SANTA CLARA, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SoundHound, Inc., the pioneering company in sound recognition and search technologies, and TouchTunes, the largest on-premise interactive music and entertainment platform, have partnered to give SoundHound’s user base – which totals more than 225 million worldwide – control of the music in more than 60,000 bars and restaurants across North America.
Through the SoundHound mobile app, users who are out on the town will be able to access TouchTunes’ network of Internet-connected jukeboxes and take control of their on-premise music experience. The SoundHound app will automatically detect when users identify a song playing at a TouchTunes-enabled location and give them the ability to play the jukebox directly from the SoundHound app.
"SoundHound delivers the most delightful music search, discovery and play experience, and now we are extending that into a shared listening experience," said Katie McMahon, Vice President & General Manager, SoundHound. "With TouchTunes, we can now offer our users the ability to ‘Be the DJ’ by playing the music they love in the places they love," added McMahon.
The companies anticipate the new functionality will drive significant consumer engagement since many SoundHound users already ID songs and enjoy LiveLyrics while they are out at TouchTunes locations. To integrate the TouchTunes experience into its app, SoundHound leveraged TouchTunes’ new open API platform, which allows partner apps to easily connect to its digital jukeboxes for discovering and playing music on-premise.
"The SoundHound partnership demonstrates the power of our APIs to bring a real-world social entertainment experience to leading consumer apps," said Drew Weaver, Senior Vice President of Product Management at TouchTunes. "We’re excited that SoundHound is the first to use our APIs to enable on-premise music play."
The partnership between the two companies starts today, with a direct link in the SoundHound app to the TouchTunes app. The full integration, with location-aware song identification, will follow.
TouchTunes joins a roster of the world’s top music service providers currently integrated with SoundHound, including Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, and Rdio. 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.
TouchTunes is also available as its own standalone app. iOS users can download TouchTunes at http://bit.ly/TouchTunesiOS. Android users can download the app at http://bit.ly/TouchTunesAndroid. Partners and developers can access the TouchTunes API platform at http://developer.touchtunes.com.
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 225 million users.
About TouchTunes Interactive Networks:
TouchTunes is the largest on-premise interactive music and entertainment platform, featured in over 71,000 bars and restaurants across North America and Europe. Our platform provides location-based digital solutions that encourage social interactions through shared experiences. Music is at the core of TouchTunes’ experience with millions of songs played daily across the network and a mobile app that lets users find nearby jukebox locations, create playlists, and control the music on-premise directly from their phone. The mobile app is available on the iOS and Android platforms and has been downloaded over 2.8 million times. TouchTunes' award-winning products and services also offer additional social entertainment applications including an integrated photo booth and the first fully licensed commercial karaoke system. Our network also serves as a highly scalable engagement platform that provides powerful advertising and promotional opportunities for consumer brands. Tanjarine, a new extension of the TouchTunes platform, is a revolutionary, integrated dining and entertainment experience that allows guests to place orders, play games and music, and pay their bill, all from portable tablets made available at their table. TouchTunes is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Chicago, IL, Mountain View, CA, Montreal, Quebec and London, U.K. Visit us at www.touchtunes.com.