Anytime, Anywhere, Any Device

While having conversations with our customers about our cloud solution, Philips SpeechLive, we realized there were a few misconceptions about the way the product functions. Therefore, we thought we would put together some information to help you fully take advantage of this solution and realize its full potential.

Anytime, anywhere, any device
Anytime, anywhere, any device

Philips SpeechLive is a subscription-based, cloud dictation and transcription solution, allowing users to create written documents from their recordings both from their desk or on the go. Simply record using your smartphone or dictation device, send the recording to the transcription option of your choice, and receive your transcribed document. Speak, send, done.

Philips SpeechLive Input Devices

One of the biggest misconceptions – especially amongst customers who dictate a lot – is that SpeechLive can only be used with a smartphone app. But this is only one of many ways to record your voice. Here is an overview of your various options:

Philips Dictation Microphones and Voice Recorders

For users who dictate frequently or those who prefer a dedicated recording device, SpeechLive can be used with any of the many options available from Philips. Whether you are using a professional dictation microphone like the Philips SpeechMike Premium Air to dictate directly into the browser, or you prefer a portable recording device like the Philips SpeechAir or the Philips PocketMemo, SpeechLive allows you to quickly and securely send dictations from anywhere.

Third Party Microphones and Recorders

There is no need to worry about purchasing a new device. If you are already using hardware that does not need to be replaced yet, even if it is not Philips hardware, it will work with SpeechLive. You can use any dictation microphone or voice recorder you prefer, as long as the device supports WAV, ds2 or MP3 files, the recordings can be uploaded to SpeechLive for transcription or speech recognition.


Recordings can be created, played back, and processed with the Philips Voice Recorder App on any current smartphone. The app connects directly to your SpeechLive account via easy sign-in and works seamlessly with the SpeechLive dictation workflow. Record, edit and send dictation files directly from your smartphone. No complicated or costly software installations are required.

In addition, we just launched the Philips Device Connector Software. This software makes it possible to use all of these different input devices in virtual environments – leaving the freedom of choice with the users, without any limitations due to IT environments.

Whether you are in the office, at home, on-the-go, or have a unique IT setup, Philips SpeechLive does not require any complicated installs. It’s easily scalable on a per-user basis and helps increase flexibility, efficiency and productivity. Furthermore – however you prefer to record your voice, SpeechLive allows you to have plenty of options.