Resolved Siri can't open 3rd party apps? (Update: Just August)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Chupa Chupa, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    I'm kind of confused about this because I would have sworn I Siri opened 3rd party apps on my watch with Watch 1.0. But in 2.0.1 if I ask Siri to open up a 3rd party app it just tells me how to download Watch apps from my iPhone.

    Specifically here I ask for Siri to "Open August app." It understands the command because it scrolls across the screen, it just won't open the app. OTOH if I ask Siri to do the same on my iPhone, no problem. Is that right?
     
  2. bcaslis macrumors 68020

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    I just tried it under 2.0.1 and was able to get Siri to open Dark Sky.
     
  3. friednoodles macrumors regular

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    Working fine for me as well, on 2.0.1. I tested it with "Hey Siri open Things" (a non-native app) and "Hey Siri open ETA" (a native app) and both launched as expected on the watch.
     
  4. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    OK I loaded up some other 3rd party apps and Siri will launch those, but not the August app. I wonder if that is just poor programming by August?
     
  5. Chupa Chupa thread starter macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

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    Issue "Solved." August support says Siri for Apple Watch is not built into the app. Genius. :rolleyes:
     

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