8 responses

  1. Krusty
    January 26, 2018

    I tried to play news with Washington Post and it just gave me a list of news about “Washington.”

    Siri is so bad, I just don’t understand how this is a product they promote so heavily when the reliability and consistency is so awful. Every time I see or learn a Siri trick, I try it again, then inevitably discover some failure and remain disappointed.

    Amazon has voice recognition figured out, so does Google, why doesn’t Apple?

  2. Mickssy
    January 27, 2018

    Simply does not work, I asked siri to play news from number of your suggested sources all siri said was sorry I cannot find ******** in your music.
    Unreliable and very inconsistent, sort it out Apple

  3. Steve
    January 28, 2018

    Those saying this did not work have probably not updated their iOS. The article fails to state this feature is only available from 11.2.5 onwards.

    • Ivan Rutherford
      January 28, 2018

      Steve, I am running iOS 10.2.2 and it works for me.

      But it sounds like you failed to actually read the article. Quoted directly:

      “The feature is specifically mentioned in the release notes of iOS 11.2.5, but in testing you can usually get the news read to you with earlier iOS versions as well”

      Try “Hey Siri, play me news”

  4. Paul Thompson
    January 28, 2018

    Why is Canada left out of this Siri news? Why is Australia in? Does Australia even have any news? Anyway seems it needs some tweaking. But I can get Siri to open Google news and CBC news so that’s enough for how.

  5. Droogie
    January 30, 2018

    Why would anyone want news from one of those extremely biased, fake news sources anyway… Siri or no Siri?

    Oh sorry, I forget the sheep keep listening/following… never mind the fact they’re being fed “regressive” propaganda all day long.

    Siri doesn’t work for this because she doesn’t wish to hear whining, half-truths and outright lies the Main Stream Media throws our way either!

    • Klunkerton
      January 30, 2018

      What exactly is fake news? Is that what you call things you don’t like to hear? And what exactly is biased about getting news from multiple different sources, including Fox News, NPR, CNN, WaPo, Bloomberg, etc?

      These short podcasts are from their news divisions, not their opinion/editorial divisions. Getting your news from multiple different news sources and their journalists is how you *avoid* most bias in the modern American media environment of conglomeration. If you’re reading op/ed or listening to TV and radio pundits and op/ed, you are doing it wrong.

      Do you understand the difference between news reporting and op/ed punditry? Any ‘news’ organization worth a toot has a firewall between the two.

  6. Peter Timmins
    February 6, 2018

    Siri reading or playing the news, totally useless and as someone rightly asked why is Canada out & Australia in. Sad

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