SoundHound Adds Houndify Speech-to-Meaning into Its Music App

SoundHound, a provider of sound recognition and voice search technologies, has enhanced its music app, SoundHound, to enable users to initiate music searches, play music and videos from YouTube, access deep music knowledge, launch Pandora stations, and even add songs to their Spotify playlists, all with voice.

By integrating SoundHound's own Houndify platform, the SoundHound app leverages proprietary Speech-to-Meaning technology.

Following the unveiling of the Houndify platform in December and the company's March debut of Hound, the all new voice search and assistant app, SoundHound's voice capabilities can now be activated in its flagship music experience by opening the app and simply saying, "OK Hound." This opens music search, discovery, and consumption through SoundHound.

"We are creating a future where we speak naturally to connected devices, starting with our mobile phones and the apps we love," said Katie McMahon, vice president and general manager of SoundHound, in a statement. "By incorporating 'OK Hound' within the SoundHound music app, we bring the power and elegance of our speech-to-meaning technology to our music fans, who can now search, discover, and play music and videos, and even build playlists, by simply speaking."

SoundHound has more than 300 million global users. It includes integration with Spotify, YouTube, Apple Music, Pandora and Deezer.

Along with SoundHound and Hound, other products and partners leveraging the Houndify technology include NVIDIA, which is incorporating it into their DRIVE CX platform in car dashboards, and Samsung, which is including it within the ARTIK Platform to power Internet of Things devices.

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