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Nuance Gets Consumers Talking to New Lineup of Philips Smart TVs

Nuance’s Dragon TV Lets People Sit Back and Speak to Surf Channels, Discover Content and Shows

BURLINGTON, MASS. AND BEIJING, CHINA – August 7, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) announced at its Nuance Mobile Forum in China that Nuance’s Dragon TV is behind the new interactive voice capabilities featured as part of Philips TV’s 2013 high-end Smart TVs product line up. As a result, people can simply sit back and talk to their Philips Smart TV to find shows and content, change channels, search the Web and more. China is one of the first markets to ship Philips’ voice-enabled Smart TV experience, and marks Dragon TV’s Asian debut with support for Mandarin Chinese.

Philips TV has fully leveraged Nuance's leading Dragon TV’s voice recognition to create an intuitive and conversational experience for consumers. By simply speaking to the Philips Smart TV remote, people can gain quick and simple access to the seemingly endless options of movies, shows and features once impossible to successfully access with a standard TV remote. For instance, say “Find movies with Zhang Ziyi,” and Dragon TV will access and display the list of available options. And, Dragon TV lets people take advantage of connected TV content with voice-enabled Web search in Mandarin Chinese and English, while also offering bilingual support.

“Intelligent and intuitive experiences are essential as Smart TVs evolve. By integrating Nuance’s Dragon TV voice technologies, the new Philips Smart TV product line up delivers a seamless and convenient way for consumers to control their TV – we see it as the most innovative and intelligent TV experience on the market,” said Zhou Yongxiang, director of product planning of Philips TV.

“Voice has quickly become a high-demand interface for Smart TV interactions because of it’s simplicity – as humans, speaking is as intuitive as it gets,” said Daniel Cheng, General Manager of Nuance Greater China region. “And by working with customers such as Philips TV, we’re driving a new ecosystem of connected TV experiences that make the digital living room an incredibly compelling space for content and entertainment.”


Philips new Smart TV models PFL8830, PFL8730, and PFL7730 featuring Dragon TV are currently available in China. For more details visit http://

Nuance’s Dragon TV can be integrated directly into a television or set-top box, or can be implemented as a second screen application on a tablet or smartphone, providing ultimate flexibility in building a finely-tuned user experience.

Dragon TV is a part of Nuance’s broad voice, touch and natural language innovations that are defining personal assistant technologies and intelligent systems on the devices that consumers use every day, which include Dragon NaturallySpeaking for PC, Dragon Dictate for Mac, Dragon Mobile Assistant for Android, Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go! for iOS, Dragon Assistant for Ultrabooks, Dragon Drive!, Dragon ID, Dragon Voicemail to Text, and Swype. With Nuance technology, people experience more humanized interactions with the world’s best phones, tablets, computers, cars, TVs, apps and services from leading manufacturers and operators.

About Philips

Royal Philips of the Netherlands is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. For more information, please visit

About Nuance Communications, Inc.

Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN) is a leading provider of voice and language solutions for businesses and consumers around the world. Its technologies, applications and services make the user experience more compelling by transforming the way people interact with devices and systems. Every day, millions of users and thousands of businesses experience Nuance’s proven applications. For more information, please visit

Nuance, Dragon, and the Nuance logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States of America and/or other countries. All other company names or product names may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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