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HOUND - Voice Search & Assistant, hands-free speech recognition

By SoundHound, Inc.

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Hound is the best way to search using your voice. Hound is different:
• Extremely fast responses
• You speak naturally, no need to learn special keyword phrases
• Follow-up to filter, sort, or add more information to your query so you can be specific
The fastest and easiest way to get the information, entertainment, and communication services you want, Hound is built for your busy life, allowing you to get what you need and move on.

You can use it hands-free by saying, "Ok Hound…”

Features include:

• Weather + Temperature
- “What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow at 6pm?
- “How about in Hawaii during August?”

• Local Search + Yelp Restaurants
- Ask for restaurants, coffee shops, stores, and be as specific as you’d like.
- You can even exclude places that you don’t want.
- “Show Restaurants within 10 miles except for Chinese”

• Navigation (GPS) + Directions
- Ask for a destination and navigate there seamlessly
- “Show me directions to the nearest Starbucks”

• Hotel Search + Expedia booking
- Be specific
- “Show hotels in Seattle that are pet-friendly, have a gym, and cost less than $275”

• Uber
- Get fare estimates, journey time, speak your destination and book, all hands-free

• Make phone calls and send text messages - hands-free

• Web searches - speak what you’re looking for instead of typing

• Calculator - easily make quick calculations through voice commands
- “What is the square root of 16 minus the square root of 9?”

• And more: Video search, News search, Photo & Image search, Stock Prices, Flight status, Date and Time, Alarm and Timer, Music search including "SoundHound Now" feature - activate a music recognition search or a Sing/Hum search, Mortgage Calculator, Unit conversion, Word and phrase translation, Wikipedia, Play interactive games… and more coming soon!

***** Praise for Hound *****
“Hound takes voice search to the next level.” - Wall Street Journal
“SoundHound Inc. just developed a crazy-powerful personal assistant.” - WIRED
“SoundHound Inc.’s new voice search app makes [others] look slow.” - The Verge

End User Agreement

What's New in Version 1.3.2

* Interactive home screen tips
* Bug fixes and performance enhancements

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Customer Reviews

Many limitations

I thought this app may overcome the fact that Siri starts up when you pick up the phone and unless you said it otherwise which essentially disables it Hound is activated by using the mic icon and stopped by releasing the mike icon. Siri is difficult to shut off and Hound seemed to overcome this. But Hound doesn't read contacts which doesn't make it very useful. It also starts up on the welcome page. So I went back to using Siri and found out all I had to say is shut off Siri and it turned off. Hound is now gone.

Excellent app. I can only imagine what it would be capable in doing in the future

Wow. I can only imagine what it would be capable in doing in the future. Excellent.

Thought it would be awesome...

The app is very fast which is good. It is a lot faster than Siri. The problem is that while it is fast, it is NOT accurate when it comes to recognizing the spoken word. Siri is way better at understanding what is being said. Hound doesn't even understand well enunciated sentences. So worthless and glad it was a free download.

HOUND - Voice Search & Assistant, hands-free speech recognition
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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.3.2
  • Size: 26.6 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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