Audio content search and discovery platform Audioburst will release two new offerings centered around voice. First, Android app Audioburst Auto, which delivers tailored playlists and hands-free voice search to drivers, is being launched on Google’s infotainment platform, Android Auto. Second, Audioburst will soon issue its technology on the Samsung Bixby voice assistant platform.
The initial new product, Audioburst Auto, provides drivers utilizing Android Auto a choice of crafted playlists designed by the company’s team of audiophiles. Users can also build a customized news feed, created from an extensive list of topics along with custom topics of the user’s choosing. In addition, the app provides real-time voice search capabilities, allowing drivers hands-free access to weather, traffic and search results on any subject.
“Our primary focus at Audioburst is connecting listeners to the world's best talk-audio content,” said Rachel Batish, VP of Product at Audioburst, in a release. “These days everyone is busy and on the move. It's impossible to parse all of the information thrown our way, especially during hands-free moments when we are behind the wheel. Both Audioburst Auto and our integration with Bixby ensure that listeners can get fresh, relevant audio no matter where their day takes them.”
Audioburst's integration into Samsung's voice assistant platform, Bixby, brings the search company's signature “burst” audio snippets—which capture highlights from top podcasts and radio shows to Samsung’s voice-first users. The partnership between Audioburst and Samsung Bixby will provide both hands-free voice search and a personalized news feed similar to that already offered on Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
David Gene Oh, Senior Director at Samsung Electronics America, noted, “We're always looking for new, innovative ways to bring Bixby users the information and entertainment they need, and we think Audioburst's short-form, hands-free approach to audio is a perfect match.”
This new integration is the latest collaboration from the two companies’ ongoing partnership and will debut this week during the VOICE Summit 2019 in Newark, NJ.