An Early Look At Siri For Mac

Here's a preview of what Siri on the Mac will look like. The latest beta of macOS Sierra lets you use Siri for most things that you can do on iOS. In addition, you can search your files, photos, the Web and System Preferences. You can send messages and post to social media. You can save Siri answers to Notifications Center and multitask while Siri is on the screen.

Comments: 13 Responses to “An Early Look At Siri For Mac”

    Chris
    3 years ago

    First colored menu bar icon, nooooo!!! Can you use “Hey Siri”?

    3 years ago

    Chris: Doesn’t look like Hey Siri is an option yet. Maybe before the final release.

    Eran Livne
    3 years ago

    I can only assume ‘Hey Siri’ will be a feature only available to new macs, Apple will find a reason to rationalise it :(

    Michael van der Wilden
    3 years ago

    Hi gary,

    When Siri is waiting for a response, please also note that the fan in the Apple Macbook (Pro) is stopping and also the video’s (Youtube, and others) are muted, in order to prevent noise background. Once Siri received your response, the fan is back on and the video’s will be un-muted again.

    Thanks for the great videos!

    Dinorah
    3 years ago

    Will Siri ever automatically detect, understand and respond in as many languages as you have installed on your iPhone/iPad?

    3 years ago

    Dinorah: I think you need to set the language first, and then use that language. You can change it easily.

    Nick
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary
    I have Sierra version 10.12 beta. Siri is the only thing that is not working at all. Anything I ask results in the reply: “Sorry, something’s gone wrong. Can you try that again.” Do you have any suggestions on how I can make it work? I did report it to Apple through Feedback Assistant.

    3 years ago

    Nick: Sorry, no idea what it could be.

    Nick
    3 years ago

    Thanks for the reply Gary. FYI, just discovered by changing Siri language to English (United Kingdom) and then back to English (US) it works perfectly.

    David
    3 years ago

    Hi Gary. Do you know if Siri will work on my mid 2010 iMac when I upgrade to Sierra

    3 years ago

    David: It should. Apple hasn’t said anything about it working for some computer and not others. As long as you can upgrade to Sierra, it should have Siri.

    David
    3 years ago

    Thx 😉

    John Stires
    3 years ago

    Quick note for @David, I have a mid 2010 MBP using OS X 10.12 and Siri is up, running and magnificent. I agree with Gary’s assertion that Siri will be even more useful on computers than iPhones. It seems only to be limited by MY imagination (so far, at least–with some obvious limitations.) Thanks Gary.

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