As I was browsing through the app store of my new smartphone, I discovered a new music app. (Yes, another one!) Most people know about Shazam, the song identification go-to app, but SoundHound may still be off your radar.
SoundHound has all the extra features a luxury car would have. When tested side by side, SoundHound comes out on top in terms of speed — always a plus (especially for a luxury car). In addition, SoundHound allows you to sing the lyrics or hum the tune of a song and get it recognized. Kinda tone deaf? No worries: you can even speak the artist or song title, or search by typing. Lastly, while Shazam and SoundHound both provide links to the song via YouTube and iTunes for further aural amusement, SoundHound offers more options on how to tag findings.
Now this may sound like SoundHound is the obvious choice, but it’s still not quite up to the level in terms of functionality and growth. Shazam has really upped the ante with its Shazam for TV tool. With it, you can Shazam any U.S. TV show to get info on all the music in the episode as well as other juicy stuff like cast details, gossip about the actors, handy links and more.
So in summary: If you are frustrated with the fact that you can’t just sing or hum the song you have stuck in your head but just don’t know what it is… check out SoundHound. If you want more options for sharing your music… check out SoundHound. If time is money and a few seconds makes it or breaks it for you… check out SoundHound. But if you want a reliable app that is on the rise and constantly working to get you new and exciting features… hold on to Shazam, too.