Parents' Guide to


By Carla Thornton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

ID tunes instantly -- with iffy lyrics.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 16+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+

unrestricted access to internet - great app but not safe for kids

This is a wonderful app but without proper safeguards its just not for children. It allows full access to an unfiltered internet browser through the lyric search. Regardless of whether or not you have turned off Safari or paid for a internet safety browser, this opens the door to an entirely different unrestricted browser. When I contacted the developer, their email stated the following: Thank you for being a part of the SoundHound community. We certainly respect that parents want to let their children use our app whilst simultaneously having control over the content. Though we do not currently have a way to alter these settings, I have forwarded your feature request to our team. Don't worry, your request will not be ignored. We take user feedback and suggestions very seriously and are always working hard to keep our application the best music discovery app on the market.
age 14+

Perfect for olde kids because there is no way to control content!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Song stuck in your head? Hum or sing a few bars and Midomi SoundHound, a remarkably accurate music-identification app, can probably tell you everything you could possibly want to know. Title, artist, lyrics, YouTube performances, iTunes buy link. Everything is neatly displayed on one screen. SoundHound recognizes recorded music even faster, in mere seconds. But its ability to recognize songs from live performances is what sets it apart from the inferior Shazam Encore.

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