Apple has expanded its partnership with Oprah and her book reading club with a new Siri feature to show users Oprah’s book recommendations. Siri not only shows a brief summary of the popular host’s current reading choice but also promotes her series on Apple TV+, “Oprah’s Book Club” and the Apple Book app.
Now ask Siri to know what Oprah is reading
Apple has found a new way to promote reading and connect the reading community on its platform by expanding Siri’s support to Oprah’s book recommendations. Now, users can see what is the celebrity talk show host is reading by asking, “Siri, “What’s Oprah reading?”, the voice assistant will tell that Oprah is now reading Gilead by Marilynne Robinson.
“Hi, everyone! Right now, we’re reading the ‘Gilead’ novels by Marilynne Robinson. These novels remind us to slow down, take a deep breath, and remember there is beauty all around this. Robinson’s language embodies a kind of elegant simplicity while conveying so much meaning. And the novels grapple with all the important themes – faith, love, family, our human condition. Join me as we journey into the world of Gilead.’”
Oprah’s Book Club” provides viewers with a front row seat for unguarded conversations with incredible authors. Each episode features a book handpicked by Oprah, along with an interview about the issues that it brings too light. It’s a book club for today’s world — a window to other worlds.
Readers around the world can easily discover Oprah’s Book Club through the Apple Books app, where they can learn more about the latest selection and browse previous selections in a beautiful and immersive experience. With the new Reading Goals feature in Apple Books, readers can make reading a daily habit more easily.
Siri is Apple’s voice assistant which helps users perform multiple tasks via voice commands like make calls, send texts, search for websites, schedule appointments, set alarms, and much more. Recently, it was reported that the company is improving Siri’s recognition of atypical speech which the voice assistant has a difficult time in comprehending commands of users with a stutter.