SOUNDHOUND UPDATES ITS AWARD-WINNING FEATURE SET WITH NEW 'RECOMMENDED SONGS' ADDITION
SAN JOSE, California – March 2, 2011 – SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound recognition company, today announced an update to its award-winning, blazing fast music search and discovery application: Recommended Songs. The new feature will be available exclusively to users of SoundHound's paid offering, SoundHound Infinity. The feature recommends top picks for songs users might enjoy based on the artist or song they are checking out. It is now available for download on iOS devices as part of the new SoundHound version, 3.6.1.
The Recommended Songs feature offers easy, instant suggestions. When using SoundHound's music recognition – renowned for working even if a user sings or hums – users will see a "Recommended Songs" link on a result pages. Alternatively, users can get instant access to Recommended Songs just by speaking a song title or artist name into SoundHound's instant voice search. SoundHound generates Recommended Songs through a proprietary engine that weights SoundHound's Similar Artist, Underplayed and Hottest data. Song exploration has never been so easy and delightful.
"Music and discovery go together," said Keyvan Mohajer, CEO of SoundHound Inc. "Millions of searches a day tell us that our users want to know and discover more about the music that they hear and enjoy. We are now further leveraging our data and technology to give users the ultimate tool for discovering new music."
SoundHound Social Shares Takes Off, Gets Enhancements
The update also includes improved Social Sharing—another area where users have been requesting greater functionality. Specifically, all SoundHound users will be able to instantly see and edit their entire Twitter or Facebook share, as well as post the same share comment to e-mail or text message without retyping. Multi-sharing enables single-tap posting to both Twitter and Facebook, as well as optional auto-share and comment personalization. Since December of last year, SoundHound has seen a whopping 219% increase in share traffic. Both Premium and Free users will have access to these features.
All SoundHound users continue to enjoy free and unlimited access to SoundHound's suite of world class technologies, include the world's fastest music recognition, sing and hum recognition, lyric search and voice-recognition for music search, as well as rich features including lyrics, ‘Underplayed' charts, song previews, YouTube videos, seamless links to iTunes, Pandora, Twitter, Facebook and more. The SoundHound Infinity app is available at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id284972998?mt=8 and the SoundHound (free) app is available at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/soundhound/id355554941?mt=8
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound delivers innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, revolutionizing the way people interact with connected devices.
SoundHound's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology searches sound against sound, bypassing traditional sound to text conversion techniques even when searching text databases. Sound2Sound has resulted in numerous breakthroughs including the world's fastest music recognition, the world's only viable singing and humming search, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems.
SoundHound has produced multiple award-winning applications in music and voice search on platforms including iOS, Android, Windows Mobile and Symbian devices. SoundHound also has numerous partnerships with global companies, including leading device manufacturers and operators.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, SoundHound is backed by leading Silicon Valley investors, including Global Catalyst Partners, TransLink Capital and Walden Venture Capital. For more information, visit www.soundhound.com.
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For SoundHound, Inc.