SoundHound∞ - Music Discovery

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Friday, February 14, 2020

Description of App

SoundHound recognizes music playing around you. Tap the SoundHound button to instantly identify songs and see lyrics, share, buy or explore more from artists
you know and love or have just discovered.

You can even search for by singing or humming into SoundHound. SoundHound is the only App in the world that can give you results through singing and humming

Explore music being discovered near you by tapping into the new Music Map feature.

New: iTunes Radio integration! Discover a new artist and one taps allows you to instantly create that artist's station in iTunes Radio*

Paid Version removes banner ads.

◦ Blazing fast music identification
◦ The world's only singing and humming recognition
◦ LiveLyrics: see lyrics move in time with the music
◦ SoundHound Headlines: brings you free song streams, new artists, and more
◦ SoundHound Player: Play music in your library through SoundHound with LiveLyrics
◦ Real-time Facebook and Twitter updates from your favorite artists
◦ Facebook and Twitter sharing, listen-on-startup, and geotagging
◦ iTunes links, YouTube videos, Pandora station launching, and much more
◦ Listen to songs you've identified instantly with Rdio and Spotify.

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

SoundHound is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPods with internal or external microphones.

* iTunes Radio is available only on iOS7 in the US.




Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editorial Team Note: There are some VoiceOver accessibility issues with in the app itself. Please see more information below in the Comments section. Original Post: This app works great. When you tap Music Search, you will not hear the sound which confirms you've double-tapped. Just start singing or playing your music. When playing music, the app will vibrate when it finds a match. If it's having trouble finding a match, it will vibrate when it is done searching. When singing a tune, the app waits for you to stop singing before it searches. It will then vibrate when the search is complete.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

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Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, August 1, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

Offer some really nice update. From what I've seen it appears to still be very accessible with the exception of one unlabel button after you Identify a Song.

What's New in Version 5.3

• Music Map - explore what music other SoundHound users have identified near you & around the globe.
• New Trending Series - discover what songs are on the rise.
• Register for a SoundHound account - sync your search
• History across devices and as backup!
• Speed improvements
• Bug Fixes

Submitted by rdfreak on Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hi, I take it this is available for the iPhone too even though the description doesn't mention it; People have told me they have it for their iPhone; however, I can't seem to find it in the app store. is it still there?

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Friday, May 16, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

The newest version of the SoundHound has some VoiceOver issues. For starters there are unlabel buttons sprinkled across a variety of pages. The other noticeable issue that I have found is within the Identify Music page. There is the Back button located at the top left hand corner. From here if one is to flick to the Right. You will only get to the New Search follow by an Advertisement. Nothing else. However, if you use your fingers there are in fact information on the music you just identify. You will need to tap on the center of the screen. You will then be able to flick to the left and to the right to obtain the music information.

If you have seen any other VoiceOver problems. Please feel free to leave your Comments here.

What's New in Version 6.0
Dive into SoundHound with our redesigned Song, Artist, and Album pages...

This major update helps you immerse in music search, discovery, listening, sharing, and music video watching. Enjoy!

* Song Pages
- Beautiful new photo galleries of your favorite Artists
- More relevant music videos
- Enhanced Recommended songs
- All Albums that the Song appears on

* Artist Pages
- Date formed, City formed, and Biographies
- Top Songs by the Artist
- Top Videos
- All Albums by the Artist
- Similar Artists and Recommended Songs

* Album Pages
- Album release date
- Album review
- Tracks on the Album

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