Hey, Siri, bark like a dog

Apple’s Siri assistant can now bark like a dog, quack like a duck, and even roar like a lion. To try it out, all you have to update to iOS 14.3 and say, “Hey Siri, bark like a dog for me” or similar*. In response, Siri will play the natural sound of a dog barking.

Kif Leswing for CNBC:

On Monday, Siri started to play short audio clips in response to questions about what something sounds like. Sounds now built into the system include animals, instruments, and vehicles, and Apple says there are hundreds of options. On an iPhone or iPad, Siri also brings up a picture of the animal and a link to more information from Wikipedia.

Here’s some examples of what you can ask, via Apple:

Siri icon• “Hey Siri, what does a humpback whale sound like?”
• “Hey Siri, what does a toy poodle sound like?
• “Hey Siri, what does a harp sound like?”
• “Hey Siri, what do firetrucks sound like?”

CNBC also tried it out with a few other animals, including a domestic cat, a lion, a bald eagle, and, in an example of how specific it can get, a kookaburra, a type of bird which sounds like somebody laughing. Siri also played several car sounds, a train whistle, and a short sample of a theremin as well.

MacDailyNews Take:

*“Hey Siri, what does a dog sound like?” will work to return a recording of a dog barking. “Hey Siri, bark like a dog for me” will get you a joking reply “Sounds ruff” or “I can’t do that. But I can remind you to walk your dog. Or buy dog food.”

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Carl Spackler” for the heads up.]

17 Comments

    1. “Are these sounds IN the OS of ever increasing bloat?” ABSOLUTELY, getting more “Fisher-Price toy interface” with every “upgrade” and its also taking over Big Sur on Mac!

  1. Soon she’ll be able to provide me an answer instead of directing me to the web?

    I’m looking for the place that instructs me where I’m to deploy the new barking sound…my dog does it pretty well and my wife makes better sounds.

  2. I asked it what Joe Biden sounds like.
    Siri replied played Biden recalling President Obama as the “first mainstream African American who was articulate, bright and clean”.
    Then again, that’s what won him the White House.

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