SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, today launched “Hound”—a new, streamlined, stand-alone voice-search application that lets users find a song, artist, or band simply by saying it, and is set to drive the next paradigm in user behavior on mobile. While smartphones have moved users en masse to touchscreen technology, SoundHound is paving the way to move them from touch to voice search for fast, accurate and delightful results.
“Our vision is to revolutionize the way people interact with their connected devices using sound and voice recognition”
Speak It, Get It = Hound It
Now available as a free application to users on Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) through the App Store, and Android phones through Amazon’s Appstore and Google’s Android Market, Hound will put the world’s fastest and most delightful voice-directed search for music at users’ fingertips. Want to check out why your friends are raving about British folk indie band Mumford & Sons? Don’t type a search. Hound it. Just speak the name into the app and you’ll get instant results that show artist page, complete with previews of top songs, lyrics, videos, sharing features and more.
This announcement demonstrates SoundHound’s commitment to revolutionizing user behavior by shifting users to the ease and delight of using their own voice to search on connected mobile devices. With world-class, proprietary voice search technology and meticulous focus on user experience, Hound’s premiere iteration is voice search made simple—delivering fast, accurate and delightful results instantly. According to company executives, subsequent versions of Hound will include expanded voice-search categories for a variety of everyday tasks, thus further driving user behavior toward the simplicity of voice search over typing or tap inputs on mobiles.
“Our vision is to revolutionize the way people interact with their connected devices using sound and voice recognition,” said SoundHound Inc. CEO Keyvan Mohajer. “The day is coming when voice, not touch, will be the primary means of human-machine interaction. People will increasingly speak to their cell phones, computers and cars. We’re going to be part of that revolution, and this first version of Hound is our starting point. Once a person hounds for music, they will never go back to typing for it.”
For more information about Hound, please visit www.soundhound.com.
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About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, at home, at work, at play and on the go. SoundHound’s applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company’s breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound-to-text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world’s fastest music recognition, the world’s only viable singing and humming search, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems. For more visit www.soundhound.com.