“Unlike iOS 11.3, iOS 11.4 seems to be primarily aimed at fixing all the minor niggling issues with iOS 11 and improving some of the new features introduced in iOS 11.3,” Rajesh Pandey writes for iPhone Hacks. “Amidst those small changes, Apple is also improving Siri by adding AirPlay command recognition to it.”

“Right now, it is not possible to use Siri for AirPlay commands,” Pandey writes. “So, even if you own an Apple TV or HomePod, you won’t be able to tell Siri on your iPhone to play a movie or podcast on your TV or HomePod.”

“Do remember that usual Siri limitations continue to apply here. You will not be able to play back songs from Spotify on your HomePod, though you can use the voice assistant to play content from Netflix on your Apple TV,” Pandey writes. “It remains to be seen if Siri on the HomePod and Apple Watch will also gain AirPlay integration or not.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple. Working their tails off to get Siri to where it should’ve been 5 years ago.

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