HomePod HomePod creeped me out this morning....

Discussion in 'HomeKit, HomePod, CarPlay, Home & Auto Technology' started by Black Magic, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. Black Magic macrumors 68020

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    So out of the blue around 6am, my HomePod spoke "Hey there". Nothing was talking at the time to kick off a Hey Siri response and that wasn't a response but more of a statement. Anyone else experience this?
     
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    My Echo will all of a sudden say something at times. I think it will continue happening. Does not creep me out though.
     
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    Maybe she’s lonely.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Was there any other type of ambient noise in your room?

    It must be just a glitch of some sort. I had my iPhone do something similar with Siri being activated without anyone even being in the room or anything that could trigger it.
     
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    One morning in a hungover stupor I grumbled, bleary-eyed to my phone on the bedside: “hey Siri, what time is it” . It replied with “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

    That shocked me awake and I immediately scrambled like a paddling puppy to check the phone’s screen. Siri showed it had responded with 7:14AM and wished me a good morning. As such I’m pretty sure I dreamed that, but just to reassure you OP...
     
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    Is your HomePod named Hal?
     
  11. nokkynuk macrumors member

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    I'm sorry, but i'm afraid i can't do that Dave.
     
  12. kagharaht macrumors 6502a

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    Sometimes a long Fart can trigger Siri? I’m just guessing. lol
     
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    I should be too old to chuckle at comments like that, but I admit it made me laugh a little.
     
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    This is one technology I will never invest in. A listening device for my home, no thanks. I was given an Amazon Echo Plus a few weeks ago as a freebie and promptly sold it for £110 which was cool. Something creeps me out about every word spoken in the home potentially being processed by a device linked to the internet.
     
  15. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yea, I get it. The fact that you can't even get Siri to say "Hey there" makes me wonder if engineers were being cute.
     
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    It wanted you to play along and say “Delilah” next.
     
  17. Richard8655 macrumors 6502a

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    That would creep me out too. Feels like it’s watching you.
     
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    Slightly off-topic, but I yelled at my dog rather loudly as it startled me this morning and my HomePod stopped playing music/disconnected from Wi-Fi right then. I had to unplug/replug it. It was odd.
     
  19. Black Magic thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Just my dog snoring. Creepy as hell. A few minutes after that, I said "Hey Siri, I will return your ass if you do that again". No response to that.

    I'm being serious even though this sounds funny.
     
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    Do an experiment. Place your HomePod in a room with an Echo. See if they talk to each other.
     
  21. AdamA9 macrumors 65816

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    Mine said 'uh-huh' randomly. I just assumed it was because of the TV because no one else was speaking.

    I'm assuming you don't have an iPhone then?
     
  22. maflynn Moderator

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    When you say cute, you mean in a creepy haunted house, sort of way right :eek:
    :p
     
  23. David R macrumors 6502

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    So it's interesting that you posted this. This morning my husband sent me a text to tell me that he was getting ready for work and the HomePod, completely unprompted, said "Good morning!"
     
  24. rhett7660 macrumors G5

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    That is funny because ours will say something out of the blue or ask a question out of the blue. Both I and the wife look at each other with the WTF look on our faces. We then ask her to repeat what she just said, and well we get nothing. Weird I tell yeah!

    I wonder if it hears something from the TV or just casual conversation like if we ask each other a question or something along those lines. Wonder if we start to see and hear it talking to us without having to use the "Hey Alexa" command!
     
  25. Falhófnir macrumors 68040

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    Does your house happen to be haunted? Probably just introducing herself ;)
     

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