Siri works as long as you have a US iTunes account

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by klky, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. klky macrumors member

    klky

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    Hi All.

    Just thought I would share this as I know the question has come up quite a bit.

    I live in Hong Kong but have a US based iTunes account. I bought my Apple TV tonight and can finally confirm that as long as you have a US iTunes account, Siri will indeed work.

    I signed in with my HK iTunes account and a message popped up to say that Siri does not work. When I signed back into my US account, a window popped up asking if I wish to use Siri. Presumably this will be the same for any of the other 7 regions that support Siri.

    Earlier in the week, I had spoken to an Apple "Genius" and was given the wrong information. He told me even if I have a US iTunes account, Siri would not work in HK as the Apple TV would pick up on my location through wifi and region lock me out. I discovered tonight that this is not the case.

    Hope this helps!
     
  2. StevenWalker macrumors regular

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  3. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

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    does this mean you can say 'hey siri' in the room the atv4 is in and it will respond? like the amazon echo?
     
  4. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502

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    Nope, Siri on the Apple TV only listens if the button the remote is being pressed.
     

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