SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company, today announced it is joining forces with award-winning digital music service Spotify to enable both free and paid SoundHound users in Europe to instantly access Spotify’s catalogue of over 15 million tracks. Spotify’s Premium subscribers can now take advantage of SoundHound’s best-in-class music search and discovery features, including its blazing fast music recognition and unique sing and hum recognition.
Starting today, SoundHound users on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices who also subscribe to Spotify Premium in Europe will be given the option to ‘Play Now in Spotify’ after identifying a song through SoundHound. If the user chooses the option, SoundHound will then seamlessly launch Spotify’s service, immediately playing the requested song while showcasing the requested artist’s singles, albums and compilations.
SoundHound users in Europe who are not existing Spotify Premium subscribers will be able to click the ‘Play Now in Spotify’ link to visit a page inviting them to become Spotify users before proceeding to listen to the song. Spotify Premium users who do not have SoundHound can download it for free from the iTunes App Store or Android Market.
“Spotify is a natural fit with SoundHound, the most groundbreaking mobile music search and discovery platform in the world,” said Katie McMahon, vice president at SoundHound Inc. “Our European users have been requesting seamless access to Spotify, and today they can enjoy SoundHound’s fast, beautiful and unlimited music search and discovery with instant access to listening to full tracks.”
“Spotify and SoundHound share a desire to offer their users access to the music they love, whenever and wherever they want it,” said Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer. “The partnership between Spotify and SoundHound will offer SoundHound’s users access to a compelling mobile music discovery experience.”
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives users on-demand access to over 15 million songs. It gives users a new way to manage their music, discover new tracks and share songs and playlists with their friends – music whenever they want it, wherever they go.
The SoundHound application allows free, unlimited access to access to SoundHound Inc.’s suite of world-class technologies, including the world’s fastest music recognition, sing and hum recognition, lyric search and voice-recognition for music search, as well as rich features including lyrics, ‘Underplayed’ charts, song previews, YouTube videos, seamless links to iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Twitter, Facebook and more. SoundHound is available at www.soundhound.com.
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, and instant-response large scale speech recognition systems. For more visit www.soundhound.com.
Spotify is an award-winning digital music service that gives you on-demand access to over 15 million tracks. Our dream is to make all the world’s music available instantly to everyone, wherever and whenever they want it. Spotify makes it easier than ever to discover, manage and share music with your friends, while making sure that artists get a fair deal. Spotify is available in eight countries: USA, UK, Sweden, Finland, Norway, France, The Netherlands and Spain, with more than 10 million registered users, and over 1.6 million paying subscribers.
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