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SoundHound – Search, Discover, and Play Music

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play
1.74
36
album
0.05
25
artist
0.23
18
radio
1.88
15
search
83.42
15
music
18.00
14
discover
0.00
7
lyric
0.23
4
spotify
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1
preview
0.12
2
song
1.06
1
soundhound
24.48
1
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Description
soundhound is a music search and discovery app that listens to what is being played around you. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, stream, buy or simply explore more about artists you know and love or have just discovered. Have a song stuck in your head? You can also search by singing or humming into soundhound, making it the only app in the world that can give you results, immediately and accurately, through this sing/hum search. As you soundhound, you have access to: · artist and band biographies · album release date and band info · LiveLyrics, moving real-time with the music · music videos · song previews and album reviews · Easy sharing of your favorite discoveries to facebook and twitter · Add your searches to an Rdio or spotify playlist or quick link to stream · Purchase songs or albums instantly in iTunes Beyond the soundhound search, you can also explore: · Top music charts across various genres · music map of discoveries near you and around the world · facebook and twitter updates from your favorite performers · Featured artist birthdays, everyday · Weekly featured song, video, artist and album · Similar artist and album recommendations · Your own history of previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost! soundhound all you like – it’s free and unlimited. Don’t want ads? Upgrade to soundhound Infinity. Reviews and Honors · Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY times · Best music Engagement App - BILLBOARD music App Awards · Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo · "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. world radio · "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY times
Love this app!!
by Wookie2311 on 2015/04/01 02:26
Thanks to SoundHound I can always get songs I hear and love and would have normally not known who the artist were.
Shazam Ripoff
by Thehegelhound on 2015/03/31 22:55
Some theater told me to use it
Very cool app
by Hotpepper05 on 2015/03/31 03:59
This is one of those tried and true workhorse apps I use constantly. Great app for anything music related.
LOVE!!
by Minxwaowww on 2015/03/31 03:49
The best!! Soundhound helped me find SO many songs!!! So happy!!
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by Wazba on 2015/03/30 21:58
The app is awesome but I would just like to know what the difference between this one and the 6.99 one. Please help!
Waltp
by Larry Town Walt on 2015/03/30 17:35
Lovin it!
Love it!!
by VikGrim on 2015/03/29 22:11
Have loved SoundHound for years!
Amazing App
by Gpooh352 on 2015/03/29 21:19
This is an Amazing App!!
Great app!
by VJMG on 2015/03/29 17:39
Been using this app ever since I switched to an iPhone a couple years ago. Saves me every time I forget the name of a song. Thanks!
So useful!
by Allergygal on 2015/03/29 00:09
You're in the car, you hear a song on the radio that you like but don't know what it is or who sings it. SoundHound to the rescue! This app is easy to use and works great.
Awesome!
by Nonamesleftsofthis on 2015/03/28 21:28
What a great app! Somehow it can figure out pretty much every song in about 4 seconds. Amazing really
Mic fix
by Jaredpharmd on 2015/03/28 21:01
I also had issues granting access to my mic, but after a delete and reinstall it works great again! Awesome app...
Great
by Peter Merrill on 2015/03/28 18:47
Easily save music for later
Kamran
by Kamran.shb on 2015/03/28 08:11
The best app in the world for identifications songs
Love it Love Love it !
by alqmaa on 2015/03/28 06:40
I collect Latin Music........This APP helps me find what I hear and like at the Clubs.....Que viva la Salsa !
Clearly the work of the Devil
by momenttheory on 2015/03/28 05:49
Witchcraft is the only possible explanation for why this app works so well. My 5-star review is mostly to keep the evil spirits at bay.
Life Saver!
by penman13 on 2015/03/28 05:44
This stupid song was stuck in my head. I spent almost an hour looking for it on google and iTunes. I found this app, in 30 seconds I had the song,"It Must've Been Love" by Roxette! Whew!
Fantastic App!
by Bobtpa on 2015/03/28 02:44
More features are being added to make it even richer.
Boom!
by Xhfggfhgjf on 2015/03/28 01:57
Way better than shazam!😇
One of my favorite apps
by Jumpinjoey on 2015/03/28 00:42
This app is what other music ID apps wish they were. It is fast, saves searches so you can download them later, and actually picks up songs while in crowded stores. I constantly hear songs I want to download and sound hound keeps me from forgetting and kicking myself later.
Love the spotify feature
by 😻😈👊 on 2015/03/27 22:51
Good app for music, easy way to add songs to a spotify playlist
Awesome love it!
by AmazeBalls2.0! on 2015/03/27 12:48
Always identifies the songs correctly.
Spotify Pop-Up Very Annoying
by mejustowen on 2015/03/27 12:20
I love this app, however, this new 'Connect to Spotify' pop-up is very annoying. It should go away forever when you dismiss it and the ability should be there to connect it to your Spotify at a later date if you so wish. Also, not everyone has Spotify guys.
Not very accurate
by Boulder, CO on 2015/03/27 04:21
Doesn't know the difference between Tchaikovsky and Rachmoninoff.
Exc apps para buscar el tema
by MAJAlinda on 2015/03/27 00:28
Vale la pena descargarlo. Otra virtud se enlaza con Spotify!!!
Awesome
by FLYING ARMOR123 on 2015/03/26 20:31
Does a great job, and is one of the very very few apps I believe has continued to better itself over time. Love it!
Great app
by D!zzle on 2015/03/26 04:12
'Nuff said!
The Best
by k1p2 on 2015/03/26 03:46
I love this app It works so well even if it is a little noisy it can still ID the music😊
Great App!
by Pegsy J on 2015/03/26 01:20
I no longer have to wonder who is singing a song or the name of the song. Just touch "listen" and everything anyone ever wanted to know about the song and artist appears. Sound Hound keeps a history for us, too! I'm glad a friend introduced me to it.
None better!
by 🌺Azure🌺 on 2015/03/25 18:56
I've had this for awhile, and I've loved it since the beginning! Helps so much when you have a song you don't know stuck in your head! Lol
Fan
by jpauley0618 on 2015/03/25 18:24
Always my go to when I don't know the song or I wanna look up the lyrics and sing along with the song!!! I can download the song into my iTunes if I want to also. Love it!!!
The Best
by Boss2422 on 2015/03/25 12:48
Can hear the music even when I can barely here it and got it right
Great App
by ErickaCane on 2015/03/25 03:32
😘 this is my favorite such of music and artists 😜
I LOVE THIS APP!!!
by Tinkerbell7767 on 2015/03/25 02:34
This is the best app ever!!
Great!!
by Grannyhen on 2015/03/24 22:07
Love this App...... Just plain neat
Works everytime
by Chicitysouthside on 2015/03/24 16:01
Love the design, very reliable. Never used shazam but I'm sure this is better.
Where are the classics!!!!
by Br@ K@ on 2015/03/24 12:10
When I type or sing lyrics I only get *NEW* songs! Do the classics not exist anymore, what's with that!
Incredible
by Jen Phan on 2015/03/24 11:44
I think i cant live without this app. although i am a starter, i love it so so much. it is so excellent and highly accurate. i can find any songs i want or i can hear anywhere. so incredible
Rastrear canción
by *maujvz on 2015/03/24 02:44
Excelente aplicación para conocer cuál es la canción que se está escuchando.
GRS
by Grscherer on 2015/03/24 02:41
I don't use SoundHound very often but when I do, I am never disappointed.
Sound hound
by Itlldo2905 on 2015/03/24 01:01
Amazing !!!!
Great
by Lovlycarret on 2015/03/23 22:28
Love it for songs I don't know, or need lyrics for a song.
Pretty good
by Fhdjrjcjtjfjrjdjjf on 2015/03/23 20:49
Most songs are recognized even if there is low volume.. Great app overall
LOVE this app
by Jdmcd79 on 2015/03/23 15:53
I've had & used Soundhound for years! It's easy to use & comes in handy when you just can't remember the name of a song or want to know 'who sings that song'
Von Krüger
by Von Kruger on 2015/03/23 15:30
One of my fav apps!
I love this app!
by RedDeliciousSweet on 2015/03/23 15:23
This is one of my favorite apps! Sound Hound often recognizes songs even in a crowd with people talking, and live albums, or just friends singing! And it connects right to iTunes if I want to buy the song, which is really convenient! I just love it!
Good app
by Lynsatmoms on 2015/03/23 13:37
For 98% delivery of correct responses, I certainly canno complain. I'm a bit frustrated by the slowness of the share part of the app, but am otherwise HAPPY!
It's worth it 💰😁💸💸
by KingJaden👑👑 on 2015/03/23 13:37
It's a great tool to use to find out a song so it worth it to download it
Awesomeness!
by Better Body Better Brain on 2015/03/23 05:53
Fantastic app. Easy to access and use and is almost always right
Sound hound
by Zelda3d on 2015/03/23 05:36
The best there is in music
Don't Upgrade!!!
by Tututoyou on 2015/03/23 04:51
Ugh. Like so many apps that are simple and actually work, this one used to and I wish I had left well enough alone. Now microphone no longer works even though my settings are (still) set correctly. This is beyond irritating. Also the app gas been made incredibly more complicated to use and I simply don't know how to use it anymore, so I guess I can now delete it.
Awesome
by Justice013 on 2015/03/23 04:49
Love this app. Works great in places with lots of noise. Picks up music over crowd.
Frequent user:
by KST_PHD on 2015/03/22 23:13
Love it.
Love this app
by Rafuderafu on 2015/03/22 18:12
The best app ever
Wonderful App!
by savannaisbomb on 2015/03/22 14:51
I love this app! It's so handy because not only does it tell you what the title and band of the song is it also provides lyrics, the ability to bookmark/buy, and the ability to listen to it. Love, love, love soundhound!
Amazing
by Monkey272 on 2015/03/22 01:07
Best music recognition app around absolutely zero problems with sound hound
Good!
by Noesticlosi on 2015/03/21 23:54
Excellent application
Amazing and outstanding!
by Afrenchie.love on 2015/03/21 22:39
I've never bothered to rate an app before, but am so impressed...! Recognizes popular, classic, blues, oldies, everything I've thrown at it. Run, don't walk, to get this app. You won't regret it!
WOW!
by Doc 4 !!! on 2015/03/21 21:24
Near Perfect! & the fact that it also shows you available videos...so cool. Needs more lyrics though.
A sales tool
by pighuddle on 2015/03/21 19:47
It's search engine is just great, but I reeeally wish this app wouldn't try to sell me stuff. I only want info on the music I search for not a bunch of ads for other records.
Most used app
by McCrink's on 2015/03/21 18:00
Great app! Lots of great features! It is my go to source when I need to know who sings that song I just heard or if I want to know the lyrics. A must have!!
Mic doesn't work in update
by SupaFlyer on 2015/03/21 03:58
Long time user, used to work great. A recent update doesn't allow the mic to work. Tried everything. Now it's just junk. Going to try Shazam.
Great app!
by Athos64 on 2015/03/21 03:12
There's only one thing this App needs to improve: More lyrics, I don't like the Looks for lyrics sign! The rest its great!!! 😃
Can't access microphone.
by Allison2014 on 2015/03/21 03:11
I have a iPhone 6 plus and it won't access the microphone I went were it told me to and also everywhere else and it won't work... Needs a update or something unfortunately there isn't one... It's always been a good app but this makes it completely useless if it doesn't work what's the point of having it. Really irritated with the whole situation.. Can't find another app to do the same thing. Used to be a great 5 star app. Now it's useless.
Love my Soundhound
by EddieWilson on 2015/03/21 02:18
Always works fast and easy to grab the music from many sources.
Love it
by Manda143su on 2015/03/21 00:17
I love this app I've been using it ever since it was available !!! 👌👌👌👌 even spent the extra money to have it on my phone... Just one click an I can find every song in a second!! Love,love ,love ❤️❤️❤️
Love it!
by Tankysmom on 2015/03/20 23:23
Beats Shazam hands down!
Great app
by Chinxs on 2015/03/20 16:46
So far, so good.
Amazing app
by lcl1127 on 2015/03/20 15:04
I have been using this app for years, since the OG Droid days. Never fails me. Maybe use it once or twice a month but when I need it to work it's there for me!
Great App
by Javzan on 2015/03/20 04:39
Great concept. Accurate and useful!
Fenomenal
by Tito Castillo on 2015/03/20 03:53
Me gusta esta aplicación, logró encontrar todas mis canciones aunque no me sepa la letra. Incluyan otra vez la lyrics
Yes
by Itdoesntmatterwhatyournicknameis on 2015/03/19 22:54
Love it use it all the time when I hear a song I don't know
Sing in the shower
by Bournie's mom on 2015/03/19 21:06
I always sing in the shower and now I can sing the right lyrics!
Best app
by Ashferrel on 2015/03/19 20:30
Love this app! Very easy to use!
Best of the best
by gitou2g on 2015/03/19 16:54
I just don't understand how this app is capable of providing live lyrics of the searched song. Wow wow wow very impressing. I love it. One of the best yet. 👍
One of my favorites
by lightitup on 2015/03/19 15:25
Consistently more functional with each update. One of the few apps that has consistently remained the best. Fantastic.
Awesomeest
by Xatalie gurz 😁 on 2015/03/19 02:59
Omg I love sound hound!!!! When I don't know what a song is that I like, I just simply click on the app and tap a button and BAM I know what the son is! So if you are considering on getting this stop and tap Download!😜
So awesome!
by Doclemur on 2015/03/19 00:19
One of my most favorite apps. It is amazing to hear a song on TV or in a store and find out immediately what it is. It expanded my music library and taste considerably
Great app
by Lolz on 2015/03/18 23:48
Easy and very fun to use this is also very accurate at least it's a lot more accurate than that piece of crap built into Siri.
Amazing
by Dead water hotel on 2015/03/18 13:01
Sound hound is amazing! Il be at dinner and then a really good song will come on and I'll be like what is the name of this song?! If you love music this is your app for shore
Horriable
by Angelina. Mgmt on 2015/03/18 04:49
Doesn't know anything I was playing around seeing if it could guess the song and it took it 10 times to guess take me to church one of the new and hottest songs out right now this app is Horriable worst app I have ever downloaded don't waste your time !!!
Way better than "shazayum"
by Bluteeth on 2015/03/18 02:34
This app hasn't failed to identify a single song and I listen to some pretty abnormal stuff. Even has tons of links and info on the artists and lyrics that sync to the music for more of the popular songs (karaoke style). Won't be deleting this EVER
Best!!
by Pete n Pete on 2015/03/17 17:53
No crashes. Hard to stump this app. I have only stumped it twice with hundreds of songs I've tried it on.
Love it!
by Betty311 on 2015/03/17 14:54
I love it! Love the way that it links with Spotify!
Amazing
by Bruthasean on 2015/03/16 23:28
Love this app. I have used it for a long time now, and this app has never failed me in any way. Get it!
Best song ID app available
by Lkf27 on 2015/03/16 15:00
I'm have had sound hound for years now and it has helped me identify songs from loud restaurants tv ads and shows. Pretty much anywhere you are and want to find out a songs title or artist name this app can do it. It is awesome!!
Love it
by Jiz Biz on 2015/03/16 14:51
Best app out there!
Disgusting
by lasjdglkajshdlgkjas on 2015/03/15 16:27
Doesnt have ANY good music on it, only now generation crappy justin beiber and some black guy with gold teeth
Microphone not working!!!
by Mamagina1967 on 2015/03/14 06:11
I agree with other reviewer, can't utilize sound hound to ID music playing. Tried finding info on how to enable microphone and no luck! Really sad that app not working!
How do it know???
by BobbyBR54949 on 2015/03/14 00:01
This app absolutely blows me away in a hurricane of amazement! As long as you have a good connection, you have access to all you'd ever want to know about the song you're hearing... It's always so accurate and quick to load. I still have no clue how it works, but it certainly does!
Can't access microphone :-(
by BewareOfPenguin on 2015/03/13 21:40
I've been a loyal user of SoundHound for a few years now. The app is been really great and I've really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately a recent update has broken access to the microphone. I used the link in the app to go to the microphone settings but it sent me to the wrong part of the settings. I navigated to the correct place on my own and it said that the app never requested access to the mic. I tried restarting the app and I tried restarting my phone, both with no change. Then I took to the Internet looking for a solution. About the only advice I could find was to reset privacy and location settings. Did that, but still no joy. Even so, I'm leaving a 4-star rating since the app has been nothing short of amazing throughout the years that I've used it. But unfortunately, not being able to use the microphone is kind of a big deal with this app. I hope to see this remedied in a future update.
Spot on!!! Highly recommended by @NDRTKR
by NDRTKR on 2015/03/13 20:44
Love the accuracy... Very fast results and only need a few seconds of the song. Purchase song, enjoy!
Love it
by Cbrodz863 on 2015/03/13 18:28
Best thing I have gotten
Love This App!
by Honey Lova on 2015/03/13 16:27
I love this app more than any other app out there! Not only can u rate the song and post it on ur social media page but u can listen to it again and again! #bestappever!
An app I can't live without!
by BellaBuckeye on 2015/03/13 06:42
I love this app! There's so many songs I hear at random places and I use this app to figure out the song to purchase! I've made playlists for my parents just by using this app to identify old songs I'm not familiar with! Love that it identifies the song accurately, gives lyrics, and gives background information on artists, songs & albums!
Handy App
by Uncle_Woody_77 on 2015/03/13 01:39
Don't have to wonder "what that darn song is" anymore.
Awesome app
by Rider1 60 on 2015/03/12 22:29
Refer to title
It works!
by accumind on 2015/03/12 22:05
I haven't used sound hound in a while, and had finally given up on shazam. It couldn't find ("move closer") anything. Sound hound works flawlessly! Including just about anything foreign! Soooo impressed! I'm back sound hound!!!
Love this app!
by Irishtimes on 2015/03/12 19:57
I'm amazed by this. Of course, I'm older so the speed at which this works is incredible. It's a great app.
One of the best, if not the best, App I have!!!
by jimmymac31455 on 2014/09/12 11:16
I know that there are other music identifying apps out there. Actually, I think I have another one on this phone. But the point is that this was my first and it just keeps getting better. I don't think amongst my second tier of apps that I have one I consider even close to the use I have for this one. My first tier of apps are like messaging, weather, a book reading app, phone app or any of the absolutely necessary apps, which as I'm typing this I'm thinking this app may be a first tier app. This app is how I buy my music. Songs on the radio, in a movie, on a TV show or even in a commercial. I'm not up to date on the music scene but with this app all I have to do is hear a song and have my phone available, then go from there to buying the song or the entire album. Couldn't be more convenient. I DEPEND on this app for virtually ALL of my music. Without this app I would only have a couple of songs on my phone instead of the 217 that I do have. These are not just a bunch of albums. The majority, 90%, are through Soundhound and 1 by 1, and I still listen to 97% of the ones I have. Incredible app, brought me back to music. Jimmymac Yhg
Not sure about the new map feature...
by Percival! on 2013/08/01 16:43
I love SoundHound, and I would love to give it four or maybe even five stars. After this most recent release, you now have the ability to tap on a map, and the app will display album art from people who have used SoundHound to tag music in the map. I love this new feature, with the exception of one thing – the album art seems to know exactly where it was tagged. What I mean by that is that, to test it out, I tagged one of my songs and then checked the map. Sure enough, within seconds the album art for that song appeared – exactly where my house is. I think that, for privacy reasons, SoundHound needs to update this so that it is a little less accurate on your location. I don't want other people knowing exactly where I was when I tagged it, especially since I'm usually at home. Wouldn't accuracy to within, say, a quarter-mile be close enough? All they would have to do to change this is make the album art slightly larger when you zoom in, and offset its center on the image randomly by about a centimeter. If they make that change, I will revise this up to four stars, because the app itself is great. But nowadays privacy is a real concern, and SoundHound needs to be a little more aware of that.
Promising
by pplaycock on 2010/10/10 09:48
This app appears to have promise. I say that as I am reviewing it after only having tested it on two songs playing through my iPhone 4 speakers, streaming from Pandora Radio's The Fray channel. It recognized both songs as it should. So, plus points are not given in that regard. Plus points are given based on the speed in which the app opened and in which it delivered the results. Fast! That is the key component given that technology is proven in this area. How many times has a music clip played on tv that you could not capture due to speed shortfalls? Plus points are also given for the provision of lyrics. Yes! We want this! Right! I could go on with the favorables but that is enough for an app that is free. FREE! Minuses, only provides 5 free reads a month and cannot copy lyric text on an iPhone. The first is only a slight negative as the app provides opportunities to earn more free reads. Hence, this review. Note, I wouldn't have written it if I didn't want the extra free reads. What does that tell you? I like the app and plan to use it. In fact, I plan to use it right now. It's a beautiful day, a song of like name is streaming and I want to know every lyric Bono is belting out.
Suggestion To Help Parents
by spydrlink on 2012/06/19 20:10
This is a great app and I absolutely love the features that it offers, especially the synchronized lyrics. Perhaps you could take it a step further though. For those of us with younger kids, they tend to like the same music we do. However a lot of the music we purchase has various "naughty words" that we're not quite ready to subject are kids to. It would be a great addition if parents could play their own music through SoundHound with the option of "blanking" out the explicit words. If you combine your syncing lyrics option with some known explicit language filters, you could force the muting of the music or a vocal reversal in those troublesome parts. This way parents wouldn't have to be concerned about if there's bad words or not, and we wouldn't have to buy the "clean version" of songs. This would also let parents give their kids their own iPod, lock down the music app, and instead make SoundHound their music player app. Might require a parental passcode on the app so kids couldn't change it. Thanks for the great app and for listening.
Used to love it...
by WileyReb on 2012/12/30 14:17
This used to be one of my favorite Apps. Opened quickly, started listening to the music I wanted to identify, and quickly brought up the music info. I often went directly to iTunes from to purchase the song, music, CD, or whatever. Then they added in all these useless upgrades, like showing what others in this area are listening to (this is a rural farm...doubt the horses or cattle use SoundHound). Now this App is very slow to open, when open, is slow to begin listening, often pulls up new screen(s) of what others are listening to (I could care less) and then fails to 'hear' the music even when held up to the speaker. It even did this when tested against well known, current hits or classic holiday music! So, Apple suggested to make sure no other Apps were open in background, then reopen SoundHound to start over, but it STILL opened extremely slowly then failed to ID music. Used to like this enough to consider upgrading to the paid version of SoundHound, but no way now!! Don't waste your time with this one. Goodbye SoundHound. It was great using you before you changed by adding in garbage that bogs down the best part of the original App, listening to and ID'ing music that we often went on to purchase. Now it's time for you to go. DON'T bother with this App!!
Best Music App ever!!!!
by ashleyn596 on 2011/11/22 11:18
This is the #1 Best App to search and download your favorite music & songs! Its SO easy to use...w/ no hassle at all, u just download the app and you're ready to GO! Its so quick & simple; it has every feature I've ever wanted my music search engine to do, all-in-one! And, the best part is... it's Free! Plus, it has one of the largest Music Libraries available - (so you will always get results). It's database has a wide variety of music, and includes everything from the classic oldies your parents loved, plus all of today's newest mixes, from the hottest artists) - & the best part is it's all in one place...amazing! SoundHound always finds the exact right song I'm looking for. And if it can't match the exact song immediately, it provides you with a list of songs you can choose from; w/ similar titles, artists, or lyrics - so u can find the song you're looking for. You can also Bookmark your searches & save your history, for review for later. I promise, this is the only music search engine you'll ever need. A++++++++
works sometimes
by dakotawulf on 2011/01/10 14:32
Just downloaded this app. Tried it out on Gregg Allman's new album, Low Country Blues, on NPR radio. Said "there were no close matches," and I held my device right next to the speaker. When considering that fact that he has been recording albums since the late 1960's, you would think that Soundhound would know who he is and have him in their database. But apparently not. I wonder how many other recording artists aren't in their database? Even tried it with Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. Agaiin nothing. And Robert Plant has also been recording albums since the late 1960's. Or doesn't it know any artists that have been making albums for that long? I could understand if it were some "virtually" unheard of artist; but not when it's Gregg Allman & Robert Plant. But in all fairness, did try it with couple other artists/songs and it was correct. Will continue testing on various other artists before deciding to spend $5 on full version or not. But had better do job at recongizing musicans who have been making albums for a long time before I'll buy the full version.
WOW!!!!!!!
by Timmy9944 on 2012/09/22 02:43
All I can say is wow. I've been trying to ID a song I keep hearing at the hockey game. One I those songs that when you hear the cut, you need to know what it is, but it slips your mind 2 hours after the game and you don't think twice About it until months later... Tried y@hoo answers and other sites, no luck. How many responses for Gary Glitter can you get... Tried other phone apps, no luck. Ended up recording a cut on my PC while playing back a game with N(H)L Game Center. Meant to post it on Y@U-Tube to try and get and ID but never got around to it. Saw this app by chance and decided to give it a go considering the other feedback. Didn't think it would work. This cut was ugly. Bad acoustics, announcers talking over the music, game noise ... I mean ugly. But WOW! NAILED IT in about 6 seconds. Turns out it was "Black Tide - Warriors of Time." (In the end, not the best song through and through, but yeah, the cuts were there all right). Would definitely recommend after this experience!
Can't access microphone :-(
by BewareOfPenguin on 2015/03/13 21:40
I've been a loyal user of SoundHound for a few years now. The app is been really great and I've really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately a recent update has broken access to the microphone. I used the link in the app to go to the microphone settings but it sent me to the wrong part of the settings. I navigated to the correct place on my own and it said that the app never requested access to the mic. I tried restarting the app and I tried restarting my phone, both with no change. Then I took to the Internet looking for a solution. About the only advice I could find was to reset privacy and location settings. Did that, but still no joy. Even so, I'm leaving a 4-star rating since the app has been nothing short of amazing throughout the years that I've used it. But unfortunately, not being able to use the microphone is kind of a big deal with this app. I hope to see this remedied in a future update.
Superior to Shazam in all ways but one
by Michael L on 2011/09/09 22:56
PROS: I used Shazam to much frustration for months, as it would always crash, wouldn't save captured songs if I was somewhere without a connection. I switched to Soundhound and found it better--it does classical music, has a zippier interface, is much more stable, and is all around better. CON: The only exception where Shazam is better: for the newest songs on the radio (i.e. today I heard David Guetta's "Without You" on the radio) it does not have it in the database. I "captured" it several times just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. Then I tested it on Shazam which identified the song right away. This has happened for several songs now, I remember one song which had been on the radio for WEEKS that Soundhound still couldn't identify. I realize it's impossible to keep up with all new music everywhere, but if it's a Top 50's billboard song playing on the radio for weeks it should be in your database.
Great app!
by AlejaWeasleyGranger on 2010/08/09 04:20
I'm hooked with this app ever since I got it, it's amazing. Out of all the songs I asked it to identify, two didn't give me any results, but that is because they are typical foreign music so I really didn't count on them to be found. However, it did get me out of some big doubts that I had with some songs titles or artists. On the downside, sometimes the app crashes or gets interrumptions in the music playing, which does not happen very often but still is really annoying. Please fix that soon. I'd also suggest that you enable it to iOS 4 and multitasking compatibility; these improvements would definitely give this app 5 stars. Also, five IDs may be enough for some people, but for music true lovers and people who keep finding new music everyday it's certainly not so. I know that selling extra IDs is a big part of what keeps you going, but I think that 10 or 15 free monthly IDs would be good enough. Anyways, great app, and keep going! :)
Simply the best.
by C0RD on 2014/03/05 17:31
After using Shazam for awhile and trying Soundhound out, I am absolutely amazed. One time I was listening to my own music and I clicked Soundhound, lo and behold it already knows what I'm listening to! And shows me the lyrics that are being sung in real time, what?! Then I start scrolling through the lyrics. Just to see what would happen I double tap and BAM the song skips back to those lyrics, I was blown away. Another time I had this song stuck I my head but I didn't remember the lyrics. I took Soundhound out and hummed them, not expecting it to actually work. To my surprise it came up with exactly the song I was looking for! I'm simply flabbergasted. I deleted Shazam instantly, it's nothing in comparison. Shazam is to Soundhound as Internet explorer is to google chrome. Do yourself a favor and download Soundhound, I'm literally not even joking.
Pretty good
by StuartDole on 2011/08/08 05:26
Well, I have this "mystery CD" of slow piano music, given to me years ago by a massage therapist, and I've been wanting to find out who the aritst is, and what album(s) it is. SouindHound thought it could identify about 60% of the tracks, but it was wrong on all of them. I went to iTunes and checked what it thought they were, and it wasn't close (though they were nice pieces - I discovered some good stuff). It did get the last track on the album, which may be a different artist anyway, so it's not batting 1000, but it's a fun experiment. I tried some classical, and it did identify Beethoven's Sonata in C-minor (the "Moonlight Sonata"), but didn't get the pianist or the performance - close, but no cigar. There's a lot of subtle variation from performance to performance that's meaningful to those who love classical music that seems lost on a product like this - maybe the algorithms could be tweeked for classical fans to be more discerning? Haven't tried it with more off-beat classical yet.
Few songs it doesn't have
by kuhzooangel on 2013/03/18 18:21
There's a few obscure songs it won't have but I am able to update and clean out my music collection because I can sing or play my music. However if you play the music on the guitar or a Prather instrument it doesn't recognize it. It knows only your vocal or the track. It recognizes you singing off key which means it works pretty good so for a program to do that is why I gave it 5 stars! I would definitely recommend. It would have gotten lower if it were a pay app for the lack of obscure songs and inability to recognize music played on instruments. For being free I think this app really is the music catalogs best friend! If you haven't downloaded it by now you really should! This app is also available on that other platform and works just as we'll over there.
Play it again, Sam
by NKNY91 on 2012/01/18 20:51
Great app for anyone who’s ever asked, “what’s the name of this song?” Very simple to understand and use- I like all the additional options the search results yield (artist info, tour dates, album info, etc…). Doesn’t require me to do any more than simply push a button. Results are saved for later reference. Much more effective than my old method of finding unknown songs (Googling random lyrics). Once in a while I have to retry for it to recognize a song, but it has yet to not pull through. Background noise will interfere with your results, but I find this to only be a minor annoyance. One of my favorite apps and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add new and/or lesser known songs to their music library or is just curious about what song they’re listening to.
STILL my go to for finding music
by WUT?? on 2013/03/08 04:11
Sound Hound is almost always right on. I have some very obscure music that was given to me as a present a long time ago without any documentation, SH has found almost all of it for me so I could buy copies (the CD has degraded and is no longer playable) - oddly tho it has recently begun taking me to video versions of songs in iTunes and here is why they still get 5 (6 if it were possible) their tech support has been fantastic - even when initially unable to duplicate my problem they kept at it until it was verified and let me know that they are still working on it! wow, many would have just said, eh, can't verify, thanks and have a nice day. I plan to purchase the infinite version even though the free one is great just to support these guys. terrific!
I rarely get lyrics except look up
by Aircavmedic on 2014/06/13 21:06
I used to get live scrolling kyrics with the top paid version- I can't even get them for Led Zeppilin- I am frustrated & tried all things- what has it gone from good to worse. Odd that I have been usingb& recommending this app, yet the new version I cannot get any live scrolling apps. So what the heck am I doing wrong. I play a song & I keep getting look up lyrics-all lyrics that are from common groups. Doors, Led Zep- where did they go? Have to say other parts of update good but until I figure this out.. I have been using a while now & just gets better. I find charts, you tubes , so Much more-I can hear lyrics I never knew what the artist was singing- but to find lyrics even in Blues category by a different artist & he might use different word-This is probably one of best apps & most used I have purchased- Well worth full version & gets better & better- treat yourself if you love music- Best money you will have spent on a good music app- Thank You
Holy crap! It really works!
by Greyson Fauchard on 2010/06/23 23:50
There are two songs I've been looking for for 7 years. Back in the day they were pretty famous, I think, but now they are old and obscure J-pop songs that I never knew the song titles or artists of - I had only heard them on the radio or in a store when shopping, so I only knew the melody of the chorus in each case. Over those 7 years, I spent countless hours on the internet looking for any clues as to what they were to no avail. I downloaded this app, hummed what I knew, and in 30 seconds I had both of them! Holy crap! It really works! Now, truth be told, I don't know if I'll use this often enough to merit upgrading to the full version, but if I need to you can bet I will without hesitation! Thanks for helping to end my search.
A must have app!!
by SAHendry on 2011/06/06 01:41
This is by far the best app for finding out who plays a certain song you hear on the radio, or any other way to find out which artist is playing the song you you're curious about. Forget about the 'other app' that is out there where you can only ID a certain amount of songs which then prompts you to purchase the pro version which is also limited. However, the best part of Sound Hound is the ability to hum a song you have stuck in your head, into the microphone which then tells you which song it is! All of these wonderful and amazing features are all FREE! The only disappoint one might have is debating on whether to download Sound Hound or not, because you'll be seriously missing out!
Indispensable app for music lovers
by Heyjohnboy on 2013/01/03 16:10
If you just have to know what that song is, what album it was from, what year it was released, etc., this is a great app. They usually show the original year of release and the re-issue year, which I really appreciate, because to me, the year of release is the original, not the re-issue, which many other sites only show. The app seems to take more time to listen now, which helps its accuracy tremendously. It gives you lyrics too, plus videos when available. I also like the recommendations. All I'd like to see improved is the size of the text showing the album name and release year be a bit larger. Other than that, it's a great app that you'll appreciate many times over.
Used to be a good app
by Love2Travel on 2014/08/23 17:22
I used to love this app and it still can find the song with lyrics that you are trying to remember the name, and the artist of. Now to the bad. When I heard a song I liked, I would Sound Hound the song, go home to see if I had it, and download it if I didn't. A typical night at the bar and I have Sound Hounf out all night! Now when I go home, to see what songs I liked, there is no history! All I seeing is songs other people are finding (Well who cares about that?!) then there is a very stupid map, it probably uses a lot of data. It has albums listed all over this dumb map! It's not a map of my area and not any albums that I listen to!! What the heck is this map for? I do not care what song somebody 35 years of age different than me, is listening to!! I want to find the oldies song that I personally heard at the bar, and want to listen to now. But I can't 😠thanks to the latest download. Stay away, not worth the aggravation😤
Off the Chain!
by Tanglia on 2012/06/03 21:59
This app is AMAZING! I don't remember the exact details so my feedback may be a little unclear. I was out of the country on vacation so not only was my phone on airplane mode, but also my Wi-Fi access was off. Part of our tour bus was on a fairly rural stretch of road so the bus driver (or maybe it was the tour guide) had pre-recorded music playing. I liked one of the songs that was playing so for what I thought was a very brief moment, I tried to get Wi-Fi access and tried using SoundHound to find out what the name of the song was. I really didn’t think I’d have enough time to even attempt to find out what the song was. Although I wasn’t completely sure of the outcome, unbelievably, in what seemed liked mere seconds, SoundHound was able to identify the song. Although it wasn’t until I was able to get back to the States. How did SoundHound do it? After I e-mailed myself the results, because it was in a foreign language, I was able to copy what information SoundHound was able to provide, paste it into Google Translate and have the singer’s information provided to me. Thank you SoundHound for being such a FABULOUS app!! You are off the chain!!
The 'Magical' hyperbole finally pays off
by Inf1uenza on 2010/04/30 15:44
My magical iPad finally got magical, thanks to SoundHound. Sing into it, hum into it, whatever--it knows the song, including a few classical pieces I hummed pretty poorly. But it's best functionality is as a supplement to or even a replacement for the iPod app's music player. Lyrics, band info, Pandora radio stations, you name it, this thing gives it to you instantly. I upgraded to the full version after about ten minutes of playing with it. But I only did it to reward the developers and to keep the updates coming; the free version has all the coolest features available and offers a limited number of monthly music IDs that is actually pretty generous. If you listen to music on your iPad, you need this app now.
Never able to find a match
by tylerlovesapples on 2014/01/18 08:40
I'm unaware of how much music Soundhound Inc. has, with which to find matches, but my estimate is that of the number pieces contained within the realms of their likely, relatively large catalog of music, is less than 1% made up of music from the classical genre. Aside from the most popular Mozart concerti or Beethoven symphonies, I've found that the entire genre has been neglected. Numerous times I've found myself strolling through the halls of my hotel to the calming melodies of what I suspected might be Albinoni. To be sure I wasn't mixing up Albinoni with the Vivaldi, I'd procure my iPad and, like a daft fool, hold it to the ceiling from whence came the noise, only to have the app in question: Soundhound, display a screen proclaiming that there was no match to be found. I'm sure it has no problem identifying Justin Bieber, but I'd like the distinct sounds from actual musicians and composers to be given more consideration.
Wow
by grahm217 on 2012/05/21 06:38
I have to say, this is one of the best designed, most intuitive, most complete apps I've used on this phone. I can see SoundHound replacing the default music player entirely, it is THAT good. The ability to search for music by humming the tune is spectacular, and light years ahead of similar applications. If it's a song you already have, they include the option to play the song without navigating away. And then, the ability to tune to your favorite parts of a song by simply tapping on the lyrics is a substantial improvement over other apps. The current upgrade price is steep for a mobile app, but the free version is so good, I'm still considering the upgrade. As it is, the free version is a MUST HAVE for any music lover!
Simple, Fast, Amazing
by winged_ninja on 2011/01/19 00:20
The music recognition of this app is not only accurate, but it's fast. It will probably take between five and ten seconds at most, and once it finds the song, there is usually a full list of helpful information. It tells the song, album, and artist; allows you to sample it and provides a link for it on iTunes; lists the tracks on the album, the lyrics, and the composers (when available). I have only tested it with an actual playback of the song, so I can't guarantee it works like it says it does with the humming. I assume it does, though, and even if it didn't, it's still well worth it (free, after all). I was very pleased with this app, and it saved me a lot of time looking up songs.
Very good. But…
by ~{Semi Colin}~ on 2013/12/23 03:09
I like the app a lot. The one thing that bugs me about this app, it's a lot like Shazam. But you guys do something that Shazam doesn't, singing and humming. Although, if you guys are looking to beat Shazam at its own game, here's some advice: - Improve the interface. I love the way the app looks, very pretty. Although I like to be able to go the previous page by swiping from the edge of the screen, you can't seem to do that here. - Stop listening when needed. One think I like about Shazam, it will stop listening once it figures out what song it is. I don't like to have to make it stop listening because I'm not sure if it will understand it. - Um, where'd you get my music. I like that feature, but… how'd you do that? I feel a little violated. Privacy please?
Great app
by Taco Tickler on 2015/02/28 15:45
I rarely write reviews unless it's a bad app but SoundHound is the exception. I actually had Shazam for a while b4 SoundHound even came out. Someone told me about SoundHound so I tried it. I liked it so much that I bought the paid version for around $2.99, I think. Idk it was a looong time ago. SoundHound. Worth it! To the developers, to take this app to the next level, make it possible to use SoundHound while listening to a video or audio recording that is playing on the same device. In other words, while watching a movie on Netflix on my iPhone I would like to use that same iPhone to use SoundHound to look up a song playing in the background of a movie or audio file or video file.
WOW!!! Better than Shazam!!!
by Snake Eyes XIII on 2010/05/16 04:32
I was verrry skeptical at first. What could be better than Shazam?!? It gets the song right most times if the conditions are just right... Well I just tested this app in the worst possible conditions, outdoor cafe: wind, traffic, talking, dishes, and my lady walking up in heels... and it got it right! Not once, but thrice! But Shazam is free right? Nope. They charge too after 5. But I never use either that often. As a nice plus, it does load faster (I hate missing the end of a song just cuz it loads slow) aaaand the tag button is HUGE! half the screen! Unlike Shazam's tiny corner tag now button. I feel Billy Mays here, but wait, there's more! It starts scanning AS it's listening, so you get the fastest results possible. Nice.
Good App...could be Great
by Vladamirdrac on 2014/09/25 22:08
I've been using this app for a couple yrs now and is still the best out there. A few things I think could make this a "great" app: 1. When the lyrics don't populate, it searches the web for sites with the lyrics. But when you few the web page, it shows the site within the SoundHound web browser rather than safari. Problem: web pages don't flip to landscape view in SoundHound browser and to me this is important for better viewing. 2. If you're playing music to your headphones or other external speaker, there are some controls that are similar to what your iPhone music player has but lacks some important ones I think would be nice. It really should mirror the iPhones music player.
Possible Improvements & A Few Problems
by Steveo Pevo on 2015/02/22 22:28
This app is great, but I think the biggest thing that could help it is if there could be a way to organize the songs you have searched into groups so that if the song name or artist is forgotten we can find the song again by genre of music or even instruments included. Please consider! Update: I'm having a problem on the iPhone 5. The app is functioning very slowly and I'm having trouble staying signed in. My history and favorites are not loading properly. Some are listed as "Unknown Song" and I can't access the song I searched. Also, some of the songs I search cause the app to crash, resulting in it forgetting the song I searched. The app is crashing much more in general, like when I sign out or favorite a song. Please fix!
Best song ID app EVER!!!
by chadvan on 2011/09/23 18:47
I bought MusicID back in January 2011 and realized quickly that app doesn't recognize hardly any Red Dirt/TX country....very disappointing. I am a huge fan of this genre of country and wanted to know every song/singer I heard on the radio without having to call them everytime. I came across SOUNDHOUND about a month ago and it has identified all but 1 song!!! That's amazing considering this app is free! Do NOT waste your money getting any other song ID app, trust me. I use SOUNDHOUND all the time and I haven't been disappointed at all. Not to mention that is displays the lyrics to most every song, even the ones in my iPod. I haven't seen any ads for porn sites on this app either. GREAT APP!!!
Crashing update
by Gallonegro23 on 2013/08/08 02:01
This app is awesome and has been until this last update. The app now crashes every other song. If it doesn't crash, it gives the same song info for a completely different song. I played a song for the app and it came up with the correct info as normal. I then played a completely different song from a different genre of music and it came up with the same info. I then played nothing and asked it to give me info. It gave me the same info yet again. This was only after the app either locked up or shut down completely. Upon restart, it works fine...for one song. Please help, app support guys!
Too pricey and eats up battery
by 57U on 2012/06/11 14:05
This app used to be pretty good. It worked well. Now it is pricey, and the free app is full of ads. Battery went down 40% in 20 minutes. Horrible. $7 is too much for an app you use occasionally and the offers of different music must go. I do not care about the trend, I know what I want. What this app used to do was just fine. So lower the price, take out the ads and the suggested songs cycling through and you got a good app. I would buy the app in an instant. In other words even the feee app was better before the upgrade. It is also slow to load. Sometimes I miss the song because it takes so long to load the app. Anyway, go back this update makes this app worse. And lower the price. - you will get more sales, hence make more money!
Love it!
by Works seamlessly on 2011/06/27 17:46
This app not only identifies songs accurately, it does it when you think it'd be impossible. ie in a car with the windows down on the interstate, at a loud crowded bar, I even got it to identify a song playing in someone elses car at a traffic light! Plus this free version gives you the "buy it on itunes" option button so when u identify the song you can buy it right from the soundhound screen without having to exit the app and go to itunes separately then search for the song etc... It takes u right to the itunes store with the song already pulled up. I love this app!!! It's seamless with my iphone4. Highly recommended.
Beggars can't be choosers, excellent free app
by Kjr12521 on 2012/07/05 04:09
It's slow busy interface usually gets the job done in time. I miss some of the lost features of this update. I don't mind the ads since it is free. I never pay attention to them anyway. I was going to upgrade to the paid version until I read the reviews and learned about the inclusion of ads there too, loss of ability to record music for later analysis and its speed and recognition problems. I'll trust the many one star reviewers, use the free version and keep on looking for something better. Just know Soundhound that you have not instilled enough confidence in this user to earn a sale. So thanks for the freebie and no complaints there.
An A+++ Amazingly useful app!!!
by nt3grals on 2011/09/18 20:14
This app has it all! The music player has the lyrics along with it for almost every song you could have in your ipod library, and the music recognition feature is top notch! Just hit the big button to start the app "listening" to any song playing on your phone, or any song your litening to on your radio, tv, or where ever else. You can even sing the lyrics or hum the tune of the song you have stuck in your head, and it'll try to find it for you. This feature is excellent to figure out what a song is that your hearing at the moment. Overall this app gets an A+++ from me!
Slowwwwwest app ever?
by HawaiiMaui on 2010/11/23 13:24
Using an iPhone 3G so I'm on one of the older phones but regardless of wifi or no network this app is really slow. It takes about 10 seconds for screen clicks to register. On the upside it is free, works away from all networking so it'll cache your recording sample and you can later listen to the sample before submitting and wasting one of your 5 submissions per month. There have been times where I couldn't hear anything but noise in a sample and this app identified the song. It won't do that all the time so that's why it's nice in this app to replay a sample before submitting so you can learn what your iPhone is recording. Once a recording is submitted you can't relisten to it but if it id's it right you'll have links to the real song.
Still the best out there, but has major flaws!
by Alwayshome63 on 2013/03/13 17:20
This app offers more ways to share and enjoy music than any app out there. Speed is good. Shazam is faster. Recognizes a lot of music. Shazam has more in its repertoire. The way Soundhound beats shazam is that you can save the music you listen to. You get to download one free song a week too, that's kinda cool! The major issue I'm having is when it discovers a song, 90% of the time it takes me out of the app and sometimes looses the music it identified... Frustrating! Sometimes all I have to do is open the app back up and voila, it takes me to where we left off... Sometimes! This needs to be fixed. If there were a better app out there I would use it. But there's not. Please fix it!!!
I use this all the time!!!
by Inja1148 on 2011/12/20 16:11
I get a lot of use out of this app.. I would gladly pay the price (currently $6.99) for the version without adverts, IF they were any extras that are not in the free version. But I couldn't see anything extra in the paid version. I highly recommend this to any music lover. It recognizes music from tv shows, obviously the radio, or if I just hum into the microphone. I love that the lyrics appear and move along with the song. Also brings up videos. One of my favorite uses if I hear a song in a film I like and want to buy it, Sound Hound recognizes it.  One of the "must have" apps if you love music. 
ALMOST Perfect...
by Soulelectric on 2010/08/07 08:41
This app does what it's supposed to do very well. Holding the iPhone it up to a speaker has never failed to result in Soundhound finding a song. It's surprisingly fast and, honestly, the app incredibly useful to anyone who loves music! Some of the "extra features" aren't perfect, however, and that's why Soundhound only gets 4 stars for me. The lyrics search could be better. In one instance, I couldn't find the song I was looking for using the app with the couple of words I remembered. A simple Google search brought it up straight away, though. Same goes for the ability to "hum" your song, but I give Soundhound credit for trying. All-in-all, I'm VERY satisfied. You need this app!
Put things in perspective
by Pointe aux piments on 2013/05/03 04:33
An app that finds what you are listening to in very noisy environments, finds the lyrics more often than not, and with so many features for the price of $0 is simply astonishing. Note to 1 and 2 stars reviewers: downplaying this technological prowess because it does not have every single song since the dawn of time is ludicrous. And if you have trouble installing, consider using the feedback button rather than a nasty review ; they have tech support you know. In my experience, this app keeps a list of all the songs I love, and when I'll get tired of the ads, I'll shell out the well worth investment.
The Greatest Music App Ever!
by ☠Happy Halloweener☠ on 2013/06/30 04:00
This is the Greatest Music App that I have ever seen or used! It is Amazing to be able to hear a song playing, that you like and would like to know the name of the song and artist, you can push "Listen" on the loading screen, and SoundHound not only gives you the name of the song, and Artist but displays the lyrics to the song, as its playing, just like I have seen people doing Karaoke. Also, Im not big on writing reviews and, in fact, this is actually my first time that I have written a review. I Love this App and would Highly Recommend it to anyone and everyone! Thank you very much! Rob/Kayakr2
Very Impressed!!!
by Koonstack on 2014/12/04 04:05
I have used this app for a few years now and I love it. Even though it has caused me to spend more money in iTunes. Tonight this app blew me away. I put it to the test by playing a classical music song I had. I was shocked when it was able to identify the song. It even identified the correct orchestra. I then tested it with a very common Christmas song. Again I was surprised it was able to tell the difference between who sang the song and the thousands of other performers of the song. I would definitely recommend it to everyone!!!! Love the links to iTunes for the songs it identified.
Used to be great, now it's slow
by Marcus Anderville on 2012/12/08 18:23
When SoundHound used to just have large button to recognize music, it was blazing fast and I loved it. The recent updates that changed the interface make the app very slow to boot up because it is loads down by all the extra junk that's on the main screen. The interface is clunky and the song recognition is no longer top notch. Many songs that I try to ID are not recognized. I have been a long time user of this app, so I speak from experience when I say that it isn't as good as it used to be. Please bring back the simplicity of the old interface and the great song recognition it used to have. I am going to try Shazam for now. On a plus note, I love the lyrics feature. It is probably the only great thing left in the app.
Does not work for me
by shatangy on 2014/05/19 04:37
I honestly have so much trouble with this app, I wonder how others are reviewing the same product. Sometimes SoundHound does come back with the song I'm listening to, and usually it comes back with the correct song, but way more often it tells me either (1) it cannot hear the music, or (2) it cannot identify the song. Either way, it suggests I hold the phone closer to the source of the music and try to eliminate other sounds. This is impossible when, for example, the phone is right in front of the television and there are no other sounds in my apartment. My boyfriend uses another app and I'm ready to make the switch. It gets one star because it keeps a history of your searches, which is helpful because I will use it to identify stuff I want to download. Otherwise I wouldn't give it any stars.
Wow!!
by DaveFairchild on 2011/05/22 10:21
Wow! This app is incredibly fast and accurate every time! I saw a reviewer on the full version say it can't pick up on most old songs so I had to test it and it works perfect! The humming is almost always wrong in contrast but it's understandable, I've never seen accurate humming recognition. Singing into the mic almost always returns the right song within the top 10 as long as you are clear. Overall: Awesome! 5/5, doesn't deserve anything less Update: I was watching a movie just now and was doubtful that this app would pick up the background orchestra piece but it did and it was correct! Incredible
Love the Lyrics!
by Faeden on 2011/08/08 21:47
No kidding, this is a seriously epic app. It was already awesome when you could just hum a song into it and it would show you who sang it and let you buy it, but now it also gives you the lyrics as the song plays! I'm going to start playing my iTunes library out of Soundhound, because the Lyrics are right there and follow the song as it plays. Thanks to the new update, I can even tap on a line of lyrics, and the song will play from there. :D Just what I was looking for, especially since my only other Lyrics app just died. Keep it up, Soundhound!
Extremely miraculous!
by Fluff rescue is a great game!! on 2012/04/17 04:55
This wonderful app found me a song I'd heard years ago and only remembered two lines from. It's now on my iPod- I'm so happy. Quick tip; don't give up. I rewrote the two lines from my song over and over in different ways, cutting off a few words, scrolling farther and farther down... And finally it was there :) . You can write in lyrics you remember, the title or artist, or sing it or use a speaker that's playing a song. You can bookmark your faves and go straight to the iTunes store ( the page with your song!) from the song. Soundhound, keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
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soundhound is a music search and discovery app that listens to what is being played around you. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, stream, buy or simply explore more about artists you know and love or have just discovered. Have a song stuck in your head? You can also search by singing or humming into soundhound, making it the only app in the world that can give you results, immediately and accurately, through this sing/hum search. As you soundhound, you have access to: · artist and band biographies · album release date and band info · LiveLyrics, moving real-time with the music · music videos · song previews and album reviews · Easy sharing of your favorite discoveries to facebook and twitter · Add your searches to an Rdio or spotify playlist or quick link to stream · Purchase songs or albums instantly in iTunes Beyond the soundhound search, you can also explore: · Top music charts across various genres · music map of discoveries near you and around the world · facebook and twitter updates from your favorite performers · Featured artist birthdays, everyday · Weekly featured song, video, artist and album · Similar artist and album recommendations · Your own history of previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost! soundhound all you like – it’s free and unlimited. Don’t want ads? Upgrade to soundhound Infinity. Reviews and Honors · Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY times · Best music Engagement App - BILLBOARD music App Awards · Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo · "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. world radio · "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY times
Love this app!!
by Wookie2311 on 2015/04/01 02:26
Thanks to SoundHound I can always get songs I hear and love and would have normally not known who the artist were.
Shazam Ripoff
by Thehegelhound on 2015/03/31 22:55
Some theater told me to use it
Very cool app
by Hotpepper05 on 2015/03/31 03:59
This is one of those tried and true workhorse apps I use constantly. Great app for anything music related.
LOVE!!
by Minxwaowww on 2015/03/31 03:49
The best!! Soundhound helped me find SO many songs!!! So happy!!
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by Wazba on 2015/03/30 21:58
The app is awesome but I would just like to know what the difference between this one and the 6.99 one. Please help!
Waltp
by Larry Town Walt on 2015/03/30 17:35
Lovin it!
Love it!!
by VikGrim on 2015/03/29 22:11
Have loved SoundHound for years!
Amazing App
by Gpooh352 on 2015/03/29 21:19
This is an Amazing App!!
Great app!
by VJMG on 2015/03/29 17:39
Been using this app ever since I switched to an iPhone a couple years ago. Saves me every time I forget the name of a song. Thanks!
So useful!
by Allergygal on 2015/03/29 00:09
You're in the car, you hear a song on the radio that you like but don't know what it is or who sings it. SoundHound to the rescue! This app is easy to use and works great.
Awesome!
by Nonamesleftsofthis on 2015/03/28 21:28
What a great app! Somehow it can figure out pretty much every song in about 4 seconds. Amazing really
Mic fix
by Jaredpharmd on 2015/03/28 21:01
I also had issues granting access to my mic, but after a delete and reinstall it works great again! Awesome app...
Great
by Peter Merrill on 2015/03/28 18:47
Easily save music for later
Kamran
by Kamran.shb on 2015/03/28 08:11
The best app in the world for identifications songs
Love it Love Love it !
by alqmaa on 2015/03/28 06:40
I collect Latin Music........This APP helps me find what I hear and like at the Clubs.....Que viva la Salsa !
Clearly the work of the Devil
by momenttheory on 2015/03/28 05:49
Witchcraft is the only possible explanation for why this app works so well. My 5-star review is mostly to keep the evil spirits at bay.
Life Saver!
by penman13 on 2015/03/28 05:44
This stupid song was stuck in my head. I spent almost an hour looking for it on google and iTunes. I found this app, in 30 seconds I had the song,"It Must've Been Love" by Roxette! Whew!
Fantastic App!
by Bobtpa on 2015/03/28 02:44
More features are being added to make it even richer.
Boom!
by Xhfggfhgjf on 2015/03/28 01:57
Way better than shazam!😇
One of my favorite apps
by Jumpinjoey on 2015/03/28 00:42
This app is what other music ID apps wish they were. It is fast, saves searches so you can download them later, and actually picks up songs while in crowded stores. I constantly hear songs I want to download and sound hound keeps me from forgetting and kicking myself later.
Love the spotify feature
by 😻😈👊 on 2015/03/27 22:51
Good app for music, easy way to add songs to a spotify playlist
Awesome love it!
by AmazeBalls2.0! on 2015/03/27 12:48
Always identifies the songs correctly.
Spotify Pop-Up Very Annoying
by mejustowen on 2015/03/27 12:20
I love this app, however, this new 'Connect to Spotify' pop-up is very annoying. It should go away forever when you dismiss it and the ability should be there to connect it to your Spotify at a later date if you so wish. Also, not everyone has Spotify guys.
Not very accurate
by Boulder, CO on 2015/03/27 04:21
Doesn't know the difference between Tchaikovsky and Rachmoninoff.
Exc apps para buscar el tema
by MAJAlinda on 2015/03/27 00:28
Vale la pena descargarlo. Otra virtud se enlaza con Spotify!!!
Awesome
by FLYING ARMOR123 on 2015/03/26 20:31
Does a great job, and is one of the very very few apps I believe has continued to better itself over time. Love it!
Great app
by D!zzle on 2015/03/26 04:12
'Nuff said!
The Best
by k1p2 on 2015/03/26 03:46
I love this app It works so well even if it is a little noisy it can still ID the music😊
Great App!
by Pegsy J on 2015/03/26 01:20
I no longer have to wonder who is singing a song or the name of the song. Just touch "listen" and everything anyone ever wanted to know about the song and artist appears. Sound Hound keeps a history for us, too! I'm glad a friend introduced me to it.
None better!
by 🌺Azure🌺 on 2015/03/25 18:56
I've had this for awhile, and I've loved it since the beginning! Helps so much when you have a song you don't know stuck in your head! Lol
Fan
by jpauley0618 on 2015/03/25 18:24
Always my go to when I don't know the song or I wanna look up the lyrics and sing along with the song!!! I can download the song into my iTunes if I want to also. Love it!!!
The Best
by Boss2422 on 2015/03/25 12:48
Can hear the music even when I can barely here it and got it right
Great App
by ErickaCane on 2015/03/25 03:32
😘 this is my favorite such of music and artists 😜
I LOVE THIS APP!!!
by Tinkerbell7767 on 2015/03/25 02:34
This is the best app ever!!
Great!!
by Grannyhen on 2015/03/24 22:07
Love this App...... Just plain neat
Works everytime
by Chicitysouthside on 2015/03/24 16:01
Love the design, very reliable. Never used shazam but I'm sure this is better.
Where are the classics!!!!
by Br@ K@ on 2015/03/24 12:10
When I type or sing lyrics I only get *NEW* songs! Do the classics not exist anymore, what's with that!
Incredible
by Jen Phan on 2015/03/24 11:44
I think i cant live without this app. although i am a starter, i love it so so much. it is so excellent and highly accurate. i can find any songs i want or i can hear anywhere. so incredible
Rastrear canción
by *maujvz on 2015/03/24 02:44
Excelente aplicación para conocer cuál es la canción que se está escuchando.
GRS
by Grscherer on 2015/03/24 02:41
I don't use SoundHound very often but when I do, I am never disappointed.
Sound hound
by Itlldo2905 on 2015/03/24 01:01
Amazing !!!!
Great
by Lovlycarret on 2015/03/23 22:28
Love it for songs I don't know, or need lyrics for a song.
Pretty good
by Fhdjrjcjtjfjrjdjjf on 2015/03/23 20:49
Most songs are recognized even if there is low volume.. Great app overall
LOVE this app
by Jdmcd79 on 2015/03/23 15:53
I've had & used Soundhound for years! It's easy to use & comes in handy when you just can't remember the name of a song or want to know 'who sings that song'
Von Krüger
by Von Kruger on 2015/03/23 15:30
One of my fav apps!
I love this app!
by RedDeliciousSweet on 2015/03/23 15:23
This is one of my favorite apps! Sound Hound often recognizes songs even in a crowd with people talking, and live albums, or just friends singing! And it connects right to iTunes if I want to buy the song, which is really convenient! I just love it!
Good app
by Lynsatmoms on 2015/03/23 13:37
For 98% delivery of correct responses, I certainly canno complain. I'm a bit frustrated by the slowness of the share part of the app, but am otherwise HAPPY!
It's worth it 💰😁💸💸
by KingJaden👑👑 on 2015/03/23 13:37
It's a great tool to use to find out a song so it worth it to download it
Awesomeness!
by Better Body Better Brain on 2015/03/23 05:53
Fantastic app. Easy to access and use and is almost always right
Sound hound
by Zelda3d on 2015/03/23 05:36
The best there is in music
Don't Upgrade!!!
by Tututoyou on 2015/03/23 04:51
Ugh. Like so many apps that are simple and actually work, this one used to and I wish I had left well enough alone. Now microphone no longer works even though my settings are (still) set correctly. This is beyond irritating. Also the app gas been made incredibly more complicated to use and I simply don't know how to use it anymore, so I guess I can now delete it.
Awesome
by Justice013 on 2015/03/23 04:49
Love this app. Works great in places with lots of noise. Picks up music over crowd.
Frequent user:
by KST_PHD on 2015/03/22 23:13
Love it.
Love this app
by Rafuderafu on 2015/03/22 18:12
The best app ever
Wonderful App!
by savannaisbomb on 2015/03/22 14:51
I love this app! It's so handy because not only does it tell you what the title and band of the song is it also provides lyrics, the ability to bookmark/buy, and the ability to listen to it. Love, love, love soundhound!
Amazing
by Monkey272 on 2015/03/22 01:07
Best music recognition app around absolutely zero problems with sound hound
Good!
by Noesticlosi on 2015/03/21 23:54
Excellent application
Amazing and outstanding!
by Afrenchie.love on 2015/03/21 22:39
I've never bothered to rate an app before, but am so impressed...! Recognizes popular, classic, blues, oldies, everything I've thrown at it. Run, don't walk, to get this app. You won't regret it!
WOW!
by Doc 4 !!! on 2015/03/21 21:24
Near Perfect! & the fact that it also shows you available videos...so cool. Needs more lyrics though.
A sales tool
by pighuddle on 2015/03/21 19:47
It's search engine is just great, but I reeeally wish this app wouldn't try to sell me stuff. I only want info on the music I search for not a bunch of ads for other records.
Most used app
by McCrink's on 2015/03/21 18:00
Great app! Lots of great features! It is my go to source when I need to know who sings that song I just heard or if I want to know the lyrics. A must have!!
Mic doesn't work in update
by SupaFlyer on 2015/03/21 03:58
Long time user, used to work great. A recent update doesn't allow the mic to work. Tried everything. Now it's just junk. Going to try Shazam.
Great app!
by Athos64 on 2015/03/21 03:12
There's only one thing this App needs to improve: More lyrics, I don't like the Looks for lyrics sign! The rest its great!!! 😃
Can't access microphone.
by Allison2014 on 2015/03/21 03:11
I have a iPhone 6 plus and it won't access the microphone I went were it told me to and also everywhere else and it won't work... Needs a update or something unfortunately there isn't one... It's always been a good app but this makes it completely useless if it doesn't work what's the point of having it. Really irritated with the whole situation.. Can't find another app to do the same thing. Used to be a great 5 star app. Now it's useless.
Love my Soundhound
by EddieWilson on 2015/03/21 02:18
Always works fast and easy to grab the music from many sources.
Love it
by Manda143su on 2015/03/21 00:17
I love this app I've been using it ever since it was available !!! 👌👌👌👌 even spent the extra money to have it on my phone... Just one click an I can find every song in a second!! Love,love ,love ❤️❤️❤️
Love it!
by Tankysmom on 2015/03/20 23:23
Beats Shazam hands down!
Great app
by Chinxs on 2015/03/20 16:46
So far, so good.
Amazing app
by lcl1127 on 2015/03/20 15:04
I have been using this app for years, since the OG Droid days. Never fails me. Maybe use it once or twice a month but when I need it to work it's there for me!
Great App
by Javzan on 2015/03/20 04:39
Great concept. Accurate and useful!
Fenomenal
by Tito Castillo on 2015/03/20 03:53
Me gusta esta aplicación, logró encontrar todas mis canciones aunque no me sepa la letra. Incluyan otra vez la lyrics
Yes
by Itdoesntmatterwhatyournicknameis on 2015/03/19 22:54
Love it use it all the time when I hear a song I don't know
Sing in the shower
by Bournie's mom on 2015/03/19 21:06
I always sing in the shower and now I can sing the right lyrics!
Best app
by Ashferrel on 2015/03/19 20:30
Love this app! Very easy to use!
Best of the best
by gitou2g on 2015/03/19 16:54
I just don't understand how this app is capable of providing live lyrics of the searched song. Wow wow wow very impressing. I love it. One of the best yet. 👍
One of my favorites
by lightitup on 2015/03/19 15:25
Consistently more functional with each update. One of the few apps that has consistently remained the best. Fantastic.
Awesomeest
by Xatalie gurz 😁 on 2015/03/19 02:59
Omg I love sound hound!!!! When I don't know what a song is that I like, I just simply click on the app and tap a button and BAM I know what the son is! So if you are considering on getting this stop and tap Download!😜
So awesome!
by Doclemur on 2015/03/19 00:19
One of my most favorite apps. It is amazing to hear a song on TV or in a store and find out immediately what it is. It expanded my music library and taste considerably
Great app
by Lolz on 2015/03/18 23:48
Easy and very fun to use this is also very accurate at least it's a lot more accurate than that piece of crap built into Siri.
Amazing
by Dead water hotel on 2015/03/18 13:01
Sound hound is amazing! Il be at dinner and then a really good song will come on and I'll be like what is the name of this song?! If you love music this is your app for shore
Horriable
by Angelina. Mgmt on 2015/03/18 04:49
Doesn't know anything I was playing around seeing if it could guess the song and it took it 10 times to guess take me to church one of the new and hottest songs out right now this app is Horriable worst app I have ever downloaded don't waste your time !!!
Way better than "shazayum"
by Bluteeth on 2015/03/18 02:34
This app hasn't failed to identify a single song and I listen to some pretty abnormal stuff. Even has tons of links and info on the artists and lyrics that sync to the music for more of the popular songs (karaoke style). Won't be deleting this EVER
Best!!
by Pete n Pete on 2015/03/17 17:53
No crashes. Hard to stump this app. I have only stumped it twice with hundreds of songs I've tried it on.
Love it!
by Betty311 on 2015/03/17 14:54
I love it! Love the way that it links with Spotify!
Amazing
by Bruthasean on 2015/03/16 23:28
Love this app. I have used it for a long time now, and this app has never failed me in any way. Get it!
Best song ID app available
by Lkf27 on 2015/03/16 15:00
I'm have had sound hound for years now and it has helped me identify songs from loud restaurants tv ads and shows. Pretty much anywhere you are and want to find out a songs title or artist name this app can do it. It is awesome!!
Love it
by Jiz Biz on 2015/03/16 14:51
Best app out there!
Disgusting
by lasjdglkajshdlgkjas on 2015/03/15 16:27
Doesnt have ANY good music on it, only now generation crappy justin beiber and some black guy with gold teeth
Microphone not working!!!
by Mamagina1967 on 2015/03/14 06:11
I agree with other reviewer, can't utilize sound hound to ID music playing. Tried finding info on how to enable microphone and no luck! Really sad that app not working!
How do it know???
by BobbyBR54949 on 2015/03/14 00:01
This app absolutely blows me away in a hurricane of amazement! As long as you have a good connection, you have access to all you'd ever want to know about the song you're hearing... It's always so accurate and quick to load. I still have no clue how it works, but it certainly does!
Can't access microphone :-(
by BewareOfPenguin on 2015/03/13 21:40
I've been a loyal user of SoundHound for a few years now. The app is been really great and I've really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately a recent update has broken access to the microphone. I used the link in the app to go to the microphone settings but it sent me to the wrong part of the settings. I navigated to the correct place on my own and it said that the app never requested access to the mic. I tried restarting the app and I tried restarting my phone, both with no change. Then I took to the Internet looking for a solution. About the only advice I could find was to reset privacy and location settings. Did that, but still no joy. Even so, I'm leaving a 4-star rating since the app has been nothing short of amazing throughout the years that I've used it. But unfortunately, not being able to use the microphone is kind of a big deal with this app. I hope to see this remedied in a future update.
Spot on!!! Highly recommended by @NDRTKR
by NDRTKR on 2015/03/13 20:44
Love the accuracy... Very fast results and only need a few seconds of the song. Purchase song, enjoy!
Love it
by Cbrodz863 on 2015/03/13 18:28
Best thing I have gotten
Love This App!
by Honey Lova on 2015/03/13 16:27
I love this app more than any other app out there! Not only can u rate the song and post it on ur social media page but u can listen to it again and again! #bestappever!
An app I can't live without!
by BellaBuckeye on 2015/03/13 06:42
I love this app! There's so many songs I hear at random places and I use this app to figure out the song to purchase! I've made playlists for my parents just by using this app to identify old songs I'm not familiar with! Love that it identifies the song accurately, gives lyrics, and gives background information on artists, songs & albums!
Handy App
by Uncle_Woody_77 on 2015/03/13 01:39
Don't have to wonder "what that darn song is" anymore.
Awesome app
by Rider1 60 on 2015/03/12 22:29
Refer to title
It works!
by accumind on 2015/03/12 22:05
I haven't used sound hound in a while, and had finally given up on shazam. It couldn't find ("move closer") anything. Sound hound works flawlessly! Including just about anything foreign! Soooo impressed! I'm back sound hound!!!
Love this app!
by Irishtimes on 2015/03/12 19:57
I'm amazed by this. Of course, I'm older so the speed at which this works is incredible. It's a great app.
One of the best, if not the best, App I have!!!
by jimmymac31455 on 2014/09/12 11:16
I know that there are other music identifying apps out there. Actually, I think I have another one on this phone. But the point is that this was my first and it just keeps getting better. I don't think amongst my second tier of apps that I have one I consider even close to the use I have for this one. My first tier of apps are like messaging, weather, a book reading app, phone app or any of the absolutely necessary apps, which as I'm typing this I'm thinking this app may be a first tier app. This app is how I buy my music. Songs on the radio, in a movie, on a TV show or even in a commercial. I'm not up to date on the music scene but with this app all I have to do is hear a song and have my phone available, then go from there to buying the song or the entire album. Couldn't be more convenient. I DEPEND on this app for virtually ALL of my music. Without this app I would only have a couple of songs on my phone instead of the 217 that I do have. These are not just a bunch of albums. The majority, 90%, are through Soundhound and 1 by 1, and I still listen to 97% of the ones I have. Incredible app, brought me back to music. Jimmymac Yhg
Not sure about the new map feature...
by Percival! on 2013/08/01 16:43
I love SoundHound, and I would love to give it four or maybe even five stars. After this most recent release, you now have the ability to tap on a map, and the app will display album art from people who have used SoundHound to tag music in the map. I love this new feature, with the exception of one thing – the album art seems to know exactly where it was tagged. What I mean by that is that, to test it out, I tagged one of my songs and then checked the map. Sure enough, within seconds the album art for that song appeared – exactly where my house is. I think that, for privacy reasons, SoundHound needs to update this so that it is a little less accurate on your location. I don't want other people knowing exactly where I was when I tagged it, especially since I'm usually at home. Wouldn't accuracy to within, say, a quarter-mile be close enough? All they would have to do to change this is make the album art slightly larger when you zoom in, and offset its center on the image randomly by about a centimeter. If they make that change, I will revise this up to four stars, because the app itself is great. But nowadays privacy is a real concern, and SoundHound needs to be a little more aware of that.
Promising
by pplaycock on 2010/10/10 09:48
This app appears to have promise. I say that as I am reviewing it after only having tested it on two songs playing through my iPhone 4 speakers, streaming from Pandora Radio's The Fray channel. It recognized both songs as it should. So, plus points are not given in that regard. Plus points are given based on the speed in which the app opened and in which it delivered the results. Fast! That is the key component given that technology is proven in this area. How many times has a music clip played on tv that you could not capture due to speed shortfalls? Plus points are also given for the provision of lyrics. Yes! We want this! Right! I could go on with the favorables but that is enough for an app that is free. FREE! Minuses, only provides 5 free reads a month and cannot copy lyric text on an iPhone. The first is only a slight negative as the app provides opportunities to earn more free reads. Hence, this review. Note, I wouldn't have written it if I didn't want the extra free reads. What does that tell you? I like the app and plan to use it. In fact, I plan to use it right now. It's a beautiful day, a song of like name is streaming and I want to know every lyric Bono is belting out.
Suggestion To Help Parents
by spydrlink on 2012/06/19 20:10
This is a great app and I absolutely love the features that it offers, especially the synchronized lyrics. Perhaps you could take it a step further though. For those of us with younger kids, they tend to like the same music we do. However a lot of the music we purchase has various "naughty words" that we're not quite ready to subject are kids to. It would be a great addition if parents could play their own music through SoundHound with the option of "blanking" out the explicit words. If you combine your syncing lyrics option with some known explicit language filters, you could force the muting of the music or a vocal reversal in those troublesome parts. This way parents wouldn't have to be concerned about if there's bad words or not, and we wouldn't have to buy the "clean version" of songs. This would also let parents give their kids their own iPod, lock down the music app, and instead make SoundHound their music player app. Might require a parental passcode on the app so kids couldn't change it. Thanks for the great app and for listening.
Used to love it...
by WileyReb on 2012/12/30 14:17
This used to be one of my favorite Apps. Opened quickly, started listening to the music I wanted to identify, and quickly brought up the music info. I often went directly to iTunes from to purchase the song, music, CD, or whatever. Then they added in all these useless upgrades, like showing what others in this area are listening to (this is a rural farm...doubt the horses or cattle use SoundHound). Now this App is very slow to open, when open, is slow to begin listening, often pulls up new screen(s) of what others are listening to (I could care less) and then fails to 'hear' the music even when held up to the speaker. It even did this when tested against well known, current hits or classic holiday music! So, Apple suggested to make sure no other Apps were open in background, then reopen SoundHound to start over, but it STILL opened extremely slowly then failed to ID music. Used to like this enough to consider upgrading to the paid version of SoundHound, but no way now!! Don't waste your time with this one. Goodbye SoundHound. It was great using you before you changed by adding in garbage that bogs down the best part of the original App, listening to and ID'ing music that we often went on to purchase. Now it's time for you to go. DON'T bother with this App!!
Best Music App ever!!!!
by ashleyn596 on 2011/11/22 11:18
This is the #1 Best App to search and download your favorite music & songs! Its SO easy to use...w/ no hassle at all, u just download the app and you're ready to GO! Its so quick & simple; it has every feature I've ever wanted my music search engine to do, all-in-one! And, the best part is... it's Free! Plus, it has one of the largest Music Libraries available - (so you will always get results). It's database has a wide variety of music, and includes everything from the classic oldies your parents loved, plus all of today's newest mixes, from the hottest artists) - & the best part is it's all in one place...amazing! SoundHound always finds the exact right song I'm looking for. And if it can't match the exact song immediately, it provides you with a list of songs you can choose from; w/ similar titles, artists, or lyrics - so u can find the song you're looking for. You can also Bookmark your searches & save your history, for review for later. I promise, this is the only music search engine you'll ever need. A++++++++
works sometimes
by dakotawulf on 2011/01/10 14:32
Just downloaded this app. Tried it out on Gregg Allman's new album, Low Country Blues, on NPR radio. Said "there were no close matches," and I held my device right next to the speaker. When considering that fact that he has been recording albums since the late 1960's, you would think that Soundhound would know who he is and have him in their database. But apparently not. I wonder how many other recording artists aren't in their database? Even tried it with Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. Agaiin nothing. And Robert Plant has also been recording albums since the late 1960's. Or doesn't it know any artists that have been making albums for that long? I could understand if it were some "virtually" unheard of artist; but not when it's Gregg Allman & Robert Plant. But in all fairness, did try it with couple other artists/songs and it was correct. Will continue testing on various other artists before deciding to spend $5 on full version or not. But had better do job at recongizing musicans who have been making albums for a long time before I'll buy the full version.
WOW!!!!!!!
by Timmy9944 on 2012/09/22 02:43
All I can say is wow. I've been trying to ID a song I keep hearing at the hockey game. One I those songs that when you hear the cut, you need to know what it is, but it slips your mind 2 hours after the game and you don't think twice About it until months later... Tried y@hoo answers and other sites, no luck. How many responses for Gary Glitter can you get... Tried other phone apps, no luck. Ended up recording a cut on my PC while playing back a game with N(H)L Game Center. Meant to post it on Y@U-Tube to try and get and ID but never got around to it. Saw this app by chance and decided to give it a go considering the other feedback. Didn't think it would work. This cut was ugly. Bad acoustics, announcers talking over the music, game noise ... I mean ugly. But WOW! NAILED IT in about 6 seconds. Turns out it was "Black Tide - Warriors of Time." (In the end, not the best song through and through, but yeah, the cuts were there all right). Would definitely recommend after this experience!
Can't access microphone :-(
by BewareOfPenguin on 2015/03/13 21:40
I've been a loyal user of SoundHound for a few years now. The app is been really great and I've really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately a recent update has broken access to the microphone. I used the link in the app to go to the microphone settings but it sent me to the wrong part of the settings. I navigated to the correct place on my own and it said that the app never requested access to the mic. I tried restarting the app and I tried restarting my phone, both with no change. Then I took to the Internet looking for a solution. About the only advice I could find was to reset privacy and location settings. Did that, but still no joy. Even so, I'm leaving a 4-star rating since the app has been nothing short of amazing throughout the years that I've used it. But unfortunately, not being able to use the microphone is kind of a big deal with this app. I hope to see this remedied in a future update.
Superior to Shazam in all ways but one
by Michael L on 2011/09/09 22:56
PROS: I used Shazam to much frustration for months, as it would always crash, wouldn't save captured songs if I was somewhere without a connection. I switched to Soundhound and found it better--it does classical music, has a zippier interface, is much more stable, and is all around better. CON: The only exception where Shazam is better: for the newest songs on the radio (i.e. today I heard David Guetta's "Without You" on the radio) it does not have it in the database. I "captured" it several times just to be sure it wasn't a fluke. Then I tested it on Shazam which identified the song right away. This has happened for several songs now, I remember one song which had been on the radio for WEEKS that Soundhound still couldn't identify. I realize it's impossible to keep up with all new music everywhere, but if it's a Top 50's billboard song playing on the radio for weeks it should be in your database.
Great app!
by AlejaWeasleyGranger on 2010/08/09 04:20
I'm hooked with this app ever since I got it, it's amazing. Out of all the songs I asked it to identify, two didn't give me any results, but that is because they are typical foreign music so I really didn't count on them to be found. However, it did get me out of some big doubts that I had with some songs titles or artists. On the downside, sometimes the app crashes or gets interrumptions in the music playing, which does not happen very often but still is really annoying. Please fix that soon. I'd also suggest that you enable it to iOS 4 and multitasking compatibility; these improvements would definitely give this app 5 stars. Also, five IDs may be enough for some people, but for music true lovers and people who keep finding new music everyday it's certainly not so. I know that selling extra IDs is a big part of what keeps you going, but I think that 10 or 15 free monthly IDs would be good enough. Anyways, great app, and keep going! :)
Simply the best.
by C0RD on 2014/03/05 17:31
After using Shazam for awhile and trying Soundhound out, I am absolutely amazed. One time I was listening to my own music and I clicked Soundhound, lo and behold it already knows what I'm listening to! And shows me the lyrics that are being sung in real time, what?! Then I start scrolling through the lyrics. Just to see what would happen I double tap and BAM the song skips back to those lyrics, I was blown away. Another time I had this song stuck I my head but I didn't remember the lyrics. I took Soundhound out and hummed them, not expecting it to actually work. To my surprise it came up with exactly the song I was looking for! I'm simply flabbergasted. I deleted Shazam instantly, it's nothing in comparison. Shazam is to Soundhound as Internet explorer is to google chrome. Do yourself a favor and download Soundhound, I'm literally not even joking.
Pretty good
by StuartDole on 2011/08/08 05:26
Well, I have this "mystery CD" of slow piano music, given to me years ago by a massage therapist, and I've been wanting to find out who the aritst is, and what album(s) it is. SouindHound thought it could identify about 60% of the tracks, but it was wrong on all of them. I went to iTunes and checked what it thought they were, and it wasn't close (though they were nice pieces - I discovered some good stuff). It did get the last track on the album, which may be a different artist anyway, so it's not batting 1000, but it's a fun experiment. I tried some classical, and it did identify Beethoven's Sonata in C-minor (the "Moonlight Sonata"), but didn't get the pianist or the performance - close, but no cigar. There's a lot of subtle variation from performance to performance that's meaningful to those who love classical music that seems lost on a product like this - maybe the algorithms could be tweeked for classical fans to be more discerning? Haven't tried it with more off-beat classical yet.
Few songs it doesn't have
by kuhzooangel on 2013/03/18 18:21
There's a few obscure songs it won't have but I am able to update and clean out my music collection because I can sing or play my music. However if you play the music on the guitar or a Prather instrument it doesn't recognize it. It knows only your vocal or the track. It recognizes you singing off key which means it works pretty good so for a program to do that is why I gave it 5 stars! I would definitely recommend. It would have gotten lower if it were a pay app for the lack of obscure songs and inability to recognize music played on instruments. For being free I think this app really is the music catalogs best friend! If you haven't downloaded it by now you really should! This app is also available on that other platform and works just as we'll over there.
Play it again, Sam
by NKNY91 on 2012/01/18 20:51
Great app for anyone who’s ever asked, “what’s the name of this song?” Very simple to understand and use- I like all the additional options the search results yield (artist info, tour dates, album info, etc…). Doesn’t require me to do any more than simply push a button. Results are saved for later reference. Much more effective than my old method of finding unknown songs (Googling random lyrics). Once in a while I have to retry for it to recognize a song, but it has yet to not pull through. Background noise will interfere with your results, but I find this to only be a minor annoyance. One of my favorite apps and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to add new and/or lesser known songs to their music library or is just curious about what song they’re listening to.
STILL my go to for finding music
by WUT?? on 2013/03/08 04:11
Sound Hound is almost always right on. I have some very obscure music that was given to me as a present a long time ago without any documentation, SH has found almost all of it for me so I could buy copies (the CD has degraded and is no longer playable) - oddly tho it has recently begun taking me to video versions of songs in iTunes and here is why they still get 5 (6 if it were possible) their tech support has been fantastic - even when initially unable to duplicate my problem they kept at it until it was verified and let me know that they are still working on it! wow, many would have just said, eh, can't verify, thanks and have a nice day. I plan to purchase the infinite version even though the free one is great just to support these guys. terrific!
I rarely get lyrics except look up
by Aircavmedic on 2014/06/13 21:06
I used to get live scrolling kyrics with the top paid version- I can't even get them for Led Zeppilin- I am frustrated & tried all things- what has it gone from good to worse. Odd that I have been usingb& recommending this app, yet the new version I cannot get any live scrolling apps. So what the heck am I doing wrong. I play a song & I keep getting look up lyrics-all lyrics that are from common groups. Doors, Led Zep- where did they go? Have to say other parts of update good but until I figure this out.. I have been using a while now & just gets better. I find charts, you tubes , so Much more-I can hear lyrics I never knew what the artist was singing- but to find lyrics even in Blues category by a different artist & he might use different word-This is probably one of best apps & most used I have purchased- Well worth full version & gets better & better- treat yourself if you love music- Best money you will have spent on a good music app- Thank You
Holy crap! It really works!
by Greyson Fauchard on 2010/06/23 23:50
There are two songs I've been looking for for 7 years. Back in the day they were pretty famous, I think, but now they are old and obscure J-pop songs that I never knew the song titles or artists of - I had only heard them on the radio or in a store when shopping, so I only knew the melody of the chorus in each case. Over those 7 years, I spent countless hours on the internet looking for any clues as to what they were to no avail. I downloaded this app, hummed what I knew, and in 30 seconds I had both of them! Holy crap! It really works! Now, truth be told, I don't know if I'll use this often enough to merit upgrading to the full version, but if I need to you can bet I will without hesitation! Thanks for helping to end my search.
A must have app!!
by SAHendry on 2011/06/06 01:41
This is by far the best app for finding out who plays a certain song you hear on the radio, or any other way to find out which artist is playing the song you you're curious about. Forget about the 'other app' that is out there where you can only ID a certain amount of songs which then prompts you to purchase the pro version which is also limited. However, the best part of Sound Hound is the ability to hum a song you have stuck in your head, into the microphone which then tells you which song it is! All of these wonderful and amazing features are all FREE! The only disappoint one might have is debating on whether to download Sound Hound or not, because you'll be seriously missing out!
Indispensable app for music lovers
by Heyjohnboy on 2013/01/03 16:10
If you just have to know what that song is, what album it was from, what year it was released, etc., this is a great app. They usually show the original year of release and the re-issue year, which I really appreciate, because to me, the year of release is the original, not the re-issue, which many other sites only show. The app seems to take more time to listen now, which helps its accuracy tremendously. It gives you lyrics too, plus videos when available. I also like the recommendations. All I'd like to see improved is the size of the text showing the album name and release year be a bit larger. Other than that, it's a great app that you'll appreciate many times over.
Used to be a good app
by Love2Travel on 2014/08/23 17:22
I used to love this app and it still can find the song with lyrics that you are trying to remember the name, and the artist of. Now to the bad. When I heard a song I liked, I would Sound Hound the song, go home to see if I had it, and download it if I didn't. A typical night at the bar and I have Sound Hounf out all night! Now when I go home, to see what songs I liked, there is no history! All I seeing is songs other people are finding (Well who cares about that?!) then there is a very stupid map, it probably uses a lot of data. It has albums listed all over this dumb map! It's not a map of my area and not any albums that I listen to!! What the heck is this map for? I do not care what song somebody 35 years of age different than me, is listening to!! I want to find the oldies song that I personally heard at the bar, and want to listen to now. But I can't 😠thanks to the latest download. Stay away, not worth the aggravation😤
Off the Chain!
by Tanglia on 2012/06/03 21:59
This app is AMAZING! I don't remember the exact details so my feedback may be a little unclear. I was out of the country on vacation so not only was my phone on airplane mode, but also my Wi-Fi access was off. Part of our tour bus was on a fairly rural stretch of road so the bus driver (or maybe it was the tour guide) had pre-recorded music playing. I liked one of the songs that was playing so for what I thought was a very brief moment, I tried to get Wi-Fi access and tried using SoundHound to find out what the name of the song was. I really didn’t think I’d have enough time to even attempt to find out what the song was. Although I wasn’t completely sure of the outcome, unbelievably, in what seemed liked mere seconds, SoundHound was able to identify the song. Although it wasn’t until I was able to get back to the States. How did SoundHound do it? After I e-mailed myself the results, because it was in a foreign language, I was able to copy what information SoundHound was able to provide, paste it into Google Translate and have the singer’s information provided to me. Thank you SoundHound for being such a FABULOUS app!! You are off the chain!!
The 'Magical' hyperbole finally pays off
by Inf1uenza on 2010/04/30 15:44
My magical iPad finally got magical, thanks to SoundHound. Sing into it, hum into it, whatever--it knows the song, including a few classical pieces I hummed pretty poorly. But it's best functionality is as a supplement to or even a replacement for the iPod app's music player. Lyrics, band info, Pandora radio stations, you name it, this thing gives it to you instantly. I upgraded to the full version after about ten minutes of playing with it. But I only did it to reward the developers and to keep the updates coming; the free version has all the coolest features available and offers a limited number of monthly music IDs that is actually pretty generous. If you listen to music on your iPad, you need this app now.
Never able to find a match
by tylerlovesapples on 2014/01/18 08:40
I'm unaware of how much music Soundhound Inc. has, with which to find matches, but my estimate is that of the number pieces contained within the realms of their likely, relatively large catalog of music, is less than 1% made up of music from the classical genre. Aside from the most popular Mozart concerti or Beethoven symphonies, I've found that the entire genre has been neglected. Numerous times I've found myself strolling through the halls of my hotel to the calming melodies of what I suspected might be Albinoni. To be sure I wasn't mixing up Albinoni with the Vivaldi, I'd procure my iPad and, like a daft fool, hold it to the ceiling from whence came the noise, only to have the app in question: Soundhound, display a screen proclaiming that there was no match to be found. I'm sure it has no problem identifying Justin Bieber, but I'd like the distinct sounds from actual musicians and composers to be given more consideration.
Wow
by grahm217 on 2012/05/21 06:38
I have to say, this is one of the best designed, most intuitive, most complete apps I've used on this phone. I can see SoundHound replacing the default music player entirely, it is THAT good. The ability to search for music by humming the tune is spectacular, and light years ahead of similar applications. If it's a song you already have, they include the option to play the song without navigating away. And then, the ability to tune to your favorite parts of a song by simply tapping on the lyrics is a substantial improvement over other apps. The current upgrade price is steep for a mobile app, but the free version is so good, I'm still considering the upgrade. As it is, the free version is a MUST HAVE for any music lover!
Simple, Fast, Amazing
by winged_ninja on 2011/01/19 00:20
The music recognition of this app is not only accurate, but it's fast. It will probably take between five and ten seconds at most, and once it finds the song, there is usually a full list of helpful information. It tells the song, album, and artist; allows you to sample it and provides a link for it on iTunes; lists the tracks on the album, the lyrics, and the composers (when available). I have only tested it with an actual playback of the song, so I can't guarantee it works like it says it does with the humming. I assume it does, though, and even if it didn't, it's still well worth it (free, after all). I was very pleased with this app, and it saved me a lot of time looking up songs.
Very good. But…
by ~{Semi Colin}~ on 2013/12/23 03:09
I like the app a lot. The one thing that bugs me about this app, it's a lot like Shazam. But you guys do something that Shazam doesn't, singing and humming. Although, if you guys are looking to beat Shazam at its own game, here's some advice: - Improve the interface. I love the way the app looks, very pretty. Although I like to be able to go the previous page by swiping from the edge of the screen, you can't seem to do that here. - Stop listening when needed. One think I like about Shazam, it will stop listening once it figures out what song it is. I don't like to have to make it stop listening because I'm not sure if it will understand it. - Um, where'd you get my music. I like that feature, but… how'd you do that? I feel a little violated. Privacy please?
Great app
by Taco Tickler on 2015/02/28 15:45
I rarely write reviews unless it's a bad app but SoundHound is the exception. I actually had Shazam for a while b4 SoundHound even came out. Someone told me about SoundHound so I tried it. I liked it so much that I bought the paid version for around $2.99, I think. Idk it was a looong time ago. SoundHound. Worth it! To the developers, to take this app to the next level, make it possible to use SoundHound while listening to a video or audio recording that is playing on the same device. In other words, while watching a movie on Netflix on my iPhone I would like to use that same iPhone to use SoundHound to look up a song playing in the background of a movie or audio file or video file.
WOW!!! Better than Shazam!!!
by Snake Eyes XIII on 2010/05/16 04:32
I was verrry skeptical at first. What could be better than Shazam?!? It gets the song right most times if the conditions are just right... Well I just tested this app in the worst possible conditions, outdoor cafe: wind, traffic, talking, dishes, and my lady walking up in heels... and it got it right! Not once, but thrice! But Shazam is free right? Nope. They charge too after 5. But I never use either that often. As a nice plus, it does load faster (I hate missing the end of a song just cuz it loads slow) aaaand the tag button is HUGE! half the screen! Unlike Shazam's tiny corner tag now button. I feel Billy Mays here, but wait, there's more! It starts scanning AS it's listening, so you get the fastest results possible. Nice.
Good App...could be Great
by Vladamirdrac on 2014/09/25 22:08
I've been using this app for a couple yrs now and is still the best out there. A few things I think could make this a "great" app: 1. When the lyrics don't populate, it searches the web for sites with the lyrics. But when you few the web page, it shows the site within the SoundHound web browser rather than safari. Problem: web pages don't flip to landscape view in SoundHound browser and to me this is important for better viewing. 2. If you're playing music to your headphones or other external speaker, there are some controls that are similar to what your iPhone music player has but lacks some important ones I think would be nice. It really should mirror the iPhones music player.
Possible Improvements & A Few Problems
by Steveo Pevo on 2015/02/22 22:28
This app is great, but I think the biggest thing that could help it is if there could be a way to organize the songs you have searched into groups so that if the song name or artist is forgotten we can find the song again by genre of music or even instruments included. Please consider! Update: I'm having a problem on the iPhone 5. The app is functioning very slowly and I'm having trouble staying signed in. My history and favorites are not loading properly. Some are listed as "Unknown Song" and I can't access the song I searched. Also, some of the songs I search cause the app to crash, resulting in it forgetting the song I searched. The app is crashing much more in general, like when I sign out or favorite a song. Please fix!
Best song ID app EVER!!!
by chadvan on 2011/09/23 18:47
I bought MusicID back in January 2011 and realized quickly that app doesn't recognize hardly any Red Dirt/TX country....very disappointing. I am a huge fan of this genre of country and wanted to know every song/singer I heard on the radio without having to call them everytime. I came across SOUNDHOUND about a month ago and it has identified all but 1 song!!! That's amazing considering this app is free! Do NOT waste your money getting any other song ID app, trust me. I use SOUNDHOUND all the time and I haven't been disappointed at all. Not to mention that is displays the lyrics to most every song, even the ones in my iPod. I haven't seen any ads for porn sites on this app either. GREAT APP!!!
Crashing update
by Gallonegro23 on 2013/08/08 02:01
This app is awesome and has been until this last update. The app now crashes every other song. If it doesn't crash, it gives the same song info for a completely different song. I played a song for the app and it came up with the correct info as normal. I then played a completely different song from a different genre of music and it came up with the same info. I then played nothing and asked it to give me info. It gave me the same info yet again. This was only after the app either locked up or shut down completely. Upon restart, it works fine...for one song. Please help, app support guys!
Too pricey and eats up battery
by 57U on 2012/06/11 14:05
This app used to be pretty good. It worked well. Now it is pricey, and the free app is full of ads. Battery went down 40% in 20 minutes. Horrible. $7 is too much for an app you use occasionally and the offers of different music must go. I do not care about the trend, I know what I want. What this app used to do was just fine. So lower the price, take out the ads and the suggested songs cycling through and you got a good app. I would buy the app in an instant. In other words even the feee app was better before the upgrade. It is also slow to load. Sometimes I miss the song because it takes so long to load the app. Anyway, go back this update makes this app worse. And lower the price. - you will get more sales, hence make more money!
Love it!
by Works seamlessly on 2011/06/27 17:46
This app not only identifies songs accurately, it does it when you think it'd be impossible. ie in a car with the windows down on the interstate, at a loud crowded bar, I even got it to identify a song playing in someone elses car at a traffic light! Plus this free version gives you the "buy it on itunes" option button so when u identify the song you can buy it right from the soundhound screen without having to exit the app and go to itunes separately then search for the song etc... It takes u right to the itunes store with the song already pulled up. I love this app!!! It's seamless with my iphone4. Highly recommended.
Beggars can't be choosers, excellent free app
by Kjr12521 on 2012/07/05 04:09
It's slow busy interface usually gets the job done in time. I miss some of the lost features of this update. I don't mind the ads since it is free. I never pay attention to them anyway. I was going to upgrade to the paid version until I read the reviews and learned about the inclusion of ads there too, loss of ability to record music for later analysis and its speed and recognition problems. I'll trust the many one star reviewers, use the free version and keep on looking for something better. Just know Soundhound that you have not instilled enough confidence in this user to earn a sale. So thanks for the freebie and no complaints there.
An A+++ Amazingly useful app!!!
by nt3grals on 2011/09/18 20:14
This app has it all! The music player has the lyrics along with it for almost every song you could have in your ipod library, and the music recognition feature is top notch! Just hit the big button to start the app "listening" to any song playing on your phone, or any song your litening to on your radio, tv, or where ever else. You can even sing the lyrics or hum the tune of the song you have stuck in your head, and it'll try to find it for you. This feature is excellent to figure out what a song is that your hearing at the moment. Overall this app gets an A+++ from me!
Slowwwwwest app ever?
by HawaiiMaui on 2010/11/23 13:24
Using an iPhone 3G so I'm on one of the older phones but regardless of wifi or no network this app is really slow. It takes about 10 seconds for screen clicks to register. On the upside it is free, works away from all networking so it'll cache your recording sample and you can later listen to the sample before submitting and wasting one of your 5 submissions per month. There have been times where I couldn't hear anything but noise in a sample and this app identified the song. It won't do that all the time so that's why it's nice in this app to replay a sample before submitting so you can learn what your iPhone is recording. Once a recording is submitted you can't relisten to it but if it id's it right you'll have links to the real song.
Still the best out there, but has major flaws!
by Alwayshome63 on 2013/03/13 17:20
This app offers more ways to share and enjoy music than any app out there. Speed is good. Shazam is faster. Recognizes a lot of music. Shazam has more in its repertoire. The way Soundhound beats shazam is that you can save the music you listen to. You get to download one free song a week too, that's kinda cool! The major issue I'm having is when it discovers a song, 90% of the time it takes me out of the app and sometimes looses the music it identified... Frustrating! Sometimes all I have to do is open the app back up and voila, it takes me to where we left off... Sometimes! This needs to be fixed. If there were a better app out there I would use it. But there's not. Please fix it!!!
I use this all the time!!!
by Inja1148 on 2011/12/20 16:11
I get a lot of use out of this app.. I would gladly pay the price (currently $6.99) for the version without adverts, IF they were any extras that are not in the free version. But I couldn't see anything extra in the paid version. I highly recommend this to any music lover. It recognizes music from tv shows, obviously the radio, or if I just hum into the microphone. I love that the lyrics appear and move along with the song. Also brings up videos. One of my favorite uses if I hear a song in a film I like and want to buy it, Sound Hound recognizes it.  One of the "must have" apps if you love music. 
ALMOST Perfect...
by Soulelectric on 2010/08/07 08:41
This app does what it's supposed to do very well. Holding the iPhone it up to a speaker has never failed to result in Soundhound finding a song. It's surprisingly fast and, honestly, the app incredibly useful to anyone who loves music! Some of the "extra features" aren't perfect, however, and that's why Soundhound only gets 4 stars for me. The lyrics search could be better. In one instance, I couldn't find the song I was looking for using the app with the couple of words I remembered. A simple Google search brought it up straight away, though. Same goes for the ability to "hum" your song, but I give Soundhound credit for trying. All-in-all, I'm VERY satisfied. You need this app!
Put things in perspective
by Pointe aux piments on 2013/05/03 04:33
An app that finds what you are listening to in very noisy environments, finds the lyrics more often than not, and with so many features for the price of $0 is simply astonishing. Note to 1 and 2 stars reviewers: downplaying this technological prowess because it does not have every single song since the dawn of time is ludicrous. And if you have trouble installing, consider using the feedback button rather than a nasty review ; they have tech support you know. In my experience, this app keeps a list of all the songs I love, and when I'll get tired of the ads, I'll shell out the well worth investment.
The Greatest Music App Ever!
by ☠Happy Halloweener☠ on 2013/06/30 04:00
This is the Greatest Music App that I have ever seen or used! It is Amazing to be able to hear a song playing, that you like and would like to know the name of the song and artist, you can push "Listen" on the loading screen, and SoundHound not only gives you the name of the song, and Artist but displays the lyrics to the song, as its playing, just like I have seen people doing Karaoke. Also, Im not big on writing reviews and, in fact, this is actually my first time that I have written a review. I Love this App and would Highly Recommend it to anyone and everyone! Thank you very much! Rob/Kayakr2
Very Impressed!!!
by Koonstack on 2014/12/04 04:05
I have used this app for a few years now and I love it. Even though it has caused me to spend more money in iTunes. Tonight this app blew me away. I put it to the test by playing a classical music song I had. I was shocked when it was able to identify the song. It even identified the correct orchestra. I then tested it with a very common Christmas song. Again I was surprised it was able to tell the difference between who sang the song and the thousands of other performers of the song. I would definitely recommend it to everyone!!!! Love the links to iTunes for the songs it identified.
Used to be great, now it's slow
by Marcus Anderville on 2012/12/08 18:23
When SoundHound used to just have large button to recognize music, it was blazing fast and I loved it. The recent updates that changed the interface make the app very slow to boot up because it is loads down by all the extra junk that's on the main screen. The interface is clunky and the song recognition is no longer top notch. Many songs that I try to ID are not recognized. I have been a long time user of this app, so I speak from experience when I say that it isn't as good as it used to be. Please bring back the simplicity of the old interface and the great song recognition it used to have. I am going to try Shazam for now. On a plus note, I love the lyrics feature. It is probably the only great thing left in the app.
Does not work for me
by shatangy on 2014/05/19 04:37
I honestly have so much trouble with this app, I wonder how others are reviewing the same product. Sometimes SoundHound does come back with the song I'm listening to, and usually it comes back with the correct song, but way more often it tells me either (1) it cannot hear the music, or (2) it cannot identify the song. Either way, it suggests I hold the phone closer to the source of the music and try to eliminate other sounds. This is impossible when, for example, the phone is right in front of the television and there are no other sounds in my apartment. My boyfriend uses another app and I'm ready to make the switch. It gets one star because it keeps a history of your searches, which is helpful because I will use it to identify stuff I want to download. Otherwise I wouldn't give it any stars.
Wow!!
by DaveFairchild on 2011/05/22 10:21
Wow! This app is incredibly fast and accurate every time! I saw a reviewer on the full version say it can't pick up on most old songs so I had to test it and it works perfect! The humming is almost always wrong in contrast but it's understandable, I've never seen accurate humming recognition. Singing into the mic almost always returns the right song within the top 10 as long as you are clear. Overall: Awesome! 5/5, doesn't deserve anything less Update: I was watching a movie just now and was doubtful that this app would pick up the background orchestra piece but it did and it was correct! Incredible
Love the Lyrics!
by Faeden on 2011/08/08 21:47
No kidding, this is a seriously epic app. It was already awesome when you could just hum a song into it and it would show you who sang it and let you buy it, but now it also gives you the lyrics as the song plays! I'm going to start playing my iTunes library out of Soundhound, because the Lyrics are right there and follow the song as it plays. Thanks to the new update, I can even tap on a line of lyrics, and the song will play from there. :D Just what I was looking for, especially since my only other Lyrics app just died. Keep it up, Soundhound!
Extremely miraculous!
by Fluff rescue is a great game!! on 2012/04/17 04:55
This wonderful app found me a song I'd heard years ago and only remembered two lines from. It's now on my iPod- I'm so happy. Quick tip; don't give up. I rewrote the two lines from my song over and over in different ways, cutting off a few words, scrolling farther and farther down... And finally it was there :) . You can write in lyrics you remember, the title or artist, or sing it or use a speaker that's playing a song. You can bookmark your faves and go straight to the iTunes store ( the page with your song!) from the song. Soundhound, keep up the good work!!!!!!!!
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Version History
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Keyword Volume Hits KEI Rank
play
1.74
36
2
music
18.00
16
search
83.42
15
radio
1.88
13
album
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artist
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discover
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song
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spotify
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lyric
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preview
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soundhound
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review
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facebook
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times
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video
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twitter
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discovery
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world
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band
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