Apple redesigned Siri for iPhone and iPad on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. The voice assistant not only got smarter but Siri’s new UI design allowed users to run apps while interacting with it.
Now, redesigned Siri is expanded to Apple TV as well with tvOS 16.1.
In addition to the launch of the new M2 iPad Pro, iPad, Apple TV 4K 2022, and USB-C Siri Remote, Apple also announced the new Siri experience coming to compatible Apple TV models with the next tvOS 16 update.
New Siri on tvOS 16.1 of a much faster and seamless voice control experience
The update Siri will be able to recognize each user’s voice to offer a personalized experience like showing movies, tv shows, apps,s or more left off by each user, offering tailored recommendations and minimalistic UI that appears on the bottom of the screen to display results without any disruption.
Furthermore, Apple TV users with AirPods will be able to connect to the set-top box and operate it with “Hey Siri” voice commands for a hands-free experience.
Italian tech journalist @domenico panacea (aka cino) shared a first look at the new Siri in the real-world setting on Twitter. As per the posted video clip, the interaction with the updated voice assistant is much faster and seamless.
- The Voice assistant instantly wakes up on the “Hey Siri” command.
- It quickly switches from one app to another.
- With the new compact design, it shows results in the bottom right corner of the screen without leaving the action onscreen.
- Displays the status of smart home devices on the screen. Although it does not leave the action onscreen, it shadows out or grays the app in the background and illuminates the result to make it more visible.
The new Siri on tvOS 16.1 pic.twitter.com/IgglyKaetv
— domenico panacea (aka cino) (@domenicopanacea) October 19, 2022
The new voice assistant will be available on tvOS 16.1 coming on October 24 and be compatible with Apple TV HD (fourth generation) or later models.
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