Scope of Siri Search

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Milton Barber, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Milton Barber macrumors newbie

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    Does anybody know the scope of a Siri search for a named show/program. I naively assumed it was all the apps that you have installed. However, I noticed that "Find the Vikings" shows iTunes and Hulu, but not the History channel. I wonder if Apple is playing some games to maximize iTunes usage.
     
  2. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    If you do a Google search on the topic, you'll find there's a lot of info out there. Basically, app developers have to work with Apple for search inclusion. Some 3rd party apps had done so for product launch, many hadn't. Some have implemented it since launch, more on the way :)
     
  3. Creek0512, Apr 6, 2016
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  4. Milton Barber thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great! Thanks for the info!

    When a streaming source has search implemented, do they get searched all the time, or just when the searching user has the app installed?
     
  5. benjitek macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure -- Google Search knows ;-)
     
  6. Creek0512 macrumors 6502

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    All the time.
     

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