The SoundHound Android app has received a major update, and those using it on their tablets probably have the biggest number of reasons to be happy about it.
The update is for the Google Nexus 7 and 10, as well as the Amazon Kindle and Kindle Fire, as the press release below says (an update for smartphones is also available). SoundHound’s new interface is much easier to use on tablets, as everything seems to have been made larger and more accessible.
A new feature is LiveLyrics, which allows users to sing to the song they’re listening to. The app has also improved its social side quite a bit, as users can now easily share the tracks they discover on the SoundHound Android app with their friends on their favorite social networks. The moment the share button is pressed, a special screen comes up and all the social networks the tablet supports can be directly used. Location can also be included in the post (or removed from it).
SoundHound’s partnership with Rdio has also been extended, and US users are able to listen to songs after SoundHound has worked its magic. Also, the widget which allows for the app to recognize songs directly from the home screen, without the need to start it, is still present.
As for the smartphone update, it promises faster song recognition, as well as easier navigation through the history of songs.
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SoundHound Unveils Stunning New Design For Android Tablets, Enhancing Overall Engagement, Content Accessibility and User Experience
Santa Clara – March 28, 2013 – SoundHound, the revolutionary sound search company with more than 130 million users around the world, today released a completely redesigned version of its mobile application for Android tablets, leveraging Google’s new graphical user interface. The updated version of SoundHound features an entirely new layout and design, making content more easily discoverable and accessible and a generally improved browsing experience.
The redesigned SoundHound app is available today for Google’s Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets as well as Amazon’s Kindle Fire and Kindle HD.
“SoundHound on Android tablets is now not only stunning in appearance, it offers improved functionality and an enhanced experience for users,” said James Hom, SoundHound’s Vice President of Products. “By utilizing the tablet’s larger screen space and leveraging new tools from Google, users can much more fluidly navigate within the app and have access to more content in one location.”
As part of the design launch, SoundHound also deepens its relationship with Rdio, the digital music service. Rdio is the launch partner for this new tablet in the US and continues as the featured partner for SoundHound’s interactive mapping feature that allows users to see what songs have been recently SoundHound’ed in their geographic area. Since launching in December with Rdio, interactive mapping has become one of the most popular SoundHound features as users can tap on a SoundHound’ed song displayed on the map and link directly to Rdio to hear the full track.
Google Nexus tablet users can access the new design by updating their SoundHound app in the Google Play store while Kindle users can do the same via the Amazon Appstore.
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