Your play count shows you the total number of times your fans have listened to your sounds on SoundCloud.com, through our embedded player, our mobile apps for iOS and Android, and our API. Play counts also include streams and downloads via your RSS feed.
The download count shows how many times someone clicked the download button on SoundCloud.com or the embedded player.
If you have a Pro Unlimited plan, you can see how many plays come via your RSS Feed by looking at the Top Apps tab in your stats. The RSS tab next to it will show which RSS apps your subscribers are listening with.
Public and private stats
Plays, likes, comments and repost counts are all displayed publicly on your sounds by default, but Pro users can elect to hide those numbers if they’d prefer to keep that information private with our Quiet Mode feature.
Downloads and RSS download counts (if you are a Pro Unlimited user) are private metrics that are only visible when you’re signed into your account.