Voice assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant (previously known as Google Now) have been around for a while, but it’s safe to say that Amazon’s decision to launch Alexa and open it up to third-party developers and manufacturers has really helped it become more mainstream.
This is why it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that Monster will be introducing a voice assistant to its series of headphones. However this voice assistant isn’t made by Monster, but rather the company will be teaming up with music platform Speak Music to integrate its voice assistant “Melody” into its headphones.
Basically users will have to download the Melody app onto their phones and pair it with Monster’s headphones and they’re good to go. From there users just need to tap their headphones to activate Melody, after which they can ask it to play a specific song or album, skip/pause tracks, adjust the volume, and so on.
Monster says that Melody relies on data connectivity to work, meaning that you can use it anywhere your phone has a signal. The only downside to that is that if you’re in an area with bad coverage or no signal, you’d be out of luck. At the moment Melody will only work with certain Monster headphones which includes Elements, Clarity HD, and iSport Freedom V2.