Figure out the song and save it for later
We were very impressed by both the speed and the accuracy of SoundHound and found it faster and more reliable than its more famous rival, Shazam.
SoundHound is very simple to use. One tap of the large button is enough for SoundHound to start 'listening' to what's being played or hummed, and all of the track and artist resources are well organized.
How to use Soundhound
You can use SoundHound by pointing your phone at the speakers while a song is playing, hum or sing the track, or perform a text search.
Once SoundHound has found the track it will pull up a wealth of information and resources relating to that song.
You can buy the song from Amazon, bookmark it, access related videos on YouTube, look up the lyrics, read artist biographies, and view other songs on the album. You can even share your discovery via email, Twitter, Facebook or SMS.
A rival to Shazam
Overall, SoundHound is a very competent music recognition app that is a worthy alternative to Shazam.
By popular request: savable searches! You can now save any missed songs to your History to try again later Listen on Start option now also available on iPad
SoundHound can now make your searches into a Spotify playlist. All you have to do is connect the app to your Spotify account and it willl be created automatically, just like Shazam.
This latest update also adds new releases to the homepage and charts, and you can even see which stars have birthdays every day.