Tap that App: SoundHound

By Bryan Grogan, March 9, 2018

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Tap That App is a monthly segment where we feature an app our editors think is cool.

We’ve all faced that age-old problem. You have a song stuck in your head, the melody playing on repeat – the name of the song is on the tip of your tongue but infuriatingly elusive.

Well, worry no more – now we have an app for that.

SoundHound is a music player unlike traditional music players, in that it incorporates a voice operator which allows you to make commands such as “play rock music,” after which the app will search for and play a random rock song. If that song is to your liking, you just hit the favorite button in order to add it to a playlist. If you’re not digging the track, skip the song and wait for one that’s more your pace.

It also works in similar ways to Shazam, in that SoundHound can ‘listen’ to discover the name of an unknown but catchy tune. Perhaps most impressively, you can also hum or sing the lyrics of a song to find a result – the perfect way to fine-tune your vocal skills.


While SoundHound’s music archives may not be as stacked as other music players like Spotify or Xiami, it certainly combines useful and interesting tech to create a whole new user experience.

SoundHound’s interface is laid out in a simple and self-explanatory way. The home screen gives users three options: review user history, play a song (from one of a series of popular genres) and SoundHound’s signature speaking tool.

The music player is made by the same folks that brought the world Houndify – an innovative voice intelligence tool that can be integrated into products to produce interactive user experiences, similar to what Siri and Amazon Alexa offer.

So there it is, a music player for the future!

Soundhound is available on iOS and Android devices. Visit soundhound.com for more info. 

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[Images via soundhound.com, Pinterest] 

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