“Despite Siri’s availability on iOS in over fifteen different languages and over thirty countries, the voice assistant’s support on the new Apple TV has remained limited to eight countries: Australia, Canada, Great Britain, United States, Germany, France, Spain, and Japan,” Mitchel Broussard reports for MacRumors.
“In a new report by MacPrime, the importance of ‘film and television content’ — including altering the phonetic pronunciation of movie titles and actor names — was given as the main reason behind this initially small Siri support on the new Apple TV,” Broussard reports. “Since the new Apple TV is fueled by an extensive Siri voice search functionality, Apple feared that releasing the feature to a more global audience, who may run into problems and become frustrated, would dilute its overall appeal.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: There’s a lot of detail to get right when it comes to pronunciation of titles and names. Better to have it done right than to shove it on the market half-baked (like some other parts of Apple TV currently).
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]