Hey, what song is that? SoundHound makes it simple to identify music playing around you. Whether you’re in the car or out and about — open the app, hit the big orange SoundHound button, let your phone listen for a few seconds, and we’ll tell you exactly what’s playing! It's been called pure magic — and with 300M+ downloads and billions of songs discovered — we tend to agree.

SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact with the app using your voice. “Hey SoundHound…” can help you navigate the app, activate the orange button, and playback songs hands-free. Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound...’ from any screen and say a command!

Discovering new music is only half the fun of SoundHound. We’re music lovers too, so we’ve created an incredible experience for you to relive your discoveries with our music player. Connect your Apple Music or Spotify account to listen, build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites - all with real-time, karaoke-style lyrics using LiveLyrics®. Don’t have an Apple Music or Spotify subscription? No sweat, we have you covered with our free, built-in YouTube player. This is your music journey.

Curious to know more? Here’s everything you need to know!

• Tap the SoundHound button in the app, in the notification center widget, or via 3D touch on the app icon to discover music playing around you! We’ll let you know everything about the song including title, artist, album, and lyrics!
• Have a song stuck in your head? Press the SoundHound button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest!
• Keep track of all your discoveries in your own personal history
• Use the Apple Watch app to quickly identify music and sing-along with LiveLyrics. Users with a cellular-enabled Apple Watch can use the app without being connected to an iPhone

• Listen to songs and view lyrics in our free, built-in YouTube player
• Simply say ‘Hey SoundHound....’ from any screen or tap the microphone on the play page. Once you see the listening panel, you can follow up with commands including:

App Navigation: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me my discoveries’
Help/Questions: ‘Hey SoundHound… Show me what I can say’
Music Discovery: ‘Hey SoundHound… What’s that song?’
Song Playback: ‘Hey SoundHound... Play Hello by Adele’
Lyrics Search: ‘Hey SoundHound... Show me lyrics to Castle on the Hill’
Top Charts: ‘Hey SoundHound...Play today’s top songs’
Playlists (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Play my Discover weekly playlist on Spotify’
Add to Spotify Playlist (Spotify account & registration required): ‘Hey SoundHound… Add this song to my playlist’

• Build personalized playlists through Apple Music or Spotify (SoundHound account and music subscription required)
• Access Spotify playlists for a richer playback experience through SoundHound
• View and interact with real-time, moving lyrics for your songs with LiveLyrics
• Keep all of your discoveries synced across multiple devices
• Share your music discoveries to Facebook, Twitter, messaging services, and email!

Upgrade to SoundHound∞ for an ad-free experience:

SoundHound is powered by Houndify, an independent voice-enabled AI platform that enables natural, conversational intelligences on any product.

What’s New

Version 9.3.1

Bug fixes and improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
10.6K Ratings

10.6K Ratings

Zeynep🐚 ,

Ugh! Worst app ever! 😑😤

Absolutely RUBBISH! It didn’t understand *anything*! I said “Ok Hound, play over and over again,” and it thought I said verdict phone alien! I’ve been humming loads of songs all day and it only knew one song! When I hummed ‘Let her go’ it thought the song was ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’! I don’t recommend it to anyone because this is the worse app I’ve ever downloaded. Don’t get it unless if you want to waste your storage on a useless app!The only reason I put one star on this review is because that’s the smallest amount you could do. Don’t download this and get another *better* app. How it makes me feel when I use it:😤😠😡🤬🤯 after this experience I’m going to delete this stupid idiotic app (sadly😪 I can’t swear😂🤣).

eat your veg ,

Amazing app!!!!

This app is an amazing way to realise the song you have been humming all week when you don’t know the actual name! All you have to do is press LISTEN and record the song that you want to know the name of; you can hum it or sing it or play it from an advert and after about 7 seconds it immediately gives you the name of the song and live lyrics to sing along to!
I would definitely recommend this app to everyone!!!!

Excalibur399 ,

Useless for older music

It failed to recognise a tune I really want to identify and that’s why I bought it. It failed to recognise Billy Mayerl’s Marigold or Blues in the Night but learning from another reviewer I tried Twinkle Twinkle Little Star but only because it offers 3 modern versions. So my singing isn’t the problem. It’s that this app is not interested in older music but merely in flogging as many pop downloads as it can. I suspect the claim that it has copied “billions” of songs is mistaken or possibly fraudulent as even if 1 million songs are created each year, and how likely is that, it would take several thousand years to build up a repertoire of this size. An explanation would be very enlightening.


SoundHound, Inc.
72.7 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 and watchOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humour
In-App Purchases
  1. Ad-Free, Extra Features £6.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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