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SoundHound Redesigns Its SoundHound Voice-Enabled Music App

SoundHound 8 features an enhanced music player with "OK Hound..." voice control.
Posted Aug 31, 2017
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SoundHound, a provider of sound recognition and voice search technologies, has launched SoundHound 8, a complete redesign of its app to deliver the most advanced music search, discovery, and connected streaming experience. The update emphasizes unique features, such as voice controls powered by SoundHound's Houndify platform for quick access to songs, videos, playlists, lyrics, and more.

The SoundHound app redesign brings SoundHound's proprietary voice AI technology to the forefront of the user experience. SoundHound's hands-free voice interaction is prominently featured and promoted via home screen headliners and suggested tips. Users can search and play music using their voices by saying the wake phrase, "OK Hound..." or by tapping the microphone icon on the Play page. Music fans do not need to type or search across multiple applications; instead, SoundHound enables fast search and play, with the option to go hands-free. Users can say things like:

  • "OK Hound… what's that song?"
  • "OK Hound… add this song to my playlist."
  • "OK Hound… play 'Hello' by Adele."
  • "OK Hound… play someone like Adele."
  • "OK Hound… play my Discoveries."
  • "OK Hound… play today’s top songs."
  • "OK Hound… show the lyrics to 'Castle on the Hill'."
  • "OK Hound… where was Katy Perry born?"

By connecting to popular music streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify, users can automatically populate SoundHound Discovery playlists and unlock real-time LiveLyrics while listening to full track streaming within SoundHound.

SoundHound 8 takes the best aspects of the original music search and discovery app, and makes the experience more powerful and easier to use. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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