| ||Ask HN: Why Is Siri So Awful?|
2 points by bobm_kite9 on Oct 16, 2017 | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment |
|Title says it all, but here's some more text anyway. Seems like the only things I can get Siri to do are set alarms and reminders, and search the web. Although even then the chances are it'll get it wrong and I'll just have to do it manually on screen.|
Play podcast sometimes works, but I can't ask it to play a piece of music on Spotify.
I've given up asking questions, but you'd have thought that Apple must have a list of all the questions that have been asked over the years, in all the different formats, and they could chip away on making it work with the most common ones.
Instead, it seems like the whole product has gone nowhere since launch, which was a good 4 years ago I think.
The latest iOS release was supposed to improve things, but I see nothing of note. Aparently, Siri is now doing something with contacts and calendars, but this just seems like branding, in the same way that IBM's Jeopardy-winning Watson can now come up with new recipes.
Why can't Siri do more stuff? What even _can_ you reliably do with Siri?
I mean, what the hell?
| Apply to YC