If you’ve ever heard a song on the radio and weren’t sure what it was called or which artist created it, perhaps you should try using Sound Hound, which is an application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, as well as the iPad.
Sound Hound is an application that allows you to identify songs by letting the application listen to the song that you would like to identify, as well as by singing or humming the song. With Sound Hound, you can also view the lyrics to the song that you identified in the application.
If you would like to ID a song, you simply launch the Sound Hound application and click on the large orange button that says “Tap here”. Sound Hound will then listen to the song and after a few seconds, will provide you with the name of the song, as well as the name of the band who sings the song, and the album from which the song is from.
You will also have the options to bookmark and share the song, as well as buy it from iTunes. Sound Hound will also provide you with the song’s lyrics, which you can view right in the application.
Sound Hound also provides you with the option to view YouTube videos of the song, connect to Pandora, view similar artists, as well as see the songs album appearances.
Also, when you launch Sound Hound, there is a button that says “Title or Artist”, which allows you to say the name of a song or artist and will then provide you with a list of songs or information and songs by the artist you said.
Sound Hound also allows you to keep track of your song identification history, as well as view what songs are the “Hottest” songs, which songs are “Underplayed”, and which songs were “Just found by users”.
Another feature of Sound Hound is that you can tap on the “Now Playing” button and you can play songs that are in your iTunes Library, as well as provide you with the lyrics of the song, as well as information about the song.
The free version of Sound Hound allows you to identify 5 songs per month and is ad-supported. Sound Hound also has an unlimited version, which allows you to identify an unlimited number of songs and does not display advertisements in the application. However, the Unlimited version of Sound Hound costs $4.99.
If you would like to try using Sound Hound, you can download it for free from the iTunes App Store.