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Video: Meet Hound, the voice assistant app that wipes the floor with Siri, Cortana and Google Now

Hound Vs. Siri Vs. Google Now

There are times when a new product comes to market and you are flat-out amazed by how much better it is than the competition. That appears to be the case with Hound, a new voice assistant app produced by the makers of the music discovery app SoundHound. Re/code reports that Hound has been in development for a whopping nine years now and it really shows. Simply put, we’ve never seen a voice assistant app come even close to having the capabilities that Hound does.

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In the demo video below, you’ll see how Hound can answer a huge variety of questions with insane speed that you won’t find on Siri, Google Now or Cortana. To give you an idea of how impressive it is, here are some of the questions Hound successfully answers without missing a beat:

  • “How many days are there between the day after tomorrow and three days before the second Thursday of November 2022?”
  • “What is the population of the capital of the country in which the Space Needle is located?”
  • “What is the capital and population for Japan and China and their areas in square miles and square kilometers, and also tell me how many people live in India, and what is the area code for Germany, France and Italy?”
  • “Show me Asian restaurants excluding Chinese and Japanese?”

As we said: This is extremely advanced and impressive technology.

You can sign up for the Hound beta for either iOS or Android at SoundHound’s official website. Be sure to check out the full Hound demo video below.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.