SoundHound Announces New Voice-Assistant App; and It’s Not Just About Music

June 5, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It was with the advent of twenty-first century that the voids in digital era started filling up in a vamped up pace. Services like Google Now, Siri and Cortana are just some of the innovations we saw, and they went on to be the prominent ones too.

The latest we see is the  SoundHound, which has started its journey in this space.

After a jaunt of around a decade with the dream of a personal talkback assistant, the company is now standing on the verge of transforming that dream into a near reality.

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The new app Hound has been announced, with beta editions being rolled out for Android smartphones. The iOS version will soon follow.

What Hound brings in with its instant voice search feature is a service pretty close to the likes of Siri and Google. The app will let you ask anything related to travel, cuisines, weather and other product queries.

In case you want a parallel access, there’s always the option available to activate it by sounding OK Hound. The video we have for you shows the various questions that Hound can deal with, and in what all manners you could jumble the questions.

The better part is with its merged method of voice recognition, which just doubles the speed with recognition. It doesn’t take any distinct process to grasp the language; all gets done along with the voice recognition.

It’s also quite clear from the words of SoundHound founder Keyvan Mohajer that he doesn’t wishes to confine the app to just smartphones and tablets. In his views, Hound will get spread to a wider range of tech-gadgets covering toasters, washing machines, and espressos.

The original SoundHound services can be found in-app as well, so there’s no need to switch between the apps in case you want to switch between voice-queries and music-queries.

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