Siri to come on OS X with always on ‘Hey Siri’ command support
In past, we heard rumours about Siri’s integration in OS X. Now, a screenshot of Siri Menu bar and Siri app icon suggest Apple is indeed working on Siri for Mac. Screenshots were published by Macrumours who received it from reliable source.
If this is true, we can expect official confirmation at WWDC 2016 in June.
In the menu bar, there will be a small icon just after the search icon. This icon will be a black and white icon with word ‘siri’ in a box. There will also be a doc icon with Siri waveform. Clicking on any of these icons will give users a visual cue that Siri is listening for commands.
Siri for Mac will support always-on commands via “Hey Siri.” By default, that’s disabled. So, users will have to turn this option on from Preferences menu. Once activated, saying “Hey Siri” will activate Siri.
This integration is still in very early stage, so we cannot say when this will be fully functional. Siri on Mac will help in various tasks including opening apps, conducting web searches, controlling HomeKit, sending text messages, reading emails, setting calendar events, and more.
Along with adding Siri support, Apple is also planning to rename the platform back to MacOS. We have to wait until June 13 to know more details on these things.
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