Speakables Announces Voice Control for iTunes

Speakables for iTunes –the first program to enable iTunes users to launch
playlists, podcasts, radio stations and more, by voice.

San Francisco, CA, September 12, 2005 – Speakables, a voice recognition
software company with offerings tailored to entertainment applications for
the digital home, announced the release of Speakables for iTunes for Mac OS
X. Speakables for iTunes was developed by speech recognition experts
including a key developer of Apple’s Speech Recognition technology.

Speakables for iTunes is the first voice recognition software product to
enable users to launch iTunes playlists by simply speaking the name the
playlist. It works with Speakable Items, Apple’s voice recognition
application, already included in the Mac OS X platform. Previously, users
were only able to launch individual songs but not entire playlists,
podcasts or radio stations by voice.

“Voice command is the killer app for the digital home. We are extending its
use from what was primarily a productivity tool to controlling
entertainment-oriented computer applications away from the desktop, in
relaxed areas of the home like the living room or bedroom,” says Deborah
Quinlan, President of Speakables. “The intention being that in these
relaxed areas, it can be more convenient and of course more impressive to
use voice command than other input devices.”

Pricing and Availability

Speakables for iTunes is immediately available from the Speakables website
at for $10.

About Speakables

Speakables provides voice recognition software for the Mac and PC. Targeted
to the digital home market, and with an emphasis on entertainment use,
Speakables encourages consumers to converge their home entertainment media
to their computers, by making it more convenient and impressive to control
their computers in relaxed areas of the home, away from the desktop.