be a little faster though. I know their working on it!
Amazing
by soupsandwich765 on 2018/06/28 19:13
This is the only app I use when it comes to finding an unknown song. Or just a song you remember the words to but don’t know the name of the song. It’s quick and easy. A couple of taps and you’ve got the song that’s playing on the radio
This app rocks!
by ChuckHoffman on 2018/11/21 18:28
They keep finding ways to make this app better. The app uploads the sound bite while it's listening. In about 20 seconds, I have the song title, artist, album, etc. SoundHound usually finds the information. And lyrics are usually provided for pop songs.
Music recognition
by bison85 on 2018/07/25 01:15
This app has been helpful on many occasions in finding the name of or lyrics to songs I like. However, I would like to recommend that you “teach” your software to recognize more Christian music, as that is what I primarily listen to. There is music by For King and Country & Shane and Shane and other artists that Sound Hound doesn’t know. Also, please make it easier to find the settings gear.
The best app for finding that song
by Demonbob 72 on 2018/01/25 17:22
Hate to say but everyone’s in a while I have a total brain fart and I can’t remember an artist or I hear a song I like it and I don’t know who it is just hit SoundHound this app works unbelievable I would recommend app to anyone!
Not what it used to be
by MollieDogMom on 2020/09/11 21:31
What used to be my favorite music ID app is no more. It used to open and ‘listen’ immediately but now it’s slow and rarely finds even the most popular of songs on the first try. I mean, seriously, can someone please tell me why it thinks I’m humming a song when my phone is right next to the speaker?? Every time. Maddening. Also, the ease of finding album info has been imbedded too deep. Just not what it used to be.
UI update!!!!!
by Jackhannon429 on 2019/04/24 00:32
Hi SoundHound Team, The UI needs and update, the orange and brown esthetic is ugly, and your music player should be more basic, just have it as a bar along the bottom of the screen. You definitely have the most powerful music recognition app but now it’s time to bring it into 2019. Also try simplifying the app overall.
Maps Gone?
by Tkeva on 2021/07/15 20:16
When did you guys remove the ability to show where I was when I searched for a song? I was trying to show a friend why he should spend the bucks on SoundHound over Shazam by demonstrating one of its coolest features - the map that shows where a song was “discovered” - but I couldn’t find it anymore. Why did you remove that?
Right on point
by West Philly's Cowboy on 2018/05/25 14:34
I use to always get into arguments with my family and friends about the name of a song I would know the lyrics and would assume the name would go with the lyrics. I see more today that that’s not the case. But thanks to SoundHound all I got to do is hit a few notes ( even off key) and they got me 😄
The Best Music App
by x9ioBioaY6x on 2021/02/15 18:00
I have been using Midomi since the app store first opened. It has progressed well over the years. It’s way better than my friends Shazam. SoundHound is accurate the majority of the time. I have music contests with my friends and this app always beats Shazam at finding remixes! And if it can't catch the remix, it shows you the original song. If you’re not on a network, or WiFi, it saves the snippet of the song & when you’re connected again, you can search the database at a later time. Love it!
One of my essential apps
by SimplyScottish on 2018/07/03 00:46
I have come back to this app time after time for its simple yet uncannily amazing ability to recognize music I hear that I like. In an age of mostly useless or ridiculous apps, this one is indispensable.
I no longer like this
by BearBoyd on 2021/06/06 02:58
The app lost its ability to auto share to Facebook and then in the new update you can’t select it to connect to auto share. I like using it while I’m driving and the auto share feature was so nice. I don’t like it now because you gave to click on things to post. That’s dangerous while driving. I rarely use it anymore because of this.
Gone downhill
by Dadodane on 2019/01/22 04:33
I have been using this app since it was first released back in the day. I liked this over all other app because it was clean UI, fast load, fast music detection and no nonsense app. However, recently with every update it has gone sluggish and doesn’t even detect any music. I tried this app 5 times yesterday on a Billy Joel’s song (She’s Always A Woman) and all 5 times it failed to detect the song. Siri (Shaham) detected it within few seconds.
Great app, worth being on your phone!
by Facebook User 7 on 2018/05/13 19:38
I have had this app since it’s almost release and loved it ever since. Also had Shazam, but liked the experience of this way more. Keep up the work!!!
Mr. RICHARD
by No condemnation on 2017/12/22 21:22
I started out using Shazam which is a great program but somehow I am more comfortable with this one I like the way it connects with iTunes and I have discovered a lot of news it and download it a lot because of this program. Great programI enjoy it.
10 years I’ve owned this app
by tabitha on 2018/01/31 03:56
This is the best app especially if you’re a music lover. I can get titles and artists of songs even and noisy places. This is the best money I’ve ever spent to purchase an app and own it. I bought it back when I had an iPhone3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP!!!!!
Used to be 5 star
by zontreck on 2019/08/30 05:48
Maybe a year or two ago I would have rated this 5 stars. I was able to play songs from my library and have live lyrics pop up. That feature appears to be completely gone which is definitely a shame
Five star music star
by War wheel on 2017/12/13 01:36
If you love Music you will love SoundHound very reliable music source from all decades my go to app when I’m in the mood to listen to music thank you for all your dedication to making this app a great app for music lovers
AppleWatch??
by dhbrilliant on 2017/11/11 18:19
What ever happened to the AppleWatch compatibility/version?? Tend to like this app...lyrics have been a bit sketchy lately, but otherwise I’ve enjoyed it, especially being hearing impaired. If the lyrics get fixed and AppleWatch returns, I’ll be good to go.
Excellent App
by Candie 21 on 2018/06/07 23:52
This is the best ! It’s better than Shazam. You don’t have to put your phone up to the music and have it playing loud. Sound Hound takes music your playing and plays in the app.
Doesn’t work anymore
by VonTrousers on 2020/04/25 12:23
This used to be a great app, fast and accurate. The most recent “updates” have killed it. I can’t get it to identify anything, even well known songs. To test it, I put the phone right next to the speaker, silenced all other sounds in the room, and played Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” After churning for 30 seconds, the app told me it had no idea what song it was (comparison: Shazam nailed it in under 2 seconds).
Great App
by RutglessBoy521 on 2021/06/04 19:47
Very good app. I have found lots of childhood songs with this app. Glad I found it. Only problem is it may think one song is another song. Not that annoying because it will eventually correct itself.
SoundHound wonderful
by Fromyuba on 2018/02/03 12:22
“What is that song?” can now be answered, and fabulous music that might be lost forever to my ears can be put on my playlist! SoundHound has played a big part in my discovery of music.
Adding music
by Shinodalike on 2021/04/29 21:07
For the longest time when I would look something up it was added to my library. For some reason that does not happen any my. I checked my settings and according to the all my settings it should still add to my playlist. Just wish it still did.
Slow, missing loads of content
by LAX20531 on 2018/07/14 22:15
The app used to work well, but today it either times out entirely, makes inaccurate guesses, or fails to arrive at results that should easily be in the database. Either the system is down, the company is down, or something else is won’t. Tried it on both WiFi and LTE on two different devices. Sorry SoundHound! If the app is fixed I’ll fix the review!
Often can’t identify Christian music songs
by aec618 on 2020/08/22 18:00
In general, this app does a good job, but if you’re trying to find a Christian music song, there’s about three out of four chance that it will have no idea what you’re playing. Broaden your horizons, guys.
Used to be great but now Shazam
by sfarkhan on 2019/03/07 18:34
I loved this so much I bought it but now it has become second to Shazam. Consistently doesn’t recognize songs when Shazam gets it the very first time. No matter how many times you repeat the search, it consistently fails when Shazam gets it.
Not Quite Yet
by LaDanaWendy on 2017/12/14 00:37
I'm with SoundHound for life but being honest Shazam is faster and it “knows” lesser known artists at a higher rate! That said, SoundHound has never left my phone since the day I downloaded it many years ago because hope remains😍!!
What happened?
by Hate the ads on 2019/12/19 05:34
Suddenly videos are opening all over the place, can’t scroll through the different videos, functionality poor compared to previous. Swipe up sometimes opens with a google search???? What happened. Please change back, less automagic.
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Hey, what song is that? SoundHound makes it simple to identify music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about — open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! It's been called pure magic — and with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered — we tend to agree. SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with the app using your voice. “Hey SoundHound…” can help you navigate the app, activate the orange button, and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound...’ from any screen and say a command! Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Apple Music or Spotify account to listen, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics using LiveLyrics®. Don’t have an Apple Music or Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player. This is your music journey. Curious to know more? Here’s everything you need to know! DISCOVER • Tap the SoundHound button in the app, in the notification center widget, or via 3D touch on the app icon to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics! • Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest! • Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history • Use the Apple Watch app to quickly identify music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular-enabled Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone PLAY • Listen to songs and view lyrics in our free, built-in YouTube player • Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including: App Navigation: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me my discoveries’ Help/Questions: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me what I can say’ Music Discovery: ‘Hey SoundHound… What’s that song?’ Song Playback: ‘Hey SoundHound... Play Hello by Adele’ Lyrics Search: ‘Hey SoundHound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’ Top Charts: ‘Hey SoundHound...Play today’s top songs’ Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’ Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Add this song to my playlist’ CONNECT AND SHARE • Build personalized playlists through Apple Music or Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required) • Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound • View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics • Keep all of your discoveries synced across multiple devices • Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email! SoundHound is powered by Houndify, an independent voice-enabled AI platform that enables natural, conversational intelligence on any product.
Was better when this app first came out
by DragonLost on 2021/07/23 23:23
I could play any song, Then the music library was blocked and it was playlists only. Now Apple Music is required. Just keeps getting worse.
Had It Since It Was Free
by sweetbrown89 on 2021/07/18 16:56
And I bought the paid version because it is SO WORTH IT. Shazam gets a lot of marketing, but this BLOWS everything else out of the water.
Maps Gone?
by Tkeva on 2021/07/15 20:16
When did you guys remove the ability to show where I was when I searched for a song? I was trying to show a friend why he should spend the bucks on SoundHound over Shazam by demonstrating one of its coolest features - the map that shows where a song was “discovered” - but I couldn’t find it anymore. Why did you remove that?
I no longer like this
by BearBoyd on 2021/06/06 02:58
The app lost its ability to auto share to Facebook and then in the new update you can’t select it to connect to auto share. I like using it while I’m driving and the auto share feature was so nice. I don’t like it now because you gave to click on things to post. That’s dangerous while driving. I rarely use it anymore because of this.
Great App
by RutglessBoy521 on 2021/06/04 19:47
Very good app. I have found lots of childhood songs with this app. Glad I found it. Only problem is it may think one song is another song. Not that annoying because it will eventually correct itself.
Nope. Doesn’t work anymore
by G--Pa on 2021/04/30 04:42
This USED to be great. Even recognizing music titles in a loud busy bar. Now it fails over and over even in the best quiet environment. I can’t figure it out. I’ve used this app for over 5 years and now it’s crap. I’m extremely disappointed.
Adding music
by Shinodalike on 2021/04/29 21:07
For the longest time when I would look something up it was added to my library. For some reason that does not happen any my. I checked my settings and according to the all my settings it should still add to my playlist. Just wish it still did.
It works
by Pater Ignotus on 2021/04/18 01:22
Almost without fail, this app tells me the song that is playing.
Great...WHEN it actually works
by captain AppleBoy on 2021/04/04 15:32
I could write more but not now. Kinda like how SH decides to fail right at the tail end of a last chance to id a song....
Stick to Free Version
by DonRaul82 on 2021/04/01 15:59
There’s no difference between the free and paid version. Both only give you 30 seconds of music and if you want to listen to the full song you have to connect it to your YouTube, Spotify, or Apple Music account. Doesn’t make sense to pay for it. This app is great for discovering music for you but you get exactly the same benefits on the free version. It also doesn’t support family sharing. Each member of you family will have to pay to download the app. Lastly, The music also stops playing when you close the app.
History
by CMT001 on 2021/03/29 14:48
History cannot be scrolled through anymore?
Very statisfied
by Rredcapp on 2021/03/26 16:46
Best i have ever worked with
This App Rocks
by Briguy0675 on 2021/03/25 21:39
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this app! Use it all the time. Ever heard that song you loved, but didn’t know the name? This is your app. And it gives artist and album title. Works with Apple Music. Can’t say enough good things.
The Best Music App
by x9ioBioaY6x on 2021/02/15 18:00
I have been using Midomi since the app store first opened. It has progressed well over the years. It’s way better than my friends Shazam. SoundHound is accurate the majority of the time. I have music contests with my friends and this app always beats Shazam at finding remixes! And if it can't catch the remix, it shows you the original song. If you’re not on a network, or WiFi, it saves the snippet of the song & when you’re connected again, you can search the database at a later time. Love it!
Cannot connect to Bluetooth
by kylethegreatt on 2020/12/29 23:50
Why is app even on the AppStore if you can’t play music from a Bluetooth speaker and read the lyrics at same time? I mean it’s a genuine question that you see around the web since 2012 yet no answer has ever been able to explain. Might want to add the this to one of earth’s world wonders.
False advertising
by sdeetlefs on 2020/11/28 05:44
The screenshots state that you are able to connect to Spotify to automatically add songs from Soundhound to Spotify. This option has been removed from Soundhound, but it is still being advertised.
No
by Kijar on 2020/11/23 04:05
This app makes my blood boil. Why say I don’t have Internet connection when it isn’t the case. Shazam works 100% of the time. I would like to use both apps but this I want to see gone. I hate it.
This app rocks!
by Allen3147 on 2020/11/17 20:22
As a 20 year vet in the DJ industry, I use this app on a daily basis to capture music titles and artists being played. Hound hound is my so to app! DJ Raven
What’s happened
by emilaus on 2020/10/25 20:12
Used to be great but lately I have had to use Shazam. SoundHound just doesn’t recognize songs, volume not high enough, maybe....it’s just become unreliable. Too bad because I didn’t want to use Shazam. It’s a 50/50 sometimes too late to grab song because it takes long to open then this crap about flipping through juke box and 8 tracks....while searching isn’t cute to me. App takes to long to open. I would highly recommend try b4 u buy. I used to try SoundHound first but lately I just go straight to Shazam.
Poor in searching
by Sat unique on 2020/10/12 04:33
The app don't search fast as before and sometimes can't find the international song too, old version is best
Bug
by CORLEONE 1 on 2020/10/09 17:27
Still not working can’t add songs to Apple Music iTunes playlist told it is apple’s fault after 6 months
Name that tune,
by Gotham2002 on 2020/10/04 00:10
Amazing ease of use and bold graphics make this a wonderful app / experience. Thank you
Not what it used to be
by MollieDogMom on 2020/09/11 21:31
What used to be my favorite music ID app is no more. It used to open and ‘listen’ immediately but now it’s slow and rarely finds even the most popular of songs on the first try. I mean, seriously, can someone please tell me why it thinks I’m humming a song when my phone is right next to the speaker?? Every time. Maddening. Also, the ease of finding album info has been imbedded too deep. Just not what it used to be.
Broken
by hotturkey on 2020/08/25 06:38
Ok, you asked me for a review, here you go: what the hell did you do? The latest version puts up a bunch of cute messages while failing to recognize a bunch of songs that Shazam gets basically instantly. SoundHound has been my go-to music app for years, but this version is awful.
Often can’t identify Christian music songs
by aec618 on 2020/08/22 18:00
In general, this app does a good job, but if you’re trying to find a Christian music song, there’s about three out of four chance that it will have no idea what you’re playing. Broaden your horizons, guys.
No YouTube Music Intergrstion
by 0011010000110010 on 2020/08/22 17:01
Great app, love it. Bought it back in the day. But, wish it would have YouTube Music integration, similar to Spotify and iTunes. Right now have to manually transfer songs over to playlist. Kinda of a PITA.
I’m not sure it’s worth it.
by Carlos A Suarez on 2020/07/30 01:53
Maybe I get a hit every one out of ten searches. It may be the music I search for I don’t know but 1 maybe hit out of ten makes this thing not worth having installed on my phone.
Absolutely Love
by Woo_Woo40 on 2020/07/18 19:40
I love this app so much I bought the paid version for $6.99 and it is do worth it. ❤️
Ok but....
by Caustic grip on 2020/07/14 03:17
I have been directed to the wrong song and the wrong group several times when I try to buy it on ITunes several times. So frustrating and money wasting.
Shazam much better
by Botli on 2020/07/07 01:44
Decent, but after too many songs it couldn’t identify, I tried Shazam again. Not only does the Shazam database seem far superior now, but it’s a lot faster as well.
It was not broken ... why did you break it?
by NMay on 2020/07/05 01:00
Your latest release S. U. C. K. S.
This app does not work
by 500freer on 2020/05/26 10:22
Tried it multiple times with witnesses and it does not work
Doesn’t work anymore
by VonTrousers on 2020/04/25 12:23
This used to be a great app, fast and accurate. The most recent “updates” have killed it. I can’t get it to identify anything, even well known songs. To test it, I put the phone right next to the speaker, silenced all other sounds in the room, and played Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” After churning for 30 seconds, the app told me it had no idea what song it was (comparison: Shazam nailed it in under 2 seconds).
Song Search Animation
by MacintoshOne on 2020/04/17 01:18
When searching, the animation doesn’t look like it’s searching. The previous version did.
❤️ SoundHound Infinity!
by BAR112 on 2020/03/03 16:12
2020 Update: Love its ability to save song clips when I’m out and about and allow me to look up later. Then I can save the song/artist to my favorites list for future reference. Only one thing: it’s now in portrait-mode only; please make it in landscape mode also for iPad use! That said, best of its kind and highly recommended.
The best but latest version is broken.
by JSH:RxM on 2020/02/21 02:49
Love SoundHound but the most recent version gives "no music heard" or "we can't find that one" errors. Delete & reinstall it and it works till you quit then stops again. But hey, all the new Apple Music banner ads run just fine (please get rid of the banners). And unless I'm missing something there's no way to turn off the super-annoying Ok Hound, which pops up at random times. This app is starting to get eroded with crappy decisions. Apple/Shazam will crush you if you don't get it sorted.
Use to be so much better!
by @Sigil on 2020/02/17 03:33
I paid for add free. What is with the Apple Music ad? Also, it does not work well!
Recent update shows ads and problematic
by Tiptaptap on 2020/02/13 00:19
Seems the most recent update now shows ad at the top. Music detection has dropped dramatically. Keeps complaining about can’t hear anything.. move closer etc. Previous version it was snappy and detection was fantastic.
Broke. Use Shazam
by im14pinball on 2020/01/14 23:17
This used to be the best app for identifying music. Now it doesn’t identify anything. Common songs. No match found. Shazam is the better app now. Identifies the songs almost immediately. Sorry. To say Shazam is now my go to app. I wish this app worked because I paid for it a while back when it was great.
Spotify playlist
by Ticonci on 2020/01/07 16:25
Where is the Spotify playlist?
What happened?
by Hate the ads on 2019/12/19 05:34
Suddenly videos are opening all over the place, can’t scroll through the different videos, functionality poor compared to previous. Swipe up sometimes opens with a google search???? What happened. Please change back, less automagic.
Add support for Tidal
by paul185 on 2019/12/18 03:47
Please add support for Tidal music
The widget does not work
by Seok  on 2019/11/20 01:25
Please Fix it immediately
Great app, but...
by wtimadams on 2019/11/19 01:37
The widget no longer works. Fix this and it’s a five star app, for sure.
What Happened?!?!
by carrie640 on 2019/11/15 22:44
For some reason, there are TWO of this app on the App Store. I have no idea what the difference is. I'm finding, too, this app is WAY slower in searching than it used to be. Sometimes it gets stuck on searching resulting in uselessness.
UPDATED AND STILL BROKEN No music was heard error
by avnyc11 on 2019/11/14 02:14
Been getting this for a year now. Makes the app unusable. Please fix this!!! My microphone settings are turned on so that's not the issue. Even reinstalling the app does nothing
Used to be 5 star
by zontreck on 2019/08/30 05:48
Maybe a year or two ago I would have rated this 5 stars. I was able to play songs from my library and have live lyrics pop up. That feature appears to be completely gone which is definitely a shame
No good
by Ms.Touchie on 2019/08/25 21:09
Can’t access the artist photos to see the All, just barely get to see port of the 1st photo!
🔥
by bxarabi88 on 2019/08/12 19:40
Had SoundHound going on 10 years strong ✊🏼
Don't waste your money👎
by Dr. Saberi on 2019/08/10 12:43
I don't know why the developers of this app has stopped supporting Spotify, oh, because of apple music? Turn on Spotify!!!
It doesn’t work at all. Not even by singing the real song
by ExpertCMX on 2019/08/06 03:56
I’ve paid for this to at least get one of the features above. But it failed to identify music that I sung or lyrics, still not working. Money back please thank you
Won’t let me select and play a video
by BigChangeOfHeart on 2019/08/05 13:13
What a joke! This recent update on SoundHound won’t let me play a video with my songs under discoveries or favorites. Specifically, this recent update won’t let me select one particular song that is featured in any album or videos associated with that particular song. The old updates were much better than the latest update because you can choose what song you want to play along with other videos associated with the song you want to listen. Please, SoundHound, fix this problem and restore it to its former glory. I’ve been using this app since 2014.
Bummer
by Cashc32 on 2019/07/29 01:19
I used to think this was top notch however with the latest updates it crashes every time I select most anything in the app. Also don’t care for the new layout/format was much better when it showed all albums a particular song appeared on. Please fix the crashes been using this app since around 2010
I love you sound hound
by TiffanyS_01 on 2019/07/27 15:49
I don’t know what I would do without you. Please don’t die any time soon 🥺
It’s dope
by KidEwok on 2019/06/28 01:08
Like I said it’s dope!
Useless
by NR Davis on 2019/06/25 16:39
Spotify connection exists but doesn’t allow playlist adds. I keep reinstalling and it never works. Makes this beyond useless. Gonna try Shazam.
Useful for music trivia
by Sspatz on 2019/06/24 01:43
Best app for identifying artists, lyrics, titles and year releases when any question comes up.
Awesome!
by Mcgraham59 on 2019/06/20 22:59
I use SoundHound just about every day! It is amazing how easily it can ID a song you are struggling to identify. Get it!
Great Application!
by JBBN on 2019/06/07 18:04
I have had SoundHound for years. Started with the free version but quickly got the paid version. It was $4.99 and worth every penny. It may cost more nowadays, I think maybe $6.99 but it is easily worth $10. During the years I have used it, SoundHound has gotten better with updates and, it has never been buggy. I have used it to identify hundreds, perhaps thousands of songs. It has a live lyrics feature and you can access your music library from the app. I like the SoundHound playlist feature that creates a playlist on Apple Music and automatically adds songs identified by the app to the playlist. I can go on and on but I will only add that if you’re into music, at least try the free version. It limits the number of songs you can look up but you will see how well it works. I use it all the time to identify songs on the radio or on TV shows. If you get the paid version, and use it, you won be disappointed.
Love it!
by Tracadero on 2019/06/04 16:06
Opens new worlds of music for me. Love having the lyrics and videos and more available instantly.
Great app - even better than the one you know about
by parallelidentity on 2019/05/26 18:43
Great app - even better than the one you know about.
Feature crash
by Drodriddleday on 2019/05/24 06:09
I am giving this a one star because of a feature that causes the app to crash. Find a song, close the app, open app again, go to the history, click the three little dots to the right of any song and BOOM. Crashes. Search a song, click on the lyrics area while you are listening to the song, click the three dots, boom crashes! Search a song, bookmark it, click the play button, click the text of any part of the lyrics, this leads you to the full lyrics page, click the three dots, BOOM! Come one guys, this is QA 101....
Hasn’t Failed Me Yet!
by Prestige-Worldwide on 2019/05/24 01:15
SoundHound is a great song identifying app. I use it all the time and it has always identified the song I was listening to.
New lyric page?!
by seashoregirl on 2019/05/19 05:22
I was excited about this from the new update. However the second you go to the lyric page the app shuts down. Hmmm
Crashes
by Jugernautx on 2019/05/10 15:05
Bought this app years ago and loved. I still use it when I need to capture a title Usually works 8 out 10 But with this latest update it just crashes Please fix this issue
Stop Taking Away My Bluetooth!!!
by Deacon Blues 70 on 2019/05/09 12:16
Sometimes we just want lyrics and that doesn’t require your app to override my Bluetooth to listen to my external phone speakers in order to figure out what song I’m listening too. So if you could give us the option to toggle between typing in our music selection or having your app listen in to what songs are floating around, that would be sublime. Seriously... I listen to gangsta rap at work and if I want lyrics without sharing my music with my quiet office, I should be allowed to!!!! Frustrating.
Never detects audio! 😑
by Chob on 2019/05/04 23:19
I have submitted tickets, on latest version, have always updated, deleted, reinstalled...nothing. The app never hears audio now. I’ve gone 100% Shazam at this point.
Great App
by PornStar Rocky on 2019/05/01 19:54
I love how it gives lyrics on songs and links to YouTube, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Gets better with age
by Kaeplay on 2019/04/30 05:03
For the most part this app rarely fails me. I’ve used it consistently for over 8 years and it gets better and better.
What happened?
by III TILK III on 2019/04/26 23:17
Every song I have tried to “look up” does not work. Even did an easy Timberlake song and still no results. Paid $8 back in the day- hope you’re not expecting me to pay more.
Almost perfect
by Kaborius on 2019/04/25 22:05
Please add integration with deezer and you'll deserve 5 stars
UI update!!!!!
by Jackhannon429 on 2019/04/24 00:32
Hi SoundHound Team, The UI needs and update, the orange and brown esthetic is ugly, and your music player should be more basic, just have it as a bar along the bottom of the screen. You definitely have the most powerful music recognition app but now it’s time to bring it into 2019. Also try simplifying the app overall.
Awesome
by Lorraine Winkel on 2019/04/21 00:01
Awesome and fast love the lyrics
THANK YOU !
by Herky1965 on 2019/04/10 20:06
Grateful so often for this tool to learn of musical resource !!!
HIJACKS my TIDAL STREAM
by OldSchool007 on 2019/04/08 17:14
Why did I just delete this App after using it for 10 years?? Started using this app when it was free. It was such a clean interface with no advertisements, unlike Sh.....m which had too many ads to be useful. I even paid ($9.95, I think, twice because of an iTunes/Apple ID screwup). During the last 2 years, SoundHound has deteriorated to the point I am about to uninstall it. I like Pre-Listening, because quite often (like during TV shows - E.G., “The Imposters,” there is only 15-20 seconds of music before the song is gone. I love building my Discoveries List from anywhere I hear music I might want to purchase (or now, stream from TIDAL. My current issue is that when streaming TIDAL to any of my Yamaha AV Receivers (mainly the RX-A3080) using Apple’s AirPlay, when I launch SoundHound, it immediately STOPS my stream and begins playing on my iPhone. If I launch SoundHound while streaming from TIDAL, it is because I want to check lyrics — and that is all. To stop my listening experience and shunt the sound back to my iPhone is UNACCEPTABLE. I will now start a search to find something which works like SoundHound used to work - for the user, NOT for the bean-counters!
Junk
by Atineo on 2019/03/22 05:13
It’s not working
No music was heard
by Kpinos on 2019/03/16 03:27
„No music was heard” for last few months. Whats wrong with you SoundSound?
Used to be great but now Shazam
by sfarkhan on 2019/03/07 18:34
I loved this so much I bought it but now it has become second to Shazam. Consistently doesn’t recognize songs when Shazam gets it the very first time. No matter how many times you repeat the search, it consistently fails when Shazam gets it.
Non-functional
by ScruffyTheMac on 2019/03/03 01:13
Just doesn’t work anymore. Either can’t find a match, or returns a ludicrous result. Disappointing, because it used to be a phenomenal app.
Can’t live without it
by pammyjp on 2019/03/01 02:35
It makes me crazy when I hear a song I like and don’t know what it is. So great to have Sound Hound that can tell me what every song is I hear. So fun!!
Awesome love this app
by pupi1 on 2019/02/27 19:58
Awesome
Ceased to work
by voline on 2019/02/24 07:28
Sound Hound worked great for years for me. Now, After updating to version 8.9.4, the microphone detects no music. At all. Ever. Regardless of how loud and clear a song is playing. Not on the iPhone, not on an iPad. It’s too bad. I used to really like this app.
Finally deleted it
by the_ real_nucloid on 2019/02/14 08:03
Used to be fantastic now it is spam ware
I’ve connected with spotify....
by 버To The그 on 2019/01/29 04:10
I connect to spotify and listen to music with airpods, but the quality of the music is like radio. Please fix it.
Trusty quick lyrical and path to happiness
by John n SoCal on 2019/01/26 23:31
Love this app
The best,rocks and love the live lyrics!
by Eewizard on 2019/01/26 15:33
What else can I say? Rarely diesigfs to pick up the target music!
Gone downhill
by Dadodane on 2019/01/22 04:33
I have been using this app since it was first released back in the day. I liked this over all other app because it was clean UI, fast load, fast music detection and no nonsense app. However, recently with every update it has gone sluggish and doesn’t even detect any music. I tried this app 5 times yesterday on a Billy Joel’s song (She’s Always A Woman) and all 5 times it failed to detect the song. Siri (Shaham) detected it within few seconds.
Better than Shazam, no contest
by Murderizer9000 on 2019/01/20 03:24
No clue why Shazam is so popular. Sound hound is better by far. UI is better, detection is better, etc. Not sure if the infinite app is still $2.99, but if it still is then it’s an absolute steal. Shazam requires an expensive subscription, this app is a single payment and it’s absurdly underpriced for some reason.
Can’t hear any sounds
by AtlasShrugged1776 on 2019/01/08 04:05
For a while now on my iPhone X, this claims it never hears any song sounds. However, it immediately understands my voice to tell Soundhound to give me help. It’s like the entire song conversion routine is missing. It’s now worthless, except for manually looking up lyrics on songs I know and can enter.
👎No longer works.
by SeekerJones on 2018/12/30 17:18
Been using SoundHound for YEARS! The fact that SoundHound could identify lesser known music like obscure Jazz standards and contemporary BlueGrass made it a standout app. Enjoyed it so much I bought the Infinity version 6-7 years ago. Used it to identify hundreds of songs in that time. But now SoundHound no longer works. Wasn’t working with iOS 10, so I finally up updated my 6S to iOS 12, but still doesn’t work. Just says “No Music Heard.” Decided to double check to see if it was a hardware problem and downloaded Shazam and tested them side by side and NOPE, it’s not a hardware issue, Shazam identified 10 out of 10 songs, SoundHound just says “No Music Heard.”
Ads???
by Ladylonglocks on 2018/12/25 14:24
I got the Pro version of Soundhound years ago. Why am I now seeing ads? Even worse, FULL SCREEN POP-UP ADS!
Excellent app!
by The Pilotman on 2018/12/24 02:30
Love this app!
Basic Functionality Missing
by Douros77 on 2018/12/21 18:39
The most basic functionality of this app is to identify a song and no matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall the app doesn’t hear the song.
Slow start
by Capmemo on 2018/12/21 01:53
Just little too slow until it actually listen Need faster loading time
I agree with Donald-t
by Michhop on 2018/12/16 02:55
The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be. This app used to deploy instantly and now even with new equipment it’s like waiting for a snail to cross the road. A small snail and if your not sitting on top of a cell tower delivering LTE you are simply wasting your efforts by the time it deploys and stops telling you your not connected to the internet the song is gone. While using it in the wilds of the northwest where my carriers signal is still not the best it used to pull an I.D. Of something but no more I guess all developers think you have a cable connection in cell phone land and have started building for stay at home users. And the success rate has disappeared to next to nothing and it used to identify the most obscure music you could find. I have heard there are other music identification apps out there and I think I’m going to see what they are like. After many years of great music identified found and corralled with Soundhounds help I have reached the end of my patience to many backwards function losing updates and to many you are not connected to the internet messages I am gone now how do I take my history with me?
Great app
by Maxwell'10 on 2018/12/10 16:33
Love it! It almost always finds a match.
No accounts!
by Rev. Paul on 2018/12/06 21:54
Why do I need an account to open a discovered song in Apple Music? (But not YT or Deezer) More accounts are just more places for email addresses to be compromised or worse. You are breaking core functionality for me and I’ll have to just use something else to identify songs now.
Awesome
by Edu 29 on 2018/11/24 16:16
Have it for years is the Best !!!!!!
Bluetooth glitch!
by kizziesings on 2018/11/24 15:22
The app’s essential function works just fine. 👍🏾 However, I’ve discovered a very irksome glitch with playback. The app will not recognize my Bluetooth speaker/headphones. Despite being connected and playback working with bluetooth devices in other apps (e.g. iTunes, YouTube, etc.), and despite the app offering the AirPlay feature, it will not show the bluetooth device in the list. I see my AppleTVs, just not a bluetooth device-ANY bluetooth device. But there’s more! If I’m listening to music elsewhere (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) thru my Bluetooth device and I open the SoundHound app, SoundHound forces the playback to switch back to my phone. 😏 Just by opening the app. Not using the app or playing anything in the SoundHound app. Literally just opening SoundHound kicks my phone off AirPlay.
Great Application!
by JBBN on 2019/06/07 18:04
I have had SoundHound for years. Started with the free version but quickly got the paid version. It was $4.99 and worth every penny. It may cost more nowadays, I think maybe $6.99 but it is easily worth $10. During the years I have used it, SoundHound has gotten better with updates and, it has never been buggy. I have used it to identify hundreds, perhaps thousands of songs. It has a live lyrics feature and you can access your music library from the app. I like the SoundHound playlist feature that creates a playlist on Apple Music and automatically adds songs identified by the app to the playlist. I can go on and on but I will only add that if you’re into music, at least try the free version. It limits the number of songs you can look up but you will see how well it works. I use it all the time to identify songs on the radio or on TV shows. If you get the paid version, and use it, you won be disappointed.
👎
by djzerocool on 2018/06/04 04:26
Falling short. I used to use this app all the time, when one day, I was streaming xm on my phone, heard a song I wanted to remember for later, I go to open the sound hound app and the music stops, ok, I go back to xm, hit play, go back to sound hound and the music stops again. It used to listen or scan what you were listening to and save it in your history.... and suddenly it stopped doing that. Now, I try to scan a song I’m listening to in my house (my house WiFi is 400mps) and I’m told by I have bad connection... I snap, I do a speed test of my WiFi to get 390 reading.... this app has become garbage. And in the garbage it will go ✌️
I agree with Donald-t
by Michhop on 2018/12/16 02:55
The old gray mare just ain’t what she used to be. This app used to deploy instantly and now even with new equipment it’s like waiting for a snail to cross the road. A small snail and if your not sitting on top of a cell tower delivering LTE you are simply wasting your efforts by the time it deploys and stops telling you your not connected to the internet the song is gone. While using it in the wilds of the northwest where my carriers signal is still not the best it used to pull an I.D. Of something but no more I guess all developers think you have a cable connection in cell phone land and have started building for stay at home users. And the success rate has disappeared to next to nothing and it used to identify the most obscure music you could find. I have heard there are other music identification apps out there and I think I’m going to see what they are like. After many years of great music identified found and corralled with Soundhounds help I have reached the end of my patience to many backwards function losing updates and to many you are not connected to the internet messages I am gone now how do I take my history with me?
What happened to landscape mode?
by Matisse in Beverly Hills on 2018/11/20 13:52
UPDATE (November 20, 2018): What happened to landscape mode? I don’t like using Soundhound in portrait mode at all. Especially on an iPad. Please put the feature back. I’m docking the app 1 star but will dock more if landscape mode but will consider docking more if the doesn’t rotate at a later date. (Old Review) I was hesitant at updating to the current version with all the negative reviews but I backed up my iPad 2 (iOS 5.1.1) and also kept a copy of the SoundHound version 5.0 app stored as a backup and updated the app. I can say, with a pleasure, that it still recognizes songs that are popular and those are less. There are songs that are not going to be recognized because they are not yet added to SoundHound's database. You can submit those to the support team. It's not a 100% guarantee that you're going to find out a song that's obscure.
The best but latest version is broken.
by JSH:RxM on 2020/02/21 02:49
Love SoundHound but the most recent version gives "no music heard" or "we can't find that one" errors. Delete & reinstall it and it works till you quit then stops again. But hey, all the new Apple Music banner ads run just fine (please get rid of the banners). And unless I'm missing something there's no way to turn off the super-annoying Ok Hound, which pops up at random times. This app is starting to get eroded with crappy decisions. Apple/Shazam will crush you if you don't get it sorted.
HIJACKS my TIDAL STREAM
by OldSchool007 on 2019/04/08 17:14
Why did I just delete this App after using it for 10 years?? Started using this app when it was free. It was such a clean interface with no advertisements, unlike Sh.....m which had too many ads to be useful. I even paid ($9.95, I think, twice because of an iTunes/Apple ID screwup). During the last 2 years, SoundHound has deteriorated to the point I am about to uninstall it. I like Pre-Listening, because quite often (like during TV shows - E.G., “The Imposters,” there is only 15-20 seconds of music before the song is gone. I love building my Discoveries List from anywhere I hear music I might want to purchase (or now, stream from TIDAL. My current issue is that when streaming TIDAL to any of my Yamaha AV Receivers (mainly the RX-A3080) using Apple’s AirPlay, when I launch SoundHound, it immediately STOPS my stream and begins playing on my iPhone. If I launch SoundHound while streaming from TIDAL, it is because I want to check lyrics — and that is all. To stop my listening experience and shunt the sound back to my iPhone is UNACCEPTABLE. I will now start a search to find something which works like SoundHound used to work - for the user, NOT for the bean-counters!
Always Reliable
by wkw47 on 2018/03/09 15:05
The older I get, the more I want to remember old songs. Not because they are old, but because there is some phrase, some idea that I want to remember how it was precisely sung. This app has been my ‘go to’ when I need to hear those lyrics and tunes again or identify a new song I want to know. It’s the displayed lyrics that separates this app from others and that it’s always upgraded to keep up with competitive app’s. This one is great and very reliable. Why change?
Amazingly Useful Music Resource
by BB-Ex on 2017/12/29 17:07
Versatile music utility that adds so much to listening to music. Mostly I use it for identifying tunes and for the amazing scrolling realtime lyrics! But, it's ability to cross between music services and lookup and link other resources about a song or artist I'm interested makes this a go to app for me. Thanks to the developers for years of behind the scenes upgrades and improvements too! This one is worth paying for.
Ruined
by Jaded NewYorker on 2017/11/11 15:27
Ruined with the new update. 8.0.2 Where are the lyrics? I can’t type in what I’m looking for. Voice only? You’re forcing me to speak into my phone. What happens when you’re in a noisy environment? Or want to be respectful of a musician and lock up lyrics? What happens when you’re playing guitar and want to look up lyrics? Review Update. Thank you for the 8.1 update & returning the manual search option.
Won’t let me select and play a video
by BigChangeOfHeart on 2019/08/05 13:13
What a joke! This recent update on SoundHound won’t let me play a video with my songs under discoveries or favorites. Specifically, this recent update won’t let me select one particular song that is featured in any album or videos associated with that particular song. The old updates were much better than the latest update because you can choose what song you want to play along with other videos associated with the song you want to listen. Please, SoundHound, fix this problem and restore it to its former glory. I’ve been using this app since 2014.
👎No longer works.
by SeekerJones on 2018/12/30 17:18
Been using SoundHound for YEARS! The fact that SoundHound could identify lesser known music like obscure Jazz standards and contemporary BlueGrass made it a standout app. Enjoyed it so much I bought the Infinity version 6-7 years ago. Used it to identify hundreds of songs in that time. But now SoundHound no longer works. Wasn’t working with iOS 10, so I finally up updated my 6S to iOS 12, but still doesn’t work. Just says “No Music Heard.” Decided to double check to see if it was a hardware problem and downloaded Shazam and tested them side by side and NOPE, it’s not a hardware issue, Shazam identified 10 out of 10 songs, SoundHound just says “No Music Heard.”
What’s happened
by emilaus on 2020/10/25 20:12
Used to be great but lately I have had to use Shazam. SoundHound just doesn’t recognize songs, volume not high enough, maybe....it’s just become unreliable. Too bad because I didn’t want to use Shazam. It’s a 50/50 sometimes too late to grab song because it takes long to open then this crap about flipping through juke box and 8 tracks....while searching isn’t cute to me. App takes to long to open. I would highly recommend try b4 u buy. I used to try SoundHound first but lately I just go straight to Shazam.
Always on the mark!
by WishIWereWise on 2018/01/02 02:07
I can always depend on SoundHound to identify the song I hear playing, even in some very noisy environments when I don’t think it’ll have a chance. And I LOVE the improvement they made in a recent release that loads the app much faster and let’s it start working right away so I don’t risk missing identifying the song that’s playing even if it’s near the end. Thanks!
The old gray mare she ain’t what she used to be
by donald-t on 2018/07/20 03:25
Well to be fair I haven’t tried this version but after I do I’ll check back and give my opinion of it I feel I’m entitled to that having been in a paid customer for years.I concur with many uses opinion you’ve taken out plenty of the features that made this app so enjoyable and turned it into a pile of junk. I never use it anymore once in a while when there’s an update try it just for old time sake, This app was so good I can almost cry at what you’ve done to it! Understand you want to keep making money and this is one way to do that but to me it’s a sellout.
❤️ SoundHound Infinity!
by BAR112 on 2020/03/03 16:12
2020 Update: Love its ability to save song clips when I’m out and about and allow me to look up later. Then I can save the song/artist to my favorites list for future reference. Only one thing: it’s now in portrait-mode only; please make it in landscape mode also for iPad use! That said, best of its kind and highly recommended.
Now have stop and restart the search
by joanne613 on 2018/10/28 14:14
It used to be a 5-star app for me. I’ve been usinqyears without issue, but for about a year, opening the app and letting it auto-listen results in, well, no result. I have to stop the “listening/searching” function, wait 2-3 seconds, and then restart the listening, at which point it finds a title very quickly. But not helpful if I’m at a stoplight and in handsfree mode! Why do I have to send through the request *twice* every single time?!?
Stop Taking Away My Bluetooth!!!
by Deacon Blues 70 on 2019/05/09 12:16
Sometimes we just want lyrics and that doesn’t require your app to override my Bluetooth to listen to my external phone speakers in order to figure out what song I’m listening too. So if you could give us the option to toggle between typing in our music selection or having your app listen in to what songs are floating around, that would be sublime. Seriously... I listen to gangsta rap at work and if I want lyrics without sharing my music with my quiet office, I should be allowed to!!!! Frustrating.
Not bad. It works
by MyShirtIsBlue on 2018/07/09 21:59
Most of the time it can get the current hits and well known oldies. I like a lot of non-current, non contemporary music. I like a lot of indie music. SoundHound has a difficult time with that type of music. It also has some difficulty with sound bytes of music that have been remixed. The remixes are better than the originals. Yeah, SoundHound has a hard time with the remixes. Still, not bad, better than many of the others which try to do the same thing
Better than Shazam, no contest
by Murderizer9000 on 2019/01/20 03:24
No clue why Shazam is so popular. Sound hound is better by far. UI is better, detection is better, etc. Not sure if the infinite app is still $2.99, but if it still is then it’s an absolute steal. Shazam requires an expensive subscription, this app is a single payment and it’s absurdly underpriced for some reason.
Shazam way better
by Peppyjoy on 2018/01/12 20:47
Takes forever to load so by the time it is ready to listen, the song you’re trying to catch it over. Also, half the time it doesn’t even recognize the song. I was using Shazam and somehow this app downloads itself onto my phone. I had no idea where Shazam went so I thought maybe the company changed names. No idea how they did it. Not happy with app. Found Shazam moved from first page of my iPhone to last page. Switching back. Compare for yourself.
Cover songs are back...
by Johnny Blibbers on 2018/10/21 11:48
Cover songs are back and what better way to remember the words than SoundHound. As soon as I hear a redo worth while I screen shot the song first then follow the lyrics. Picking up the song can be a little faster though. I know their working on it!
Amazing
by soupsandwich765 on 2018/06/28 19:13
This is the only app I use when it comes to finding an unknown song. Or just a song you remember the words to but don’t know the name of the song. It’s quick and easy. A couple of taps and you’ve got the song that’s playing on the radio
This app rocks!
by ChuckHoffman on 2018/11/21 18:28
They keep finding ways to make this app better. The app uploads the sound bite while it's listening. In about 20 seconds, I have the song title, artist, album, etc. SoundHound usually finds the information. And lyrics are usually provided for pop songs.
Music recognition
by bison85 on 2018/07/25 01:15
This app has been helpful on many occasions in finding the name of or lyrics to songs I like. However, I would like to recommend that you “teach” your software to recognize more Christian music, as that is what I primarily listen to. There is music by For King and Country & Shane and Shane and other artists that Sound Hound doesn’t know. Also, please make it easier to find the settings gear.
The best app for finding that song
by Demonbob 72 on 2018/01/25 17:22
Hate to say but everyone’s in a while I have a total brain fart and I can’t remember an artist or I hear a song I like it and I don’t know who it is just hit SoundHound this app works unbelievable I would recommend app to anyone!
Not what it used to be
by MollieDogMom on 2020/09/11 21:31
What used to be my favorite music ID app is no more. It used to open and ‘listen’ immediately but now it’s slow and rarely finds even the most popular of songs on the first try. I mean, seriously, can someone please tell me why it thinks I’m humming a song when my phone is right next to the speaker?? Every time. Maddening. Also, the ease of finding album info has been imbedded too deep. Just not what it used to be.
UI update!!!!!
by Jackhannon429 on 2019/04/24 00:32
Hi SoundHound Team, The UI needs and update, the orange and brown esthetic is ugly, and your music player should be more basic, just have it as a bar along the bottom of the screen. You definitely have the most powerful music recognition app but now it’s time to bring it into 2019. Also try simplifying the app overall.
Maps Gone?
by Tkeva on 2021/07/15 20:16
When did you guys remove the ability to show where I was when I searched for a song? I was trying to show a friend why he should spend the bucks on SoundHound over Shazam by demonstrating one of its coolest features - the map that shows where a song was “discovered” - but I couldn’t find it anymore. Why did you remove that?
Right on point
by West Philly's Cowboy on 2018/05/25 14:34
I use to always get into arguments with my family and friends about the name of a song I would know the lyrics and would assume the name would go with the lyrics. I see more today that that’s not the case. But thanks to SoundHound all I got to do is hit a few notes ( even off key) and they got me 😄
The Best Music App
by x9ioBioaY6x on 2021/02/15 18:00
I have been using Midomi since the app store first opened. It has progressed well over the years. It’s way better than my friends Shazam. SoundHound is accurate the majority of the time. I have music contests with my friends and this app always beats Shazam at finding remixes! And if it can't catch the remix, it shows you the original song. If you’re not on a network, or WiFi, it saves the snippet of the song & when you’re connected again, you can search the database at a later time. Love it!
One of my essential apps
by SimplyScottish on 2018/07/03 00:46
I have come back to this app time after time for its simple yet uncannily amazing ability to recognize music I hear that I like. In an age of mostly useless or ridiculous apps, this one is indispensable.
I no longer like this
by BearBoyd on 2021/06/06 02:58
The app lost its ability to auto share to Facebook and then in the new update you can’t select it to connect to auto share. I like using it while I’m driving and the auto share feature was so nice. I don’t like it now because you gave to click on things to post. That’s dangerous while driving. I rarely use it anymore because of this.
Gone downhill
by Dadodane on 2019/01/22 04:33
I have been using this app since it was first released back in the day. I liked this over all other app because it was clean UI, fast load, fast music detection and no nonsense app. However, recently with every update it has gone sluggish and doesn’t even detect any music. I tried this app 5 times yesterday on a Billy Joel’s song (She’s Always A Woman) and all 5 times it failed to detect the song. Siri (Shaham) detected it within few seconds.
Great app, worth being on your phone!
by Facebook User 7 on 2018/05/13 19:38
I have had this app since it’s almost release and loved it ever since. Also had Shazam, but liked the experience of this way more. Keep up the work!!!
Mr. RICHARD
by No condemnation on 2017/12/22 21:22
I started out using Shazam which is a great program but somehow I am more comfortable with this one I like the way it connects with iTunes and I have discovered a lot of news it and download it a lot because of this program. Great programI enjoy it.
10 years I’ve owned this app
by tabitha on 2018/01/31 03:56
This is the best app especially if you’re a music lover. I can get titles and artists of songs even and noisy places. This is the best money I’ve ever spent to purchase an app and own it. I bought it back when I had an iPhone3. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS APP!!!!!
Used to be 5 star
by zontreck on 2019/08/30 05:48
Maybe a year or two ago I would have rated this 5 stars. I was able to play songs from my library and have live lyrics pop up. That feature appears to be completely gone which is definitely a shame
Five star music star
by War wheel on 2017/12/13 01:36
If you love Music you will love SoundHound very reliable music source from all decades my go to app when I’m in the mood to listen to music thank you for all your dedication to making this app a great app for music lovers
AppleWatch??
by dhbrilliant on 2017/11/11 18:19
What ever happened to the AppleWatch compatibility/version?? Tend to like this app...lyrics have been a bit sketchy lately, but otherwise I’ve enjoyed it, especially being hearing impaired. If the lyrics get fixed and AppleWatch returns, I’ll be good to go.
Excellent App
by Candie 21 on 2018/06/07 23:52
This is the best ! It’s better than Shazam. You don’t have to put your phone up to the music and have it playing loud. Sound Hound takes music your playing and plays in the app.
Doesn’t work anymore
by VonTrousers on 2020/04/25 12:23
This used to be a great app, fast and accurate. The most recent “updates” have killed it. I can’t get it to identify anything, even well known songs. To test it, I put the phone right next to the speaker, silenced all other sounds in the room, and played Michael Jackson’s “Beat It.” After churning for 30 seconds, the app told me it had no idea what song it was (comparison: Shazam nailed it in under 2 seconds).
Great App
by RutglessBoy521 on 2021/06/04 19:47
Very good app. I have found lots of childhood songs with this app. Glad I found it. Only problem is it may think one song is another song. Not that annoying because it will eventually correct itself.
SoundHound wonderful
by Fromyuba on 2018/02/03 12:22
“What is that song?” can now be answered, and fabulous music that might be lost forever to my ears can be put on my playlist! SoundHound has played a big part in my discovery of music.
Adding music
by Shinodalike on 2021/04/29 21:07
For the longest time when I would look something up it was added to my library. For some reason that does not happen any my. I checked my settings and according to the all my settings it should still add to my playlist. Just wish it still did.
Slow, missing loads of content
by LAX20531 on 2018/07/14 22:15
The app used to work well, but today it either times out entirely, makes inaccurate guesses, or fails to arrive at results that should easily be in the database. Either the system is down, the company is down, or something else is won’t. Tried it on both WiFi and LTE on two different devices. Sorry SoundHound! If the app is fixed I’ll fix the review!
Often can’t identify Christian music songs
by aec618 on 2020/08/22 18:00
In general, this app does a good job, but if you’re trying to find a Christian music song, there’s about three out of four chance that it will have no idea what you’re playing. Broaden your horizons, guys.
Used to be great but now Shazam
by sfarkhan on 2019/03/07 18:34
I loved this so much I bought it but now it has become second to Shazam. Consistently doesn’t recognize songs when Shazam gets it the very first time. No matter how many times you repeat the search, it consistently fails when Shazam gets it.
Not Quite Yet
by LaDanaWendy on 2017/12/14 00:37
I'm with SoundHound for life but being honest Shazam is faster and it “knows” lesser known artists at a higher rate! That said, SoundHound has never left my phone since the day I downloaded it many years ago because hope remains😍!!
What happened?
by Hate the ads on 2019/12/19 05:34
Suddenly videos are opening all over the place, can’t scroll through the different videos, functionality poor compared to previous. Swipe up sometimes opens with a google search???? What happened. Please change back, less automagic.
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