How SoundCloud works

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Index:

  • How to download SoundCloud on Android
  • How to download SoundCloud on iOS
  • How SoundCoud works on Android / iOS
  • How SoundCloud from the Web works

How to download SoundCloud on Android

Before talking in detail about how SoundCloud works, I have to explain how to download this application on your device. This well-known music streaming service dedicated to emerging artists is available as an application for Android smartphones. Then take your device in hand and follow the instructions I am about to give you to find out step by step how to download the application.



From the main screen of your device, tap on the Play Store icon, which is the Google virtual store, through which you can download games and applications. The Play Store has an icon with the symbol of a colored triangle and, as soon as you tap on it, you will have to type the name of the application through the internal search engine to locate it and download it.

Then tap on the text field located at the top that you can see at the wording Close your Google Play and then type SoundCloud then pressing the key Search (symbol of a magnifying glass) from the keyboard of your smartphone.

Now locate this application from the search results. SoundCloud has an orange icon with a white speech bubble in the center. As soon as you have found the application in question and you can see the preview tab of the same, you can install it by tapping the button Install and then on the button Accept.

So you just have to wait for the application to download on your smartphone; at the end of the same you will see the button appear apri within the Android PlayStore and the app icon will automatically be added to your device's home screen. To start the application you can then tap on its icon.



How to download SoundCloud on iOS

The SoundCloud application is also available on the iPhone in a totally way free. You can then download it to your iPhone via the iOS App Store.

If you do not know how to download games and apps on your iOS device, keep in mind that first you will have to tap on the App Store icon which is light blue and has a A stylized white color.

Once you have tapped the App Store, tap the button with the symbol of a magnifying glass which you can see next to the wording Search. The button is located in the bottom bar of the App Store.

By tapping on this wording, the screen dedicated to the internal search of the App Store will appear and, in the text field App Store, you will have to type the name of the application: your goal is to download it. Then tap on the text field located at the top and type SoundCloud then pressing the key Search from the keyboard of your smartphone.

When in doubt, please note that the Sound cloud application features an orange icon and with a white cloud in the center. The application is free to download and is developed by SoundClound Ltd.

Did you find the application from the App Store search engine? Very well! Then you just have to tap on the button Get and then on the button Install to install the application in question.


Please also note that you may be asked to confirm the app installation through the touch ID (in this case you will have to place your finger on the sensor of your smartphone) or you may be asked to type the password of your iCloud account. These are optional checks that you can disable from your device options.


Once the app installation is finished, you will see a button appear apri within the iOS App Store. To start the application you can also tap on its icon which will have been added to the home screen of your Apple smartphone.

How SoundCloud works on Android / iOS

Once you have started the application you can start using it to listen to streaming music. SoundCloud is an app different from the others as it allows you to listen to music created by independent artists.

Through Sound cloud it is in fact possible to upload your own podcasts or music mixes and let other users listen to them; the goal of this app is to bring out your musical talent. SoundCloud can be used completely free but it is also possible to purchase a subscription subscription that allows you to take advantage of additional features.

The first thing you need to do is register as soon as you are prompted; then press the button Create an account and choose whether to register via your Facebook account or via Google by pressing the button Login with Facebook o Log in with Google.

Alternatively, you can register by indicating your email and password in the text field e-mail e Password e premendo sul pulsating NEXT. At the end of the recording you will be able to use all the main features of SoundCloud and listen to the remixes proposed by other users.


The albums uploaded to SoundCoud can be found on the main screen of the app which is the one it presents symbol of a small house. The songs and their loaded playlists are also divided into different sections marked with topics that refer to a theme such as for example Party, Relax, Study or Training.


To listen to a playlist, tap on its name or cover image and then press the button with the symbol of the Play; you can also start a single song individually by tapping on it. The songs you start playing will be visible on the screen with the symbol of an equalizer. This screen will allow you to manage the playback in all respects.

If you have identified a playlist of your particular liking, you can follow the author of the same to receive a notification of new uploads. To do this, once you have tapped the playlist, tap the button with the three dots symbol located in the upper right corner and then tap the button Log in to followed by the name of the user you want to follow.

In this way you can view the SoundCloud artist profile and start following him by tapping the button Follow. All the artists you follow and the playlists for which you have activated notifications will appear in your SoundCloud stream: this screen is accessible by tapping on the lightning bolt symbol.

You can also search for songs or artists by tapping the button with the magnifying glass symbol while tapping the button with the symbol of a little man you will see your profile screen.

If instead of listening to music you are interested in publishing some music you have made, then you will need to use the application SoundCloud Pulse available for free for Android and iOS. Through this application you can manage your account and publish the music you have made.

How SoundCloud from the Web works

SoundClound is also available on a dedicated website. You can then use it from a Windows or Mac computer through any browser to browse the web and then listen to the music of emerging artists even when you are on your computer.

To use it, the first thing you need to do is connect to its official website and create your account or access it if previously created. Then open the browser you usually use to browse the web, for example Google Chrome or Safari and type https://soundcloud.com/ in the address bar and then press the button Submit from your computer keyboard.

Once you are connected to the official website of this music streaming service, click on the button Register if you need to create an account for the first time.

Alternatively, if you already have an account and want to log in to it, press the button Log in which is located in the upper right corner and log in through your Facebook account or, through your Google account or by indicating your email address and then pressing the button Continue.

The SoundCloud user interface in its web version is quite spartan and consists of two main sections: the section Home which for allows you to listen to the songs of the artists you follow, to view the list of charts to discover new playlists and the section library which references all the playlists, albums, stations and artists you follow.

Through the Sound cloud website you can upload your own music tracks by pressing the Upload button which is located in the top menu bar.

SoundCloud has one version paid which at a cost of 6 euros per month or 9 euros per month allows you to take advantage of additional features including the ability to eliminate the limitations concerning the uploads of music tracks.

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