Audioburst launches on the Android Auto and Samsung Bixby platforms

Both the Bixby integration and the Android Auto app introduce the Audioburst listening experience to users on-the-go

(July 23rd, 2019, Palo Alto) – Today Audioburst disclosed the upcoming release of their technology on the Samsung Bixby voice assistant platform. Centered around the use of voice, Audioburst Auto, is an Android app which focuses on delivering tailored playlists and hands-free voice search to today’s drivers.

Audioburst Auto provides several key deliverables to drivers utilizing the Android Auto standard. Users can choose from expertly crafted playlists designed by the company’s team of audiophiles. In addition to these curated playlists, listeners may also build a customized news feed, created from an extensive list of topics as well as custom topics of the user’s choosing. Lastly, the app provides real-time voice search capabilities, allowing drivers hands-free access to up-to-the-minute 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, "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, such as 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 next-gen search company's signature "burst" – short audio snippets which capture the best moments 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 as well as a personalized news feed.

"We're excited to be working with Audioburst as part of Bixby's Premier Developer Program," said David Gene Oh, Senior Director at Samsung Electronics America, "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."

“We are excited to partner with Bixby and to continue pioneering personalized, voice-first listening experiences,” said Amir Hirsh, Audioburst’s CEO & Co-founder, “We take pride in connecting listeners to what they want to listen to, seamlessly, across all devices and situations.”

The new integration is the latest collaboration from the two companies’ ongoing partnership which was debuted by Oh and Hirsh this week during a talk at VOICE Summit 2019 in Newark, NJ.


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