"Hey, Siri": Apple allows you to activate the assistant by voice only, builds in Shazam song recognition

Apple is trying to make Siri, the intelligent iOS voice assistant, even smarter. The most notable new feature of Siri is that you can actually turn it on by just saying “Hey, Siri” (ring an “Okay, Google” bell?) - no need to double tap, or even tap any buttons.

Apple has also added music recognition capability directly into Siri via a partnership with Shazam. The feature was rumored before the event, and it has turned out to be indeed true.

Siri also gets a few new features: you can now make iTunes purchases via voice, plus Siri now takes commands in 22 additional languages.

Finally, Siri is integrated with Apple’s new smarthome iOS features. You can just say to Siri "get ready for bed" and you’ll have your smart home lock doors and dim the lights. Neat, isn't it?

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47 Comments

1. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Sad....

2. TheNeighbor

Posts: 369; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Like, "Hello Google"? LOL.

3. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

You mean "ok Google"........

13. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Like "Hey Galaxy" since Galaxy S2..

30. dontneedtoknow

Posts: 158; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Umm I currently own s5 and I owned s3 but did I miss that feature some where?

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

no idea how you missed it put widget google bar on screen and anytime say ok google to start a search or in the settings turn on keyword and say what ever keyword you want to unlock or do something else with it.

4. TheNeighbor

Posts: 369; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

This just adds to more battery draining from the already puny battery iPhone have.

5. Sauce unregistered

At least its not on a fake and phony Note 3 battery lol

7. tedkord

Posts: 17131; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't understand that comment.

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

its ok sauce is just mad that apple sauce is getting spread on the dirt, lol

39. bananana

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 27, 2013

dude, check other iphone posts, either he is a pure iphone fan, or just someone that apple pay to defend them on sites like this....

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You made absolutely no sense. Your trolling skills now suck.

12. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Oh, you mean the Note 3 that I get 2 days of moderate usage from? Yeah, your blind hate is muddling your trolling skills...

17. Sauce unregistered

Funny how "2days" isnt listed as average battery usage... Just a measly 6 hours from a big battery. Yes, yes, bring on the excuses. LOL

21. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Do you live in a Faraday cage? Nope, sorry I forgot you live under a metal bridge, same thing. My bad.

22. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I believe you're confusing battery times from tests with 100% screen on time with average use... It's ok though. Incessant trolling and blind hatred can could your reading comprehension. Same things are said by blind trolls of Android, WP, BB, Nokia, HTC, Motorola, (insert brand allegiance here) about any brand opposite the one they blindly favor. Seriously, if the Note 3 had worse average battery life than my DNA I had, I wouldn't have the phone...

24. sgodsell

Posts: 6851; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You forget that the note and galaxy series all have 3rd party removable batteries. You can even get a 10000mha battery for the note 3, or a 7500mha battery for the S5. That's right you are stuck with a puny iPhone battery.

25. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

whats wrong with you man??

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Again, called out on your comments and you just ignore. Clearly, we have a troll with an identity issue here. Anything to raise a heckle, but with no meat to it, sad sauce.

33. Sauce unregistered

Nope, just watching all you angry people lose your marbles and dignity lmfaooooo! I win, again :D

38. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

I think the only person that lost their marbles was you with that comment and the guy below that's stalking dark. You've been going on about that 6 hour battery comment for a minute now waiting for someone to bite. And no one here has lost their dignity except for the guy that shuts up and gets called out after he can't substantiate his outlandish claims. Then again, he never really had any dignity (or decency) in the first place.

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Once again Sauce made a fool of himself. :D

45. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

???????

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Man shutup lol. You sound pathetic dude, go away to some google articles.

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Why don't you shut your mouth? Why you couldn't retaliate or take a jab on him? Why don't you act and talk like an civilised adult, than a little kid.

26. sipha

Posts: 439; Member since: May 12, 2012

Lol. you two..

44. stevenberry54

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Any talk about Apple on PhoneArena gets instantly bashed, just as any Android talk gets thumbs up. Nearly everyone is a "kid" on here by the way they act and respond. No one seems to realize that people can like what they like, and instead they bash because they have no other defense.

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

jedii thought you loved your note do you get 6 hours from it.? talk to sauce introduce him

46. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 884; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

???????????????

6. spongebob

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Are you f*cking kidding me? And now, I guarantee you apple fanboys are gonna walk around telling us how it's innovation! This pisses me off so much

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