SoundHound

Allows for the identification of songs on mobile devices

4.5

102 Votes

  • Category Audio
  • Program license Free
  • Version 7.3.0
  • Size 31 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Teen
  • Package name com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium
  • Program by SoundHound Inc.
    SoundHound Inc. 3979 Freedom Circle, Suite 400 Santa Clara, CA 95054

SoundHound is a free app for Android that identifies music from TV shows, commercials, movies and anything else that has sound – all you have to do is tap the orange button!

Ever hear a snippet of a song during a TV show or commercial that you’ve heard before but can’t remember the name to? SoundHound can help you identify old loves and new favorites in seconds.

When you hear a song you can say “Okay Hound” and the app will start up (if active), making sure you capture the song before it’s gone! Most songs are identified in seconds and you only need a quick snippet of the song to identify it.

Once SoundHound figures out the name of the song, you can listen to the full track, watch the music video and sing along with lyrics.

SoundHound is an easy way to identify music, even if you only have a few seconds of it.

Pros

  • Identify Songs with a Single Tap Hit the orange button and you’ll know the song name, artist, album, and even lyrics within a few seconds.
  • Play Full Songs and Watch Music Videos Once you’ve identified a song you can listen to the full track, watch the music video, explore song lyrics and even find remixes.
  • ”Okay Hound, What Song is That?!” Voice activation lets you identify songs while on the go.

Cons

  • Runs Slow on Some Devices Older devices (Ice Cream Sandwich and below) may not have enough power to run SoundHound properly.
  • Some Songs Aren’t in the Database The app accesses a database of millions of tracks, but some may be missing from the database or the sound quality is so degraded it can’t identify the song.

Enjoy a complete music experience - listen to full songs, playlists & watch videos with our free music player.

Watch official music videos for any song you choose with our new music player. Spotify premium users can follow along with LiveLyrics, & 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

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access approximate location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION.
  • ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: Allows an app to access precise location. Alternatively, you might want ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • READ_PHONE_STATE: Allows read only access to phone state, including the phone number of the device, current cellular network information, the status of any ongoing calls, and a list of any PhoneAccounts registered on the device.
  • RECORD_AUDIO: Allows an application to record audio.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: Allows applications to access information about Wi-Fi networks.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • MODIFY_AUDIO_SETTINGS: Allows an application to modify global audio settings.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
  • com.melodis.midomiMusicIdentifier.freemium.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
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