SoundCloud - Music & Audio

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

SoundCloud is the world’s largest audio and music streaming platform, with over 135 million tracks. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing. The SoundCloud app lets you hear more. More hip hop. More rock. More electronic. More classical. More house, jazz, audiobooks, sports… KEY FEATURES SoundCloud lets you: - Discover new and trending music you won’t find anywhere else - Listen to your favorite tracks from a variety of genres, global stars, underground artists and everything in between - Connect with friends and your favorite artists to hear what they share - Personalize your listening experience by liking favorite tracks to listen later - Create playlists for parties, workouts, on the way to work, or whatever mood you’re in - Play, pause and skip tracks from lock screen - Sign in or register with Facebook, Google+, or your email Upgrade to SoundCloud Go, and in addition to the SoundCloud you enjoy for Free, you’ll get to: - Play all tracks Access a newly expanded catalog of everything from Grammy-winners to garage bands - Listen offline Listen to your favorite tracks anytime, anywhere, with or without a signal - Go ad-free Listen without any ad interruptions GET STARTED From major artists to upstart indies to your friend’s bedroom recordings, listen to your favorite music and discover new audio that you can’t find anywhere else. Need some help getting started? Use Search to find your favorite tracks and artists. Tap the heart to 'like' a track – this will put it in your Collection and make it easy to listen again later. You can create your own playlists. Looking for a more relaxing listening and discovery experience? As you listen, you can easily start a Station from any track to discover similar music. You can also take all your favorites offline when you sign up for SoundCloud Go. Listen on the train, at the gym, anywhere you go, whether you have a signal or not. Find out more on PRAISE FOR SOUNDCLOUD “Once you find an artist you like on SoundCloud, you can then see which songs that artist likes and get lost in a rabbit hole of music awesomeness. This kind of musical serendipity is very specific to SoundCloud because of the platform’s unique content.” - TechCrunch, Alex Mozaed “SoundCloud is a great place for finding new music from emerging artists.” - The Next Web, Owen Williams “SoundCloud Go is a big move for the company, which built its business by allowing artists to upload their music and share it with fans on social media and blogs. Acts like Drake, Lily Allen, Kanye West and Miley Cyrus have used it to premiere songs, or share works in progress. It has established the Berlin-based company as an influential player in the music industry, especially in the dance music genre.” - Mark Savage, BBC News COMMUNITY Like what you hear? Let us know, and share your discoveries with the world. SoundCloud Blog: Facebook: Twitter: Tumblr: Instagram: G+: PROBLEMS? FEEDBACK? The more you tell us, the better SoundCloud gets. PERMISSIONS Your privacy is really important to us. We only ask for the permissions we need for the app to be at its best. If you have any more questions get in touch with us - see the help section. @SoundCloud This app is available in English, French, Spanish & Brazilian Portuguese. **Get SoundCloud Go free for first 30 days, and $12.99/month after that. Free 30-day trial only available for users who haven't previously subscribed to SoundCloud Go. Trial must be canceled within 30 days of subscribing or will automatically renew for $12.99/month. Offer limited to users based in the US.


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Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPod Touch

iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

AppleVis Editorial Team Note: The accessibility rating have changed to reflect in recent comments and version of the app. If you feel this rating is incorrect please leave any comments below to let us know if this has been resolved or worsen. Original Poster Note: This app has a simple interface, enabling you to check stuff under the following tabs: stream (listen to sounds of people you follow), activities (view likes and comments on your sounds), record (self-explanatory), you (view your info, sounds, followers and following) and search (self-explanatory). Here and there the app might show numbers without telling you exactly what they refer to, but mostly it's something like number of sounds, followers, etc.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads most page elements.

Button Labeling

Most buttons are clearly labeled.


There are some accessibility issues with this app, but it can still be used if you are willing to tolerate these issues and learn how to work around them.

Other Comments

I've been using this app quite regularly to keep up to date on stats for my sounds. Sharing my music through soundcloud has been a more effective way to go about it as opposed to what I used to do, namely: put the track in Dropbox and share the public link. SoundCloud automatically posts to the social networks I want to post on and gives me much more options on how I want to manage my music online, i.e. downloadable or not, only wanting to notify specific people about the sounds, etc. Unfortunately you can't change the settings for the linked social networks in the app itself, but that's only a minor point for me.

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Submitted by Cat on Thursday, August 27, 2015

If you can upload a song that is already recorded, say, a cover of a song I did, How is this done in the app? I usually record my tracks, get them mixed and then put them in Dropbox. can sound cloud get the file out of dropbox so I can upload it? also, can you eddit your profile with the app?I do not see a record button anywhere. Sorry for so many questions.

Submitted by alex wallis on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Hi, this app needs revising I have just been looking at notification settings and this part of the app is full of unlabeled buttons there are also unlabeled buttons in other parts of the app, the rating certainly needs downgrading.
another thing I am having problems with on the stream tab there doesn't seem to be an easy way to quickly select to only see tracks by a particular person I am following, instead I must scroll through everything I follow which is displayed in the order I followed the people.

Submitted by Sasha Stride on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Is it possible to have an audio blog on this where I can put game recordings or is this for music only?

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