Siri is so dumb, but Apple TV Siri is even dumber

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  1. Goldfrapp, Feb 27, 2019
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    Goldfrapp macrumors 601

    Goldfrapp

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    Every time I wanna watch something, I just tell Siri the title, and she fetches it for me. Simple. But Siri is not so smart in all situations, and it gets stupidly frustrating.

    One night I wanted to watch the movie "Searching". Guess what Siri does: she tells me how to search.

    Then I wanted to watch the new CBS series called "Tell Me a Story". Guess what she does this time: SHE TELLS ME A F****** STORY. [​IMG]

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  2. Goldfrapp, Feb 27, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2019

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    Goldfrapp

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    Thanks for that.

    I just tried "Find Tell Me A Story" and "I want to watch Tell Me A Story", and she tried telling me a story, yet again.

    Edit: seems to work now
     
  3. chabig macrumors 603

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    Clearly you were frustrated, and I didn't help. Normally I would expect "Find Tell Me a Story" to work, but I can see why Siri might be confused since it sounds very much like a command that she already knows. I get the same story you get. But if I modify the request a little bit, it works. Try:

    "Find TV shows named Tell Me a Story"
    "Find TV shows titled Tell Me a Story"
    "Find the show Tell Me a Story"

    The same trick works for Searching.
     
  4. vertical smile macrumors 68040

    vertical smile

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    I use Siri a lot on the ATV, and my experience with it has been similar.

    Sometimes Siri works great, looks up exactly what I intended to search.

    Other times, not so much, and yes, it can get pretty frustrating.


    Sometimes it might start working if I word the question differently, but sometimes I can ask the same question 1 minute apart and get two totally different results.
     
  5. Casey Royals macrumors member

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    I ask Siri to play one of My favourite artists, Australian musician Ed Kuepper, but she always plays Ed Cooper who is a country and western singer!
     

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