This iHeart Deal Is One Of The Dogs


Users of the Hound app and Houndify voice AI platform from tech firm SoundHound are now able to access a “robust slate of audio content” from the nation’s No. 1 owner, by station count, of radio stations.

It’s thanks to a new integration with iHeartRadio.

Through the partnership, Hound and Houndify users will have access to iHeartRadio’s free offerings including Live Radio (U.S. only), Artist Radio (U.S. only), and Podcasts (available globally except the U.K.) in early 2020.

“Music is a core pillar of the SoundHound brand and experience, and an artform that we hold very near and dear to our hearts,” said Kamyar Mohajer, VP of Corporate Strategy and International Expansion at SoundHound Inc. “iHeartRadio is one of the most recognized names in music and content, and with podcasts now becoming a bigger part of peoples’ lives, we’re thrilled to add their robust catalog to the Hound and Houndify platforms for millions of our global users to enjoy.”

Michele Laven, President of the Strategic Partnerships Group for iHeartMedia, added, “Our continued goal is to make iHeartRadio’s massive library of audio content available everywhere our listeners are on the products and services they expect. SoundHound’s prominent position within the automotive industry and their seamless integration of voice assistant technology makes them an ideal partner for us.”