SoundHound and VIZIO innovate the Smart TV experience with Voice AITuesday, March 1st, 2022
SoundHound Inc. and VIZIO Innovate the Smart TV Experience with Voice AI
- Daily voice queries have doubled every quarter since the VIZIO VOICE remote began shipping
SANTA CLARA , Calif. — SoundHound Inc., a global leader in voice artificial intelligence, currently in the process of becoming a public company through its expected merger with Archimedes Tech SPAC Partners Co. (NASDAQ: ATSPT subunits, which consist of one share of common stock and 1/4 of a warrant), today announced an expansion of its partnership with VIZIO (NYSE: VZIO), the #1 American-based TV brand, to voice-enable a majority of VIZIO’s TVs and collaborate on interactive experiences. Following the successful rollout of a voice-enabled VIZIO remote and app in Spring of 2021, which has seen daily voice queries double every quarter, the companies will continue to expand their relationship to further innovate the TV viewing experience.
SoundHound’s advanced voice AI technology integration into VIZIO’s voice-enabled remote and mobile apps allows viewers to speak naturally to search for TV shows and movies, change TV settings, switch picture modes, launch apps, check the weather, and more.
With its library of hundreds of content domains, SoundHound’s Voice AI platform opens the door to significant voice commerce opportunities. Together, SoundHound and VIZIO continue to innovate with a focus on the consumer experience and voice-enabled interactive opportunities for viewers.
“At VIZIO, we always strive to deliver the best-in-class television experience to our users. With SoundHound’s technology integrated into VIZIO TVs, we are able to make the ease of voice interactions part of the TV experience,” said David Rudnick, Senior Vice President of Product Engineering at VIZIO. “Our goal is to always improve the user experience and help consumers find the content they are looking for with simple voice commands. Overall, remotes have never made finding content an easy task, but with voice, users can quickly find the content they want with the complex search technology happening in the background.”
The conversational interface allows users to ask questions such as:
- “Show me trending TV shows”
- “Launch Netflix”
- “Show me animated family movies”
- “Turn down the volume”
- “Show me movies on WatchFree+”
“VIZIO has always been at the forefront of providing cutting-edge technology and experiences to its users, so it was natural and seamless to integrate SoundHound’s voice AI technology with their product,” said James Hom, Co-Founder and VP of Products, SoundHound Inc. “As voice AI becomes more ubiquitous and a commonly used interface for consumers, we believe there is a big opportunity to extend voice AI into interactive and commerce opportunities.”