Siri and Google Assistant can be considered equal now in the eyes of Walmart shoppers

Siri and Google Assistant can be considered equal now in the eyes of Walmart shoppers
Siri has been having trouble keeping up with Google Assistant and Alexa in terms of accuracy and convenience for quite some time now, but at least as far as Walmart shoppers are concerned, Apple's AI is catching up with the competition. 

The world's largest retailer unveiled a very handy Voice Order service back in April to rival Amazon's Alexa-powered hands-free shopping capabilities, and after seven months of Google Assistant exclusivity, the feature now works with Siri as well. The digital assistant can be summoned on an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod, or even in the car with CarPlay to help you shop for groceries while also getting other stuff done. 

The new Siri Shortcut for Online Grocery is about as straightforward and easy to use as you can imagine, allowing you to add items to your digital cart without lifting a finger after pairing your accounts. All you need to do is access the "Voice Shopping" menu in your account page after opening up the popular Walmart Grocery app, and Siri will be all ears, promising to learn from your shopping habits and purchase history to make the experience smooth and seamless.

You just have to place a couple of orders, and at least in theory, the app will then be able to "quickly and accurately" identify the items you want to buy based on the most basic voice commands. For instance, instead of asking Siri to add a specific kind of milk or a particular quantity of fruit to your cart, you can say the generic item and your virtual assistant will take care of the details, essentially repeating your previous orders.

"Add to Walmart" is the magic phrase, by the way, followed by the actual item you want to quickly pick up on the way from work or have delivered at your doorstep. That leaves only one major voice assistant unsupported by the Walmart Grocery app, but something tells us hell will freeze over before Amazon agrees to further enhance the reach of its arch-rival's Voice Order platform.

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13 Comments

1. oliviamia039

Posts: 18; Member since: Nov 13, 2019

Comparing Apples to Oranges :)

13. sgodsell

Posts: 7573; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Adrian is delusional to think that the Siri version of the Walmart app is the same, or is on equal ground as the Google Assistant version. The Google Assistant version can do more, and is much more accurate, and has more features. So to say it's equal is a lie.

2. RevolutionA

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

Siri was first and is the best. I don't know what are they comparing to

5. koioz

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

What a very confident dream lol

8. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is an example of total disconnect from reality.

10. dnomadic

Posts: 441; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

It was the first with a human like voice but it was not the first.

11. RevolutionA

Posts: 474; Member since: Sep 30, 2017

So basically y'all guys know who's the Daddy

12. ssallen

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Anyone who uses the term "whos the Daddy" clearly isnt.

3. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1172; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I wouldn't call that a compliment lol. Jk;)

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 662; Member since: May 02, 2016

last time I used Siri, I realized that it doesn't stand a chance anymore!

6. koioz

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

7. koioz

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

ios is great but Apple has zero chance winning against google with respect to big data computation e.g. computational photography, digital assistant accuracy, maps, and artificial intelligence. Look how pixel 4 destroyed the iphone in camera and how google assistant put the others into shame. Google is the a great data miner. They use every single product to gather data - gapps, adsense, google search engine, chrome, or even browser's cookie. That's a lot of data to be feed into their neural network. The more data they feed, the more accurate it becomes.

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god

Posts: 1172; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

This.

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