Apple now allows Siri voice commands on third-party devices, with Ecobee's SmartThermostat becoming the first smart home appliance that comes with Siri on board.
Amazon has released a new iOS widget, dubbed ”Ask Alexa”, that provides quick access to the company's voice assistant, right from the home screen of your iPhone and iPad.
iOS 15 brings offline Siri, which leverages on-device processing to handle specific types of requests even without an internet connection, and we have a video to show it to you.
Check out this list of useful offline Siri commands on your iPhone and iPad that work without an internet connection, including messaging, networking, setting timers and much, much more.
With iOS 15, Apple is advancing Siri with on-device processing which makes the digital assistant faster and more powerful than before—even without an internet connection.
Apple is bringing Siri to third-party devices, but it's not what you think. Rather than let Android smartphone owners use its digital assistant, Apple is bringing Siri to smart home devices.
For the sake of inclusion and diversity, Apple's Siri virtual assistant no longer defaults to a female voice in the United States. Instead, you can now set your preferred Siri voice as part of the setup process (or after the fact, like before). In addition, you can switch to one of the two new Siri voices available with iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5. Follow along with our tutorial to learn how to change Siri's default voice on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and HomePod.
Following through on its promise to discontinue support for Cortana on mobile devices in early 2021, Microsoft has now shut down support on the digital assistant app on iOS and Android.
iOS 14.3, which arrived yesterday, includes a new Siri feature that allows the digital assistant to play various sounds on demand, including sounds of animals, vehicles, instruments and more.
As first spotted by The Ambient, users of Amazon's Alexa app for the iPhone and iPad can now send their requests to the assistant via text messages instead of only using their voice.
As you follow turn-by-turn driving directions in Apple Maps on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you have the option to let others know your estimated time of arrival (ETA). That being said, however, responsible drivers shouldn't really be taking their eyes off the wheel to tap through the menus. Thankfully, in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, you can ask Siri to share your ETA, hands-free. In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to share your ETA in Apple Maps with Siri.
The all-new compact Siri interface, available with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14, renders just a small animated orb at the display bottom along with a compact, banner-style response that slides into view at the top of the screen. That's an improvement over Siri in earlier iOS version that would take up the whole display. To keep the interface as minimal as possible, Siri in iOS and iPadOS 14 doesn't show caption for spoken text. Thankfully, you can easily enable Siri captions on an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with a few simple steps, and we show you how.