SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, today launched
an update to its globally popular music and sound search applications on
iOS and Android devices, highlighted by the introduction of "Connect to
Rdio," a new feature that will allow users to have newly discovered
songs automatically populate in a specially designated SoundHound
playlist in Rdio, a leading global digital streaming music service
with over 25 million songs.
As part of the update, SoundHound users will also notice a significant
increase in speed of returned search results, in some cases as quickly
as one second.
"With today's updates and the Connect to Rdio feature, SoundHound is
further established as the entry point for music enthusiasts seeking an
amazing mobile music experience," said Katie McMahon, Vice President &
General Manager at SoundHound Inc. "We offer our users the opportunity
to not only discover new songs and artists but, through partnerships,
the instant gratification of having music seamlessly added to their
personal libraries, there for consumption at any point in time. Our
users have responded in a overwhelmingly positive way to the notion of
auto-playlist creation and we are thrilled to extend this capability
through an expanded partnership with Rdio."
Upon updating, existing SoundHounders will now see a plus sign (+) in
the results page the next time they identify a song. When tapped, the
set-up page for the Connect to Rdio is opened. Users who already have an
Rdio account can opt to begin having songs they discover or search for
through SoundHound added automatically to their SoundHound playlist
within Rdio. SoundHounders who do not have an Rdio account will be
prompted to download the Rdio app from their respective app store and
set-up n account before returning to SoundHound to complete
the connection. Once the Connect to Rdio feature is enabled, all songs
identified through SoundHound will be automatically added to the user's
SoundHound playlist inside Rdio, all without leaving SoundHound.
New SoundHound users will be asked if they want to activate Connect to
Rdio during the initial registration process. All Connect to Rdio
feature users must be registered SoundHounders.
"We are always looking for additional ways to enable music discovery for
our listeners," said Chris Becherer, SVP of Product at Rdio. "We're
excited to be working with the SoundHound team to create a dynamic
listening experience around songs identified in the real world, right
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound Inc. is the leading innovator in Sound Recognition and Search
technologies. Its unmatched portfolio of technologies includes the
world's fastest music and audio recognition, the world's only singing
and humming search, instant-response large scale speech recognition
systems, and automatic lyrics alignment. The SoundHound
mobile application is the only App in the world that enables two
distinct sound inputs to be recognized through a single search button.
Both recorded music and a hummed query can be identified, delighting
users and friends with the magic of capturing a song or finding a song
through singing it. SoundHound technologies are deployed
globally through carrier, device manufacturer, and automotive
partnerships. SoundHound's applications, available on all
major platforms, have been downloaded by more than 215 million users.
The SoundHound app is available for free from the App Store on iPad,
iPhone and iPod touch, or at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundiTunes.
On Android devices, SoundHound is available at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundPlayStore. Windows
Phone users can download SoundHound at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundWindowsPhone.
On BlackBerry 10 devices, SoundHound can be downloaded at http://bit.ly/SoundHoundBlackBerry.
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