HOUND Voice Search & Assistant v1.8.5
Overview: Hound is an app that you speak to, and it understands what you are looking for or trying to do. It’s like a voice-enabled searcah engine. It’s also like a personal assistant.
**Currently invite only**
Need a code? Request in-app or at http://www.soundhound.com/hound
Say it. Get it.
Being the fastest and easiest way to get the information, entertainment, and communication services you want, Hound is built for a hands-free world, from the ground up.
You will find yourself opening Hound to do what you used to type and tap for, because now you can simply Hound and get it faster.
• Local Search
• Hotel Search + Expedia booking
• Make phone calls
• Web searches – speak what you’re looking for instead of typing
• Video search
• News search
• Photo search
• Stock Lookups
• Flight status
• Date and Time
• Alarm and Timer
• Music search
• “SoundHound Now” – activate a music recognition search or a Sing/Hum search
• Mortgage Calculator
• Word and phrase translation
• Play interactive games
• … and more
You can go hands free by saying, “Ok Hound”
What makes Hound amazing?
Hound’s Speech-to-Meaning engine delivers unrivaled speed and accuracy. Speech recognition and natural language understanding is done simultaneously and in real time. Compared to traditional approaches that perform speech recognition first, then send the result to a search or understanding engine, Hound does it immediately. You experience speed and accuracy.
You can speak naturally. No need to speak in fragmented key-words. Hound has the ability to handle natural language sentences, including details, specifics, and multiple criteria (think, for example, of describing the hotel you want to find to have a gym, free-wi-fi and be less than $200 a night). Hound can even understand exclusions and negation (for example, if you want to find a place for lunch, but since you’ve had Chinese all week, you can say “show me restaurants nearby, excluding Chinese places”). This empowers you to really get what you’re searching for, quicker and with a great experience.
You will find yourself opening Hound to do what you used to type and tap for, because now you can simply Hound it and get it faster.
End User Agreement
We’ve heard your feedback and are excited to release two new beta features to help you get more out of Hound:
1. Jump In – No need to wait for Hound to finish speaking before you ask your next question. Simply say ‘OK Hound..’ and start talking right away!
2. Bluetooth – We’ve made it easier to use the Hound app when you’re away from your phone or tablet. Hound will now work through Bluetooth devices that have a microphone.
Your feedback is always welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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