The Hound virtual assistant app is now out of beta with a version 1.4 update

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 1 Mar 2016

Even though Now is baked in pretty tightly to Android, you don’t have to use it as your go-to voice assistant. Hound is a pretty solid option, the app just made the leap from beta to a full release.

th the version 1.4 update, Hound will now fetch you an Uber, give you local business listings ratings from Yelp, work more quickly accurately, according to SoundHound.


Much like Now Cortanta, Hound offers you relevant content performs voice searches.

If you want to try it out, grab Hound now from the ay Store. You’ll just need to go through a brief setup process then you can start giving orders or asking questions.

The story behind the story: In our virtual assistant showdown between Hound, Cortana, Now, the little dog put in a respectable showing. ile it doesn’t have the deep OS integration of Now or cross-platform support of Cortana, it shows some impressive capabilities thanks to years of research that pre-date the release of the SoundHound music app. Even if you’re still partial to , such competition can only make things better.