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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.
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.) >>> 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.
Can’t do Lyrics for music on device
by Daethon on 2020/11/15 02:09
All I wanted was to easily find lyrics for the music on my iPhone but it keeps forcing me to YT or AppleMusic or some other paid premium service
SoundHound not working like it used to
by maygirl61 on 2020/11/10 01:05
In the last few days, whenever I hit the S to ID a song on radio, the song comes up BUT: 1. That screen freezes 2. The song is not added to my Discovery List 3. The song is not automatically added to my Soundhound Playlist. I have a monthly subscription to Apple Music. I have an iPhone XI. What’s up?????
Doesn’t work with IOS 14
by 71925 on 2020/11/09 13:16
Unable to identify most songs. Songs it does identify, it fails to add to Apple Music. Used to work just fine. Running on iPhone 12 Pro, IOS 14.2
Fix Apple Music Plug-In!
by ryan.littleking on 2020/11/09 01:53
Love the app, I’d love an iOS 14 special widget even more!
Used to be a 5-star app.
by Mike Bburg on 2020/11/08 17:49
What happened to this app? It rarely can find songs anymore. Even grammy hits are unfindable. It seems more time has been spend coding the click-bait adds than the functionality of the app. Too bad.
Stop the church
by jennmygod on 2020/11/07 18:00
Oh my goodness listening with my mom for the first time. Loving Babbie Mason
Great songs identifying App
by Sam1222345678 on 2020/11/07 14:26
This is a wonderful App.
apps trash
by Break app user on 2020/11/06 23:18
^
From the best to garbage
by Frak! on 2020/11/06 22:12
This USED to be the best app, but they absolutely ruined it with this new interface. “Dusting off the record” and other BS cutesy messages and half the time it won’t even find a match. Contrast that with Shazam where you tap the icon, then it clearly shows it’s listening, and boom, you get a match. No cutesy cluttered crap messages, no missed songs. I HATE soundhound now. Avoid.
Love it
by binbeertoe on 2020/11/06 18:05
I love sound
You cant search for a song in your videos library
by Samooo man on 2020/11/05 23:35
You cant search for a song that you record it by video in your iPhone photos library
🎸🎶🕺😩No Classical? No Cappella??
by sirnotappearinginthisfilm4 on 2020/11/02 03:11
Prefect: if you have the song already playing nearby. If it’s just from memory: USELESS. My suggestion for SoundHound: build a learning model for Capella (humming and singing)
Not adding songs to Apple Music??
by Inthedrink on 2020/11/01 22:57
Why did this all of a sudden stop working? The website still shows this SHOULD work. Is it just a glitch? Everything I see shows it’s happened to everyone.
Just added banner ads
by Claspiale on 2020/11/01 13:17
I would rather pay
I think this app is annoying now
by Real Reviewers on 2020/10/29 05:28
Most of the time they can’t figure out the song. 🙄 so I have to keep going to shazam. Now I’m just using Shazam only now.
Great Job!!!
by Jaybree Draughn on 2020/10/28 08:00
I absolutely love this app!!
It actually works!!
by Ppr1ncess on 2020/10/27 21:44
If I could only explain how well this works!! I have had a jungle stuck in my head for over a week and thought I was crazy. NOPE!! I hummed it to the app and it found it within seconds. Ps the song was Disturbia by Rihanna I was humming bum bum Bidem bum bum Bidem dum
Widget stopped working
by Imagine me an alligator on 2020/10/27 05:56
This app has been going downhill for a while but with this latest update the widget doesn’t load anymore. I’m running big out of reasons to keep this app
Disappointing
by boldcity on 2020/10/26 22:20
I like to write positive reviews, but this app fails in the following: - It does not upload songs to Apple Music. You click “add to playlist” and it just says it has an error. Disconnecting and reconnecting does nothing. - Unable to move songs to an Apple Music playlist, I settled on trying to use SoundHound’s in-app music playback. However when you go to your “Discoveries” and click “play all” or “shuffle all”, it literally just plays the same five songs, sometimes multiple times. I have over 200 songs in this list but it wants to play the same five. Bad! - The new UI is bad compared to the previous one.
Add to playlist doesn’t work on iOS 14
by text message limitation on 2020/10/25 21:02
SoundHound used to reliably add a match to my SoundHound History playlist for the past few years. I recently updated to iOS 14 and this stopped working. I see only “Not successful” error message. Tried removing the app and reinstalled but no improvement. Also the Contact Us form for app support only leads to “The Requested Resource does not exist” when I try to send something to them.
Artificial intelligence at its best!!!
by Dr. Amri on 2020/10/24 02:19
This is the first review I have ever written for an app! ever! I could not believe that Soundhound identified the song that I’ve been searching for nearly 6 months, JUST BY HUMMING.. I guess one way artificial intelligence can improve our well-being slightly :)
No longer good.
by Hmiddleb on 2020/10/22 18:22
This app used to be amazing and could find the music in a noisy restaurant/bar. Or you could even hum it. Now it can’t find something with it right next to the speaker.
Unable to recognize any music.
by Vesspi on 2020/10/22 04:59
This app has always fine until now but now I ’m unable to find any music. I don’t know why. I try testing the app with playing a song on Spotify and with other music players but it’s still says it can’t find the song. Please help. Will give a higher rating if this issue is resolved. Thanks.
Hate it
by TT🙋🏾‍♀️ on 2020/10/21 07:44
Volume to low, have to stay on the app In order to keep listening to the music get the songs from Spotify powered by YouTube so it will drain your battery really fast Apple Music really took over ever music platform did it this problems only within iPhone I’m guessing though.
Best App
by W. Warr on 2020/10/19 15:57
Absolutely one if not my favorite app. I love it.
Great app
by alizeinthepines on 2020/10/19 05:01
This app is the greatest !!!!
Delightful
by Brahmasmi on 2020/10/19 04:54
Been using SoundHound for many years now. It was one of the few apps that absolutely delights you when you use it first. It still remains a favorite for what it can do.
does NOT pick up humming/singing
by Emo4Lyfe on 2020/10/16 21:55
This app comes up as an app that you can hum/sing into and find the song. it does not. just used Shazam
I used to love this app
by ScottEldridge61 on 2020/10/10 21:13
Now when someone sends me a link that they got from Soundhound it opens up the App Store as if I don’t have soundhound downloaded. I have tried deleting the app and downloading it again as well as reconnecting it to Spotify.
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&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?
Bad word
by Ghaxha locer on 2020/10/08 19:28
.pls fix app
Works Better than Shazam
by Eddie Thurmon on 2020/10/06 23:45
Surprisingly this app finds songs that Shazam can’t. Definitely better.
Thank you team for quality
by TheDenverSun on 2020/10/06 03:42
I love this app over it’s competitor. Thank you to the Shazam team.
PD
by Squirrel Trapper on 2020/10/06 00:34
Love it!
Love this app
by gamuovang on 2020/10/01 17:00
Yay yay ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Ios14 ruined it
by bennie9898 on 2020/10/01 14:53
New iOS seems to ruin a great free app price of app should show up before you download it premium add one are fine but list in app purchase or cost of the app upfront. Moved to snazsm. Bye
This makes me watch every song on YouTube.
by (why does my name matter?) on 2020/09/30 16:30
I love to look at lyrics to songs. Even better, to look at lyrics to a song while it’s playing! So I looked on the AppStore for an app like that, and found SoundHound. It had amazing reviews, and I knew it was gonna work. I downloaded it, connected my Spotify account to it, and I started to test it out by searching up a song with really good lyrics, but when I tried to play it, it led me to the link to watch it on YouTube. It said I can’t listen to it on Spotify. I don’t know what happened, but SoundHound DOES NOT WORK.
Not what I hope it was :(((
by hopeeeejdbsoa on 2020/09/30 01:48
I downloaded this app and it was the worst ever adds keep appearing and. I have good connection and song would just automatically play and play so I deleted it don’t recommend
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
Terrible melody recognition
by bdfbvkjbdf on 2020/09/22 17:45
Don’t waste your time trying to hum a song thinking it will pop up. It’s so bad. No need to explain any further. I even sang a song lyrically correct into the mic (I knew the song; just used it as a test) and it couldn’t even match the lyrics to the song.
Love SoundHound
by Coastgal on 2020/09/21 23:34
I’ve used this app for several years, and love it. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and can almost always find the song I want
Jordan mehyar
by Jordanmehyar on 2020/09/20 03:02
The best of the best app
Essential tool!
by Mdstat on 2020/09/19 00:02
Essential life tool What’s that song? Who is the artist? I’ll know in 5 seconds!
Absolutely useless
by Gudschtuff on 2020/09/17 22:38
Can’t even recognize popular songs that you ask it to find
Creepy Privacy Violation
by jon-giraffe on 2020/09/17 04:35
With the iOS 14 update, you can see this app is ALWAYS using the microphone even if you arent using the music discovery feature.
Very good
by leonarjidu on 2020/09/17 03:51
Very nice
Used to work really well
by 🌕🌒🌖🌓🌗🌔🌘 on 2020/09/17 00:31
I don’t know what changed with the way they sense what song you’re singing or humming, but it used to be so good at it. Now it never guesses ever
Still can’t find this song.
by Firm_Broom on 2020/09/15 22:57
I’m kinda sad now. I got this app in hopes of finding this song I heard. It has no lyrics. I tried humming it, playing bits of it on garage band and I still can’t find it :(
Love SoundHound
by Mnb: ) on 2020/09/13 15:18
I love SoundHound because it recognizes every song I have to find. I use it all the time. I got Shazam after getting SoundHound because it’s popular, but Shazam doesn’t recognize every song, then I put SoundHound on and it gets the song that Shazam failed to recognize. SoundHound is the best. Thank you for your app. I love music and you always tell me what I’m listening to so I can find it to download. Keep up the great work, SoundHound, you guys are awesome!
Just hangs on the loading screen...
by EvanZilla on 2020/09/13 05:49
Really buggy, it doesn’t even work.
Still decent but missing a lot of songs lately
by Chris664518 on 2020/09/07 18:18
Keep the UI simple. Apps get ruined when devs start adding a bunch of new features and services. Is there an ad free version?
Suddenly it doesn't work
by Golight Girl on 2020/09/03 01:08
Had this for years. Use all the time. Paid for. Recently it can't find any songs. Or glitches and pops up the song after I try to close it after trying to search three times. Very disappointing.
Kk
by holly rempe on 2020/08/31 16:46
It’s horrible it can’t find a song every time it sends me to a video that doesn’t even have the song
Can’t find music but shows lots of ads
by Moonlight009 on 2020/08/31 01:10
Have had this app on my phone since 2012. It was my go to for identifying songs. Worked great until recently. Now it can’t seem to find matches for relatively common songs from the radio. But it has no problem serving up lots of ads. Sad that this went from the best app to the worst. I’m going to delete it as soon as I go clean up my search history.
Trash
by Promthanius on 2020/08/29 19:35
It literally cannot pick up a single song iHome to it or even play on the piano. I even sang it Evanescence and Justin Bieber and it said it couldn’t find it. I’m trying to find a classical song but this trash app apparently has absolutely no database whatsoever and actually doesn’t do what it claims
Spectacular!
by Andrew VanZee on 2020/08/27 16:27
Recognizes a far greater range of songs than Shazam. Interface is lovely, and history feature is handy 😀
It’s OK...
by AlDaja on 2020/08/26 22:02
App is OK on picking popular or stored digitized songs for download, but falls short on “B side” tracks, music from the Golden Age and modern indie songs. When I can identify Sinatra songs by the first few notes and the app gets a chance through the entire song to show me the album and/or song and it can’t, I’m not impressed.
BETTER THAN SHAZAM
by Ciutcha on fortnite on 2020/08/24 18:02
I love this app I been using for years. It has so many offers and features and is free. There is no “Premium” plans or anything unlike Shazam! It’s just Free. Awesome app
didn’t work
by Zggol4l9 on 2020/08/23 19:50
it never ever found songs that i searched for😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡
Another spam filled monstrosity
by evilcartman-the -original on 2020/08/21 23:06
What used to be an amazing app with better music recognition than Shazam has turned into nothing but an advertising delivery monstrosity that makes it all but impossible to actually accomplish its primary purpose, to recognize songs. Immediately ,you're presented with having to make an account, having to sign your life away with the TOS, having to scroll through a bunch of distracting, flashy, seizure inducing advertising and you can't even see the search button. Save your time and money and bypass this piece of garbage. If you can actually find the place where what is hiding the search button it was a fairly good job of recognizing songs actually. The second star is only if you can find an older version without all the spam garbage, and the fact that it actually works , as opposed to some apps that simply crash,if you can find out how to work it.
A very warm greeting to you all 🌺🌹💐❤️
by جواد ز on 2020/08/17 18:41
What a Great App it is 🌺🌹🙏👏❤️ Easy to use and very useful and very excellent.👏🙏🌹🌺 I love it so much 🌹❤️❤️🌺❤️❤️ Thanks very much. From Tehran IRAN
The coolest
by LAL060507 on 2020/08/16 21:17
I mean the songs I was looking for were rare they weren’t played on the radio and sound hound knew
The Best...
by Tonybintn on 2020/08/16 19:11
Simply awesome!!!
Will download chazam
by Ktrocksyourworld on 2020/08/14 19:48
Never recognizes any songs from Christian radio. It’s like the developers ignored this genre all together.
“We couldn’t find that one”
by ios 5 was the best on 2020/08/14 19:09
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.
So dum
by Acorncloudsails on 2020/08/13 22:12
Every time I tried to put a song it says Couldn’t FIND THAT BOOO SO DUMB
Better than Shazam
by akotski1338 on 2020/08/13 04:30
It has live lyrics but the singing humming feature isn’t that good unless I’m just a bad singer
huh??
by basicange on 2020/08/13 02:52
wanted this to work. I hummed a pretty basic song and it still didnt get it. Then i tried again with a couple basic songs that are popular and it didn't get about 70% of them
Quality
by aliyf77 on 2020/08/12 22:22
Excellent
Useless
by Turkishsaiyan on 2020/08/11 05:17
The main reason to download the app is to be able to hum or sing a song to find it.... In theory it should be 100x better than Shazam... Since the time I had downloaded, this app has never gotten any result from any of my attempts. I have tried singing, humming, even whistling. Utterly useless and now deleted. Because the ridiculous system won’t allow me I’ll just write it here 0 STARS.
Súper rápida
by Proyecrpq on 2020/08/10 15:14
Me reconoció una canción en segundos tienen una base de datos infinita
Still no Bluetooth
by JTinNLV on 2020/08/08 17:03
They just can’t seem to figure it out after a couple of years of promises. Worked fine a few years ago. Update: they responded that it would be fixed in an update. That was 3 years ago. Still bad. A music app that doesn’t work with Bluetooth, hows that for technology?
Had a song stuck in my head for at least 4 months
by zs199502 on 2020/08/04 05:45
I downloaded this app after I had a small chunk of a song stuck in my head and after humming into it for 10 seconds, I found it!!! I gave this app a 5 star right away because this song has been driving me crazy
It does not show all
by kazomane on 2020/07/31 08:30
It rubbish
Amazing app
by sjsjsjusisududjdjdhdhdhs on 2020/07/28 23:20
Love it, it even knew old indie songs that weren’t as well known.
Love it
by rjez on 2020/07/27 17:39
Simple to use and either purchase song immediately or archive for later.
Sorry but thumbs down
by Alisongiana on 2020/07/27 16:06
I have to give this app a thumbs down, because it can’t even recognize the song Havana when I hum the melody.
Just one thing ! For now ....
by Same platform over and over on 2020/07/27 15:33
Honestly I love this app and personally I consider it the best and it is much better than Shazam BUT one star only because Shazam can identify any song when headphones are connected but this app couldn’t..... So kindly fix this !
Not worth downloading
by Lemon Dreams on 2020/07/25 21:02
I got this because I had a song stuck in my head. I tried it out and hummed the melody and nothing showed up. After that, I tested out and sang a different song which I know the exact lyrics and melody to and it found no results. I tried this with multiple songs that I knew the exact lyrics to but it couldn’t find them. I tried multiple songs that are popular at the moment and they still couldn’t recognize it.
love it
by Cigano82 on 2020/07/23 20:16
this app is amazing!! but i suggest updating it so u can record a song and it tells You,overall its amazing
Stopped Working
by Go-kart Mozart on 2020/07/21 20:07
The app started requesting that I grant permission for microphone use, which is perfectly understandable given it’s purpose, however, when I go to settings>privacy>microphone to grant the permission, my phone states no app has requested permission. The app’s notification that requests the privacy takes me to the app’s settings screen, which doesn’t have a microphone permissions option. This is a shame, because it was my favorite way of I’d edifying songs on tv shows and at bars.
Helped me find a song I only knew the melody to.
by Dalton Stengel on 2020/07/20 08:05
Wow, I honestly didn’t think it would work humming the tune Into the microphone. But it worked in seconds. Amazing!
WORKS LIKE MAGIC
by Anonymous Unicorn 123 on 2020/07/18 23:27
I HAD A SINGLE MEASURE OF A SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND MY SISTER AND I LITERALLY SCOURED MY SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS TRYING TO FIND IT. SOUND HOUND IS LITERALLY INSANE. I SANG THE MEASURE AND THE APP FOUND MY SONG IN TWO SECONDS. (IT WAS ‘FIX YOU’ BY COLDPLAY.) AHHH
International Music Search Needed
by Miggy369 on 2020/07/17 11:15
It only can find music in English. If someone is playing a song non-English it will not find it. I have tried more than once and always get the “could not find song” message you get when it cannot find it.
Wow
by MyStoresYourStore on 2020/07/14 00:01
Earlie had a song stuck in my head, this app help me figure that out in less than five minutes. Great job
Never worked
by drwaead on 2020/07/11 05:42
Every time I needed to know the song, SoundHound never came thru
Humming Never works!
by Jachu87 on 2020/07/10 19:05
Tried dozen times with no avail!
My opinion
by bronco burgers on 2020/07/09 21:44
Only thing I don’t like is that it’s unstable when playing music If you move abruptly it will stop and sometimes swiftly moving to different songs makes it go hay wire. You may need to shut app off and start all over. Just seems super sensitive
It really doesn’t work, but the lyrics does
by Electro_Rage productions on 2020/07/09 12:36
I would literally hum or even say the exact words and nothing will come up until I search it, find it and they say it again like it knew what I was saying, but you will have to type the lyrics and it will work
Garbage
by Annonymous123654 on 2020/07/08 22:07
Doesnt work at all. Ever. And it sends random bs notifications that serve absolutely no purpose. Who wasted their time making this ad riddled garbage??? This should be BANNED from the app store and so should its creator for being incompetent and incapable of creating a working app. Its obviously just a way to cram ads down people’s throats so the creator can make money off of garbage that doesnt work. Pathetic.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 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 "other" 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 & upgrades. By comparison, SoundHound is very straight forward, users are offered unlimited searches, a databank to save & favorite their search results, & 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.) >>> 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.
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't just find the song and add it to your library, can't even Listen to it unless you want to Pay for more Options. What a Ripoff! Too bad WE can'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
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've thrown at it, it's recognized. High praise & accolades to what should be an award-winning app! Thank you for the ability to use it without a subscription, for I don't do subscriptions. People, especially younger people, don't see just how much of their lifetime'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.
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.
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.
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?!
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 & 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 & is anything but helpful or reliable. Disappointed for sure!
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&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?
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 🌝
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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) & 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 & more. A very cool thing: it saves the songs you’ve had it listen & 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.
Happy, Happy, Happy!
by Stillbuggin on 2017/12/07 16:05
I guess one would think I was happy with Sound Hound! I'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. "I remember that song!" I've periodically had to look up lyrics, but I'm fine with that. I've always enjoyed Sound Hound and GLW, I'll continue in the future!
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 & 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?
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!
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
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!!
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
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.
Love SoundHound
by Mnb: ) on 2020/09/13 15:18
I love SoundHound because it recognizes every song I have to find. I use it all the time. I got Shazam after getting SoundHound because it’s popular, but Shazam doesn’t recognize every song, then I put SoundHound on and it gets the song that Shazam failed to recognize. SoundHound is the best. Thank you for your app. I love music and you always tell me what I’m listening to so I can find it to download. Keep up the great work, SoundHound, you guys are awesome!
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'm having to wait for the app to open! Faster openings or "instant on, or more Mic access!" 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?
Better with time
by Aj2100c on 2018/07/29 23:23
This app gets better with time. Now that it has undergone several versions, it runs faster. Another neat and fun feature is being able to open a map and see and hear what others are discovering. Of course, when you’re looking for a song, that gets shared too. And, I don’t mind sharing the tunes I find when I go out there. Being able to she’s that with the world is the beauty of this app.
SoundHound review
by sejrec56 on 2017/12/14 16:17
My review is that SoundHound works incredibly well. When I think of all the years I’d hear a song and the DJ wouldn’t say who the artist was, now most of the time SoundHound answers that for me. But 25 percent of the time it can’t figure out what the song is or artist. How does SoundHound determine who the song or artist is? Anyways SoundHound have become indispensable for me. Being a musician myself I’m glad I can find out who it was I heard and even had a bio on the group, artist or writer! Thanks creators of sound hound!
I really like this app
by Loves_Lucy_ on 2018/09/09 19:42
So many times I have come across a song that I like and don’t know the name of. I always click on this app and it never fails to tell me the names of my favorite songs. Within about 20 seconds or so it gives me the name, the artist and the album name. I do wish the lyrics would pop up on all the songs. Most of the songs have lyrics that you can follow with, but there are some that don’t. Overall I love this app and will use it for songs to come.
Used to be good
by Mystigo on 2020/06/26 04:37
Many years ago I shook the hand of one of the developers at a conference. This app was the best thing I had on my phone. You could launch it in seconds and near instantly start identifying music. It is 10 years later and I just rage deleted it. It takes 20+ seconds to launch, then the ads come up, then the listen button comes up. When you press it is says a bunch of stupid stuff, and eventually it says it couldn’t hear anything. Siri named the tune within 5 seconds of me asking it to. That’s all I wanted. This app has lost its way. In 10 years it has gotten worse with every release. It is time to part ways with it.
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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.
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.) >>> 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.
Can’t do Lyrics for music on device
by Daethon on 2020/11/15 02:09
All I wanted was to easily find lyrics for the music on my iPhone but it keeps forcing me to YT or AppleMusic or some other paid premium service
SoundHound not working like it used to
by maygirl61 on 2020/11/10 01:05
In the last few days, whenever I hit the S to ID a song on radio, the song comes up BUT: 1. That screen freezes 2. The song is not added to my Discovery List 3. The song is not automatically added to my Soundhound Playlist. I have a monthly subscription to Apple Music. I have an iPhone XI. What’s up?????
Doesn’t work with IOS 14
by 71925 on 2020/11/09 13:16
Unable to identify most songs. Songs it does identify, it fails to add to Apple Music. Used to work just fine. Running on iPhone 12 Pro, IOS 14.2
Fix Apple Music Plug-In!
by ryan.littleking on 2020/11/09 01:53
Love the app, I’d love an iOS 14 special widget even more!
Used to be a 5-star app.
by Mike Bburg on 2020/11/08 17:49
What happened to this app? It rarely can find songs anymore. Even grammy hits are unfindable. It seems more time has been spend coding the click-bait adds than the functionality of the app. Too bad.
Stop the church
by jennmygod on 2020/11/07 18:00
Oh my goodness listening with my mom for the first time. Loving Babbie Mason
Great songs identifying App
by Sam1222345678 on 2020/11/07 14:26
This is a wonderful App.
apps trash
by Break app user on 2020/11/06 23:18
^
From the best to garbage
by Frak! on 2020/11/06 22:12
This USED to be the best app, but they absolutely ruined it with this new interface. “Dusting off the record” and other BS cutesy messages and half the time it won’t even find a match. Contrast that with Shazam where you tap the icon, then it clearly shows it’s listening, and boom, you get a match. No cutesy cluttered crap messages, no missed songs. I HATE soundhound now. Avoid.
Love it
by binbeertoe on 2020/11/06 18:05
I love sound
You cant search for a song in your videos library
by Samooo man on 2020/11/05 23:35
You cant search for a song that you record it by video in your iPhone photos library
🎸🎶🕺😩No Classical? No Cappella??
by sirnotappearinginthisfilm4 on 2020/11/02 03:11
Prefect: if you have the song already playing nearby. If it’s just from memory: USELESS. My suggestion for SoundHound: build a learning model for Capella (humming and singing)
Not adding songs to Apple Music??
by Inthedrink on 2020/11/01 22:57
Why did this all of a sudden stop working? The website still shows this SHOULD work. Is it just a glitch? Everything I see shows it’s happened to everyone.
Just added banner ads
by Claspiale on 2020/11/01 13:17
I would rather pay
I think this app is annoying now
by Real Reviewers on 2020/10/29 05:28
Most of the time they can’t figure out the song. 🙄 so I have to keep going to shazam. Now I’m just using Shazam only now.
Great Job!!!
by Jaybree Draughn on 2020/10/28 08:00
I absolutely love this app!!
It actually works!!
by Ppr1ncess on 2020/10/27 21:44
If I could only explain how well this works!! I have had a jungle stuck in my head for over a week and thought I was crazy. NOPE!! I hummed it to the app and it found it within seconds. Ps the song was Disturbia by Rihanna I was humming bum bum Bidem bum bum Bidem dum
Widget stopped working
by Imagine me an alligator on 2020/10/27 05:56
This app has been going downhill for a while but with this latest update the widget doesn’t load anymore. I’m running big out of reasons to keep this app
Disappointing
by boldcity on 2020/10/26 22:20
I like to write positive reviews, but this app fails in the following: - It does not upload songs to Apple Music. You click “add to playlist” and it just says it has an error. Disconnecting and reconnecting does nothing. - Unable to move songs to an Apple Music playlist, I settled on trying to use SoundHound’s in-app music playback. However when you go to your “Discoveries” and click “play all” or “shuffle all”, it literally just plays the same five songs, sometimes multiple times. I have over 200 songs in this list but it wants to play the same five. Bad! - The new UI is bad compared to the previous one.
Add to playlist doesn’t work on iOS 14
by text message limitation on 2020/10/25 21:02
SoundHound used to reliably add a match to my SoundHound History playlist for the past few years. I recently updated to iOS 14 and this stopped working. I see only “Not successful” error message. Tried removing the app and reinstalled but no improvement. Also the Contact Us form for app support only leads to “The Requested Resource does not exist” when I try to send something to them.
Artificial intelligence at its best!!!
by Dr. Amri on 2020/10/24 02:19
This is the first review I have ever written for an app! ever! I could not believe that Soundhound identified the song that I’ve been searching for nearly 6 months, JUST BY HUMMING.. I guess one way artificial intelligence can improve our well-being slightly :)
No longer good.
by Hmiddleb on 2020/10/22 18:22
This app used to be amazing and could find the music in a noisy restaurant/bar. Or you could even hum it. Now it can’t find something with it right next to the speaker.
Unable to recognize any music.
by Vesspi on 2020/10/22 04:59
This app has always fine until now but now I ’m unable to find any music. I don’t know why. I try testing the app with playing a song on Spotify and with other music players but it’s still says it can’t find the song. Please help. Will give a higher rating if this issue is resolved. Thanks.
Hate it
by TT🙋🏾‍♀️ on 2020/10/21 07:44
Volume to low, have to stay on the app In order to keep listening to the music get the songs from Spotify powered by YouTube so it will drain your battery really fast Apple Music really took over ever music platform did it this problems only within iPhone I’m guessing though.
Best App
by W. Warr on 2020/10/19 15:57
Absolutely one if not my favorite app. I love it.
Great app
by alizeinthepines on 2020/10/19 05:01
This app is the greatest !!!!
Delightful
by Brahmasmi on 2020/10/19 04:54
Been using SoundHound for many years now. It was one of the few apps that absolutely delights you when you use it first. It still remains a favorite for what it can do.
does NOT pick up humming/singing
by Emo4Lyfe on 2020/10/16 21:55
This app comes up as an app that you can hum/sing into and find the song. it does not. just used Shazam
I used to love this app
by ScottEldridge61 on 2020/10/10 21:13
Now when someone sends me a link that they got from Soundhound it opens up the App Store as if I don’t have soundhound downloaded. I have tried deleting the app and downloading it again as well as reconnecting it to Spotify.
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&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?
Bad word
by Ghaxha locer on 2020/10/08 19:28
.pls fix app
Works Better than Shazam
by Eddie Thurmon on 2020/10/06 23:45
Surprisingly this app finds songs that Shazam can’t. Definitely better.
Thank you team for quality
by TheDenverSun on 2020/10/06 03:42
I love this app over it’s competitor. Thank you to the Shazam team.
PD
by Squirrel Trapper on 2020/10/06 00:34
Love it!
Love this app
by gamuovang on 2020/10/01 17:00
Yay yay ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Ios14 ruined it
by bennie9898 on 2020/10/01 14:53
New iOS seems to ruin a great free app price of app should show up before you download it premium add one are fine but list in app purchase or cost of the app upfront. Moved to snazsm. Bye
This makes me watch every song on YouTube.
by (why does my name matter?) on 2020/09/30 16:30
I love to look at lyrics to songs. Even better, to look at lyrics to a song while it’s playing! So I looked on the AppStore for an app like that, and found SoundHound. It had amazing reviews, and I knew it was gonna work. I downloaded it, connected my Spotify account to it, and I started to test it out by searching up a song with really good lyrics, but when I tried to play it, it led me to the link to watch it on YouTube. It said I can’t listen to it on Spotify. I don’t know what happened, but SoundHound DOES NOT WORK.
Not what I hope it was :(((
by hopeeeejdbsoa on 2020/09/30 01:48
I downloaded this app and it was the worst ever adds keep appearing and. I have good connection and song would just automatically play and play so I deleted it don’t recommend
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
Terrible melody recognition
by bdfbvkjbdf on 2020/09/22 17:45
Don’t waste your time trying to hum a song thinking it will pop up. It’s so bad. No need to explain any further. I even sang a song lyrically correct into the mic (I knew the song; just used it as a test) and it couldn’t even match the lyrics to the song.
Love SoundHound
by Coastgal on 2020/09/21 23:34
I’ve used this app for several years, and love it. I have a pretty eclectic taste in music and can almost always find the song I want
Jordan mehyar
by Jordanmehyar on 2020/09/20 03:02
The best of the best app
Essential tool!
by Mdstat on 2020/09/19 00:02
Essential life tool What’s that song? Who is the artist? I’ll know in 5 seconds!
Absolutely useless
by Gudschtuff on 2020/09/17 22:38
Can’t even recognize popular songs that you ask it to find
Creepy Privacy Violation
by jon-giraffe on 2020/09/17 04:35
With the iOS 14 update, you can see this app is ALWAYS using the microphone even if you arent using the music discovery feature.
Very good
by leonarjidu on 2020/09/17 03:51
Very nice
Used to work really well
by 🌕🌒🌖🌓🌗🌔🌘 on 2020/09/17 00:31
I don’t know what changed with the way they sense what song you’re singing or humming, but it used to be so good at it. Now it never guesses ever
Still can’t find this song.
by Firm_Broom on 2020/09/15 22:57
I’m kinda sad now. I got this app in hopes of finding this song I heard. It has no lyrics. I tried humming it, playing bits of it on garage band and I still can’t find it :(
Love SoundHound
by Mnb: ) on 2020/09/13 15:18
I love SoundHound because it recognizes every song I have to find. I use it all the time. I got Shazam after getting SoundHound because it’s popular, but Shazam doesn’t recognize every song, then I put SoundHound on and it gets the song that Shazam failed to recognize. SoundHound is the best. Thank you for your app. I love music and you always tell me what I’m listening to so I can find it to download. Keep up the great work, SoundHound, you guys are awesome!
Just hangs on the loading screen...
by EvanZilla on 2020/09/13 05:49
Really buggy, it doesn’t even work.
Still decent but missing a lot of songs lately
by Chris664518 on 2020/09/07 18:18
Keep the UI simple. Apps get ruined when devs start adding a bunch of new features and services. Is there an ad free version?
Suddenly it doesn't work
by Golight Girl on 2020/09/03 01:08
Had this for years. Use all the time. Paid for. Recently it can't find any songs. Or glitches and pops up the song after I try to close it after trying to search three times. Very disappointing.
Kk
by holly rempe on 2020/08/31 16:46
It’s horrible it can’t find a song every time it sends me to a video that doesn’t even have the song
Can’t find music but shows lots of ads
by Moonlight009 on 2020/08/31 01:10
Have had this app on my phone since 2012. It was my go to for identifying songs. Worked great until recently. Now it can’t seem to find matches for relatively common songs from the radio. But it has no problem serving up lots of ads. Sad that this went from the best app to the worst. I’m going to delete it as soon as I go clean up my search history.
Trash
by Promthanius on 2020/08/29 19:35
It literally cannot pick up a single song iHome to it or even play on the piano. I even sang it Evanescence and Justin Bieber and it said it couldn’t find it. I’m trying to find a classical song but this trash app apparently has absolutely no database whatsoever and actually doesn’t do what it claims
Spectacular!
by Andrew VanZee on 2020/08/27 16:27
Recognizes a far greater range of songs than Shazam. Interface is lovely, and history feature is handy 😀
It’s OK...
by AlDaja on 2020/08/26 22:02
App is OK on picking popular or stored digitized songs for download, but falls short on “B side” tracks, music from the Golden Age and modern indie songs. When I can identify Sinatra songs by the first few notes and the app gets a chance through the entire song to show me the album and/or song and it can’t, I’m not impressed.
BETTER THAN SHAZAM
by Ciutcha on fortnite on 2020/08/24 18:02
I love this app I been using for years. It has so many offers and features and is free. There is no “Premium” plans or anything unlike Shazam! It’s just Free. Awesome app
didn’t work
by Zggol4l9 on 2020/08/23 19:50
it never ever found songs that i searched for😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😤😡😡😡😡
Another spam filled monstrosity
by evilcartman-the -original on 2020/08/21 23:06
What used to be an amazing app with better music recognition than Shazam has turned into nothing but an advertising delivery monstrosity that makes it all but impossible to actually accomplish its primary purpose, to recognize songs. Immediately ,you're presented with having to make an account, having to sign your life away with the TOS, having to scroll through a bunch of distracting, flashy, seizure inducing advertising and you can't even see the search button. Save your time and money and bypass this piece of garbage. If you can actually find the place where what is hiding the search button it was a fairly good job of recognizing songs actually. The second star is only if you can find an older version without all the spam garbage, and the fact that it actually works , as opposed to some apps that simply crash,if you can find out how to work it.
A very warm greeting to you all 🌺🌹💐❤️
by جواد ز on 2020/08/17 18:41
What a Great App it is 🌺🌹🙏👏❤️ Easy to use and very useful and very excellent.👏🙏🌹🌺 I love it so much 🌹❤️❤️🌺❤️❤️ Thanks very much. From Tehran IRAN
The coolest
by LAL060507 on 2020/08/16 21:17
I mean the songs I was looking for were rare they weren’t played on the radio and sound hound knew
The Best...
by Tonybintn on 2020/08/16 19:11
Simply awesome!!!
Will download chazam
by Ktrocksyourworld on 2020/08/14 19:48
Never recognizes any songs from Christian radio. It’s like the developers ignored this genre all together.
“We couldn’t find that one”
by ios 5 was the best on 2020/08/14 19:09
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.
So dum
by Acorncloudsails on 2020/08/13 22:12
Every time I tried to put a song it says Couldn’t FIND THAT BOOO SO DUMB
Better than Shazam
by akotski1338 on 2020/08/13 04:30
It has live lyrics but the singing humming feature isn’t that good unless I’m just a bad singer
huh??
by basicange on 2020/08/13 02:52
wanted this to work. I hummed a pretty basic song and it still didnt get it. Then i tried again with a couple basic songs that are popular and it didn't get about 70% of them
Quality
by aliyf77 on 2020/08/12 22:22
Excellent
Useless
by Turkishsaiyan on 2020/08/11 05:17
The main reason to download the app is to be able to hum or sing a song to find it.... In theory it should be 100x better than Shazam... Since the time I had downloaded, this app has never gotten any result from any of my attempts. I have tried singing, humming, even whistling. Utterly useless and now deleted. Because the ridiculous system won’t allow me I’ll just write it here 0 STARS.
Súper rápida
by Proyecrpq on 2020/08/10 15:14
Me reconoció una canción en segundos tienen una base de datos infinita
Still no Bluetooth
by JTinNLV on 2020/08/08 17:03
They just can’t seem to figure it out after a couple of years of promises. Worked fine a few years ago. Update: they responded that it would be fixed in an update. That was 3 years ago. Still bad. A music app that doesn’t work with Bluetooth, hows that for technology?
Had a song stuck in my head for at least 4 months
by zs199502 on 2020/08/04 05:45
I downloaded this app after I had a small chunk of a song stuck in my head and after humming into it for 10 seconds, I found it!!! I gave this app a 5 star right away because this song has been driving me crazy
It does not show all
by kazomane on 2020/07/31 08:30
It rubbish
Amazing app
by sjsjsjusisududjdjdhdhdhs on 2020/07/28 23:20
Love it, it even knew old indie songs that weren’t as well known.
Love it
by rjez on 2020/07/27 17:39
Simple to use and either purchase song immediately or archive for later.
Sorry but thumbs down
by Alisongiana on 2020/07/27 16:06
I have to give this app a thumbs down, because it can’t even recognize the song Havana when I hum the melody.
Just one thing ! For now ....
by Same platform over and over on 2020/07/27 15:33
Honestly I love this app and personally I consider it the best and it is much better than Shazam BUT one star only because Shazam can identify any song when headphones are connected but this app couldn’t..... So kindly fix this !
Not worth downloading
by Lemon Dreams on 2020/07/25 21:02
I got this because I had a song stuck in my head. I tried it out and hummed the melody and nothing showed up. After that, I tested out and sang a different song which I know the exact lyrics and melody to and it found no results. I tried this with multiple songs that I knew the exact lyrics to but it couldn’t find them. I tried multiple songs that are popular at the moment and they still couldn’t recognize it.
love it
by Cigano82 on 2020/07/23 20:16
this app is amazing!! but i suggest updating it so u can record a song and it tells You,overall its amazing
Stopped Working
by Go-kart Mozart on 2020/07/21 20:07
The app started requesting that I grant permission for microphone use, which is perfectly understandable given it’s purpose, however, when I go to settings>privacy>microphone to grant the permission, my phone states no app has requested permission. The app’s notification that requests the privacy takes me to the app’s settings screen, which doesn’t have a microphone permissions option. This is a shame, because it was my favorite way of I’d edifying songs on tv shows and at bars.
Helped me find a song I only knew the melody to.
by Dalton Stengel on 2020/07/20 08:05
Wow, I honestly didn’t think it would work humming the tune Into the microphone. But it worked in seconds. Amazing!
WORKS LIKE MAGIC
by Anonymous Unicorn 123 on 2020/07/18 23:27
I HAD A SINGLE MEASURE OF A SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD FOR THE WHOLE DAY AND MY SISTER AND I LITERALLY SCOURED MY SPOTIFY PLAYLISTS TRYING TO FIND IT. SOUND HOUND IS LITERALLY INSANE. I SANG THE MEASURE AND THE APP FOUND MY SONG IN TWO SECONDS. (IT WAS ‘FIX YOU’ BY COLDPLAY.) AHHH
International Music Search Needed
by Miggy369 on 2020/07/17 11:15
It only can find music in English. If someone is playing a song non-English it will not find it. I have tried more than once and always get the “could not find song” message you get when it cannot find it.
Wow
by MyStoresYourStore on 2020/07/14 00:01
Earlie had a song stuck in my head, this app help me figure that out in less than five minutes. Great job
Never worked
by drwaead on 2020/07/11 05:42
Every time I needed to know the song, SoundHound never came thru
Humming Never works!
by Jachu87 on 2020/07/10 19:05
Tried dozen times with no avail!
My opinion
by bronco burgers on 2020/07/09 21:44
Only thing I don’t like is that it’s unstable when playing music If you move abruptly it will stop and sometimes swiftly moving to different songs makes it go hay wire. You may need to shut app off and start all over. Just seems super sensitive
It really doesn’t work, but the lyrics does
by Electro_Rage productions on 2020/07/09 12:36
I would literally hum or even say the exact words and nothing will come up until I search it, find it and they say it again like it knew what I was saying, but you will have to type the lyrics and it will work
Garbage
by Annonymous123654 on 2020/07/08 22:07
Doesnt work at all. Ever. And it sends random bs notifications that serve absolutely no purpose. Who wasted their time making this ad riddled garbage??? This should be BANNED from the app store and so should its creator for being incompetent and incapable of creating a working app. Its obviously just a way to cram ads down people’s throats so the creator can make money off of garbage that doesnt work. Pathetic.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ 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 "other" 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 & upgrades. By comparison, SoundHound is very straight forward, users are offered unlimited searches, a databank to save & favorite their search results, & 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.) >>> 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.
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't just find the song and add it to your library, can't even Listen to it unless you want to Pay for more Options. What a Ripoff! Too bad WE can'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
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've thrown at it, it's recognized. High praise & accolades to what should be an award-winning app! Thank you for the ability to use it without a subscription, for I don't do subscriptions. People, especially younger people, don't see just how much of their lifetime'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.
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.
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.
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?!
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 & 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 & is anything but helpful or reliable. Disappointed for sure!
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&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?
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 🌝
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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) & 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 & more. A very cool thing: it saves the songs you’ve had it listen & 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.
Happy, Happy, Happy!
by Stillbuggin on 2017/12/07 16:05
I guess one would think I was happy with Sound Hound! I'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. "I remember that song!" I've periodically had to look up lyrics, but I'm fine with that. I've always enjoyed Sound Hound and GLW, I'll continue in the future!
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 & 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?
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!
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
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!!
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
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.
Love SoundHound
by Mnb: ) on 2020/09/13 15:18
I love SoundHound because it recognizes every song I have to find. I use it all the time. I got Shazam after getting SoundHound because it’s popular, but Shazam doesn’t recognize every song, then I put SoundHound on and it gets the song that Shazam failed to recognize. SoundHound is the best. Thank you for your app. I love music and you always tell me what I’m listening to so I can find it to download. Keep up the great work, SoundHound, you guys are awesome!
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'm having to wait for the app to open! Faster openings or "instant on, or more Mic access!" 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?
Better with time
by Aj2100c on 2018/07/29 23:23
This app gets better with time. Now that it has undergone several versions, it runs faster. Another neat and fun feature is being able to open a map and see and hear what others are discovering. Of course, when you’re looking for a song, that gets shared too. And, I don’t mind sharing the tunes I find when I go out there. Being able to she’s that with the world is the beauty of this app.
SoundHound review
by sejrec56 on 2017/12/14 16:17
My review is that SoundHound works incredibly well. When I think of all the years I’d hear a song and the DJ wouldn’t say who the artist was, now most of the time SoundHound answers that for me. But 25 percent of the time it can’t figure out what the song is or artist. How does SoundHound determine who the song or artist is? Anyways SoundHound have become indispensable for me. Being a musician myself I’m glad I can find out who it was I heard and even had a bio on the group, artist or writer! Thanks creators of sound hound!
I really like this app
by Loves_Lucy_ on 2018/09/09 19:42
So many times I have come across a song that I like and don’t know the name of. I always click on this app and it never fails to tell me the names of my favorite songs. Within about 20 seconds or so it gives me the name, the artist and the album name. I do wish the lyrics would pop up on all the songs. Most of the songs have lyrics that you can follow with, but there are some that don’t. Overall I love this app and will use it for songs to come.
Used to be good
by Mystigo on 2020/06/26 04:37
Many years ago I shook the hand of one of the developers at a conference. This app was the best thing I had on my phone. You could launch it in seconds and near instantly start identifying music. It is 10 years later and I just rage deleted it. It takes 20+ seconds to launch, then the ads come up, then the listen button comes up. When you press it is says a bunch of stupid stuff, and eventually it says it couldn’t hear anything. Siri named the tune within 5 seconds of me asking it to. That’s all I wanted. This app has lost its way. In 10 years it has gotten worse with every release. It is time to part ways with it.
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