VoiceMusic brings some music voice control to Windows Phone 8

Windows Mobile used to have great, network-independent voice control, including for music. Windows Phone is slowly catching up, but is still far from even that 2003 standard. What Windows Phone 8 has however done is give some control to developers, with an API to access processed voice input.

Developer Rob Miles scratched a personal itch by creating VoiceMusic, which allows one to play an album, genre, artist or random playlist by simply saying “VoiceMusic Random Album” for example.

Unfortunately the app does not allow individual tracks to be selected by voice.

While this is far from Siri, it is much more than the native voice control will allow, and of course nothing stops the app from getting even better in the future.

The app works pretty well, is completely free and ad-free, and can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.

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