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
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!
It's a great app when you want to find a title of a song. Not to mention buy it on iTunes if you wanted to
As far as how long it takes to load; the logo, that all depends on what you have loading it.
I had an iPhone 4 which wasn't bad but loaded it okay; took a little bit of time, but nothing where i felt like i was growing old!? If you have something THAT old, then its definitely time to get something new!!! Plus it also depends on what you have already on the phone or tablet or whatever it is you got.
With the current iPhone 6, it loads pretty fast.
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- Category: Music
- Updated: Feb 18, 2015
- Version: 6.5
- Size: 33.7 MB
- Languages: English, En, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Ko, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: SoundHound, Inc.
- © 2014 SoundHound Inc.
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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