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Siri is so unfit for purpose sometimes.
I mean, let’s just say it - Siri is absolute trash. I literally just asked it to play “The Beat Divine” without specifying an artist because I figured it would be smart enough to detect the song from the Alison Goldfrapp album that I just purchased.

What I got instead after 5 seconds of loading: “Here’s Bette Middler”.
 
I mean, let’s just say it - Siri is absolute trash. I literally just asked it to play “The Beat Divine” without specifying an artist because I figured it would be smart enough to detect the song from the Alison Goldfrapp album that I just purchased.

What I got instead after 5 seconds of loading: “Here’s Bette Middler”.
At least there’s a link with The Divine Bette Middler
 
Siri is so unfit for purpose sometimes. I tried to get it to play a best of album using that format yesterday, “Play the album Best of….” It played some random song by some other artist that was not an album or had best of in the name. It did the same again when I repeated the request. I had to go to the music app to find the album.

If I ask it to play the greatest hits of an artist, it often plays the same song endlessly even when they have several huge hits to play.

Recently, if I told my HomePod to stop playing, the HomePod mini three rooms away picked up the request and would start playing. The HomePod would stop playing but say, “There is nothing to stop.” I then had to go to the other room to tell the mini to stop. This happened for about a month but, with a recent patch, this issue seems to not be happening anymore.
Yeah, my experience after about a month-ish with HomePod (as someone who doesn’t really use Siri on iPhone) is that the sound quality is really great, and it’s a stylish product to have in my space, but Siri is just jarringly behind. Aside from not understanding what I’m asking for with music requests, it just constantly tells me to use my phone when I ask about something. Sometimes with what I consider pretty basic stuff; I’m not asking for a verbal recitation of the origins of the universe.

But my silver lining is that Siri can always get better with software updates. … Right?


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Yeah, my experience after about a month-ish with HomePod (as someone who doesn’t really use Siri on iPhone) is that the sound quality is really great, and it’s a stylish product to have in my space, but Siri is just jarringly behind. Aside from not understanding what I’m asking for with music requests, it just constantly tells me to use my phone when I ask about something. Sometimes with what I consider pretty basic stuff; I’m not asking for a verbal recitation of the origins of the universe.

But my silver lining is that Siri can always get better with software updates. … Right?


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Yes, the say the question again and I’ll show results on your phone is dreadful. It could at least automatically send the results to the phone.

It could get better with software updates but has been like this since it was launched.
 
I mean, let’s just say it - Siri is absolute trash. I literally just asked it to play “The Beat Divine” without specifying an artist because I figured it would be smart enough to detect the song from the Alison Goldfrapp album that I just purchased.

What I got instead after 5 seconds of loading: “Here’s Bette Middler”.

Wow it really said here’s gay music.
 
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Yeah I don't care for Siri to answer elaborate questions, I just wish it was better at understanding requests based on basic information it already has on the user, especially music. Also it is impossible to request any song/artist that isn't in the system language. I hate myself for figuring out ways to mispronounce Italian artists' name so that English Siri understands what I want
 
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Wait until next week if you’re thinking of buying one. Rumours say that they’re going to drop M3 MacBooks at WWDC.
It's rumoured to be a 15" one no? I kinda want the 16" for the screen size as otherwise my old 13" works very well still.
 
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