We've grown accustomed to features taking a long time to make the leap from iOS to Android, but some are more aggravating than others. Back in 2011, SoundHound introduced the ability for iOS users to access their music search and discovery libraries across multiple devices, but nearly two years later, that feature had yet to make it over to Android. That changed today. Now Android fans also have the ability to restore music libraries when installing SoundHound onto a new phone or tablet. When a new user fires up the mobile app for the first time, they will be prompted to create a new account that will enable syncing across their devices.

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As for existing users, you shouldn't have to do anything. Your search history, bookmarked songs, artists, and albums will all be synchronized. From the look of things, the necessary changes were all made on their end. Still, it doesn't hurt to make sure you have the latest version of SoundHound installed. You know, just to be sure.

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, today announced cloud support for its SoundHound mobile application. SoundHound fans around the world can now access their music search and discovery libraries across multiple devices and restore their entire music library when installing SoundHound on a new device.

“So we have built and launched a robust, platform-agnostic system capable of storing user histories and restoring them to a new device. Our users have asked for this capability and we are pleased to have delivered it.”

“We have 170 million users around the world and many have been using SoundHound for years, building up a significant library of music discoveries and cherished content during that time,” said James Hom, Vice President, Products at SoundHound Inc. “So we have built and launched a robust, platform-agnostic system capable of storing user histories and restoring them to a new device. Our users have asked for this capability and we are pleased to have delivered it.”

Preservation of and access to historical content is a key issue for today’s mobile users. Many people have multiple devices and want access to their content across them all. Smartphones and tablets are often lost or damaged beyond repair. Carriers like AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are allowing their subscribers to upgrade their phones with greater frequency. Theft of mobile devices is also on the rise. Across all these scenarios, SoundHound is delivering peace-of-mind to its users who, by registering, can have continuous access to their trove of content collected over the years.

“While we all love to get our hands on the latest and greatest mobile device to hit the market, it can be a frustrating experience if it means losing important content,” Hom continued. “With cloud support, SoundHounders will have a reason to smile when they download SoundHound to a new device and find their whole music search history intact.”

User registration for cloud support is now available for SoundHound users on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices. Upon launching SoundHound, users will be prompted to create an account either through email or Facebook. The new user account will enable history syncing across devices, including the user’s search history, bookmarked songs, artists and albums.

The SoundHound app is available for free from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes. On Android devices, SoundHound is available at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore. Windows Phone users can download SoundHound athttp://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone. On BlackBerry 10 devices, SoundHound can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundBlackBerry.

About SoundHound Inc.

SoundHound Inc. is the leading innovator in Sound Recognition and Search technologies. Its unmatched portfolio of technologies includes the world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only singing and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. SoundHound technologies are deployed globally through carrier, device manufacturer, and automotive partnerships. SoundHound's applications, available on all major platforms, have been downloaded by more than 170 million users.