HOUND Voice Search & Assistant

HOUND Voice Search & Assistant

(4170 ratings)

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  • Downloads:
    100,000 - 500,000
  • Last update
    May 6, 2016

HOUND Voice Search & Assistant Reviews

  • Eyeh8wordgames


    Reviewed in Actual good stuff

    Better than Google search

  • Kavilash Panicker

    Kavilash Panicker

    Reviewed in Essential Apps

    P.S: Before installing please note the app needs a beta code after installation. You can request for code within the app. I got my code in 6+ hours. The app is a digital assistant that is the closest one to match Siri.It'll do majority of task you'll ask it to do. Cannot give an in depth review since I got to spend only 15-20 min trying to understand the app. Will provide an update later on.

  • GetBetter Apps

    GetBetter Apps

    Reviewed in Android app of the day

    App of the day Hound is the personal assistant app from SoundHound that’s been in beta since its initial announcement last year. It has come out of beta and is now available to everyone without an invite. This personal assistant features a quirky side that likes to tell jokes and play games and you can also use one of the many voice commands to do things like get an Uber driver, check out weather, check reviews of a restaurant, and many, many more. It’s a good third party personal assistant and worth a shot.


Hound is the best way to search using your voice. Hound is different:
• Extremely fast responses
• You speak naturally, no need to learn special keyword phrases
• Follow-up to filter, sort, or add more information to your query so you can be specific
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.

You can use it hands-free by saying, "Ok Hound…”

Features include:

• Weather + Temperature
- “What’s the weather going to be like tomorrow at 6pm?
- “How about the temperature in Hawaii during August?”

• Local Search + Yelp Restaurants
- Ask for restaurants, fast food places, coffee shops, stores, and be as specific as you’d like
- You can even exclude places or grub that you don’t want, such as food types
- “Show Restaurants within 10 miles except for Chinese”

• Navigation (GPS) + Directions
- Ask for a destination and to navigate there seamlessly
- Get the best directions taking traffic into consideration
- “Show me directions to the nearest Starbucks”

• Hotel Search + Expedia booking
- Be specific on travel options
- “Show hotels in Seattle that are pet-friendly, have a gym, and cost less than $275”

• Uber
- Get fare estimates incl. surge pricing & journey time for your trip
- Speak your destination and book your Uber, all hands-free

• Make phone calls and send text messages - handsfree personal assistant

• Web search - say what you’re looking for instead of typing

• Calculator - easily make quick calculations through voice commands
“What is the square root of 16 minus the square root of 9?”

• Converter - instant access to unit conversion for temperature, metrics, mass, volume, etc.
“What is 100 degrees Fahrenheit in Celsius?”

• And more: Video search, News search, Photo & Image search, Stock Prices, Flight status, Date and Time, Alarm and Timer, Music search including "SoundHound Now" feature - activate a music recognition search or a Sing or Hum search, Mortgage Calculator, Tip Calculator, Currency Converter, Unit Converter, Word and phrase translation, Wikipedia, Dictionary, Play interactive games…and more coming soon!

Partners include: Accuweather, Bing Search, Expedia, Uber, Yelp & more

**** Praise 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 [other virtual assistants] look slow.” - The Verge

End User Agreement
Explanation of Requested Permissions

Add or access calendar events

Find and access contact accounts

Used to enhance location based search results

Access and send SMS messages to contacts

Access phone numbers and identity to make calls

Read, modify, or delete the contents of your USB storage to cache data

Used to record audio for music and voice search

Enables pairing of devices through Bluetooth

Keeps screen active while searching

Used to allow usage through WI-FI

Read phone status and identity

Used to detect when internet access is available

To toggle background data or auto-sync