Why hey Siri? Shouldn't we be able to name our own assistant?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by betabeta, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. betabeta macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2013
    For Siri to become a true personal assistant, it will have to change a lot. You should if you want to be able to use a name of your choice, and at some point be able to customize the voice more, or even buy custome voices.

    Seems silly everyone will be saying hey Siri or ok Google, I would rather name my assistant what I want.

    At some point the right virtual assistant software will be very customizable and very individual to each person, I hope Apple takes the lead in this.
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
    Wont happen. Siri is a product name and every time you say it publicly, they get advertising. Same with the other services.

    The only way you will get a different name is if one of the companies decides to rebrand.

    Now that I have stated the obvious, I agree it would be nice to have the option because its one more thing to customize. Not sure what I would call her but for now Siri is fine with me.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    The option they should provide is being able to choose a phrase that activates it other than Hey Siri if you wanted to. That plus a way for it to identify your voice somewhat better so it doesn't randomly respond just to anyone (or anything) that might say that phrase.
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    Even just a list to choose from would be better than what we have now. Every time I say 'Hey, Siri', about three devices go off...

    Just being able to change it to 'Hello, Siri', 'Siri, activate' or something would make things much better!
  5. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    especially annoying if you got three iDevices in your room and they all go off
  6. Flight Plan macrumors 6502

    Flight Plan

    May 26, 2014
    Southeastern US
    Google is already customizable. Apple is behind the times on this one.

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