“When Apple announced its next-generation Apple TV last week, Siri was clearly the star of the show. Voice commands feature heavily in Apple’s promo video for the $149 media streamer, and they took up a big chunk of Apple’s on-stage demo,” Jared Newman reports for TechHive.
“Siri’s mere presence on Apple TV isn’t a monumental achievement, given that other streaming video platforms, such as Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, and Google’s Android TV, have offered voice controls for a while now,” Newman reports. “Rather, the way that Siri works on Apple TV is what makes all the difference. Compared to what’s out there already, Apple is leapfrogging ahead in voice interaction on television.”
“Here are some examples: ‘Show that Modern Family episode with Edward Norton’ This query, demoed on stage by Apple senior design producer Jen Folse, showed off not just the ability to handle complex queries, but Siri’s own deep understanding of popular TV shows,” Newman reports. “In my testing, every other streaming video platform is flat-out stumped by the same query.”
More examples in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: In typical fashion, Apple does it right while the others merely claim it on spec sheets but fail to deliver anything close to what Apple does.