Android App Video Review: SoundHound

Sep 3, 2010

SoundHound is outfitted with state-of-the-art music recognition technology that uses your device’s microphone to “listen” to the song and tell you what you’re hearing. Once you’ve found the song, SoundHound gives you all kinds of options, from buying the track through to reading through the lyrics, and even catching the music video on YouTube.

Soundhound has definitely grown over the past year into a force to be reckoned with. It started out as a simple app that could do very little and was easily surpassed by the behemoth of an app Shazam. But unlike Shazam, Soundhound’s creators kept plugging away adding some serious new features and most recently, a polished Android app.

This app seems to have literally thought of it all. For starters, the app does what you would expect, it listens to songs and spits out the title, artist, and a little synopsis. But that’s about where the similarities end and the innovation begins.

The app can understand your own voice, whether you are humming or singing and finds a match for you. Once you find a song, the app with immediately bring up options to find lyrics, watch a YouTube video right in the description, view similar artists, and of course buy the song.

The app is available for free in the Android Market but the free version only allows for 5 tags per month. To get more, it will cost you or you can purchase an unlimited amount in-app. Check it out.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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