Music discovery, identification, & voice-controlled player with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered.

Hey, what song is that? SoundHound 8 makes it simple to discover 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! Some folks have called it pure magic, and we tend to agree.

SoundHound comes equipped with “OK Hound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with SoundHound through your voice. “OK Hound…” can help you navigate the app, discover new music and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘OK Hound...’ from any screen and say a command! Hound is built with natural language understanding, so speak like you would with a friend.

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 accounts to listen again, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics through 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. Every song you discover will be kept in your own personal history.

Still curious about SoundHound? Here’s everything you need to know!

• 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!
• To add the SoundHound widget to your notification center, swipe right on your iPhone’s lock screen. From there, scroll to the bottom, tap ‘Edit’ and then the ‘+’ next to SoundHound. You’re now ready to go!
• Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history
• See the hottest new music across Genre, Global, and Popular charts
• Find out what’s being played near you and around the world with our Music Map
• Use the Apple Watch app to quickly discover music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular connected Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone

• Songs you discover can be played back for free via our built-in YouTube player
• View lyrics when playing back a song from YouTube
• Simply say ‘OK Hound....’ 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: ‘OK Hound… Show me my discoveries’
Help/Questions: ‘OK Hound… Show me what I can say’
Music Discovery: ‘OK Hound… What’s that song?’
Song Playback: ‘OK Hound... Play Hello by Adele’
Lyrics Search: ‘OK Hound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’
Top Charts: ‘OK Hound...Play today’s top songs’
Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘OK Hound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’
Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘OK Hound… Add this song to my playlist’

• 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(r)
• Keep all of your discoveries in sync across multiple devices

• Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email!

• Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
• Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
• "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio

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What's New

Version 8.9.2

Have ideas on how we can improve? We’d love to hear from you. Now you can submit feedback directly within the app! Just go to Settings and tap “Contact Us.”

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
8.5K Ratings
8.5K Ratings
Zeynep🐚 ,

Ugh! Worst app ever! 😑😤

Absolutely RUBBISH! It didn’t understand *anything*! I said “Ok Hound, play over and over again,” and it thought I said verdict phone alien! I’ve been humming loads of songs all day and it only knew one song! When I hummed ‘Let her go’ it thought the song was ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’! I don’t recommend it to anyone because this is the worse app I’ve ever downloaded. Don’t get it unless if you want to waste your storage on a useless app!The only reason I put one star on this review is because that’s the smallest amount you could do. Don’t download this and get another *better* app. How it makes me feel when I use it:😤😠😡🤬🤯 after this experience I’m going to delete this stupid idiotic app (sadly😪 I can’t swear😂🤣).

eat your veg ,

Amazing app!!!!

This app is an amazing way to realise the song you have been humming all week when you don’t know the actual name! All you have to do is press LISTEN and record the song that you want to know the name of; you can hum it or sing it or play it from an advert and after about 7 seconds it immediately gives you the name of the song and live lyrics to sing along to!
I would definitely recommend this app to everyone!!!!

Excalibur399 ,

Useless for older music

It failed to recognise a tune I really want to identify and that’s why I bought it. It failed to recognise Billy Mayerl’s Marigold or Blues in the Night but learning from another reviewer I tried Twinkle Twinkle Little Star but only because it offers 3 modern versions. So my singing isn’t the problem. It’s that this app is not interested in older music but merely in flogging as many pop downloads as it can. I suspect the claim that it has copied “billions” of songs is mistaken or possibly fraudulent as even if 1 million songs are created each year, and how likely is that, it would take several thousand years to build up a repertoire of this size. An explanation would be very enlightening.


SoundHound, Inc.
104.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
© 2015 SoundHound Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad-Free, Extra Features £6.99


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