SoundHound - Music Discovery

SoundHound, Inc.

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Music 8.8 Apr 27, 2010 Jun 13, 2018 94.8 MB iOS 10.0 or later 9+
New in version 8.8

Bug fixes and improvements


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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Lose Headphones reproduction
vonpato on 6/20/2018
App is great, thank you !! In last version, app lost connection to headphone or to any Bluetooth device. Please, could you check it Thank you
Android vs iPhone
Snowy89 on 6/20/2018
I miss having the quick and easy button (widget) like android phones have. Understandable that apple doesn’t do widgets.
Always finds the song!
Rockdaddytx on 6/20/2018
Rhin is my go to for finding songs! Works great with my itunes fir downloading also! Love it! Life it! Use it!
Mirosgaby on 6/20/2018
Need some songs in Korean and you don't have it, or recognize them🙁
Doesn’t work
NickyBobes on 6/20/2018
Okay so I’ve had this song stuck in my head for a while and I don’t know it, right? So I download the app to sing/hum it to find the song. Nothing even close to what I was singing or humming came up. I tried multiple songs, at different speeds, and it found the right song 0% of the time. Really disappointed
I can always find my song
MagpiesSugarPlum on 6/19/2018
Sound hound can always find my song. I love that it finds the song quickly. It helps me download it. It links to my iTunes account and it’s easy to use.
Song date
Azvaw on 6/19/2018
I wish it showed the original release date of the song and not the date of a compilation album.
Great peripheral brain
2050mD on 6/19/2018
Can’t remember who sang that song??? This is one great peripheral brain with the answer !!!
Time travel machine
Marcigls on 6/19/2018
Love being able to listen to any genre or time period!! Always has everything I want to hear.
Love SoundHound
MsVirginiaGal on 6/19/2018
I’ve been using SoundHound for years because it is the most accurate that I’ve encountered. Not only do I have access to a huge database but also a plethora of other information. SoundHound is a must have app!
Almostpoet on 6/18/2018
Soundhound is just so good. It rarely fails to find the song.
Sound hound
chewy_mars on 6/18/2018
Must have app for music lovers
Easy to find my favorite Songs
Ms.TrayDubb on 6/18/2018
I love this
Great música app!!
Javycirizola on 6/18/2018
Great música app!!
darcylynn67 on 6/18/2018
SoundHound used to be so great! I would have given it five stars a few years lag, because I could buy a song with one touch. Now I have to get the title from SoundHound, open another app, find the song and buy it that way. Disappointed in the changes.
Great app
ataboy 27 on 6/17/2018
Sound hound never lets me down
Soundhound I LOVE THIS APP
JakeLuvsDragons on 6/17/2018
I downloaded this app when I first started using a smart phone. Soundhound is awesome
DrackCota on 6/17/2018
This is THE (thee) best! There’s only one thing that I can’t figure out and kinda don’t really care seems that recently my searched songs DO NOT GO TO MY Spotify app like it once did...don’t know what happened but, what are ya gonna do? 😁
My music
cowboys 55 on 6/17/2018
I have all my favorites with a touch of a finger, love it.
Kiimiiee on 6/16/2018
Great app!
Sugar Bear 1000 on 6/16/2018
This app is amazing!!!
Simply the best
Bunny Boot on 6/16/2018
Been using this app for as long as I remember. Way back when it was free and I paid for it anyway, it’s that good. It’s fast, accurate, and fun. Automagically adds tracks to Spotify. Lyrics show up when it identifies a song. If it could play my own library, I’d probably ditch iOS Music app!
Why sound hound is a good app
kristian gonzales on 6/16/2018
Sound hound is a good app because you can know what a song is called by using this app. SoundHound has every song in the world and that probably took forever
Never lets me down!
UnhappyWWFplayer on 6/16/2018
Great app.
A bit scary ...
M@tt67 on 6/16/2018
Seriously. After SoundHound heard about 7 seconds of guitar, it knew the song. How is that even possible? I also had it listen to a live Grateful Dead song, and it knew which concert it was from!!! Cool.
To sound hound
GGlove life on 6/16/2018
Sound hound is amazing I can listen to all my music and can learn the lyrics to the songs my favorite singer is Michael Jackson I can listen to him every day you have to get sound hound
SoundHound over Shazam
brian_hooch on 6/16/2018
I've always liked this app over Shazam.
Great but...
Favoriteflower on 6/16/2018
My son told me about Soundhound. I really love being able to buy a song or an album. Since this last update I’m sorry, but I don’t see how to purchase anything. Nothing says buy. I don’t have to enter a passcode. Please help. Lol. I want to continue using Soundhound. Thank you.
Saved my Mind
Ladyjugsoplenty on 6/16/2018
You know when you are out and about when a song comes on? Your ears perk up and you say to yourself, “I know that song” but you just can’t pull it out? SoundHound does it for you. I love this app.
Fq40 on 6/16/2018
I have loved this app for years it’s the best!
Very Handy!
Lord Zamboni on 6/15/2018
This App has helped me identify many songs to add to my playlists. I love it.
Flappyjackk on 6/15/2018
Been using SoundHound for over 5 years and will never switch to Shazam! I much prefer SoundHound’s branding and connectivity to other apps such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Useless Waste of Time App.
Agent1230 on 6/15/2018
Cant Find the songs I am humming!
So many nice things to say about this app!
diazkan on 6/15/2018
Find the name of any song that plays on the Radio!
So good
the original ladybird on 6/15/2018
I use sound hound to find songs i hear on the radio but can remember who sang them. Then I buy them on iTunes
Lilokciao on 6/15/2018
Very good music identify application
B1967511 on 6/15/2018
This app has been one of my favorites for many years, it’s Genius! when I hear music whether it be on the radio or watching television and hear music tracks in a movie or TV show it’s amazing that I can just be able to tap this app identify it by it save it to my devices it’s awesome. The creators of this are brilliant! There are so many amazing talented artists out there that can be discovered with this app.
Love this app
Shuggalider on 6/15/2018
Although I love this app, I gave it 3 stars because it crashes for no reason and it stopped adding songs to my Spotify playlist even though is connected to the app so it’s become a little annoying but it still at least always finds the songs for me.
The Sound
Sound Lifer on 6/15/2018
Incredible, Amazing, always there never fails . I’ve had it once the day the app came out!
Life changer
Ravishing Beauty on 6/15/2018
How did I live without this app before? Can’t believe I just stumbled upon it, the definition of serendipity. I knew apps like this existed, but I didn’t realize how good this would be. So Easy, useful, intuitive, integrated with other apps. Too good to be true?
Excellent application
el pisto 69 on 6/14/2018
Excellent application
Song ID
Izzy"s mom on 6/14/2018
This is a great app that never fails me. I love the ID process and options for review of the songs and songwriters
I can always rely on this app!
torn_rtist on 6/14/2018
I love the functions and features in this app! I can always rely on it to find the song that’s playing! I also would like to add that I love the look/design of this app! So cool!
Names that Tune!
MlRs1/ on 6/14/2018
One tap and you get the name and artist of any tune you hear. Even international music and often the lyrics as well!
legit nevada on 6/14/2018
SoundHound app crashes or doesn’t work half the time. Won’t add music to my playlist let’s hope this updated version works better
The Best
MusicSVB on 6/14/2018
For me a music Lover this is the all time Best App Ever !!!!😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃
Dsanchez3000 on 6/13/2018
Hbsweetgirl on 6/13/2018
I absolutely appreciate this app , thank you
big was on 6/13/2018
Fantastic ap!!
Very Wise
EXXiled on 6/13/2018
I have been using Sound Hound for many years and have always had great success identifying music whether it is on the radio, in a movie or TV soundtrack, etc. Even very old music! Have no desire to switch!
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