HOUND Voice Search & Personal Assistant

3.9
11.3K reviews
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About this app

Hound is the best way to search using your natural voice.

What do we mean by natural voice? Instead of talking like a search query "OK Hound… Find Chinese restaurants", just ask "OK Hound… What are the top rated Chinese restaurants near me?" You'll be amazed at the lightning-fast response.

Want to try something more advanced? Hound can use follow-up questions and commands to filter, sort, or add more information to the original request. Give this a shot: "OK Hound… Find Asian restaurants rated 4 stars or more within walking distance of Times Square and exclude Chinese, Korean, and Thai"

But Hound isn't limited to restaurants and coffee shops. Use Hound to:

Search, discover, and play music:
- “OK Hound... What song is playing?”
- “OK Hound... Play the top hits by Echo & the Bunnymen”

Access Spotify with hands-free controls:
- “OK Hound… Show my Spotify playlists”
- “OK Hound… Play my Discover Weekly playlist”
- “OK Hound… Skip to the next song”

Research and get trivia answers quickly:
- “OK Hound... When was Alexa Alemanni born?"
- “OK Hound... Tell me about the constellation Lyra"
- “OK Hound... Tell me about the Amazon River"

Set alarms and timers:
- "OK Hound… Set an alarm for 7am every weekday"
- "OK Hound… Set a timer to take out the chicken in 40 minutes"

Get the latest news:
- “OK Hound… Show me the latest news headlines”
- “OK Hound… Play me the latest news from NPR”
- “OK Hound… What is stock price of Amazon?”

Call, text, navigate handsfree:
- “OK Hound… Call Alexa at work"
- “OK Hound… Text Jeff ‘I’ll be there in five minutes’”
- “OK Hound… Show me directions to the nearest Whole Foods”

Get the weather forecast:
- “OK Hound… What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow at 6pm?
- “OK Hound… How about in Seattle in two weeks?”

Plan a night out at the movies:
- "OK Hound… What movies are playing near me around 7pm?"
- "OK Hound… What are the top action movies in theaters right now?"
- "OK Hound… What movies are playing in IMAX?"

Book an Uber:
- "OK Hound… How much is an Uber to the airport?"
- "OK Hound… Get an Uber to the nearest movie theater"

Search for hotels and plan your travel:
- “OK Hound… Show hotels in Seattle that are pet-friendly, have a gym, and cost less than $275”

Numbers, calculations, and even mortgage estimates:
- “OK Hound… What is a prime number?”
- “OK Hound… What is the square root of 16 minus the square root of 9?”
- "OK Hound… Split a $96 bill two ways with a 15% tip"
- "OK Hound… What's the monthly payment for a $500,000 house with 20% down?"

What will you use Hound for?

Hound takes speed and accuracy to a new level thanks to our powerful Houndify platform, combining Speech Recognition and Natural Language Understanding into a single step. We call it Speech-to-Meaning (TM). Other assistants simply translate words into text, and they do a voice search the old way. But just recognizing words isn't fast enough! Hound, powered by Houndify, is the fastest and most accurate independent voice assistant in the market today.

End User Agreement: http://www.soundhound.com/hound-end-user-agreement
Updated on
Jan 6, 2022

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3.9
11.3K reviews
Dave B
May 27, 2022
Spends a lot of time annoying you with info about features you might not want to use. There is no way to disable this annoying behavior. Links with Spotify... once in a while that link actually works. Probably interprets speech, then changes what it interpreted to something else. Repeating what you said results in the same behavior.
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A Google user
November 15, 2019
Had to uninstall. It kept popping up asking me if I was driving even though the push notifications were turned off. If I want to use it, I'll turn it on. I don't need it popping up all the time. Imagine if every app thought that it knew better than me of when it should be turned on. I hate when programmers think that their app is so important that they continuously bug you to use it. Three stars as it seems useful. Just let me use it when I want to instead of forcing on me.
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A Google user
November 29, 2019
It was a great app for a while. It does cover a lot of functions I need it to do...saying that though there was a negative side for me...when I'm trying to have a conversation with someone if I am speaking in a normal register the app goes off all the time and starts recording what I am saying and then opening random web browsers. Other than that I like the design and functions.
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What's new

Looking to listen to your favorite stations from Audacy? We now support hundreds of stations from Audacy to satisfy your listening needs for music, sports and even news in our latest update!

You can simply tell Hound to tune in to your favorite station, such as CBS Sports Radio. Just ask:

“Ok Hound… I want to listen to CBS Sports Radio”