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SoundHound – Search, Discover, and Play Music

By SoundHound, Inc.

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SoundHound is a music search and discovery app that listens to what is being played around you. Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, stream, buy or simply explore more about artists you know and love or have just discovered.

Have a song stuck in your head? You can also search by singing or humming into SoundHound, making it the only app in the world that can give you results, immediately and accurately, through this sing/hum search.

As you SoundHound, you have access to:
· Artist and band biographies
· Album release date and band info
· LiveLyrics, moving real-time with the music
· Music videos
· Song previews and album reviews
· Easy sharing of your favorite discoveries to Facebook and Twitter
· Add your searches to an Rdio or Spotify playlist or quick link to stream
· Purchase songs or albums instantly in iTunes

Beyond the SoundHound search, you can also explore:
· Top music charts across various genres
· Music map of discoveries near you and around the world
· Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite performers
· Featured artist birthdays, everyday
· Weekly featured song, video, artist and album
· Similar artist and album recommendations
· Your own history of previous searches (register to ensure your discoveries are never lost!

SoundHound all you like – it’s free and unlimited. Don’t want ads? Upgrade to SoundHound Infinity.

Reviews and Honors
· Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
· Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
· Essential iPad App - "Seriously fast" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
· "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
· "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue, NY Times

What's New in Version 6.5

This update makes discovery & sharing even better:

- New music releases and song recommendations updated daily on your SoundHound feed
- Everyday is a birthday at SoundHound, check out which artists in history were born today
- Easier sharing with Facebook and Twitter feature enhancements


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Customer Reviews

Can't access microphone :-(

I've been a loyal user of SoundHound for a few years now. The app is been really great and I've really enjoyed using it. Unfortunately a recent update has broken access to the microphone. I used the link in the app to go to the microphone settings but it sent me to the wrong part of the settings. I navigated to the correct place on my own and it said that the app never requested access to the mic. I tried restarting the app and I tried restarting my phone, both with no change. Then I took to the Internet looking for a solution. About the only advice I could find was to reset privacy and location settings. Did that, but still no joy.

Even so, I'm leaving a 4-star rating since the app has been nothing short of amazing throughout the years that I've used it. But unfortunately, not being able to use the microphone is kind of a big deal with this app. I hope to see this remedied in a future update.

Great app

I rarely write reviews unless it's a bad app but SoundHound is the exception. I actually had Shazam for a while b4 SoundHound even came out. Someone told me about SoundHound so I tried it. I liked it so much that I bought the paid version for around $2.99, I think. Idk it was a looong time ago. SoundHound. Worth it!
To the developers, to take this app to the next level, make it possible to use SoundHound while listening to a video or audio recording that is playing on the same device. In other words, while watching a movie on Netflix on my iPhone I would like to use that same iPhone to use SoundHound to look up a song playing in the background of a movie or audio file or video file.

Possible Improvements & A Few Problems

This app is great, but I think the biggest thing that could help it is if there could be a way to organize the songs you have searched into groups so that if the song name or artist is forgotten we can find the song again by genre of music or even instruments included. Please consider!

Update: I'm having a problem on the iPhone 5. The app is functioning very slowly and I'm having trouble staying signed in. My history and favorites are not loading properly. Some are listed as "Unknown Song" and I can't access the song I searched. Also, some of the songs I search cause the app to crash, resulting in it forgetting the song I searched. The app is crashing much more in general, like when I sign out or favorite a song. Please fix!

SoundHound – Search, Discover, and Play Music
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 6.5
  • Size: 33.7 MB
  • Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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