Siri Competitor Maluuba Releases Voice-powered Sports and TV Schedule Search

Maluuba announced this week the release of two landmark features for their voice-powered personal assistant app.

Sports and TV Schedule search are both now available on Maluuba on Windows Phone 8 and Android.

Maluuba’s proprietary, patent­-pending language engine allows users to speak naturally without needing to learn rules or commands. First launched for Android at TechCrunch Disrupt 2012, Maluuba has received recognition in the industry for its accuracy and speed. With its recent release for Windows Phone 8, which quickly made it to the top free app in its opening weekend, Maluuba has continued its momentum.

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Sports for Maluuba keeps users up to date with live game scores, upcoming schedules, and the latest standings and playoff brackets for their favorite teams from the NBA, NHL, and MLB. 

TV Schedules for Maluuba, the self-proclaimed first of its kind for a voiced-powered personal assistant app, allows users to find what shows are playing by show name, TV channel name, or even by genre on their local cable provider. And they likely have yours, with support for over 1,000 providers across North America.

“We spoke to sports fans and studied what they wanted most. Finding live scores, game schedules, standings and playoff brackets require many taps, clicks, and searches in traditional sports apps. With Sports for Maluuba we’ve simplified the process and made it seamless,” says Mohamed Musbah, product manager at Maluuba. “It’s as simple as asking ‘When is the next BlackHawks game?’ or ‘How many wins do the New York Yankees have.’ You can even ask ‘Who’s winning the Red Wings series?’ Maluuba brings you right to the answer.”

Maluuba Sports and TV Search are available as a free download for Windows Phone 8 on the Windows Phone Store and for Android on the Google Play Store.

Malluba was founded in 2011 and currently has 20 employees. The Waterloo based startup raised a Series A round in 2012 and is currently raising a Series B round.