SoundHound iOS app adds Apple Music integration for listening, Beats 1 promotion


SoundHound, a popular sound recognition app for detecting and searching for songs and other audio clips, today gets an update that brings integration with the just launched Apple Music streaming service.

With the updated SoundHound app landing today, users will now get an “Apple Music Listen Now” link to listen to a song on the streaming service (when available) through the home screen, song pages, and throughout the app.

Other competitive apps, such as Shazam, have already updated with similar functionality. The apps previously only linked users to purchase songs through iTunes and other services, but also promote competitive streaming services for listening such as Spotify and Rdio. For SoundHound, users will find an Apple Music streaming link next to songs through various features, including: music identification, personalized History, Top Charts, or Music Maps.

Interestingly, SoundHound will also be promoting Apple Music’s Beats 1 live radio station:

SoundHound is also showcasing Apple Music’s new global radio streaming station Beats 1. Users will see a “Beats 1 Radio” row within song pages, enabling easy, one-tap access to listen to the streaming radio broadcast, which features various artists hosting programs and full-time DJs, led by ex-BBC host Zane Lowe.

You can grab SoundHound on the App Store now.

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  1. tekenology - 8 years ago

    Not working for me. Anyone else?

  2. chrisl84 - 8 years ago

    Recently started switching from shazam to soundhound. The UI is just way cleaner to me.

    • Bob Haring (@Bobforfun) - 8 years ago

      Ironically it was the other way around a few years back.

    • crichton007 - 8 years ago

      I switched because I still can’t get Shazam to successfully restore my purchase and their technical support is useless even when I tweet at them about the issue.

      BTW, I’m not seeing this update yet.

      • crichton007 - 8 years ago

        So it is an update behind the scenes and. It in the app that makes this happen. It also only applies to the iPhone interface and not the iPad one.

  3. Saman (@saman84) - 8 years ago

    Can’t see the update either


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