To use hands-free, simply say: “OK Hound… what’s this song?” You can also do much more:
Say it and play it:
• “OK Hound, please play Hello by Adele”
• “OK Hound, play Katy Perry’s top video”
Add song to Spotify playlist:
• “OK Hound, please add One Day Like This to my Spotify Playlist”
• “OK Hound, add Dark Horse to my Spotify Playlist”
Deep dive in music knowledge:
• “OK Hound, what’s Taylor Swift’s latest song?”
• “OK Hound, how old is Paul McCartney?”
• “OK Hound, where was Fetty Wap born?”
For music identification or Sing/Hum recognition, say:
• “OK Hound, what’s this song?”
• “OK Hound, what’s this song that I’m humming?”
Plus, you can continue to access all of the great SoundHound features you know and love through the classic tap, swipe and type modes, too:
• Tap the orange button to instantly identify songs and see live lyrics, video playback, share, stream, or buy
• Sing or Hum into SoundHound, for results when you can’t get that song out of your head
• Access your History, showing your previous searches (register to ensure you can access all of your discoveries!) to add to your Spotify playlist
• View live lyrics, moving real-time with the music, and sing along
• Check out weekly featured songs, videos, artists & albums
• Find out what’s being played near you & around the world with our Music Map
• Learn about ‘Artists Born Today’, showcasing artists on their birthday, everyday
• Access artist photos & biographies, songs, album release dates & band info
• See the hottest in new music, across Global, Emerging and Popular charts
• Browse the top videos others are watching
• Listen to songs or playlists in your favorite connected streaming services, such as Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music
• Purchase songs or albums instantly in Google Play
Access all your favorite music services within SoundHound, including: Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Google Play, Deezer, LyricFind, YouTube, Beats1 Radio, Bandsintown, Facebook, Twitter, & more.
Reviews and Honors
• Top 10 Must-Have iPhone Apps - Bob Tedeschi, NY Times
• Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
• Essential iPad App - ""Seriously fast"" - John Herrman, Gizmodo
• Genius, isn't it?"" - B.B.C. World Radio
• "This is amazing... insane, right?"" - David Pogue
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SoundHound hands-free with “OK Hound…” - find song streams, YouTube music videos, albums, bands, artists, billboard music charts, genre charts for Pop, Rock, Electronic, Urban. Listen, sing & hum karaoke style with LiveLyrics.
Explanation of requested permissions:
Used to record audio for both music and voice search.
CHANGE YOUR AUDIO SETTINGS
Used to ensure optimal audio recording settings.
FINE (GPS) LOCATION, COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
Used to enhance search results and remember where a search took place, which is displayed through History. This can be disabled in app settings.
FULL INTERNET ACCESS
Used to communicate with servers for search results and other content.
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Used to mute SoundHound audio when receiving phone calls.
MODIFY/DELETE USB STORAGE CONTENTS MODIFY/DELETE SD CARD CONTENTS
Used to cache data.
Used to notify when search results are ready.
VIEW WI-FI STATE
Used to allow usage through WI-FI.
VIEW NETWORK STATE
Used to detect when internet access is available.
READ GOOGLE SERVICES
Used for displaying searches on a map.
ENABLE GOOGLE MESSAGING
Used to notify when personalized content is available.