SOUNDHOUND LAUNCHES LiveLyrics; WORLD'S LARGEST AUDIO LYRICS FEATURE SHOWS LYRICS IN TIME WITH MUSIC, COVERS 500,000 SONGS
Includes First-Ever Lyrics-Based Audio Playback; 1 Million Songs Expected by Year's End
SAN JOSE, California – July 20, 2011 – SoundHound Inc., the revolutionary sound search company, today launched LiveLyrics, allowing users of its free and paid music search and discovery App to see lyrics in time with music they hear playing as well as music they own on their Apple iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad). SoundHound LiveLyrics is launching in the United States and Canada with the world's most comprehensive audio-based coverage: 500,000 tracks, expanding to 1 million tracks by the end of 2011.
SoundHound users will experience LiveLyrics in both music recognition and the first-ever audio lyrics playback:
- SoundHound's blazing fast music recognition identifies any part of the music and then shows moving lyrics automatically aligned and updated as the track plays.
- For the first time ever, music lovers playing music on their device can quickly skip to their favorite part simply by double-tapping a line of lyrics.
- LiveLyrics puts users in control: they can scroll to any of the lyrics, or return to the line that's currently playing, with just one tap.
- Starting today, SoundHound LiveLyrics is available with unlimited usage in version 4.0 of both the free SoundHound app and the paid SoundHound Infinity app on iOS.
- SoundHound is launching with a half-million LiveLyrics built in and is increasing to one million by the end of 2011. All LiveLyrics are aligned based on audio, leading to a compelling, reliable user experience.
Quote from Aaron Master, Director of User Experience, SoundHound, Inc.
"We're thrilled to add the best lyrics experience in the world to the fastest, most versatile music recognition in the world. By combining in-house technology with the widest audio-based lyrics coverage in the business, we're giving our users a compelling new way to enjoy, share and rediscover music. We're making LiveLyrics free and unlimited, just like our award-winning music recognition."
About SoundHound Inc.
SoundHound is revolutionizing the way people interact with mobile devices by delivering innovative technologies and compelling user experiences in sound recognition, at home, at work, at play and on the go. SoundHound's applications, SoundHound and Hound, are powered by the company's breakthrough Sound2Sound technology, which 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, instant-response large scale speech recognition systems, and large scale lyrics alignment.
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