Hound is the best way to search using your voice. Hound is different, because it offers extremely fast responses and the ability to ask follow up questions to add more information to your query. 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.
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Tell Hound what you want. You tell Hound what you want, and it serves up the results.
Ask follow up questions. The ability to ask Hound follow up questions is a unique feature.
Get as complex as you want. Even complex queries are no problem for Hound, and the results come up with blazing fast speed.
Find local businesses and more. With Hound's help, you can find nearby businesses, hotels, restaurants, and more.
What is it about?
Hound is lightning fast, allowing you to speak naturally while the app interprets what you're asking it. Results are returned quickly, and you can follow up on your questions with more detailed requests. Hound pulls in data from 150 different sources, allowing you to find out everything from local coffee shops to hotels that are pet-friendly, along with anything in between.
For those who...
- Want a voice search assistant app that can keep up with them
- Love being able to get detailed and filtered search results quickly and easily
Not for those who...
- Don't want to be more productive
- Don't like voice search assistant apps
Why we love it
If you ask Hound to show you coffee shops that are open right now and serve food, you’ll get a list of results. You can follow that up by asking for just the highest rated ones, and Hound will narrow down the results for you. Even better, the app returns results even for complex queries with a speed that few apps can rival.
App Store Description
Hound is the mobile virtual assistant controlled by your voice. Just speak naturally to search and get lightning-fast responses. Looking for something more specific? Hound can use follow-up questions and commands to filter, sort, or add more information to the original request.
Experience the app hands-free by saying, "OK Hound…”
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.
• Enjoy full song and video playback or listen to a SoundHound curated playlist:
- “OK Hound… play the top songs around world.”
- “OK Hound...what’s that song?”
Alarm and Timer
• Set multiple alarms and timers at once
- "Set an alarm for 6am and 7am every weekday"
- "Set a timer to take out the chicken in 40 minutes"
• Get hourly news from NPR:
- “OK Hound… tell me the latest news from NPR.”
• Make phone calls and send text messages - hands-free:
- “OK Hound… text Mike ‘I’ll be there in five minutes’.”
Weather & Temperature
• Get quick weather information for today or future forecasts:
- “OK Hound… what’s the weather going to be like tomorrow at 6pm?
- “How about in Hawaii during August?”
Local Search & Restaurants
• Ask for restaurants, fast food stops, coffee shops, stores, and be as specific as you’d like, even excluding places 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”
• Find movie and theatre schedules:
- "OK Hound… what movies are playing near me around 7pm?"
- "What are the top action movies in theaters right now?"
- "What movies are playing in IMAX?"
• Get fare estimates, journey time, speak your destination and book, all hands-free:
- "OK Hound… how much is an Uber to the airport?"
- "Get an Uber to the nearest movie theater"
Hotel Search + Expedia booking
• Be specific in finding the perfect hotel for your trip:
- “Show hotels in Seattle that are pet-friendly, have a gym, and cost less than $275”
• Easily make quick calculations through voice commands”
- “What is the square root of 16 minus the square root of 9?”
- "Split a $96 bill two ways with a 15% tip"
- "What's the monthly mortgage payment for a $500,000 house with a 30 year mortgage at 4.2% and down payment of $100,000?
• Speak what you’re looking for instead of typing:
- “OK Hound...where’s my polling place?”
• Search for general knowledge by asking for it:
- “OK Hound...show me list of holidays by country.”
And more: video search, news search, photo & image search, stock prices, flight status, date and time, unit conversion, word and phrase translation, wikipedia, play interactive games… and more coming soon!
Partners include: Accuweather, Bing Search, Expedia, Uber, Yelp & more
***** Press & Accolades 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
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