Enjoy new and improved features, such as
- Hound for an Uber - get fare estimates, trip times, speak your pick-up and destination points and book, all hands-free.
- Hound now includes Yelp local businesses and ratings
- Speed & Accuracy improvements
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…”
• 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 or that you don’t want, such as food types
- “Show Restaurants within 10 miles except for Chinese”
• Navigation (GPS) + Directions
- Ask for a destination and to navigate there seamlessly
- Get the best directions taking traffic into consideration
- “Show me directions to the nearest Starbucks”
• Hotel Search + Expedia booking
- Be specific on travel options
- “Show hotels in Seattle that are pet-friendly, have a gym, and cost less than $275”
- Get fare estimates, journey time, speak your destination and book, all hands-free
• Make phone calls and send text messages - hands-free personal assistant
• 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, Currency Converter, Unit Converter, Word and phrase translation, Wikipedia, Dictionary, 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
Explanation of Requested Permissions
Add or access calendar events as requested.
Find and access contact accounts as requested.
FINE (GPS) LOCATION, COARSE (NETWORK-BASED) LOCATION
Used to enhance location based search results.
Access and send SMS messages to contacts as requested.
READ PHONE STATE AND IDENTITY
Access phone numbers and identity to make calls as requested.
MODIFY/DELETE STORAGE CONTENTS
Read, modify, or delete the contents of your USB storage to cache data.
Used to record audio for both music and voice search.
Enables wireless transmissions and pairing of devices through Bluetooth.
Keeps screen active while searching.
VIEW WI-FI STATE
Used to allow usage through WI-FI.
DEVICE ID & CALL INFORMATION
Read phone status and identity.
Used to detect when internet access is available.
READ SYNC SETTINGS
To toggle background data or auto-sync.
Enables Android apps to communicate with one another.
This release may come in several variants. Consult our handy FAQ to see which download is right for you.
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