Native Voice Goes Live Inside Skullcandy's Skull-iQ App
Native Voice, an on-demand voice artificial intelligence library that enables users to communicate directly by voice with their favorite companies, announced that Skullcandy has launched its new Skull-iQ App for Skull-iQ Smart Feature Technology-enabled devices. The app gives Skullcandy users access to the Hey iHeart voice assistant for iHeartRadio and Amazon's Alexa voice assistant as well as a range of advanced customization features.
Skullcandy's Grind Fuel, Grind, Push Active, and Crusher ANC 2 earbuds and headphones can enable Hey iHeart and Alexa inside the new Skull-iQ app. Users of these earbuds and headphones can download Skull-iQ for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Inside that app, they can choose which voice assistants to enable.\
The library of voice assistants from Native Voice will grow over time. The Alexa and Hey iHeart ones are in addition to Skullcandy's Hey Skullcandy (for device controls), Hey Skullcandy, Assistant (to access the Siri and Google Assistant smartphone assistant), and the Hey Skullcandy, Spotify feature.
"By working with Native Voice, we are offering an ever-expanding library of voice services, adding fun and useful interaction capabilities for our customers. This makes their favorite Skullcandy headphones or earbuds even better," said Skullcandy Chief Information Officers Mark Hopkins in a statement. "We're excited to bring Native Voice's library of brands' voice assistants as a free firmware update to in-market Skull-iQ earbuds and out of the box in the newest edition of the iconic Crusher headphone franchise, Crusher ANC 2."
"As Native Voice continues to expand its reach and capabilities, we are thrilled to partner with Skullcandy to bring a new range of voice-controlled brand AI experiences to their users. The launch of the Skull-iQ App, with the Native Voice SDK inside it, represents another milestone in our company's trajectory, and we look forward to empowering even more users to connect with their favorite brands through the power of voice, leaving their phone in their pocket," said John Goscha, Native Voice's CEO, in a statement. "We're particularly excited to be able to enable new services on existing in-market devices via the Skull-iQ App, to continue to upgrade the experience for these users and deliver even more value. We will continue to enhance this offering in coming months as we usher in a new head-up era where conversational AI services can enable more natural human experiences."
Native Voice's voice-enabled AI technology will elevate the TuneIn experience on Skullcandy's Skull-iQ devices.