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SoundHound - Music Discovery
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Hey, what song is that? SoundHound makes it simple to identify music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about — open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! It's been called pure magic — and with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered — we tend to agree. SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with the app using your voice. “Hey SoundHound…” can help you navigate the app, activate the orange button, and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound...’ from any screen and say a command! Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Apple Music or Spotify account to listen, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics using LiveLyrics®. Don’t have an Apple Music or Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player. This is your music journey. Curious to know more? Here’s everything you need to know! DISCOVER • Tap the SoundHound button in the app, in the notification center widget, or via 3D touch on the app icon to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics! • Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest! • Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history • Use the Apple Watch app to quickly identify music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular-enabled Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone PLAY • Listen to songs and view lyrics in our free, built-in YouTube player • Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including: App Navigation: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me my discoveries’ Help/Questions: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me what I can say’ Music Discovery: ‘Hey SoundHound… What’s that song?’ Song Playback: ‘Hey SoundHound... Play Hello by Adele’ Lyrics Search: ‘Hey SoundHound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’ Top Charts: ‘Hey SoundHound...Play today’s top songs’ Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’ Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Add this song to my playlist’ CONNECT AND SHARE • Build personalized playlists through Apple Music or Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required) • Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound • View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics • Keep all of your discoveries synced across multiple devices • Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email! Upgrade to SoundHound∞ for an ad-free experience: https://04ii.app.link/RXaRXypntA SoundHound is powered by Houndify, an independent voice-enabled AI platform that enables natural, conversational intelligence on any product.
Amazing app
by Sho Nuff on 2021/04/07 17:22
It doesn’t matter what song, it always find the information that you need.
Joker Daddy 1975
by JokerDaddy1975) on 2021/04/05 21:33
Works great every time
I wrote a “review” but SH censored it!
by captain AppleBoy on 2021/04/04 15:34
If you’re going to claim that you’re sending my review to Apple store, send it. Don’t capture it, and then not submit it because it’s “only“ three stars. You just lost two for being liars! Angry
Great until recently
by Zillanxio on 2021/04/03 00:50
I have used this app literally for years. It was one of the first apps I downloaded when I first got a smart phone, and I used it all the time. It always gave me accurate results when I wanted to identify a song. More recently however, the app has become increasingly unreliable. I will try to identify a song and the app will claim that it can’t find an internet connection, or it will return some completely unrelated song as a search result, or it will just straight-up not work. It’s extremely disappointing. After so many years of using SoundHound, today I took note of all the songs I’d discovered in my history and uninstalled the app. I’m sad that I can’t rely on this program anymore... but I would rather use a program that works more than 10% of the time.
My Go To
by Agt907 on 2021/04/02 21:12
When I need to know who, what, when about an artist, group, band or song this is the music haven for info!!!
Used to be good
by .Oo_oO. on 2021/04/02 02:21
Used to be great! Added songs to Apple Music, does not anymore... won’t even play the song in the app.
"We couldn't find that one"
by wiexenspei on 2021/04/01 15:52
Soundhound used to be so good at finding the most obscure nonsense ever. Since then, they live & die by their new creed, "We can't and won't find that one."
Bluetooth headphones
by lauetcbdkg on 2021/03/31 13:22
Hello,listen music whith Bluetooth headphones quality is very bad.thanks
What song was that?!
by Nckylacy on 2021/03/30 04:22
If you need to know the lyrics to a face song... then try SoundHound 😁👍🏼👍🏼‼️
Frustrating
by sir.yonson on 2021/03/29 09:06
After several attempts it finally recognizes the song.
Accurate Efficient Awesome
by waltherv on 2021/03/28 20:38
A great tool to find and secure obscure mixes with often unpublished track listings. I am a big fan!
Why IOS?
by MrsSkee on 2021/03/27 21:45
Hi, so SoundHound has been having a little trouble. When I first got it, it asked if it would like me to get an older version, so I did. So then, I tested it bc everyone wants a good app. I played Running with the Wolves. It got it right, but here’s the trouble. I thought that I would play another, and I did. I played Robyn’s tune. It didn’t recognize it. I turned it up. Still not. I knew it was bc of the IOS cost of the latest version. It’s a great app, but it shouldn’t need IOS.
Perfect
by miamifan1333 on 2021/03/27 21:19
It does what it’s meant to do perfectly...
Keep up
by Danced all night on 2021/03/26 00:44
Was great. Search no longer works. To bad.
Can’t search history
by Imagine me an alligator on 2021/03/25 17:54
This app has been going downhill for a while but now with this latest update I can’t search through the songs I’ve found. What’s the point?! Scrolling through an invite list hoping I don’t accidentally scroll past the song I’m trying to find makes this app useless for referring back to. That plus it’s not as good at finding songs as it used to be. I’m running out of reasons to keep this app
Not like it used to be
by teedabo on 2021/03/24 21:05
I used to LOVE this app and used it a lot.I noticed the last handful of times I have used it won’t recognize any songs. Even oldie songs. I have even had the phone up close to a speaker and still didn’t recognize anything. Disappointed....
Slow
by Sddffdds on 2021/03/24 15:16
For some reason the UI is very slow and unresponsive even on iPhone 12.
Invasion of privacy.
by CreateNicknameReview on 2021/03/23 21:50
They sell your precise location to 3rd parties and track exactly where you are themselves alongside tap into personal unnecessary data intertwined with this app. Deleted immediately, scammers.
Hmmm
by Rod081 on 2021/03/23 21:01
Use to love SoundHound but it has stopped adding music to my Apple Music playlist! Please get this fixed!!
App unfortunately ruined
by Talon999 on 2021/03/23 00:28
I’ve been using this app for years and always loved it until just recently. A few weeks ago however, they removed the discovered songs search bar, making it incredibly difficult to find what songs or artists you’ve found in the past. Why they’d intentionally decide that’s what they wanted for their users doesn’t make any sense to me. There’s just no point to having a song identifier app if it won’t store your discoveries and make them easy to sort through later. Want to see all the songs by a certain artist you’ve found? Want to find the name of that song you only kinda remember? Stuff like that (and much more) is where the search bar comes in, except now it’s gone. Good luck with that stuff now, especially since my discoveries history is over 1000 songs long. There’s no way I’m going to go through that whole list every time I want to know something like that, but the developers don’t care. When you discover a song, you’ll never see it again because it’ll just get buried before you know it. There’s also no way to export all your discoveries to a computer either, so good luck doing it in any other way other just manually scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Your only other option seems to be to choose to have them try to make a playlist of your discoveries either on Apple Music or Spotify. The problem is, AT LEAST half the songs can’t be added to playlists on either service for some reason. Why? Not sure, app won’t bother saying. I’d just assume that those songs simply aren’t on those streaming services, but when I go to do it manually, the songs are right there. No idea why the app just refuses to do what it promises. I’ve also noticed a steep increase in how often the app fails to successfully identify the song. It feels like it used to never happen to me at all, even for pretty obscure stuff. Now, sometimes it won’t recognize even famous songs. Overall, the app has seriously slipped in quality and I guess it’s about time to get an upgrade to a better free identifier service like Shazam or something. I just want the search bar back, I’d even delete the negative review for the restoration of the search bar OR a way to export the whole list of discoveries in an email or .txt file
Holy moly
by MrCash99 on 2021/03/22 06:09
I typically don’t leave reviews, but this app helped me figure out a song that I didn’t know the name of. Oddly enough, I played the melody on my piano (walk of life) and it didn’t register it. But when I actually hummed it, the app knew what I was trying to sing lol
Love it!
by Mannyfreshhhh on 2021/03/20 05:49
Been using sound hound for years. Best app to use and better Shazam. Best part, it connects to your Spotify and creates a playlist
All
by christipher hargis on 2021/03/19 21:21
I love SoundHound
Works awesome
by Lance staven on 2021/03/16 11:58
Get it
Review
by Wayneious on 2021/03/14 23:58
Over time it’s been the best I’ve used and tried a few others but for the simplicity and the workability and finally database size sound has...it’s the fried and true one I use.
Love
by lou3465 on 2021/03/14 19:19
Love this app. Terrible with songs. Just a tap & it lets you know who it is
Useless
by gfhhdgbnk on 2021/03/12 21:18
Absolutely useless. Tried to find a song that plays on a FB video but had no idea what it was, yes Shazam found it in 5 seconds. Time to delete this useless app.
Best thing since sliced bread
by Labor locker on 2021/03/11 03:22
I grew up in the era where deejays didn’t announce a tittle or artist. I would scour the lyrics magazines looking for songs based purely on lyrics. And stay awake late taping Casey Kasem on Saturday nights. Then I would spend hours figuring out the lyrics that were not in the lyric magazines yet. I have had and used SoundHound for at least 10 years and appreciate the app more than most would know. Thank you SoundHound!
Yes
by Dean Ammerman on 2021/03/07 01:50
Yes is good
Useless for finding anything non-mainstream
by twowheels4me on 2021/03/06 18:51
I find it really annoying when this app can’t find a song it gives the message of no internet connection. I’m done. It’s off my phone...
Wonderful app
by Dream la la land on 2021/03/06 04:01
I am always find what I am looking for. Thank you.
Great Song Recognition
by tequilahal on 2021/03/05 14:35
The best product available for sound recognition. Never failed me.
Doesn’t work at all
by Cardboard pants on 2021/03/05 01:30
Every time I try to identify a song, it pretends to search for 30 seconds and then tells me I don’t have an internet connection. This has happened any time I’ve tried to use this app for about the past six months
What Happened?
by soundhoundbummer on 2021/03/02 19:49
Used to tag a song that would automatically go to an Apple Music playlist. No more. Can’t even add it manually. Such a buzz kill.
Good
by Kip Goldstien on 2021/03/02 13:44
Works a majority of the time. Sometimes you have to get the volume just right. Too low and it doesn’t work and too loud seems to be a problem.
best app i got
by sp1nr on 2021/03/02 10:38
answers the questions what is that song who is that
Won't search.
by CaffeineCarl on 2021/02/28 17:13
All my searches fail. Right in front of the source. Always says it can't find any results.
Cant connect to my iTunes...
by Dannyboyddc on 2021/02/28 08:55
This is a disgrace. Plz tell me a glitch or something I’m doing wrong and I will change to 5 star. Bc after 10 years of touting how great Soundhound is over all the others to everyone I know has come to an end...
Auto Add to Apple Doesn’t Work Anymore
by Trips P on 2021/02/27 18:41
Really love SoundHound but its best feature was the ability to add songs automatically to an apple music playlist. This feature stopped working at iOS 14.0 and has never been fixed. Might as well go back to using Shazam since this feature was the reason I switched to SoundHound years ago. Really disappointing.
OKAY BUT READ BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD
by Quinn :P on 2021/02/27 16:25
Now I love music and this app helps me find the songs I love yet don’t know the name yet one time I turned the volume up all the way and made sure my family was quiet yet it still could not find it. Overall I love this app.
Doesn’t find anything anymore
by bassman215 on 2021/02/27 02:38
What’s going on?! This app was fantastic, now it can’t find anything anymore. I wasn’t aware that I was trying to find something extraordinary, just songs I come across in videos, pop. It still finds most of the “old” stuff though. Good old rock.
IT DOUSENT REGONISE ANY SONGS!!!!!
by 😸WENGIE🦄 on 2021/02/26 00:34
Like in the tidle it dousent recodnise anything the ones that you cant remember are the spisific ones and you would at least think something would come up but NO i saw this app think it was going to be good cuz thare was 5 stars but it deserves 2 at the most. Im shure you can find sevral better apps and this is one of the leasts that you can do.
Used to be great - does not work anymore
by Katnip17 on 2021/02/25 19:09
I used to LOVE this app. I was impressed by how it could pick out a song in a crowded room or off the TV. The last few times I have used it it did not work. Today it didn’t work and I finally decided to test it by holding it near a speaker as it played a famous pop song and it couldn’t recognize the song! It also says no Internet - I’m at home on Wifi, with 4 bars of cell service to boot.
App touts hum to find song
by SB4play on 2021/02/22 20:47
I read that that sound hound claimed they had a hum to find song feature It didn’t work for most songs
Used to be good, not so much any more
by El_oso_mugroso on 2021/02/22 10:20
It’s laggy, crashes, over all it’s not what it used to be.
Trash
by Mister--Matt on 2021/02/21 18:32
Trash
0 for 10 in track recognition
by charlie-hotel@gmAil. on 2021/02/21 00:53
App did not identify a single ID from mid 90’s to 2000 music
The app is pretty pog
by sususs amongus on 2021/02/21 00:25
Ye
This app has gone downhill!
by jvilla123 on 2021/02/20 15:34
I had been using this app for years with no problems. Over these last few months it has just steadily gotten worse. Now it doesn’t even reliably listen to music! To make things worse - IT ERASED MY COMPLETE MUSIC HISTORY! That act alone was unforgivable. Now that it doesn’t even pick up music consistently this app has become a joke!
SoundHound
by DerekBrianJones on 2021/02/19 04:46
Used to be my favorite app. Deleted it. It dropped most lyrics, couldn’t recognize popular songs. Never recognized spoken/sung lyrics. Used to grab it daily when listening to radio. Made me cuss so much recently I parted ways. Feel like I’m owed some alimony. But I ain’t going back to that dysfunction.
Good stuff
by Bombin Ron on 2021/02/18 15:50
Good stuff
What happened?
by Mrmoose25 on 2021/02/18 02:15
Since the last update, it just searches and produces no results. Used to be a great app.
Disappointed
by MandaPandaMac on 2021/02/17 03:46
Only seems to work for older, established songs. 0% for any newer releases. And 0% for using a keyboard or humming to identify a tune. I even tried to get it to recognize Chopsticks and other basic folk songs and it never would work.
Good idea but not perfect
by Saxon Heathen Warrior Paul on 2021/02/16 18:34
Couldn’t help me when I sang it the melody for “Volcano” by Jimmy Buffet. I hummed it very specifically. Then I tried again even more specifically after I found the song, just to see if it would work. I think this App needs work and could be better at searching, but definitely a great idea.
Terrible
by BelledeRavin on 2021/02/15 12:17
Used to be such an amazing app! You could pick up songs that most other song finders couldn’t. But now, every time I tell it to listen it just keeps asking me if I’m humming, even when the music is VERY loud and VERY clear. Just gonna have to find something better.
annoying features
by jonharman on 2021/02/14 18:48
I really dislike that you ask me if I like your app right when I’m trying to look for a song. And also do not like being prompted with Apple Music every single time I match a song.
Great but used to be better
by Count cyber on 2021/02/13 17:53
Love SoundHound! But before the apparent changes, the library of songs seemed to be deeper and identifying the songs was way faster. Plus they always would bring up the lyrics. And they used to sync with music award shows like the Grammies so you could look up the new groups as they performed. Wasn’t able to do that on the last awards show I watched. Drat! Doesn’t happen now. Definitely get the app, it’s great. But I miss the old days before they “improved” it.
Can’t uninstall
by nancorona on 2021/02/12 07:15
Not only has it not identified a single song, but it doesn’t have an uninstall option and it updates a couple of times every week
LOVING SOUNDHOUND
by 1 royalty on 2021/02/11 03:34
You can have a larger catalog!!!
SoundHound
by AudieePooh!<3 on 2021/02/11 02:06
I’ve had this app for so long and I have found it incredibly useful. Definitely recommend for anyone who loves music!
Where’s my history????
by 2cowboy1 on 2021/02/08 12:14
For years I’ve used this app and was able to go back later and see my searches that his app found. They’re ALL GONE! That was one of the most useful features it had. Without it - pretty worthless!!
Several years of disappointment
by Darlacet on 2021/02/07 19:27
Admittedly I don’t listen to the most popular music but occasionally I will hear a song in a commercial or movie and want to identify it and this app has been basically useless for that. Even if it’s playing without any talking or other background noise it can’t identify top 40 songs. I’m deleting this app for good.
App says no internet connection
by Logolight6 on 2021/02/03 01:57
After I hum a tune, the app searches, then tells me I have no internet connection while I’m staring at a full signal and all else on my iPhone is connected to the internet.
Couldn’t find 3 of my songs
by Anonymous2534535 on 2021/02/02 03:56
0/5 for me if possible.
What happened?!?
by theAeronautical on 2021/01/30 04:17
WorkED great, but over the past year or so it’s slowly found less and less songs until now it seems it never finds the song. I’ve fought giving up on this app, but they’ve forced my hand.
Useful at times, worthless on other occasions
by Valvil on 2021/01/29 14:35
This app used to work better, lately if has started to give completely bogus results. Somehow misidentified a groovy reggae song for an alternative music one that didn’t even remotely sound like it in music or lyrics.
Useless
by Sharedsky on 2021/01/28 06:12
Song is stuck in my head and no matter what I did in this app, it couldn&#39;t find it. I bummed it, I sag it, and I typed in its lyrics. Feel free to check for me. &#34;Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat&#34; is what I typed in, sang, and hummed. It&#39;s a fairly straight forward tune too. I even changed up the words incase I got any of them wrong. I changed all of them except &#34;beat&#34; because I know that is definitely the 4th word. I chose everything that rhymed and since that didn&#39;t work, I tried out words that were somewhat similar. I am putting in more than my fair share of work in and this app just wastes it all. Also, the app was poorly designed. Navigating it and accepting things and pressing buttons is a mess. Some buttons say &#34;done&#34; and the notice won&#39;t go away when you press it, it goes away when you press somewhere else on the the screen. It sends you to web pages with certain button presses for no reason too. 1 star is generous.
“We couldn’t find that one”
by ios 5 was the best on 2021/01/26 22:16
I have dozens of pending recordings dating as far as back as 2016! You would expect they have an AI or humans checking such old recordings, but no, if something isn’t identified today, it will never be identified. also, breaks audio quality if you listen the song on the same phone to external bluetooth speaker, when starting soundhound it breaks the audio quality. pending searches are only saved on the device. if you login into a new device you cannot view your pending searches.
App is unable to complete searches or returns 0 lately
by Chris664518 on 2021/01/25 01:06
The app has been failing to connect or recognize multiple songs. Love the &#34;open on Spotify&#34; feature
Bugs
by the Savage9 on 2021/01/22 22:34
It says I have no Internet connection but I clearly have Internet, and it keeps glitching
Video sounds
by chikennugers on 2021/01/22 22:11
I really like this app but I think they should add an option to play videos. Like play a video with a song you like and they find the song from there
Doesn’t work
by brady_a on 2021/01/21 16:38
This app no longer works, whether it’s a song I got from using the app about a year ago or songs that’s I’m trying to find. The app just doesn’t do anything anymore and I mean before, when it worked it didn’t really work all that smoothly either. I’m uninstalling, the creators don’t deserve my ad revenue.
Unable to search when connected to Car Play
by yantothenick on 2021/01/21 00:29
I&#39;m using iPhone 12, connected to a 2018 m550 with car play. I can&#39;t search for songs when connected. Only on Bluetooth when is bad.
Too gimmicky now, not as accurate.
by twilightwest on 2021/01/19 11:41
SH was once, not long ago, highly accurate and returned results in a flash. In the last year or so, the app seems to have undergone some major changes to both the analysis engine and UI (waiting) interface. &#34;Dusting off records...&#34; and so on is cheesy, gimmicky, and rather annoying to see each time it searches, imho. SH also seems to get stumped and can&#39;t find music like it used to. What happened?
Please fix
by Annissë on 2021/01/18 04:39
Searching songs the App just keeps hanging up.
Doesn’t recognize classical music
by joedun on 2021/01/15 08:32
Even obvious classical music it doesn’t recognize.
What happened, Sound Hound???
by CheliNasr on 2021/01/14 04:46
I remember way back when I used Sound Hound and another similar app. Sound Hound won me over because it would recognize some obscure classical. It was good! No more of that. Not for several months now. It doesn’t even recognize popular songs now. I have used this app for years. I just deleted it off my phone.
Review
by nIcehsbuljj on 2021/01/13 20:01
Thanks to the app I was able to find a song I’ve been trying to find for so long lol. With the melody alone!! 10/5
Uninstalled
by MrsPineapple78 on 2021/01/13 14:59
I can google it faster than it works.
Bring back what was
by AllyL0v390 on 2021/01/12 00:39
SoundHound was so good until recently, constant bugs and issues. Whatever this last update is, it has absolutely made the app useless. It will not search songs, it force closes the app.
Love/Hate - Please help!
by A. Gouveia on 2021/01/04 05:36
I love this app and have always refused to use anything else. But ever since they’ve placed AD’s, it automatically stops listening and I haven’t been able to identify a song in like 4 months. For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get around this. My entire listening history is on this app and it’ll be absolutely life ending if I have to use another app. Can anyone tell me how to fix this??!
Humming Feature Wouldn’t Work
by CTH! on 2020/12/30 17:14
I tried to hum a song melody to look up a song. A top 40’s song that I can’t remember the name or lyrics to. Several tries. It wouldn’t work. As a test I hummed “Jingle Bells” and it returned no results. It’s possible I was doing a poor job humming but I do play music and sing for a living... really hoped this would work better.
Unreliable
by FridayTheAlien on 2020/12/27 09:51
I get melodies, choruses, and sometimes random lyrics stuck in my head and need to find them. I’ve had almost zero success at finding songs that way. Tonight was the real deal breaker for me. I could remember the melody for this one part of Bubble Pop Electric. I was humming it correctly, I tried both higher and lower pitch. I tried singing it. I started to remember the lyrics, though at the moment I wasn’t sure it was the correct lyrics. I sang them, and it was actually the correct lyrics, but SoundHound still could not get even close. Eventually I found the song, but it wasn’t through SoundHound. I’m officially done since this app has been more frustrating than helpful most of the times I’ve used it.
Hasn’t worked since last update
by trumopoh on 2020/12/24 19:28
I love this app but I am going to have to delete it because it has not been able to “ hear” songs since the last update
It’s Confusing Some Songs.
by Colonel Asha on 2020/12/24 14:34
I tried to use the app to see whether it would read Paramore’s “That’s What You Get,” and five times in a row it told me the song was “Ich brauche den Tango” by Dirk Busch. Dunno when that changed. 🤣 I hadn’t touched the app in months and updated it today, then thought I’d test the app again. At least it read Blink182’s song properly after that, so perhaps that Paramore and German song mix-up was just that one in a million chance. I can definitely say it reads other foreign songs properly though, because it gets Korean and Japanese songs right. xD
Used to love it
by AlbyMae on 2020/12/19 03:00
This app was amazing! And I loved how it would automatically add songs to my iTunes. Ever since the update it takes forever to recognize sounds and never adds the songs to my iTunes 😩
Y
by tea32711 on 2020/12/13 19:02
It never know what song I am humming, it is dumb
Great App!!
by Egglady76 on 2020/12/11 20:45
So handy!! We use this app all the time!! Thanks!!
Horrible.
by 🧡🧡💙💙 on 2020/12/11 17:28
It’s only found the right song ONCE. When I’m trying to go to music to get the song. It never works. Who ever made sound hound. This is bad, when are you updating. I have better luck finding the doing myself. If you keep on going like this YOU will not succeed.
Soooo bad
by thobla76 on 2020/12/04 18:22
I took the time to write a review of this garbage app because none of the popular songs are recognized. And the music doesn’t even play. I get a message saying “Unable to play current song” so the app is useless then. So, I uninstalled. And I rate you 1 star. Because I can’t rate you a 0.
Used to be great!
by Clutch Cassidy on 2020/12/01 04:32
Too slow ...says no internet when I’m at home on WiFi... I just found out there’s a paid version I wouldn’t even consider buying the paid version by the time I reset the app for the 3rd time the music I’m listening to is over, love the fact it saves into a folder in Spotify but that’s all I love now
Brooklyn Babydoll
by Flower-Doll on 2020/11/28 21:34
I’m a regular user. Sometimes have to try a few times before the song comes through. Otherwise I enjoy the app.
Barely works
by MMan03 on 2020/11/28 15:37
This app rarely recognizes songs. Not sure why it has so many positive reviews.
Not very good
by Mjkrrs on 2020/11/25 02:50
I have had this app for several years, but for the past year or more Sound Hound has not worked well. Their updates have definitely not been improvements. In recent months the app has been pretty much worthless. It seems to have no idea what any song is. If you have an iPhone, ask Siri and get an answer before the song is gone. 11/11/2020 Absolutely worthless! Does not, will not recognize ANY song! How can this app possibly have 4+ stars? TRASH!!!! Nov. 24, 2020 STILL ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS! This app can not identify any song from anywhere! Pure crap!
Love sound hound / but recent glitch
by EpicEnigma on 2020/11/20 21:56
Let me begin by saying: I LOVE SOUND HOUND. (I would never use that “other” app—ya know, the one who says old what’s his name’s ⚡️SHAname.) &gt;&gt;&gt; that said, in the current version, basically since around the release of ios 14, (though before I installed ios14...)... maybe a little before then too, there’s this glitch that happens repeatedly: every 2-3 listens/searches, when you tap the “done listening” button, SH begins to search—and then, for no good reason at all, throws itself out of search mode and back into the “still listening” mode ... which then, without fail, ends fruitlessly (in any number of error messages... “still humming?” “no internet connection” ... maybe “no music heard” I can’t remember. Or else, the search just ends, unceremoniously returning you to the app’s main page ... as if the whole last search never happened.) Anyone else? Or am I THE ONLY ONE?? 🥳
Not very useful
by Sucker's papa on 2020/11/20 04:58
Only could identify about 50% of the music I tried to search
I love it!
by Madai Ramirez on 2020/11/17 18:00
It’s so easy to find my favorite music!
Garbage
by Lord_BK on 2020/11/16 23:55
How can this app have a 4.8 rating? This app is garbage. I tried to sing Vertigo as a test, no results. Tried beatboxing the song I really want, no results. Seems to rely on just data rather than a search engine that can look up lyrics and notes.
Doesn’t work anymore
by ChickNsalaD on 2020/11/15 23:28
It used to work fine but recently within the last year it’s been complete garbage. Can’t find any songs even the simplest of songs just to test its accuracy. I will be searching for a new app to replace SoundHound.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE SOUNDHOUND!
by Musicislife1287 on 2018/01/24 21:48
LOVE this app. I use it all the time both for trying to remember a song I knew but forgot the artist or a new song that catches my ear. I have been a SoundHound users since what feels like the beginning. They have proven to be consistent and reliable. Which is quick and accurate results. One of the main reasons I love SoundHound is for the feature that no other app features. Which is live lyrics! That is by far one of the coolest most useful things about SoundHound! Being able to sing along (rather badly) with either a fav song or even a new song im obsessed with learning the lyrics to, the app is there for me :). SoundHound I felt has always tried to give the user what they want. Realizing its difficult to please everyone, I for one have been a very happy and satisfied customer since its launch. I tried the &#34;other&#34; guys and they were just too commercial for me. SoundHound was the right balance of finding new music without pushing the sales-y part of the music industry onto me. I love it for its accuracy, its fast results, and giving me MORE if I chose to know more. Its all there. Keep up the good work guys!
Return User - Excellent App!
by Coeur de Parisienne on 2018/08/30 16:20
So, my wife and I are music fiends; grew up on it, love most genres - well, except country but that’s for personal reasons no room to explain - whenever a song is played on a tv show or movie - or anywhere really - that catches our attention, we love to use our phones to find out who the artist is and song name. Well, we once used this app years ago; but as apps and space became an issue it sadly went away. Mainly because hey, “Siri has the same feature right?” Let me tell you this people: Siri has digressed in many ways since it’s period of amazing us. When Siri continues to take FOREVER to reply to the simple request of identifying the song - no, this is not a WiFi or network issue as most of you will agree - the song is OVER or the cutscene where the song is used is long gone and Siri still is identifying....well, we’ve had enough. This app is great, always has been. We are happy with its features and will NOT be using “you know who” for those requests anymore...or most other things these days...but that’s a different story. Great app keep up the good work developers!
SoundHound Rating
by GrandBeary on 2018/10/19 14:08
I LOVE Soundhound❣️ My husband introduced it to me about a year ago and I have used it to see who the artist of a song is, to see the lyrics on a song playing on the radio or my favorite TV Station “ Contemporary Christian Music”. It keeps a song I love on a playlist and can go back and listen to it again anytime I want to. There are so many things you can do and/or find out about a song, an artist, search for a song even if you only know part of the lyrics and it will 9out of 10 times find the name of the song and artist, I could go on and on about SoundHound it is my all time FAVORITE APP of all the millions you can get! My husband use to be my “SoundHound”. When I met him he was a DJ and knows who, what, when, where about most any song in any genre. Even though he knows so much about music he has SoundHound and loves it too. I figured he uses it to see if he is right about a song he heard. Again. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT❣️
Good app, not certain about the hate.
by wontpayforpremium on 2020/05/20 07:59
Disclaimer: This review is written within minutes of downloading the app. It will not include problems with using the app in the long term. So I downloaded this app in the hopes of finding a song that has been driving me insane for 6 months because I couldn’t think of its name. I read a lot of hate comments in recent months absolutely flaming this app, and I cannot tell if it’s legitimate, because they all cite the same problem. So I was skeptical going into using the app. I hummed the tune twice and didn’t get any results right away, which is when I realized that you have to go into the history tab of the app in order to actually find the results, because lo and behold, there’s the song that had been stuck in my head for months. So again, I’m not certain about this app, or if this was a “one off never gonna happen again” scenario, but the app did what I wanted it to do, and so it gets four stars for finding a song I couldn’t remember, but loses one for the awful formatting.
One of the best apps-hands down!
by Bee Girl15 on 2018/09/14 17:50
I’ve been using SoundHound since 2011. Its probably the only app to maintained its status on all devices as well. Originally I used the other popular music ID app which (at the time) was totally 100% free. Although, very quickly paid upgrades emerged leaving the free end user restricted to a limited number of searches while being barraged w/ads &amp; upgrades. By comparison, SoundHound is very straight forward, users are offered unlimited searches, a databank to save &amp; favorite their search results, &amp; purchase songs if they so choose. In 7yrs of using this app there’s been no lack of service. The SoundHound knowledge base has identified the most obscure songs playing in the background of tv commercials in NZ to instrumentals heard overhead in the health food store. Approx 10-12 of my searches resulted in no matches found, so the margin for error still exists but the gap is definitely narrowed.
Love sound hound / but recent glitch
by EpicEnigma on 2020/11/20 21:56
Let me begin by saying: I LOVE SOUND HOUND. (I would never use that “other” app—ya know, the one who says old what’s his name’s ⚡️SHAname.) &gt;&gt;&gt; that said, in the current version, basically since around the release of ios 14, (though before I installed ios14...)... maybe a little before then too, there’s this glitch that happens repeatedly: every 2-3 listens/searches, when you tap the “done listening” button, SH begins to search—and then, for no good reason at all, throws itself out of search mode and back into the “still listening” mode ... which then, without fail, ends fruitlessly (in any number of error messages... “still humming?” “no internet connection” ... maybe “no music heard” I can’t remember. Or else, the search just ends, unceremoniously returning you to the app’s main page ... as if the whole last search never happened.) Anyone else? Or am I THE ONLY ONE?? 🥳
Fantastic music app
by Dan-o-447 on 2018/10/03 14:53
This identification music app is super fast and very accurate. I’m good with music and can remember the tunes are lyrics but never remember the song name or artist, so this is perfect for me. It’s also fun to use if you’re out at a bar or sometimes with my parents a song will come on I just keep the phone on my lap activate SoundHound and then I know everything about this song, And they’re amazed I know so much about their old music. It’s great for the music industry also because if I hear a song while I’m out and want to buy it at least I will know what to search for otherwise you just hear the song and you’re not sure of the artist or name.
I Agree With Schimmityweb . . .
by HolyBoy69 on 2017/12/04 00:14
I totally agree with Schimmityweb Dude!!! Because for sometime now it seems they play this game of keeping up with the latest app features causing customers the one to ( PAY )for it (the Proverbial sense of paying for it). I’ve been with this app since nearly the beginning if not, and I have over the years written support regarding the change that has taken place with regards to lyrics. Especially when that was a feature that heavily touted when the app first started up. And that feature in itself was one of the main reason I signed up and have tried to maintain loyalty to the app / SoundHound. But I guess the loyalty aspect is only one way. I should be loyal, but they don’t have to because there is always someone else to take my place. A sign of the times. But is it really asking to much to have an app that delivers the title of the song and the right lyrics as the core of the service no matter what else is enhanced or added to that service??? In my opinion the core of the service should NOT be lost because of updates or add-ons’ or enhancements.
Glitchy, doesn’t recognize any songs
by Nb head on 2019/05/10 06:32
I’ve used this app a million times in the past with great results. Today I tried singing a song I know some of the lyrics to and all of the melody but can’t find. It says there are no close matches, even though off the top of my head I know this song sounds musically similar to a lot of songs, so that surprised me. Then just to see what was up I hummed the fully melody to Womanizer by Britney Spears. It said there were no close matches. I did it again, same thing. What...? Then I sang womanizer with the lyrics and then it recognized it. I hummed the full melody, again said there were no matches, Something is wrong with this, it never needed perfect lyrics before to recognize a popular melody, or even an obscure melody. I can see that other reviewers are saying something is broken too. Can you guys please fix this? Why would this app that recognized a very short fragment of a hummed Beethoven symphony two years ago, suddenly not recognize the hummed fully melody of womanizer? Something is clearly wrong here.
Useless
by Sharedsky on 2021/01/28 06:12
Song is stuck in my head and no matter what I did in this app, it couldn&#39;t find it. I bummed it, I sag it, and I typed in its lyrics. Feel free to check for me. &#34;Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat&#34; is what I typed in, sang, and hummed. It&#39;s a fairly straight forward tune too. I even changed up the words incase I got any of them wrong. I changed all of them except &#34;beat&#34; because I know that is definitely the 4th word. I chose everything that rhymed and since that didn&#39;t work, I tried out words that were somewhat similar. I am putting in more than my fair share of work in and this app just wastes it all. Also, the app was poorly designed. Navigating it and accepting things and pressing buttons is a mess. Some buttons say &#34;done&#34; and the notice won&#39;t go away when you press it, it goes away when you press somewhere else on the the screen. It sends you to web pages with certain button presses for no reason too. 1 star is generous.
zingin-in-the-tune
by zingin-in-the-tune on 2018/01/12 09:59
Again...another app gone commercial. Customer satisfaction no longer exists, just numbers... What once was, no longer exists... I still have this app on an Old phone. Works totally different there, like it should be working today! I forgot about this app after a couple of phones. One day, I came across it again and decided to download it. What a Mistake! I remember when no one knew about this app. I/We, would actually have to help them build their library. I would play songs, then, as per their request when the music could not be found, I would enter the information for the music! Classical, indie pop, classic jazz, oldies but goldies, underground, and on, and on... WE made this app! Now, after all OUR help building THEIR library, they give us this horrible app. Can&#39;t just find the song and add it to your library, can&#39;t even Listen to it unless you want to Pay for more Options. What a Ripoff! Too bad WE can&#39;t have a Wiki-type music app!?!? So Sad.
Where’s the Rest of it???
by CrzyCute on 2020/03/26 05:02
Been using SoundHound for the past three phones of mine 😂 and it’s always been really great. The response has always been quick and the live lyrics make for some terrible sing-alongs to be had...that all said, it used to give so much more! Where’s the extra information about the musicians and the Similar Artist link? I learned of so much music and music history from this. And the videos? And all of the other really neat features. If I’m the only one who doesn’t have it, well I’ve had bad luck lately so it wouldn’t surprise me, but if it’s truly gone since the update in February, I don’t think I like this app much anymore. Might as well google a song if it doesn’t have the heart and knowledge and all the wonderful work put into it from before. 🤷‍♀️
Appreciative but disappointed
by IttyBittyGirl24 on 2018/06/01 22:56
I am fairly new to the SoundHound world, so far I have really enjoyed learning ALL the different features SoundHound offers. I’m not tech savvy in the least so it’s taking longer than it would most to find all these great features. The experience has been great, but, I have to say on one song I was truly disappointed with the playback I received. One of my all time favorites is Back in Black by AC/DC, the playback was a live in concert version. When I heard that come over my speakers, I just dropped my head, SO DISAPPOINTED! Other than that, I have been extremely happy with Sound Hound, I’ve been recommending y’all to everyone 🙂 Oh yeah, you really don’t have to be tech savvy, AT ALL, to use Sound Hound, that’s just to show you how bad at it I am 😊
Best app ever
by christina724 on 2018/11/03 02:33
Me and my friends have been trying to find this song from a club for a year and half. We have one single video that is 4 seconds and we have been using every app out there to try to find this song. Nothing could detect it, but we discovered this app, and it recognized the song with only a 4 second video. This app saved my well being and saved me from going insane trying to find this song. I have been listening to it on repeat and say a prayer every day thanking the creators of this app. I’m planning on cooking a thanksgiving meal in honor of this app. THANK YOU FOR THIS BLESSING. Thank you, A desperate women
Great until recently
by Zillanxio on 2021/04/03 00:50
I have used this app literally for years. It was one of the first apps I downloaded when I first got a smart phone, and I used it all the time. It always gave me accurate results when I wanted to identify a song. More recently however, the app has become increasingly unreliable. I will try to identify a song and the app will claim that it can’t find an internet connection, or it will return some completely unrelated song as a search result, or it will just straight-up not work. It’s extremely disappointing. After so many years of using SoundHound, today I took note of all the songs I’d discovered in my history and uninstalled the app. I’m sad that I can’t rely on this program anymore... but I would rather use a program that works more than 10% of the time.
Starting to go downhill
by hidlod83 on 2020/04/18 21:05
I work in music. I use this app constantly. The ‘improvements’ are fun and all, but the main purpose of this app is to identify music, right? Many moons ago, that part worked. As of a few updates ago, when I do as I’ve always done with the app, all of a sudden, songs that should be recognizable in seconds take two tries. Songs that DO get recognized don’t show up on the screen, and the app tries to identify all over again, and if I don’t manually check my history after every individual go, I end up with two copies of everything, or nothing at all. This is infuriating. Please work on the original algorithm because what’s happening isn’t cool, and if it continues, you’ll find that more people, including me, uninstall.
Amazing!
by KerlyK on 2019/04/28 19:36
How in heck the developers did it, programmed this HUGE library of recognition--or whatever it would be called to techies--is so amazing! I mean, everything I&#39;ve thrown at it, it&#39;s recognized. High praise &amp; accolades to what should be an award-winning app! Thank you for the ability to use it without a subscription, for I don&#39;t do subscriptions. People, especially younger people, don&#39;t see just how much of their lifetime&#39;s assets for their later years are being irretrievably given away for immediate gratification on this and that. The subscription economy is great wealth for the subscribed-to company at too high a price for those average joes
Dumb greed
by migshel on 2019/01/25 00:18
I used this app for years and it was great for last minute tunes you want to know about or tunes that is at the end and you want to find out who the artist is but now recently they have video advertising that totally kills the whole functionality of this app. So u heard a song u want to know who it is, u open this app u click on the listen button and instead of it listening to see who the artist is you get a video ad that plays while ur missing the opportunity to know what song and who the artist is. This is where something good becomes something bad. I know they have to make money but this totally kills the whole reason why the app was created. What’s wrong with regular type non-video ads.
What happened??
by Malikukai on 2018/08/11 16:42
I used to LOVE this app! I used it to search for almost every song I heard because I am a music junkie but ironically I’m not the best at remembering artists’ names or what songs are sung by which artists. Lately however, very very very RARELY is this app able to identify a single song! If it does, its only if its a total chart topper or extremely simple. But pretty much all songs come up with zero matches &amp; absolutely no guesses as to which song it might be. Now I’m not sure when the paid version of this app was released or if that’s even relevant... Unfortunately I’m a little suspicious that this lack of song identifying is a tactic to get customers to spend money on the paid version of this app because this free one no longer works &amp; is anything but helpful or reliable. Disappointed for sure!
Love love love
by Dixiegurltlw on 2018/07/29 00:05
I love this app, it’s everything I’ve ever needed for a music app.. tags every song I hear within seconds- songs on the radio, in the grocery store, in a restaurant, on a tv commercial- you name it, it knows it! Then it gives a complete bio on the band, links to their other music/albums, plus lyrics (usually) and a link to buy the song or just favorite it to your playlist. I brag on it all the time! Don’t use that other app (Shazam🤮) this is the best one out there! I’ve been a subscriber for almost 8 years, and it just keeps getting better and better.❤️ Just do it.
New update ruined it.
by Schmittywebermangensen on 2017/10/10 15:58
I always thought this was better than Shazam. But I’m switching back. Before this app would immediately pop up lyrics for whatever you were listening to (which was probably the highlight of this app in my opinion), but not anymore. They’re now trying too hard to keep up with this thing everyone is doing when they talk to their devices. Which I think is dumb, unnecessary, and a trade down from previous features. Now they’re persistent on having you make an account and attach your Facebook and a bunch of unnecessary crap. I just want to know what song I’m listening to, and I’d like the option to see what lyrics go with it! That too much to ask for?!
The best song finder PERIOD
by DShame1 on 2020/01/13 02:06
Ive used a few, but I found this one in suggestions. And I have been using it for almost 6 years. Not only is it accurate but it picks up songs anywhere! Middle of a restaurant, barely hear the person next to you, and you happen to catch that song playing faintly in the background? Stick your phone up and SoundHound always gets it. In the next room and stereo is on across the house? Yep, it gets it. Simply my favorite reason for this app. It gets the song regardless of the background noise.
Was a 5 Star now just a 3 star
by User100000 on 2018/08/17 23:53
I’ve had this app for years and I absolutely love the features and the UI but.... I have thousands (almost 10,000) of songs stored on my phone but it will only let me access playlists. Now I know I can fool the app by saving my library as a playlist but.... I lose a lot of functionality by doing so. I would 5 Star love the app if it was a legitimate player as well as a music find, identify, and share/purchase app. And I agree with another reviewer. The map part rocks. I do use it to search for new music based on other users who seem to share my very broad tastes in music. I hardly use the app now though as I am too limited in my library access.
I’m not happy.
by Lilchefdavis on 2020/10/09 04:05
This app is great and all, but... I just downloaded it on a BRAND NEW iPhone 11, and it won’t create or add tracks to the “SoundHound History” playlist like it was clearly designed to do. It hasn’t created that playlist, it just won’t. I’ve tried several times, and I’ve been troubleshooting since. Everything is enabled and allowed in my settings app, I signed up for a SoundHound account, I even tried creating the “SoundHound History” playlist myself with no signs of success. There are NO forums out there to help with this issue, which is surprising considering SoundHound has released numerous videos with Q&amp;A. All I wanted was to learn the names of songs I like, and add them to a designated playlist. Can someone please help me, so that I can make this review into a much more positive one?
Unreliable
by FridayTheAlien on 2020/12/27 09:51
I get melodies, choruses, and sometimes random lyrics stuck in my head and need to find them. I’ve had almost zero success at finding songs that way. Tonight was the real deal breaker for me. I could remember the melody for this one part of Bubble Pop Electric. I was humming it correctly, I tried both higher and lower pitch. I tried singing it. I started to remember the lyrics, though at the moment I wasn’t sure it was the correct lyrics. I sang them, and it was actually the correct lyrics, but SoundHound still could not get even close. Eventually I found the song, but it wasn’t through SoundHound. I’m officially done since this app has been more frustrating than helpful most of the times I’ve used it.
From Hero to Zero
by HateBreedsRage on 2018/01/10 00:41
Sound hound was always my app of choice for song identification. I could quickly open it, tap the large button, and close the app all without taking my eyes off the road. Then later I could check my history to see the info about the song. That’s how it worked for what seemed like years. That is until the most recent time I open the app to check my history and I’m greeted with a message saying to register to see my history. All those songs that I hadn’t gotten around to acquiring are now gone in some void, replaced with a screen begging for a registration. I immediately deleted the app. I’m not opposed the registering an account, but to hold my identified songs hostage to fluff up your user base is BS. I went back to Shazam.
SoundHound completes my life
by SaltShaker216 on 2018/01/13 03:35
So many times I have desperately wanted to know the name of a song... these songs touched me in a certain way and made me feel... the prospect of not knowing what the title or artist saddened me and then SoundHound came along and now my life is complete... as a bonus, there is a wonderful feature that saves searches in a history file... after using the app for a while I discovered the search history and decided it would make an awesome iTunes playlist and SoundHound Vol 1 was born... again completeness 🌝
It doesn’t work right.
by abcodntucmekd on 2020/06/23 01:20
This app doesn’t work for me. I was playing guitar and played this riff I randomly remembered. So I downloaded this app and played it to it, but it couldn’t come up with anything. After consulting a family member, it turned out to be a bit from “Nothing Else Matters”. To further test the app I played several other songs into it, hummed songs to it, and even sang the lyrics to several classic songs to this app. It failed every single time. It only works when I play the original recording by the artist. Now, I realize other people have had wonderful experiences with this app, so it could be a hardware issue on my end, or maybe even a pebkac error. I don’t know. But my experience with it was negative.
Used to be great...
by ScrabbleNut on 2018/06/23 12:11
SoundHound used to be great. It would find any song, you were able to type in some lyrics and find the song you were looking g for. I bought a lot of music from songs i found here. But something has changed with this app. Today i was trying to find (once again) a song i remembered by Earth Wind and Fire. When i typed it in, i didn’t even get the artist. I got a handful of songs, most of which weren’t even sung by them. The album section had 2 of their albums and a bunch of karaoke albums. WTH! where are songs? Where are the dozens of albums they’ve made? What is going on? After using this app for years do i have go looking for a decent music app? I am not happy about this. At all.
useless - hummung or whistling is not working
by Sesamme on 2019/10/21 09:57
I had a song stuck in my head (it still is) but could only remember the melody. SoundHound sounded like a solution, but alas - too good to be true - it couldn’t find anything by whistling or by humming. Then I tried to hum and whistle very famous songs like Yesterday, or Halleluya - it didn’t find them either! Sometimes it was showing some unrelated results in Chinese, but mostly - nothing. Then I tried to sing them with words, and finally - voila, it works! So - it’s almost useless, because if I know the words, I can find a song anyway... Also - in the free version, the ad is often obscuring the button, so I must stop and restart the search. Don’t understand the 5 star ratings...
Great but used to be better
by Count cyber on 2021/02/13 17:53
Love SoundHound! But before the apparent changes, the library of songs seemed to be deeper and identifying the songs was way faster. Plus they always would bring up the lyrics. And they used to sync with music award shows like the Grammies so you could look up the new groups as they performed. Wasn’t able to do that on the last awards show I watched. Drat! Doesn’t happen now. Definitely get the app, it’s great. But I miss the old days before they “improved” it.
It’s Confusing Some Songs.
by Colonel Asha on 2020/12/24 14:34
I tried to use the app to see whether it would read Paramore’s “That’s What You Get,” and five times in a row it told me the song was “Ich brauche den Tango” by Dirk Busch. Dunno when that changed. 🤣 I hadn’t touched the app in months and updated it today, then thought I’d test the app again. At least it read Blink182’s song properly after that, so perhaps that Paramore and German song mix-up was just that one in a million chance. I can definitely say it reads other foreign songs properly though, because it gets Korean and Japanese songs right. xD
What Happen
by LQROC on 2018/04/06 16:20
When this app first came out years ago it was awesome. It was able to find it starts songs that Shazam could not do ever sense and for the past year and in the updates in the search engine is not functional. App over Shazam but now it can’t at times pull the most recent songs or artists. The response time of the search engine is Eva slow. There is no doubt in comparing the two apps that Shazam has gotten an edge over this app. You guys know from experience that your app is not up to par with Shazam please make me a believer in next Suzanne wants the better search engine music app and I will go back to reading this a five star
Really good
by MrsLJ on 2019/04/27 16:20
App is easily five stars if they improved the quality over Bluetooth. I also do not like that the app defaults to not using Bluetooth because this means that any Bluetooth devices you have will be automatically disconnected when you open the app. The app also gets 4stars because it will get a song wrong around 5 to 10% of the time if you’re using it while on the road when there’s ambient driving noise. Unfortunately this is the only time I actually am using the app. To know what the song on the radio is.
Might need update
by EBtheWanderer on 2019/05/10 01:31
Been using SoundCloud for years and I love it. It’s recently been auto playing ads *with sound* , which of course negates any music it’s going to hear in the background. I don’t mind the video ads, I understand the need to make money. Buttttt...kill the auto sound playing, it can’t even hear the songs. Am still giving it five stars since I use it all the time and will assume they’ll fix this issue, am just trying to bring this to their attention.
Another Has Been...
by Oncfari on 2017/10/08 18:18
This used to be a great app — but no more. Now it takes me thru some random set of BS every time I try to ID a song. Half the time the song is over by the time I finally get back to the song search function. Also, it makes a lot more mistakes (some I think are intentional to sell other music) and often returns zero results, which was previously rare to non-existent. Another example of change for the sake of change killing the golden goose!
Beyond Amazing
by Colecast1213 on 2019/07/07 00:13
Had an obscure soundtrack song stuck in my head and it was killing me that I couldn’t remember what movie it was from. Being a soundtrack, classical style song with no lyrics, there’s nothing I could Google to figure it out. I stumbled onto mention of this app, and that it could look up songs based on humming, so I thought, “what the hell.” I’m not even that good at humming, and first try, it nailed it (turned out to be “Arrival To Earth” from Transformers). I’m beyond impressed. So long Shazam!
Muhammad’s SoundHound review
by Afroblue of Yale on 2018/09/08 17:40
Sound hound finds 90% of the songs I seek to identify. But in new music genres it sometimes does not recognize, but this is a problem with all the music recognition services. This may not be an issue for most users. I am a musician, professional dancer and instructor, a DJ and an academic - so my needs are extensive. On the whole, as a sound hound user for many years, l recommend it. I do to all my students. The latest feature of tying it to playlist is wonderful. Thank You
Wonderful app
by AppAHollic24 on 2019/03/06 04:04
I absolutely love this incredible application. It has helped me out so much when out and about and I hear a song that I enjoy I just open up the app and click on the orange button and let it listen to the song and quickly it tells me the song title and the artist couldn’t ask for a more wonderful app that does identify songs quickly even if you’re not right next to where the song is coming from.
My go-to ‘what’s that song playing?’ app :D
by AnGee91 on 2018/09/29 06:50
My dad had this app on one of the earliest iPhone generations (before I had my own phone) &amp; I made sure I downloaded this when I got a phone in my hands. I love it. I wish it was able to detect more multicultural songs as well, but it’s also shown me so many that it just overrides that comment, because I knows it’s developing more &amp; more. A very cool thing: it saves the songs you’ve had it listen &amp; you can go to that at anytime✨
Convenient as it is awesome
by Jewlz712 on 2018/03/23 02:47
Ever heard a song on the radio that you loved, but the DJ didn’t say the name or even who it was? Doesn’t that make you mad? Well will this app, all you have to do is pull it up and press the center a button, takes a few seconds and it tells you the song, artist, album, and even gives you links to buy the song. It also has a lyric scroll so you can sing along. There’s really nothing bad to say about it. I love it.
7 years worth of excellent song recognition
by Jonahjohnson on 2020/09/26 14:06
My first IDd song on my history was in 2013. I love this App, and the fact it’s carried my history across at least a dozen devices. I’ve never paid for the infinity, but somehow have always had unlimited IDs and I didn’t even realize it. I’m not gladly paying for the premium service to support this company and what they’ve done, and for the service I’ve had for years and years with excellent results
What used to be great is now uselesss...
by MisterEBox on 2017/12/23 23:05
Awful. Tried to identify ‘Red Right Hand’ by Iggy Pop &amp; Jarvis Cocker. Took about ten tries and then when I try to play it, a little window opens with a picture of Iggy Pop, playing some instrumental elevator loop with a description of the actual song I want to hear but not the song itself. I don’t need a description, I’m quite capable of describing it myself thank you, I want to hear the song. Also- it’s not convenient to ‘talk’ out loud to an app unless you’re driving a car. When trying to improve the app, try leaving the elements that brought people to it in the first place alone. i.e.: Don’t try and fix what isn’t broken. Useless, what happened to this app?
Mytshrp1
by MYTSHRP~1 on 2019/05/31 03:56
I LOVE this app! I use SoundHound all the time! It’s especially great to have when I hear a song I like but don’t know who it is or name of the song. I pull up SoundHound and in no time I’ve got the name of the song and artist. I love that lyrics are provided (when available). I’ve bragged up SoundHound to all my friends and family and there are a few that knew a good thing when they hear it. Now they are sharing in the wonderful world of SoundHound! Thanks for a great app!!
Best sound fetching app ever!!
by Angelito123$ on 2018/03/26 04:03
Ever hear a song on the go or on the radio, and wonder who’s that jamming out!!! Well gurl! Don’t be stupid! Sound hound that song!!! Love the way it also maps out where it was used and what song that was. Honestly, I use it as my personal passport to mark my conquests around the world!!! Love the way it quickly and effortlessly it gives you the option to connect to your iTunes in so many ways! Just download it and check it out!
Can’t identify singing or humming well at all
by Hugusdamoos on 2019/04/26 15:12
I’m a musician so I can sing on key. I tried singing Steve Miller Band’s “Space Cowboy”, Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train”, Jefferson Airplane’s “Lather”, and Van Morrison’s “Moondance.” The latter was the only tune SoundHound could recognize. The first few times I sang the songs without lyrics, just scatting or humming; the next few times I actually sang the lyrics. No results for any of them except “Moondance.” So the song you are trying to get this app to recognize had better be extremely obvious, in which case you probably already knew the name of the song to begin with! Pretty poor app for song identification using voice. Deleted.
Happy, Happy, Happy!
by Stillbuggin on 2017/12/07 16:05
I guess one would think I was happy with Sound Hound! I&#39;ve had a blast with this app over the years. Recently, I looked up a title and artist for my 90 year old ex-mother in law. To see the joy in her eyes as she was able to sing along, and and hear her comments made this app so worth it in my book. &#34;I remember that song!&#34; I&#39;ve periodically had to look up lyrics, but I&#39;m fine with that. I&#39;ve always enjoyed Sound Hound and GLW, I&#39;ll continue in the future!
Oh what app
by Nice2spice on 2019/03/22 21:08
Hi I just want to say how much I enjoy this app. It’s so nice to be able to see the lyrics, I stopped listening to the words along time ago. I’d listen to the rhythms, Sing the chorus part ,but that’s all I would know, never knowing exactly what the was about. Can’t say I haven’t blushed a few times, after I realized what the lyrics were. This app brings me back to some great memories and really helps to keep me up with current music. thank you so much for this app
Opening time.
by drummerboy 777 on 2018/10/23 12:15
I love Sound Hound! But I would give 5 stars of the app or the live tile in the side menu would open or react faster cause I lose a lot of time waiting on it to open. Sometimes I even miss the opportunity to get new music cause I&#39;m having to wait for the app to open! Faster openings or &#34;instant on, or more Mic access!&#34; Abilities!!! Where maybe the second you touch the listening button, it Instantly starts recording but after the app finally opens....... It will realize what it just recorded and act appropriately at THAT point? Just a suggestion......? Maybe?
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SoundHound - Music Discovery
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Hey, what song is that? SoundHound makes it simple to identify music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about — open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! It's been called pure magic — and with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered — we tend to agree. SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with the app using your voice. “Hey SoundHound…” can help you navigate the app, activate the orange button, and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound...’ from any screen and say a command! Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Apple Music or Spotify account to listen, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics using LiveLyrics®. Don’t have an Apple Music or Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player. This is your music journey. Curious to know more? Here’s everything you need to know! DISCOVER • Tap the SoundHound button in the app, in the notification center widget, or via 3D touch on the app icon to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics! • Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest! • Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history • Use the Apple Watch app to quickly identify music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular-enabled Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone PLAY • Listen to songs and view lyrics in our free, built-in YouTube player • Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including: App Navigation: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me my discoveries’ Help/Questions: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me what I can say’ Music Discovery: ‘Hey SoundHound… What’s that song?’ Song Playback: ‘Hey SoundHound... Play Hello by Adele’ Lyrics Search: ‘Hey SoundHound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’ Top Charts: ‘Hey SoundHound...Play today’s top songs’ Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’ Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Add this song to my playlist’ CONNECT AND SHARE • Build personalized playlists through Apple Music or Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required) • Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound • View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics • Keep all of your discoveries synced across multiple devices • Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email! Upgrade to SoundHound∞ for an ad-free experience: https://04ii.app.link/RXaRXypntA SoundHound is powered by Houndify, an independent voice-enabled AI platform that enables natural, conversational intelligence on any product.
Amazing app
by Sho Nuff on 2021/04/07 17:22
It doesn’t matter what song, it always find the information that you need.
Joker Daddy 1975
by JokerDaddy1975) on 2021/04/05 21:33
Works great every time
I wrote a “review” but SH censored it!
by captain AppleBoy on 2021/04/04 15:34
If you’re going to claim that you’re sending my review to Apple store, send it. Don’t capture it, and then not submit it because it’s “only“ three stars. You just lost two for being liars! Angry
Great until recently
by Zillanxio on 2021/04/03 00:50
I have used this app literally for years. It was one of the first apps I downloaded when I first got a smart phone, and I used it all the time. It always gave me accurate results when I wanted to identify a song. More recently however, the app has become increasingly unreliable. I will try to identify a song and the app will claim that it can’t find an internet connection, or it will return some completely unrelated song as a search result, or it will just straight-up not work. It’s extremely disappointing. After so many years of using SoundHound, today I took note of all the songs I’d discovered in my history and uninstalled the app. I’m sad that I can’t rely on this program anymore... but I would rather use a program that works more than 10% of the time.
My Go To
by Agt907 on 2021/04/02 21:12
When I need to know who, what, when about an artist, group, band or song this is the music haven for info!!!
Used to be good
by .Oo_oO. on 2021/04/02 02:21
Used to be great! Added songs to Apple Music, does not anymore... won’t even play the song in the app.
"We couldn't find that one"
by wiexenspei on 2021/04/01 15:52
Soundhound used to be so good at finding the most obscure nonsense ever. Since then, they live &amp; die by their new creed, &#34;We can&#39;t and won&#39;t find that one.&#34;
Bluetooth headphones
by lauetcbdkg on 2021/03/31 13:22
Hello,listen music whith Bluetooth headphones quality is very bad.thanks
What song was that?!
by Nckylacy on 2021/03/30 04:22
If you need to know the lyrics to a face song... then try SoundHound 😁👍🏼👍🏼‼️
Frustrating
by sir.yonson on 2021/03/29 09:06
After several attempts it finally recognizes the song.
Accurate Efficient Awesome
by waltherv on 2021/03/28 20:38
A great tool to find and secure obscure mixes with often unpublished track listings. I am a big fan!
Why IOS?
by MrsSkee on 2021/03/27 21:45
Hi, so SoundHound has been having a little trouble. When I first got it, it asked if it would like me to get an older version, so I did. So then, I tested it bc everyone wants a good app. I played Running with the Wolves. It got it right, but here’s the trouble. I thought that I would play another, and I did. I played Robyn’s tune. It didn’t recognize it. I turned it up. Still not. I knew it was bc of the IOS cost of the latest version. It’s a great app, but it shouldn’t need IOS.
Perfect
by miamifan1333 on 2021/03/27 21:19
It does what it’s meant to do perfectly...
Keep up
by Danced all night on 2021/03/26 00:44
Was great. Search no longer works. To bad.
Can’t search history
by Imagine me an alligator on 2021/03/25 17:54
This app has been going downhill for a while but now with this latest update I can’t search through the songs I’ve found. What’s the point?! Scrolling through an invite list hoping I don’t accidentally scroll past the song I’m trying to find makes this app useless for referring back to. That plus it’s not as good at finding songs as it used to be. I’m running out of reasons to keep this app
Not like it used to be
by teedabo on 2021/03/24 21:05
I used to LOVE this app and used it a lot.I noticed the last handful of times I have used it won’t recognize any songs. Even oldie songs. I have even had the phone up close to a speaker and still didn’t recognize anything. Disappointed....
Slow
by Sddffdds on 2021/03/24 15:16
For some reason the UI is very slow and unresponsive even on iPhone 12.
Invasion of privacy.
by CreateNicknameReview on 2021/03/23 21:50
They sell your precise location to 3rd parties and track exactly where you are themselves alongside tap into personal unnecessary data intertwined with this app. Deleted immediately, scammers.
Hmmm
by Rod081 on 2021/03/23 21:01
Use to love SoundHound but it has stopped adding music to my Apple Music playlist! Please get this fixed!!
App unfortunately ruined
by Talon999 on 2021/03/23 00:28
I’ve been using this app for years and always loved it until just recently. A few weeks ago however, they removed the discovered songs search bar, making it incredibly difficult to find what songs or artists you’ve found in the past. Why they’d intentionally decide that’s what they wanted for their users doesn’t make any sense to me. There’s just no point to having a song identifier app if it won’t store your discoveries and make them easy to sort through later. Want to see all the songs by a certain artist you’ve found? Want to find the name of that song you only kinda remember? Stuff like that (and much more) is where the search bar comes in, except now it’s gone. Good luck with that stuff now, especially since my discoveries history is over 1000 songs long. There’s no way I’m going to go through that whole list every time I want to know something like that, but the developers don’t care. When you discover a song, you’ll never see it again because it’ll just get buried before you know it. There’s also no way to export all your discoveries to a computer either, so good luck doing it in any other way other just manually scrolling and scrolling and scrolling. Your only other option seems to be to choose to have them try to make a playlist of your discoveries either on Apple Music or Spotify. The problem is, AT LEAST half the songs can’t be added to playlists on either service for some reason. Why? Not sure, app won’t bother saying. I’d just assume that those songs simply aren’t on those streaming services, but when I go to do it manually, the songs are right there. No idea why the app just refuses to do what it promises. I’ve also noticed a steep increase in how often the app fails to successfully identify the song. It feels like it used to never happen to me at all, even for pretty obscure stuff. Now, sometimes it won’t recognize even famous songs. Overall, the app has seriously slipped in quality and I guess it’s about time to get an upgrade to a better free identifier service like Shazam or something. I just want the search bar back, I’d even delete the negative review for the restoration of the search bar OR a way to export the whole list of discoveries in an email or .txt file
Holy moly
by MrCash99 on 2021/03/22 06:09
I typically don’t leave reviews, but this app helped me figure out a song that I didn’t know the name of. Oddly enough, I played the melody on my piano (walk of life) and it didn’t register it. But when I actually hummed it, the app knew what I was trying to sing lol
Love it!
by Mannyfreshhhh on 2021/03/20 05:49
Been using sound hound for years. Best app to use and better Shazam. Best part, it connects to your Spotify and creates a playlist
All
by christipher hargis on 2021/03/19 21:21
I love SoundHound
Works awesome
by Lance staven on 2021/03/16 11:58
Get it
Review
by Wayneious on 2021/03/14 23:58
Over time it’s been the best I’ve used and tried a few others but for the simplicity and the workability and finally database size sound has...it’s the fried and true one I use.
Love
by lou3465 on 2021/03/14 19:19
Love this app. Terrible with songs. Just a tap &amp; it lets you know who it is
Useless
by gfhhdgbnk on 2021/03/12 21:18
Absolutely useless. Tried to find a song that plays on a FB video but had no idea what it was, yes Shazam found it in 5 seconds. Time to delete this useless app.
Best thing since sliced bread
by Labor locker on 2021/03/11 03:22
I grew up in the era where deejays didn’t announce a tittle or artist. I would scour the lyrics magazines looking for songs based purely on lyrics. And stay awake late taping Casey Kasem on Saturday nights. Then I would spend hours figuring out the lyrics that were not in the lyric magazines yet. I have had and used SoundHound for at least 10 years and appreciate the app more than most would know. Thank you SoundHound!
Yes
by Dean Ammerman on 2021/03/07 01:50
Yes is good
Useless for finding anything non-mainstream
by twowheels4me on 2021/03/06 18:51
I find it really annoying when this app can’t find a song it gives the message of no internet connection. I’m done. It’s off my phone...
Wonderful app
by Dream la la land on 2021/03/06 04:01
I am always find what I am looking for. Thank you.
Great Song Recognition
by tequilahal on 2021/03/05 14:35
The best product available for sound recognition. Never failed me.
Doesn’t work at all
by Cardboard pants on 2021/03/05 01:30
Every time I try to identify a song, it pretends to search for 30 seconds and then tells me I don’t have an internet connection. This has happened any time I’ve tried to use this app for about the past six months
What Happened?
by soundhoundbummer on 2021/03/02 19:49
Used to tag a song that would automatically go to an Apple Music playlist. No more. Can’t even add it manually. Such a buzz kill.
Good
by Kip Goldstien on 2021/03/02 13:44
Works a majority of the time. Sometimes you have to get the volume just right. Too low and it doesn’t work and too loud seems to be a problem.
best app i got
by sp1nr on 2021/03/02 10:38
answers the questions what is that song who is that
Won't search.
by CaffeineCarl on 2021/02/28 17:13
All my searches fail. Right in front of the source. Always says it can&#39;t find any results.
Cant connect to my iTunes...
by Dannyboyddc on 2021/02/28 08:55
This is a disgrace. Plz tell me a glitch or something I’m doing wrong and I will change to 5 star. Bc after 10 years of touting how great Soundhound is over all the others to everyone I know has come to an end...
Auto Add to Apple Doesn’t Work Anymore
by Trips P on 2021/02/27 18:41
Really love SoundHound but its best feature was the ability to add songs automatically to an apple music playlist. This feature stopped working at iOS 14.0 and has never been fixed. Might as well go back to using Shazam since this feature was the reason I switched to SoundHound years ago. Really disappointing.
OKAY BUT READ BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD
by Quinn :P on 2021/02/27 16:25
Now I love music and this app helps me find the songs I love yet don’t know the name yet one time I turned the volume up all the way and made sure my family was quiet yet it still could not find it. Overall I love this app.
Doesn’t find anything anymore
by bassman215 on 2021/02/27 02:38
What’s going on?! This app was fantastic, now it can’t find anything anymore. I wasn’t aware that I was trying to find something extraordinary, just songs I come across in videos, pop. It still finds most of the “old” stuff though. Good old rock.
IT DOUSENT REGONISE ANY SONGS!!!!!
by 😸WENGIE🦄 on 2021/02/26 00:34
Like in the tidle it dousent recodnise anything the ones that you cant remember are the spisific ones and you would at least think something would come up but NO i saw this app think it was going to be good cuz thare was 5 stars but it deserves 2 at the most. Im shure you can find sevral better apps and this is one of the leasts that you can do.
Used to be great - does not work anymore
by Katnip17 on 2021/02/25 19:09
I used to LOVE this app. I was impressed by how it could pick out a song in a crowded room or off the TV. The last few times I have used it it did not work. Today it didn’t work and I finally decided to test it by holding it near a speaker as it played a famous pop song and it couldn’t recognize the song! It also says no Internet - I’m at home on Wifi, with 4 bars of cell service to boot.
App touts hum to find song
by SB4play on 2021/02/22 20:47
I read that that sound hound claimed they had a hum to find song feature It didn’t work for most songs
Used to be good, not so much any more
by El_oso_mugroso on 2021/02/22 10:20
It’s laggy, crashes, over all it’s not what it used to be.
Trash
by Mister--Matt on 2021/02/21 18:32
Trash
0 for 10 in track recognition
by charlie-hotel@gmAil. on 2021/02/21 00:53
App did not identify a single ID from mid 90’s to 2000 music
The app is pretty pog
by sususs amongus on 2021/02/21 00:25
Ye
This app has gone downhill!
by jvilla123 on 2021/02/20 15:34
I had been using this app for years with no problems. Over these last few months it has just steadily gotten worse. Now it doesn’t even reliably listen to music! To make things worse - IT ERASED MY COMPLETE MUSIC HISTORY! That act alone was unforgivable. Now that it doesn’t even pick up music consistently this app has become a joke!
SoundHound
by DerekBrianJones on 2021/02/19 04:46
Used to be my favorite app. Deleted it. It dropped most lyrics, couldn’t recognize popular songs. Never recognized spoken/sung lyrics. Used to grab it daily when listening to radio. Made me cuss so much recently I parted ways. Feel like I’m owed some alimony. But I ain’t going back to that dysfunction.
Good stuff
by Bombin Ron on 2021/02/18 15:50
Good stuff
What happened?
by Mrmoose25 on 2021/02/18 02:15
Since the last update, it just searches and produces no results. Used to be a great app.
Disappointed
by MandaPandaMac on 2021/02/17 03:46
Only seems to work for older, established songs. 0% for any newer releases. And 0% for using a keyboard or humming to identify a tune. I even tried to get it to recognize Chopsticks and other basic folk songs and it never would work.
Good idea but not perfect
by Saxon Heathen Warrior Paul on 2021/02/16 18:34
Couldn’t help me when I sang it the melody for “Volcano” by Jimmy Buffet. I hummed it very specifically. Then I tried again even more specifically after I found the song, just to see if it would work. I think this App needs work and could be better at searching, but definitely a great idea.
Terrible
by BelledeRavin on 2021/02/15 12:17
Used to be such an amazing app! You could pick up songs that most other song finders couldn’t. But now, every time I tell it to listen it just keeps asking me if I’m humming, even when the music is VERY loud and VERY clear. Just gonna have to find something better.
annoying features
by jonharman on 2021/02/14 18:48
I really dislike that you ask me if I like your app right when I’m trying to look for a song. And also do not like being prompted with Apple Music every single time I match a song.
Great but used to be better
by Count cyber on 2021/02/13 17:53
Love SoundHound! But before the apparent changes, the library of songs seemed to be deeper and identifying the songs was way faster. Plus they always would bring up the lyrics. And they used to sync with music award shows like the Grammies so you could look up the new groups as they performed. Wasn’t able to do that on the last awards show I watched. Drat! Doesn’t happen now. Definitely get the app, it’s great. But I miss the old days before they “improved” it.
Can’t uninstall
by nancorona on 2021/02/12 07:15
Not only has it not identified a single song, but it doesn’t have an uninstall option and it updates a couple of times every week
LOVING SOUNDHOUND
by 1 royalty on 2021/02/11 03:34
You can have a larger catalog!!!
SoundHound
by AudieePooh!<3 on 2021/02/11 02:06
I’ve had this app for so long and I have found it incredibly useful. Definitely recommend for anyone who loves music!
Where’s my history????
by 2cowboy1 on 2021/02/08 12:14
For years I’ve used this app and was able to go back later and see my searches that his app found. They’re ALL GONE! That was one of the most useful features it had. Without it - pretty worthless!!
Several years of disappointment
by Darlacet on 2021/02/07 19:27
Admittedly I don’t listen to the most popular music but occasionally I will hear a song in a commercial or movie and want to identify it and this app has been basically useless for that. Even if it’s playing without any talking or other background noise it can’t identify top 40 songs. I’m deleting this app for good.
App says no internet connection
by Logolight6 on 2021/02/03 01:57
After I hum a tune, the app searches, then tells me I have no internet connection while I’m staring at a full signal and all else on my iPhone is connected to the internet.
Couldn’t find 3 of my songs
by Anonymous2534535 on 2021/02/02 03:56
0/5 for me if possible.
What happened?!?
by theAeronautical on 2021/01/30 04:17
WorkED great, but over the past year or so it’s slowly found less and less songs until now it seems it never finds the song. I’ve fought giving up on this app, but they’ve forced my hand.
Useful at times, worthless on other occasions
by Valvil on 2021/01/29 14:35
This app used to work better, lately if has started to give completely bogus results. Somehow misidentified a groovy reggae song for an alternative music one that didn’t even remotely sound like it in music or lyrics.
Useless
by Sharedsky on 2021/01/28 06:12
Song is stuck in my head and no matter what I did in this app, it couldn&#39;t find it. I bummed it, I sag it, and I typed in its lyrics. Feel free to check for me. &#34;Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat&#34; is what I typed in, sang, and hummed. It&#39;s a fairly straight forward tune too. I even changed up the words incase I got any of them wrong. I changed all of them except &#34;beat&#34; because I know that is definitely the 4th word. I chose everything that rhymed and since that didn&#39;t work, I tried out words that were somewhat similar. I am putting in more than my fair share of work in and this app just wastes it all. Also, the app was poorly designed. Navigating it and accepting things and pressing buttons is a mess. Some buttons say &#34;done&#34; and the notice won&#39;t go away when you press it, it goes away when you press somewhere else on the the screen. It sends you to web pages with certain button presses for no reason too. 1 star is generous.
“We couldn’t find that one”
by ios 5 was the best on 2021/01/26 22:16
I have dozens of pending recordings dating as far as back as 2016! You would expect they have an AI or humans checking such old recordings, but no, if something isn’t identified today, it will never be identified. also, breaks audio quality if you listen the song on the same phone to external bluetooth speaker, when starting soundhound it breaks the audio quality. pending searches are only saved on the device. if you login into a new device you cannot view your pending searches.
App is unable to complete searches or returns 0 lately
by Chris664518 on 2021/01/25 01:06
The app has been failing to connect or recognize multiple songs. Love the &#34;open on Spotify&#34; feature
Bugs
by the Savage9 on 2021/01/22 22:34
It says I have no Internet connection but I clearly have Internet, and it keeps glitching
Video sounds
by chikennugers on 2021/01/22 22:11
I really like this app but I think they should add an option to play videos. Like play a video with a song you like and they find the song from there
Doesn’t work
by brady_a on 2021/01/21 16:38
This app no longer works, whether it’s a song I got from using the app about a year ago or songs that’s I’m trying to find. The app just doesn’t do anything anymore and I mean before, when it worked it didn’t really work all that smoothly either. I’m uninstalling, the creators don’t deserve my ad revenue.
Unable to search when connected to Car Play
by yantothenick on 2021/01/21 00:29
I&#39;m using iPhone 12, connected to a 2018 m550 with car play. I can&#39;t search for songs when connected. Only on Bluetooth when is bad.
Too gimmicky now, not as accurate.
by twilightwest on 2021/01/19 11:41
SH was once, not long ago, highly accurate and returned results in a flash. In the last year or so, the app seems to have undergone some major changes to both the analysis engine and UI (waiting) interface. &#34;Dusting off records...&#34; and so on is cheesy, gimmicky, and rather annoying to see each time it searches, imho. SH also seems to get stumped and can&#39;t find music like it used to. What happened?
Please fix
by Annissë on 2021/01/18 04:39
Searching songs the App just keeps hanging up.
Doesn’t recognize classical music
by joedun on 2021/01/15 08:32
Even obvious classical music it doesn’t recognize.
What happened, Sound Hound???
by CheliNasr on 2021/01/14 04:46
I remember way back when I used Sound Hound and another similar app. Sound Hound won me over because it would recognize some obscure classical. It was good! No more of that. Not for several months now. It doesn’t even recognize popular songs now. I have used this app for years. I just deleted it off my phone.
Review
by nIcehsbuljj on 2021/01/13 20:01
Thanks to the app I was able to find a song I’ve been trying to find for so long lol. With the melody alone!! 10/5
Uninstalled
by MrsPineapple78 on 2021/01/13 14:59
I can google it faster than it works.
Bring back what was
by AllyL0v390 on 2021/01/12 00:39
SoundHound was so good until recently, constant bugs and issues. Whatever this last update is, it has absolutely made the app useless. It will not search songs, it force closes the app.
Love/Hate - Please help!
by A. Gouveia on 2021/01/04 05:36
I love this app and have always refused to use anything else. But ever since they’ve placed AD’s, it automatically stops listening and I haven’t been able to identify a song in like 4 months. For the life of me I can’t figure out how to get around this. My entire listening history is on this app and it’ll be absolutely life ending if I have to use another app. Can anyone tell me how to fix this??!
Humming Feature Wouldn’t Work
by CTH! on 2020/12/30 17:14
I tried to hum a song melody to look up a song. A top 40’s song that I can’t remember the name or lyrics to. Several tries. It wouldn’t work. As a test I hummed “Jingle Bells” and it returned no results. It’s possible I was doing a poor job humming but I do play music and sing for a living... really hoped this would work better.
Unreliable
by FridayTheAlien on 2020/12/27 09:51
I get melodies, choruses, and sometimes random lyrics stuck in my head and need to find them. I’ve had almost zero success at finding songs that way. Tonight was the real deal breaker for me. I could remember the melody for this one part of Bubble Pop Electric. I was humming it correctly, I tried both higher and lower pitch. I tried singing it. I started to remember the lyrics, though at the moment I wasn’t sure it was the correct lyrics. I sang them, and it was actually the correct lyrics, but SoundHound still could not get even close. Eventually I found the song, but it wasn’t through SoundHound. I’m officially done since this app has been more frustrating than helpful most of the times I’ve used it.
Hasn’t worked since last update
by trumopoh on 2020/12/24 19:28
I love this app but I am going to have to delete it because it has not been able to “ hear” songs since the last update
It’s Confusing Some Songs.
by Colonel Asha on 2020/12/24 14:34
I tried to use the app to see whether it would read Paramore’s “That’s What You Get,” and five times in a row it told me the song was “Ich brauche den Tango” by Dirk Busch. Dunno when that changed. 🤣 I hadn’t touched the app in months and updated it today, then thought I’d test the app again. At least it read Blink182’s song properly after that, so perhaps that Paramore and German song mix-up was just that one in a million chance. I can definitely say it reads other foreign songs properly though, because it gets Korean and Japanese songs right. xD
Used to love it
by AlbyMae on 2020/12/19 03:00
This app was amazing! And I loved how it would automatically add songs to my iTunes. Ever since the update it takes forever to recognize sounds and never adds the songs to my iTunes 😩
Y
by tea32711 on 2020/12/13 19:02
It never know what song I am humming, it is dumb
Great App!!
by Egglady76 on 2020/12/11 20:45
So handy!! We use this app all the time!! Thanks!!
Horrible.
by 🧡🧡💙💙 on 2020/12/11 17:28
It’s only found the right song ONCE. When I’m trying to go to music to get the song. It never works. Who ever made sound hound. This is bad, when are you updating. I have better luck finding the doing myself. If you keep on going like this YOU will not succeed.
Soooo bad
by thobla76 on 2020/12/04 18:22
I took the time to write a review of this garbage app because none of the popular songs are recognized. And the music doesn’t even play. I get a message saying “Unable to play current song” so the app is useless then. So, I uninstalled. And I rate you 1 star. Because I can’t rate you a 0.
Used to be great!
by Clutch Cassidy on 2020/12/01 04:32
Too slow ...says no internet when I’m at home on WiFi... I just found out there’s a paid version I wouldn’t even consider buying the paid version by the time I reset the app for the 3rd time the music I’m listening to is over, love the fact it saves into a folder in Spotify but that’s all I love now
Brooklyn Babydoll
by Flower-Doll on 2020/11/28 21:34
I’m a regular user. Sometimes have to try a few times before the song comes through. Otherwise I enjoy the app.
Barely works
by MMan03 on 2020/11/28 15:37
This app rarely recognizes songs. Not sure why it has so many positive reviews.
Not very good
by Mjkrrs on 2020/11/25 02:50
I have had this app for several years, but for the past year or more Sound Hound has not worked well. Their updates have definitely not been improvements. In recent months the app has been pretty much worthless. It seems to have no idea what any song is. If you have an iPhone, ask Siri and get an answer before the song is gone. 11/11/2020 Absolutely worthless! Does not, will not recognize ANY song! How can this app possibly have 4+ stars? TRASH!!!! Nov. 24, 2020 STILL ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS! This app can not identify any song from anywhere! Pure crap!
Love sound hound / but recent glitch
by EpicEnigma on 2020/11/20 21:56
Let me begin by saying: I LOVE SOUND HOUND. (I would never use that “other” app—ya know, the one who says old what’s his name’s ⚡️SHAname.) &gt;&gt;&gt; that said, in the current version, basically since around the release of ios 14, (though before I installed ios14...)... maybe a little before then too, there’s this glitch that happens repeatedly: every 2-3 listens/searches, when you tap the “done listening” button, SH begins to search—and then, for no good reason at all, throws itself out of search mode and back into the “still listening” mode ... which then, without fail, ends fruitlessly (in any number of error messages... “still humming?” “no internet connection” ... maybe “no music heard” I can’t remember. Or else, the search just ends, unceremoniously returning you to the app’s main page ... as if the whole last search never happened.) Anyone else? Or am I THE ONLY ONE?? 🥳
Not very useful
by Sucker's papa on 2020/11/20 04:58
Only could identify about 50% of the music I tried to search
I love it!
by Madai Ramirez on 2020/11/17 18:00
It’s so easy to find my favorite music!
Garbage
by Lord_BK on 2020/11/16 23:55
How can this app have a 4.8 rating? This app is garbage. I tried to sing Vertigo as a test, no results. Tried beatboxing the song I really want, no results. Seems to rely on just data rather than a search engine that can look up lyrics and notes.
Doesn’t work anymore
by ChickNsalaD on 2020/11/15 23:28
It used to work fine but recently within the last year it’s been complete garbage. Can’t find any songs even the simplest of songs just to test its accuracy. I will be searching for a new app to replace SoundHound.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ LOVE SOUNDHOUND!
by Musicislife1287 on 2018/01/24 21:48
LOVE this app. I use it all the time both for trying to remember a song I knew but forgot the artist or a new song that catches my ear. I have been a SoundHound users since what feels like the beginning. They have proven to be consistent and reliable. Which is quick and accurate results. One of the main reasons I love SoundHound is for the feature that no other app features. Which is live lyrics! That is by far one of the coolest most useful things about SoundHound! Being able to sing along (rather badly) with either a fav song or even a new song im obsessed with learning the lyrics to, the app is there for me :). SoundHound I felt has always tried to give the user what they want. Realizing its difficult to please everyone, I for one have been a very happy and satisfied customer since its launch. I tried the &#34;other&#34; guys and they were just too commercial for me. SoundHound was the right balance of finding new music without pushing the sales-y part of the music industry onto me. I love it for its accuracy, its fast results, and giving me MORE if I chose to know more. Its all there. Keep up the good work guys!
Return User - Excellent App!
by Coeur de Parisienne on 2018/08/30 16:20
So, my wife and I are music fiends; grew up on it, love most genres - well, except country but that’s for personal reasons no room to explain - whenever a song is played on a tv show or movie - or anywhere really - that catches our attention, we love to use our phones to find out who the artist is and song name. Well, we once used this app years ago; but as apps and space became an issue it sadly went away. Mainly because hey, “Siri has the same feature right?” Let me tell you this people: Siri has digressed in many ways since it’s period of amazing us. When Siri continues to take FOREVER to reply to the simple request of identifying the song - no, this is not a WiFi or network issue as most of you will agree - the song is OVER or the cutscene where the song is used is long gone and Siri still is identifying....well, we’ve had enough. This app is great, always has been. We are happy with its features and will NOT be using “you know who” for those requests anymore...or most other things these days...but that’s a different story. Great app keep up the good work developers!
SoundHound Rating
by GrandBeary on 2018/10/19 14:08
I LOVE Soundhound❣️ My husband introduced it to me about a year ago and I have used it to see who the artist of a song is, to see the lyrics on a song playing on the radio or my favorite TV Station “ Contemporary Christian Music”. It keeps a song I love on a playlist and can go back and listen to it again anytime I want to. There are so many things you can do and/or find out about a song, an artist, search for a song even if you only know part of the lyrics and it will 9out of 10 times find the name of the song and artist, I could go on and on about SoundHound it is my all time FAVORITE APP of all the millions you can get! My husband use to be my “SoundHound”. When I met him he was a DJ and knows who, what, when, where about most any song in any genre. Even though he knows so much about music he has SoundHound and loves it too. I figured he uses it to see if he is right about a song he heard. Again. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT❣️
Good app, not certain about the hate.
by wontpayforpremium on 2020/05/20 07:59
Disclaimer: This review is written within minutes of downloading the app. It will not include problems with using the app in the long term. So I downloaded this app in the hopes of finding a song that has been driving me insane for 6 months because I couldn’t think of its name. I read a lot of hate comments in recent months absolutely flaming this app, and I cannot tell if it’s legitimate, because they all cite the same problem. So I was skeptical going into using the app. I hummed the tune twice and didn’t get any results right away, which is when I realized that you have to go into the history tab of the app in order to actually find the results, because lo and behold, there’s the song that had been stuck in my head for months. So again, I’m not certain about this app, or if this was a “one off never gonna happen again” scenario, but the app did what I wanted it to do, and so it gets four stars for finding a song I couldn’t remember, but loses one for the awful formatting.
One of the best apps-hands down!
by Bee Girl15 on 2018/09/14 17:50
I’ve been using SoundHound since 2011. Its probably the only app to maintained its status on all devices as well. Originally I used the other popular music ID app which (at the time) was totally 100% free. Although, very quickly paid upgrades emerged leaving the free end user restricted to a limited number of searches while being barraged w/ads &amp; upgrades. By comparison, SoundHound is very straight forward, users are offered unlimited searches, a databank to save &amp; favorite their search results, &amp; purchase songs if they so choose. In 7yrs of using this app there’s been no lack of service. The SoundHound knowledge base has identified the most obscure songs playing in the background of tv commercials in NZ to instrumentals heard overhead in the health food store. Approx 10-12 of my searches resulted in no matches found, so the margin for error still exists but the gap is definitely narrowed.
Love sound hound / but recent glitch
by EpicEnigma on 2020/11/20 21:56
Let me begin by saying: I LOVE SOUND HOUND. (I would never use that “other” app—ya know, the one who says old what’s his name’s ⚡️SHAname.) &gt;&gt;&gt; that said, in the current version, basically since around the release of ios 14, (though before I installed ios14...)... maybe a little before then too, there’s this glitch that happens repeatedly: every 2-3 listens/searches, when you tap the “done listening” button, SH begins to search—and then, for no good reason at all, throws itself out of search mode and back into the “still listening” mode ... which then, without fail, ends fruitlessly (in any number of error messages... “still humming?” “no internet connection” ... maybe “no music heard” I can’t remember. Or else, the search just ends, unceremoniously returning you to the app’s main page ... as if the whole last search never happened.) Anyone else? Or am I THE ONLY ONE?? 🥳
Fantastic music app
by Dan-o-447 on 2018/10/03 14:53
This identification music app is super fast and very accurate. I’m good with music and can remember the tunes are lyrics but never remember the song name or artist, so this is perfect for me. It’s also fun to use if you’re out at a bar or sometimes with my parents a song will come on I just keep the phone on my lap activate SoundHound and then I know everything about this song, And they’re amazed I know so much about their old music. It’s great for the music industry also because if I hear a song while I’m out and want to buy it at least I will know what to search for otherwise you just hear the song and you’re not sure of the artist or name.
I Agree With Schimmityweb . . .
by HolyBoy69 on 2017/12/04 00:14
I totally agree with Schimmityweb Dude!!! Because for sometime now it seems they play this game of keeping up with the latest app features causing customers the one to ( PAY )for it (the Proverbial sense of paying for it). I’ve been with this app since nearly the beginning if not, and I have over the years written support regarding the change that has taken place with regards to lyrics. Especially when that was a feature that heavily touted when the app first started up. And that feature in itself was one of the main reason I signed up and have tried to maintain loyalty to the app / SoundHound. But I guess the loyalty aspect is only one way. I should be loyal, but they don’t have to because there is always someone else to take my place. A sign of the times. But is it really asking to much to have an app that delivers the title of the song and the right lyrics as the core of the service no matter what else is enhanced or added to that service??? In my opinion the core of the service should NOT be lost because of updates or add-ons’ or enhancements.
Glitchy, doesn’t recognize any songs
by Nb head on 2019/05/10 06:32
I’ve used this app a million times in the past with great results. Today I tried singing a song I know some of the lyrics to and all of the melody but can’t find. It says there are no close matches, even though off the top of my head I know this song sounds musically similar to a lot of songs, so that surprised me. Then just to see what was up I hummed the fully melody to Womanizer by Britney Spears. It said there were no close matches. I did it again, same thing. What...? Then I sang womanizer with the lyrics and then it recognized it. I hummed the full melody, again said there were no matches, Something is wrong with this, it never needed perfect lyrics before to recognize a popular melody, or even an obscure melody. I can see that other reviewers are saying something is broken too. Can you guys please fix this? Why would this app that recognized a very short fragment of a hummed Beethoven symphony two years ago, suddenly not recognize the hummed fully melody of womanizer? Something is clearly wrong here.
Useless
by Sharedsky on 2021/01/28 06:12
Song is stuck in my head and no matter what I did in this app, it couldn&#39;t find it. I bummed it, I sag it, and I typed in its lyrics. Feel free to check for me. &#34;Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat. Don&#39;t stop the beat&#34; is what I typed in, sang, and hummed. It&#39;s a fairly straight forward tune too. I even changed up the words incase I got any of them wrong. I changed all of them except &#34;beat&#34; because I know that is definitely the 4th word. I chose everything that rhymed and since that didn&#39;t work, I tried out words that were somewhat similar. I am putting in more than my fair share of work in and this app just wastes it all. Also, the app was poorly designed. Navigating it and accepting things and pressing buttons is a mess. Some buttons say &#34;done&#34; and the notice won&#39;t go away when you press it, it goes away when you press somewhere else on the the screen. It sends you to web pages with certain button presses for no reason too. 1 star is generous.
zingin-in-the-tune
by zingin-in-the-tune on 2018/01/12 09:59
Again...another app gone commercial. Customer satisfaction no longer exists, just numbers... What once was, no longer exists... I still have this app on an Old phone. Works totally different there, like it should be working today! I forgot about this app after a couple of phones. One day, I came across it again and decided to download it. What a Mistake! I remember when no one knew about this app. I/We, would actually have to help them build their library. I would play songs, then, as per their request when the music could not be found, I would enter the information for the music! Classical, indie pop, classic jazz, oldies but goldies, underground, and on, and on... WE made this app! Now, after all OUR help building THEIR library, they give us this horrible app. Can&#39;t just find the song and add it to your library, can&#39;t even Listen to it unless you want to Pay for more Options. What a Ripoff! Too bad WE can&#39;t have a Wiki-type music app!?!? So Sad.
Where’s the Rest of it???
by CrzyCute on 2020/03/26 05:02
Been using SoundHound for the past three phones of mine 😂 and it’s always been really great. The response has always been quick and the live lyrics make for some terrible sing-alongs to be had...that all said, it used to give so much more! Where’s the extra information about the musicians and the Similar Artist link? I learned of so much music and music history from this. And the videos? And all of the other really neat features. If I’m the only one who doesn’t have it, well I’ve had bad luck lately so it wouldn’t surprise me, but if it’s truly gone since the update in February, I don’t think I like this app much anymore. Might as well google a song if it doesn’t have the heart and knowledge and all the wonderful work put into it from before. 🤷‍♀️
Appreciative but disappointed
by IttyBittyGirl24 on 2018/06/01 22:56
I am fairly new to the SoundHound world, so far I have really enjoyed learning ALL the different features SoundHound offers. I’m not tech savvy in the least so it’s taking longer than it would most to find all these great features. The experience has been great, but, I have to say on one song I was truly disappointed with the playback I received. One of my all time favorites is Back in Black by AC/DC, the playback was a live in concert version. When I heard that come over my speakers, I just dropped my head, SO DISAPPOINTED! Other than that, I have been extremely happy with Sound Hound, I’ve been recommending y’all to everyone 🙂 Oh yeah, you really don’t have to be tech savvy, AT ALL, to use Sound Hound, that’s just to show you how bad at it I am 😊
Best app ever
by christina724 on 2018/11/03 02:33
Me and my friends have been trying to find this song from a club for a year and half. We have one single video that is 4 seconds and we have been using every app out there to try to find this song. Nothing could detect it, but we discovered this app, and it recognized the song with only a 4 second video. This app saved my well being and saved me from going insane trying to find this song. I have been listening to it on repeat and say a prayer every day thanking the creators of this app. I’m planning on cooking a thanksgiving meal in honor of this app. THANK YOU FOR THIS BLESSING. Thank you, A desperate women
Great until recently
by Zillanxio on 2021/04/03 00:50
I have used this app literally for years. It was one of the first apps I downloaded when I first got a smart phone, and I used it all the time. It always gave me accurate results when I wanted to identify a song. More recently however, the app has become increasingly unreliable. I will try to identify a song and the app will claim that it can’t find an internet connection, or it will return some completely unrelated song as a search result, or it will just straight-up not work. It’s extremely disappointing. After so many years of using SoundHound, today I took note of all the songs I’d discovered in my history and uninstalled the app. I’m sad that I can’t rely on this program anymore... but I would rather use a program that works more than 10% of the time.
Starting to go downhill
by hidlod83 on 2020/04/18 21:05
I work in music. I use this app constantly. The ‘improvements’ are fun and all, but the main purpose of this app is to identify music, right? Many moons ago, that part worked. As of a few updates ago, when I do as I’ve always done with the app, all of a sudden, songs that should be recognizable in seconds take two tries. Songs that DO get recognized don’t show up on the screen, and the app tries to identify all over again, and if I don’t manually check my history after every individual go, I end up with two copies of everything, or nothing at all. This is infuriating. Please work on the original algorithm because what’s happening isn’t cool, and if it continues, you’ll find that more people, including me, uninstall.
Amazing!
by KerlyK on 2019/04/28 19:36
How in heck the developers did it, programmed this HUGE library of recognition--or whatever it would be called to techies--is so amazing! I mean, everything I&#39;ve thrown at it, it&#39;s recognized. High praise &amp; accolades to what should be an award-winning app! Thank you for the ability to use it without a subscription, for I don&#39;t do subscriptions. People, especially younger people, don&#39;t see just how much of their lifetime&#39;s assets for their later years are being irretrievably given away for immediate gratification on this and that. The subscription economy is great wealth for the subscribed-to company at too high a price for those average joes
Dumb greed
by migshel on 2019/01/25 00:18
I used this app for years and it was great for last minute tunes you want to know about or tunes that is at the end and you want to find out who the artist is but now recently they have video advertising that totally kills the whole functionality of this app. So u heard a song u want to know who it is, u open this app u click on the listen button and instead of it listening to see who the artist is you get a video ad that plays while ur missing the opportunity to know what song and who the artist is. This is where something good becomes something bad. I know they have to make money but this totally kills the whole reason why the app was created. What’s wrong with regular type non-video ads.
What happened??
by Malikukai on 2018/08/11 16:42
I used to LOVE this app! I used it to search for almost every song I heard because I am a music junkie but ironically I’m not the best at remembering artists’ names or what songs are sung by which artists. Lately however, very very very RARELY is this app able to identify a single song! If it does, its only if its a total chart topper or extremely simple. But pretty much all songs come up with zero matches &amp; absolutely no guesses as to which song it might be. Now I’m not sure when the paid version of this app was released or if that’s even relevant... Unfortunately I’m a little suspicious that this lack of song identifying is a tactic to get customers to spend money on the paid version of this app because this free one no longer works &amp; is anything but helpful or reliable. Disappointed for sure!
Love love love
by Dixiegurltlw on 2018/07/29 00:05
I love this app, it’s everything I’ve ever needed for a music app.. tags every song I hear within seconds- songs on the radio, in the grocery store, in a restaurant, on a tv commercial- you name it, it knows it! Then it gives a complete bio on the band, links to their other music/albums, plus lyrics (usually) and a link to buy the song or just favorite it to your playlist. I brag on it all the time! Don’t use that other app (Shazam🤮) this is the best one out there! I’ve been a subscriber for almost 8 years, and it just keeps getting better and better.❤️ Just do it.
New update ruined it.
by Schmittywebermangensen on 2017/10/10 15:58
I always thought this was better than Shazam. But I’m switching back. Before this app would immediately pop up lyrics for whatever you were listening to (which was probably the highlight of this app in my opinion), but not anymore. They’re now trying too hard to keep up with this thing everyone is doing when they talk to their devices. Which I think is dumb, unnecessary, and a trade down from previous features. Now they’re persistent on having you make an account and attach your Facebook and a bunch of unnecessary crap. I just want to know what song I’m listening to, and I’d like the option to see what lyrics go with it! That too much to ask for?!
The best song finder PERIOD
by DShame1 on 2020/01/13 02:06
Ive used a few, but I found this one in suggestions. And I have been using it for almost 6 years. Not only is it accurate but it picks up songs anywhere! Middle of a restaurant, barely hear the person next to you, and you happen to catch that song playing faintly in the background? Stick your phone up and SoundHound always gets it. In the next room and stereo is on across the house? Yep, it gets it. Simply my favorite reason for this app. It gets the song regardless of the background noise.
Was a 5 Star now just a 3 star
by User100000 on 2018/08/17 23:53
I’ve had this app for years and I absolutely love the features and the UI but.... I have thousands (almost 10,000) of songs stored on my phone but it will only let me access playlists. Now I know I can fool the app by saving my library as a playlist but.... I lose a lot of functionality by doing so. I would 5 Star love the app if it was a legitimate player as well as a music find, identify, and share/purchase app. And I agree with another reviewer. The map part rocks. I do use it to search for new music based on other users who seem to share my very broad tastes in music. I hardly use the app now though as I am too limited in my library access.
I’m not happy.
by Lilchefdavis on 2020/10/09 04:05
This app is great and all, but... I just downloaded it on a BRAND NEW iPhone 11, and it won’t create or add tracks to the “SoundHound History” playlist like it was clearly designed to do. It hasn’t created that playlist, it just won’t. I’ve tried several times, and I’ve been troubleshooting since. Everything is enabled and allowed in my settings app, I signed up for a SoundHound account, I even tried creating the “SoundHound History” playlist myself with no signs of success. There are NO forums out there to help with this issue, which is surprising considering SoundHound has released numerous videos with Q&amp;A. All I wanted was to learn the names of songs I like, and add them to a designated playlist. Can someone please help me, so that I can make this review into a much more positive one?
Unreliable
by FridayTheAlien on 2020/12/27 09:51
I get melodies, choruses, and sometimes random lyrics stuck in my head and need to find them. I’ve had almost zero success at finding songs that way. Tonight was the real deal breaker for me. I could remember the melody for this one part of Bubble Pop Electric. I was humming it correctly, I tried both higher and lower pitch. I tried singing it. I started to remember the lyrics, though at the moment I wasn’t sure it was the correct lyrics. I sang them, and it was actually the correct lyrics, but SoundHound still could not get even close. Eventually I found the song, but it wasn’t through SoundHound. I’m officially done since this app has been more frustrating than helpful most of the times I’ve used it.
From Hero to Zero
by HateBreedsRage on 2018/01/10 00:41
Sound hound was always my app of choice for song identification. I could quickly open it, tap the large button, and close the app all without taking my eyes off the road. Then later I could check my history to see the info about the song. That’s how it worked for what seemed like years. That is until the most recent time I open the app to check my history and I’m greeted with a message saying to register to see my history. All those songs that I hadn’t gotten around to acquiring are now gone in some void, replaced with a screen begging for a registration. I immediately deleted the app. I’m not opposed the registering an account, but to hold my identified songs hostage to fluff up your user base is BS. I went back to Shazam.
SoundHound completes my life
by SaltShaker216 on 2018/01/13 03:35
So many times I have desperately wanted to know the name of a song... these songs touched me in a certain way and made me feel... the prospect of not knowing what the title or artist saddened me and then SoundHound came along and now my life is complete... as a bonus, there is a wonderful feature that saves searches in a history file... after using the app for a while I discovered the search history and decided it would make an awesome iTunes playlist and SoundHound Vol 1 was born... again completeness 🌝
It doesn’t work right.
by abcodntucmekd on 2020/06/23 01:20
This app doesn’t work for me. I was playing guitar and played this riff I randomly remembered. So I downloaded this app and played it to it, but it couldn’t come up with anything. After consulting a family member, it turned out to be a bit from “Nothing Else Matters”. To further test the app I played several other songs into it, hummed songs to it, and even sang the lyrics to several classic songs to this app. It failed every single time. It only works when I play the original recording by the artist. Now, I realize other people have had wonderful experiences with this app, so it could be a hardware issue on my end, or maybe even a pebkac error. I don’t know. But my experience with it was negative.
Used to be great...
by ScrabbleNut on 2018/06/23 12:11
SoundHound used to be great. It would find any song, you were able to type in some lyrics and find the song you were looking g for. I bought a lot of music from songs i found here. But something has changed with this app. Today i was trying to find (once again) a song i remembered by Earth Wind and Fire. When i typed it in, i didn’t even get the artist. I got a handful of songs, most of which weren’t even sung by them. The album section had 2 of their albums and a bunch of karaoke albums. WTH! where are songs? Where are the dozens of albums they’ve made? What is going on? After using this app for years do i have go looking for a decent music app? I am not happy about this. At all.
useless - hummung or whistling is not working
by Sesamme on 2019/10/21 09:57
I had a song stuck in my head (it still is) but could only remember the melody. SoundHound sounded like a solution, but alas - too good to be true - it couldn’t find anything by whistling or by humming. Then I tried to hum and whistle very famous songs like Yesterday, or Halleluya - it didn’t find them either! Sometimes it was showing some unrelated results in Chinese, but mostly - nothing. Then I tried to sing them with words, and finally - voila, it works! So - it’s almost useless, because if I know the words, I can find a song anyway... Also - in the free version, the ad is often obscuring the button, so I must stop and restart the search. Don’t understand the 5 star ratings...
Great but used to be better
by Count cyber on 2021/02/13 17:53
Love SoundHound! But before the apparent changes, the library of songs seemed to be deeper and identifying the songs was way faster. Plus they always would bring up the lyrics. And they used to sync with music award shows like the Grammies so you could look up the new groups as they performed. Wasn’t able to do that on the last awards show I watched. Drat! Doesn’t happen now. Definitely get the app, it’s great. But I miss the old days before they “improved” it.
It’s Confusing Some Songs.
by Colonel Asha on 2020/12/24 14:34
I tried to use the app to see whether it would read Paramore’s “That’s What You Get,” and five times in a row it told me the song was “Ich brauche den Tango” by Dirk Busch. Dunno when that changed. 🤣 I hadn’t touched the app in months and updated it today, then thought I’d test the app again. At least it read Blink182’s song properly after that, so perhaps that Paramore and German song mix-up was just that one in a million chance. I can definitely say it reads other foreign songs properly though, because it gets Korean and Japanese songs right. xD
What Happen
by LQROC on 2018/04/06 16:20
When this app first came out years ago it was awesome. It was able to find it starts songs that Shazam could not do ever sense and for the past year and in the updates in the search engine is not functional. App over Shazam but now it can’t at times pull the most recent songs or artists. The response time of the search engine is Eva slow. There is no doubt in comparing the two apps that Shazam has gotten an edge over this app. You guys know from experience that your app is not up to par with Shazam please make me a believer in next Suzanne wants the better search engine music app and I will go back to reading this a five star
Really good
by MrsLJ on 2019/04/27 16:20
App is easily five stars if they improved the quality over Bluetooth. I also do not like that the app defaults to not using Bluetooth because this means that any Bluetooth devices you have will be automatically disconnected when you open the app. The app also gets 4stars because it will get a song wrong around 5 to 10% of the time if you’re using it while on the road when there’s ambient driving noise. Unfortunately this is the only time I actually am using the app. To know what the song on the radio is.
Might need update
by EBtheWanderer on 2019/05/10 01:31
Been using SoundCloud for years and I love it. It’s recently been auto playing ads *with sound* , which of course negates any music it’s going to hear in the background. I don’t mind the video ads, I understand the need to make money. Buttttt...kill the auto sound playing, it can’t even hear the songs. Am still giving it five stars since I use it all the time and will assume they’ll fix this issue, am just trying to bring this to their attention.
Another Has Been...
by Oncfari on 2017/10/08 18:18
This used to be a great app — but no more. Now it takes me thru some random set of BS every time I try to ID a song. Half the time the song is over by the time I finally get back to the song search function. Also, it makes a lot more mistakes (some I think are intentional to sell other music) and often returns zero results, which was previously rare to non-existent. Another example of change for the sake of change killing the golden goose!
Beyond Amazing
by Colecast1213 on 2019/07/07 00:13
Had an obscure soundtrack song stuck in my head and it was killing me that I couldn’t remember what movie it was from. Being a soundtrack, classical style song with no lyrics, there’s nothing I could Google to figure it out. I stumbled onto mention of this app, and that it could look up songs based on humming, so I thought, “what the hell.” I’m not even that good at humming, and first try, it nailed it (turned out to be “Arrival To Earth” from Transformers). I’m beyond impressed. So long Shazam!
Muhammad’s SoundHound review
by Afroblue of Yale on 2018/09/08 17:40
Sound hound finds 90% of the songs I seek to identify. But in new music genres it sometimes does not recognize, but this is a problem with all the music recognition services. This may not be an issue for most users. I am a musician, professional dancer and instructor, a DJ and an academic - so my needs are extensive. On the whole, as a sound hound user for many years, l recommend it. I do to all my students. The latest feature of tying it to playlist is wonderful. Thank You
Wonderful app
by AppAHollic24 on 2019/03/06 04:04
I absolutely love this incredible application. It has helped me out so much when out and about and I hear a song that I enjoy I just open up the app and click on the orange button and let it listen to the song and quickly it tells me the song title and the artist couldn’t ask for a more wonderful app that does identify songs quickly even if you’re not right next to where the song is coming from.
My go-to ‘what’s that song playing?’ app :D
by AnGee91 on 2018/09/29 06:50
My dad had this app on one of the earliest iPhone generations (before I had my own phone) &amp; I made sure I downloaded this when I got a phone in my hands. I love it. I wish it was able to detect more multicultural songs as well, but it’s also shown me so many that it just overrides that comment, because I knows it’s developing more &amp; more. A very cool thing: it saves the songs you’ve had it listen &amp; you can go to that at anytime✨
Convenient as it is awesome
by Jewlz712 on 2018/03/23 02:47
Ever heard a song on the radio that you loved, but the DJ didn’t say the name or even who it was? Doesn’t that make you mad? Well will this app, all you have to do is pull it up and press the center a button, takes a few seconds and it tells you the song, artist, album, and even gives you links to buy the song. It also has a lyric scroll so you can sing along. There’s really nothing bad to say about it. I love it.
7 years worth of excellent song recognition
by Jonahjohnson on 2020/09/26 14:06
My first IDd song on my history was in 2013. I love this App, and the fact it’s carried my history across at least a dozen devices. I’ve never paid for the infinity, but somehow have always had unlimited IDs and I didn’t even realize it. I’m not gladly paying for the premium service to support this company and what they’ve done, and for the service I’ve had for years and years with excellent results
What used to be great is now uselesss...
by MisterEBox on 2017/12/23 23:05
Awful. Tried to identify ‘Red Right Hand’ by Iggy Pop &amp; Jarvis Cocker. Took about ten tries and then when I try to play it, a little window opens with a picture of Iggy Pop, playing some instrumental elevator loop with a description of the actual song I want to hear but not the song itself. I don’t need a description, I’m quite capable of describing it myself thank you, I want to hear the song. Also- it’s not convenient to ‘talk’ out loud to an app unless you’re driving a car. When trying to improve the app, try leaving the elements that brought people to it in the first place alone. i.e.: Don’t try and fix what isn’t broken. Useless, what happened to this app?
Mytshrp1
by MYTSHRP~1 on 2019/05/31 03:56
I LOVE this app! I use SoundHound all the time! It’s especially great to have when I hear a song I like but don’t know who it is or name of the song. I pull up SoundHound and in no time I’ve got the name of the song and artist. I love that lyrics are provided (when available). I’ve bragged up SoundHound to all my friends and family and there are a few that knew a good thing when they hear it. Now they are sharing in the wonderful world of SoundHound! Thanks for a great app!!
Best sound fetching app ever!!
by Angelito123$ on 2018/03/26 04:03
Ever hear a song on the go or on the radio, and wonder who’s that jamming out!!! Well gurl! Don’t be stupid! Sound hound that song!!! Love the way it also maps out where it was used and what song that was. Honestly, I use it as my personal passport to mark my conquests around the world!!! Love the way it quickly and effortlessly it gives you the option to connect to your iTunes in so many ways! Just download it and check it out!
Can’t identify singing or humming well at all
by Hugusdamoos on 2019/04/26 15:12
I’m a musician so I can sing on key. I tried singing Steve Miller Band’s “Space Cowboy”, Duke Ellington’s “Take The A Train”, Jefferson Airplane’s “Lather”, and Van Morrison’s “Moondance.” The latter was the only tune SoundHound could recognize. The first few times I sang the songs without lyrics, just scatting or humming; the next few times I actually sang the lyrics. No results for any of them except “Moondance.” So the song you are trying to get this app to recognize had better be extremely obvious, in which case you probably already knew the name of the song to begin with! Pretty poor app for song identification using voice. Deleted.
Happy, Happy, Happy!
by Stillbuggin on 2017/12/07 16:05
I guess one would think I was happy with Sound Hound! I&#39;ve had a blast with this app over the years. Recently, I looked up a title and artist for my 90 year old ex-mother in law. To see the joy in her eyes as she was able to sing along, and and hear her comments made this app so worth it in my book. &#34;I remember that song!&#34; I&#39;ve periodically had to look up lyrics, but I&#39;m fine with that. I&#39;ve always enjoyed Sound Hound and GLW, I&#39;ll continue in the future!
Oh what app
by Nice2spice on 2019/03/22 21:08
Hi I just want to say how much I enjoy this app. It’s so nice to be able to see the lyrics, I stopped listening to the words along time ago. I’d listen to the rhythms, Sing the chorus part ,but that’s all I would know, never knowing exactly what the was about. Can’t say I haven’t blushed a few times, after I realized what the lyrics were. This app brings me back to some great memories and really helps to keep me up with current music. thank you so much for this app
Opening time.
by drummerboy 777 on 2018/10/23 12:15
I love Sound Hound! But I would give 5 stars of the app or the live tile in the side menu would open or react faster cause I lose a lot of time waiting on it to open. Sometimes I even miss the opportunity to get new music cause I&#39;m having to wait for the app to open! Faster openings or &#34;instant on, or more Mic access!&#34; Abilities!!! Where maybe the second you touch the listening button, it Instantly starts recording but after the app finally opens....... It will realize what it just recorded and act appropriately at THAT point? Just a suggestion......? Maybe?
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