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Identity any Music File / Song Playing around with Sound Hound Android App

On your Android phone you can do truly amazing things but that doesn’t mean that other smartphones without Android on it are missing it. Turning your smartphone as Wi Fi router, as a game pad for various games and can be used as remote control as well. With those features endless, your smartphone can do all those truly inspiring stuff.

The SoundHound is the perfect example of your smartphones capabilities and provides a good example of how far the mobile technology has come within short span of years. If you are a proud owner of an Android based smartphone or tablet then you must be happy to learn about SoundHound a popular music recognition software available for various platforms.Soundhound Home

Unlike other music applications, Soundhound is designed to identify the songs which is been played. Soundhound is the world’s fastest music recognition application available for both iOS and Android and it features the singing search as well.

So when you are at a coffee shop or at a pub and you listen a nice music been played and love to find out the music details, then just remove your phone, open Soundhound and tap on ‘What’s that song’, it will let you know the name of the songs, along with lyrics and the album information for you. It’s still undiscovered how Soundhound works to achieve this but we are sure that this application listens to your sound byte, connects to your servers and then matches the results within its own data base and done. All these are done just in matter of seconds, although it’s dependent on your connection.

Sound hound requires an working internet connection no matter whether its Wi Fi, 3G or 2G edge to connect to its database. Importantly Soundhound stores the information of what you have searched and you can access the history any time.

The following are the features of the SoundHound application –

  • SoundHound is the known to be the world’s fastest recognition application
  • Unlimited songs search
  • Humming recognition
  • Songs previews as well
  • Provides songs lyrics as well
  • Live lyrics as well
  • This comes with geo tagging and buy now links from Amazon.
  • Record audio for the voice search
  • GPS based searches

As soon as you install this application on your mobile phone and run it, you will see the home of the application.

When you tap on Menu, you can access various settings like location storing, results vibrates allows your phone to vibrate when there are sufficient results, share via Facebook and Twitter.

How to Search for a Music

There are three ways in which users can search for a music that they are looking for –

  • Search by Text
  • Search by Voice
  • Search by Recording

Search by Text

It’s clearly understood that Search by Text is searching for the results by typing the title or the artist name, so enter song, artist, album or lyrics. So as soon as I type Loverboy, looking for Mariah Carey, there I get the results.

Soundhound by Text Soundhound by Text Soundhound By Text

And there you are with particular song which you are looking for along with complete information of the song along with lyrics as well. The above two right most options are for the share and buy now links for the album and when you tap on the YouTube, you get the YouTube results for your search. The music can be played directly from here as well.Soundhound Lyrics

Here the option of Similar Artists allows you to listen to songs from the similar artists.

Search by Voice

The Search by Voice when you tap on it, it will first look for your voice, then will search out for the results. This will provide you the same interface as that is provided during Search by Text.

Soundhound By Voice Soundhound By VoiceSoundhound by Voice

Search by Recording

Search by Recording is enabled when you tap on the What’s That song (yellow rectangle seen on your phone at the centre) and this will scan for the voice first and then provide you the search results.

Soundhound Recording Soundhound Recording Soundhound Recording

The application certainly is one of the fastest returning the results within 4 seconds of time. As the new feature of this application you can search for the results and store the location where you have searched for the history in future. This option can also be disabled from the Settings.Soundhound Settings

The users can access the history of what have they done in this application in recent past, directly available for access from home > History. The history page also presents you with Bookmarks tab where in your bookmarked pages are stored.Soundhound history

The What’s Hot option allows you to see what is currently been the hottest track, underplayed and just found by users tracks.Soundhound Android app

The application is also available in the paid version priced just over $ 5 and there are lot many things than the free one. SoundHound application is by the Android SoundHound Inc, a top developer at Google Play Store.

SoundHound Application Download

SoundHound application can be easily downloaded from Android Apps Labs for free. To download it directly on to your mobile phone, you need to visit the Android Apps Labs page listing of SoundHound application from your phone’s browser and then click on Install to automatically proceed with the installation.

Alternatively one can download this application using the QR code mentioned below. You need to open any bar code scanning application from your mobile phone and then point the camera on to the following square –

SoundHound QR Code


Soundhound is a simple application which doesn’t do a lot of work but what it does is to identify the music been played and it does it very well to make it # 1 in the category. I don’t know how much you search out for lyrics or songs but this application is at its best.

Android Advices Application Rating – 4.5 / 5



  1. Ed

    March 10, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Good App… UNTIL you get a new phone and all your Soundhound songs are gone! No way to import them to your new phone. Soundhound sucks. I even tried to ftp the data. I can find no way to make the new phone see all my old music I had “learned” in my old phone.

  2. Kenneth Byrd

    July 29, 2012 at 5:47 am

    But HOW do you access Soundhound? There is no shortcut app or widget.

  3. Sofyan Thayf

    June 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    cool..!  great application, it found the music even I’m a very bad singer

  4. Karandeep Singh

    May 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    gud app

    • Yogesh Patel

      May 21, 2012 at 6:13 pm


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