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SoundHound Music Search Recognition & Free Player

By SoundHound, Inc.

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What’s that song? SoundHound listens and quickly recognizes what’s playing by tapping into our music database spanning millions of artists. Follow along in real-time with live lyrics and play full songs or videos free with SoundHound’s music player. You can even say, “OK Hound… what’s that song?” to listen in hands-free mode. SoundHound saves all of your searches for easy playback or one-tap import into Spotify.

Enjoy a lean-back music experience complete with karaoke style live lyrics, and full videos, or simply sample a taste of curated playlists to find your favorites and keep on listening. Browse throughout the app while your music plays in the background.

Use “OK Hound…” to access playlists such as:
Your personal SoundHound music history
Emerging artists across the globe
Hottest tracks in the US and across the world
New songs this week
Most popular songs of the week
Songs you have favorited
Playlists saved on your device

Plus, you can continue to access all of the great SoundHound features you know and love through the classic tap, swipe and type modes, too:


• Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see live lyrics, video playback, share, stream, or buy
• Sing or Hum into SoundHound, for results when you can’t get that song out of your head
• Access your History, showing your previous searches (register to ensure you can access all of your discoveries!) to add to your Spotify playlist
• Search hands-free. “OK Hound, what’s this song?”


• View live lyrics, moving real-time with the music, and sing along
• Check out weekly featured songs, videos, artists & albums
• Find out what’s being played near you & around the world with our Music Map
• Learn about ‘Artists Born Today’, showcasing artists on their birthday, everyday
• Access artist photos & biographies, album release dates & band info
• See the hottest in new music, across Global, Emerging and Popular charts
• Learn about new releases using your voice. “OK Hound, what’s Taylor Swift’s latest song?”


• Play the full song and watch the music video with our embedded YouTube player
• Browse the top videos others are watching
• Listen to songs or playlists in your favorite connected streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music
• Purchase songs or albums instantly in iTunes
• Say it and play it. “OK Hound, please play Hello by Adele”

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

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What's New in Version 7.3.1

•Enjoy a complete music experience - listen to full songs, playlists and watch videos with our free music player.
•Follow along with LiveLyrics, and listen to curated playlists
•Say “OK Hound… play the hottest songs” to listen in hands-free mode
•Access playlists such as:
- Your personal SoundHound music history
- Emerging artists across the globe
- Hottest tracks in the US and across the world
- And many more
•Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews


Love the app, no complaints. Only one suggestion: the app is starting to get a bit 'crowded', try and keep it simple. We dont need it to do everything but walk the dog for us, we just want fast, reliable music info when we need it, and you already provide that beautifully. Especially for those that arent tech savvy and need ease of use, your app gets 5 stars in that category alone. In other words; "Dont try and fix what isnt broke", Its awsome how it is!

Latest update – cannot share through social media

After installing the latest update, I can no longer share a songs through social media – Facebook or Twitter – any song I am listening to. The Player icon (the headphones) used to bring up the embedded song data on the song I was currently planning. Now it only allows me to play a song from online or from my local playlist. I see no other way to share a song to Facebook or Twitter.

The most idiot app ever!

I downloaded this app to be able to find out about a song my friend shared. I didn't need to download it I could organize search the name of the song and the singer but I need the right version of the song. The link my friend sent me first took me to SoundHound then to Hound. Somehow I ended up downloading both apps yet still the link didn't open to the page of the song to show me the song. If sharing doesn't work on this app what is this app for?!! Seriously is that a joke?! Go to Shazam!!! Don't waste your time with this one.

SoundHound Music Search Recognition & Free Player
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Music
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.3.1
  • Size: 61.5 MB
  • Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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