SoundHound Inc.
Music & Audio
Android OS
Varies by device

Who hasn't had the experience of wanting to know a song and only being able to hum a part of it? It's frustrating and it has happened to all of us, right? With the application that you'll learn about below, this martyrdom has come to an end. It’s not the only app that can help you with this, but it is worth knowing!

The app that lets you sleep peacefully

With SoundHound, you'll be able to identify that song that has been haunting you for days (or even years!) and of which you only know part of the lyrics or a short melody. How? As simple as humming it on your phone! Known in the past as "Midomi", this app was relaunched as SoundHound in 2009, and since then it has evolved so much that it already has over 100,000,000 million downloads.

The orange button: your new best friend

Just open the app, and you'll see that blessed button that will finally give you the answer you've been looking for. Thanks to its advanced algorithms, this app analyzes your audio: it can be a fragment you managed to record or your voice singing a part of the lyrics or even just humming it! (no matter how badly you do it, no one is listening to you!).

These are the results that the search gives you from that initial audio:

  • Song title: finally!
  • Performer: You will find out the artist's name, biography, and images!
  • Album: Access the artist's name and music videos.
  • Lyrics in real time: so you can sing at the right rhythm and stop getting frustrated!

You'll be able to:

  • Interact with this app with hands-free mode (though don't try to compare it to more well-known and functional assistants like Siri and Google Assistant, don't ask for so much either!).
  • Stream music on your favorite apps, such as Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube, among other streaming platforms.
  • Have a history of your previous searches.
  • Buy favorite songs or albums on Google Play or iTunes.

Music to your ears

Turn up the volume, this is next! SoundHound matches the songs it identifies with your musical tastes and opens up the panorama with the following free services:

  • Discover music and artists you didn't know about.
  • Share your musical discoveries on your social networks.
  • Highlights of the week: songs, videos, artists, and albums.
  • Access to playlists with new music (and create your own playlists!).
  • Music map with events near you and around the world.

That's a lot for someone just looking to know a song, right? What may be an open door to music for some may be overwhelming for others, evaluate this if you really want an app just focused on music identification.

Downloading in 3,2,1…

The answers to your musical intrigues will take up 21 MB on your phone. Start the free download from your app store for either Android or iOS devices.

Available and Compatible?

Regarding compatibility and availability, it may happen that your device or the place where you live may be an obstacle for the app to work optimally. This is not at all encouraging, but it's free to try!

Also keep in mind that since it is a free app, it contains ads that can be annoying. For that there is the premium version SoundHound Infinity: goodbye ads and welcome some extra features.

Interface and Usability

SoundHound's interface has a user-friendly design but not as modern as its competitor Shazam, although the use of colors that don't tire the eye has been a success. Overall, it's an efficient interface that transitions quickly between tabs, making it a pleasant experience for users, and once you enter the app, the orange button makes its appearance. Remember that it's your ally in this tireless search for music. SoundHound knows this, and that is why in the design it is the great protagonist.



  • Easy integration with streaming Apps like Spotify and Apple Music.
  • Instant responses for song identification.
  • Extensive music database.
  • Free version includes ads.
  • Some advanced features require the Premium version.
  • Limitations on some devices (either for compatibility or performance of your phone).


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Frequently asked questions

Is SoundHound totally free?

Yes, it is, although it does contain ads. In its premium version, ads are removed and you get access to extra features.

Do I need an internet connection to use SoundHound?

Yes or yes. Otherwise, SoundHound cannot access its extensive database for song identification.

Is this app compatible with smart devices?

Yes, it can integrate with these devices and voice assistants.


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