You've got a few choices when you need to know what song is playing in the background, but today there's another reason to choose SoundHound for your audio identifying needs. Version 6.0 brings a new interface to song, album, and artist pages. There are also a few more small tweaks.


Here's the changelog for v6.0.

  • Song Pages: Beautiful new photo galleries, More relevant music videos, Enhanced Recommended songs
  • Artist Pages: All Albums by the Artist, Top Songs and Videos by the Artist, Date formed, City formed, and Biographies
  • Album Pages: Album release date, Tracks on the Album

So, "it looks nicer," would be the overarching theme of this update. The recognition engine has apparently also been enhanced, and the LiveLyrics feature supports more songs. It's still the SoundHound you love, but a little better.


Ryan Whitwam
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  • Steve Jobs

    It's funny how much uglier the Android version is compared to that iOS screenshot

    • Nasko Hristov

      They know that Android has now transparent/lucent status bar, right?

    • http://www.williamint.com William Aleman

      Why I like iOS, but Android is still more functional.

    • pfmiller

      Where's the big difference? The iOS and Android versions look basically the same.

      • MeCampbell30

        The screenshots look totally different.

        • pfmiller

          The two screenshots aren't showing the same screens, so sure they look different. However, the iPhone screenshot looks very much the same as the equivalent screen on the Android version of the app.

    • Stylus_XL

      That Android screenshot is of a different element of the app. There are slight differences in iconography between the two versions but broadly speaking it's the same design.

  • Nasko Hristov

    I have always found it confusing as to which service to choose. Google Play Search seems the best, but as a Spotify user I really miss play on Spotify (Shazam feature), but Shazam cannot always find songs I search, on the other hand SoundHound has always been the prettier one. And I end up using 3 services and miss the song :D

    • mark mcc

      you can now connect sound hound ids to spotify - so when you id a song, it automatically adds to spotify playlist

  • Julian

    Why is the button to identify songs still not at the bottom? Not sure who gave them a class on ergonomics, but I prefer having it at the area near the keyboard.

    • YoHoJo

      Very true, especially for an app in which every second is precious (oh you know da feel!).
      You can actually create a "SoundHound ID Now" widget (1x1) for 1 click usage.

      Click the widget, and it will instantly start IDing the song.

  • Damian

    iOS version has not the best interface in the World, but comparing to Android version, it wins...

  • IcerC

    Shazam is faster but on Soundhound can set the purchase button to Amazon, Spotify or Google play. Both are worse than ever at lyrics, they only show for some songs, you have to do a google search.

  • Humberto Hernandez

    Eh... it's almost the same....
    In fact. no new shini UI at all... pfss... Shazam's new UI is better.

  • Brian Stein

    Is there an easy way to get the songs into Play Music All Access? Integration into a "Sound Hound" playlist would be my a dream

  • Aooga

    Still ugly as ever.