Vlingo Voice Recognition For TV

Watch Out, Siri: Vlingo May Beat You to the TV

Watch Out, Siri: Vlingo May Beat You to the TV

Steve Jobs said he "cracked the code" on TVs, which led analysts to believe that there will soon be a voice-controlled Apple TV set on the horizon. Only thing is — Vlingo may beat Apple to the punch.

Seen at the Consumer Electronics Show last week, Vlingo (most known for its voice recognition software on the Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows, and other smartphone platforms) had a video demo of what its software will soon be able to do on the big screen, thanks to app platforms being stocked in so many "smart" TVs in 2012. It's very Siri-like, as you use your voice to control channel changes, DVR recordings, messages, social media, and more. Imagine Siri partnered with your Xbox Kinect, and you start to get an idea of how it would work. I only wish there had been a live demo to try out, but Vlingo has me very excited for the future of TV. Well, that and the amazing LG 55-inch OLED TV.

See what Vlingo's onscreen action really looks like from the screencaps in the gallery!