This is How Siri Could Be Used to Control an Apple Television [Video]

Posted November 27, 2011 at 12:34am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 17046 views

Developer Hjalti Jakobsson has authored a Plex plugin for Siri Proxy that gives you a glimpse at how Apple's rumored television might work.

Ever since Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson that he 'finally cracked' the solution to an easy to use, integrated television set, analysts have been predicting that Siri voice control is the answer to revolutionizing the TV.

Thanks to a new plugin written by Jakobsson for the Plex media server we can get an idea of how convenient a voice controlled television would be.

A really quick hack I did that uses SiriProxy to control Plex with Siri. Sorry for my English, it's not my native language =)

Take a look below!

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Naji - November 27, 2011 at 7:52am
What the heck?! This is a simple work that Apple could take care of that! The problem rises when the TV voice signals overlap with the voice signals of the one who controls Siri!! that is what we don't know about how steve jobs cracked it!! All the rest is not a big step toward!
EthanBB - November 27, 2011 at 9:53am
TV will mute (or almost mute) itself when listening for your commands. You will probably still have to press a button to activate Siri, so I really doesn't see problem there.
Sou - November 27, 2011 at 4:34pm
I think it could be quite easy to somekind "noise cancel" what's comming out of the tv...
Naji - November 27, 2011 at 5:33pm
If I was Steve I won't call such a finding cracking. That is the most straight way of thinking to take care of this problem. And again consider that you are carrying a remote. The only difference here is that you have an iPhone in your hand instead of a remote!! Again you should carry something
Naji - November 27, 2011 at 5:36pm
@Sou: Noise canceling as a computational process is a very complex and hard dynamic. In fact most of the algorithms used today are rather primitive. Try to talk to Siri bot not alone, try it with someone else at the same time and see the outcome.(consider the fact that the second one talking could be anyone but not talking to the Siri, but Siri wouldn't understand such a fact)
Syd - November 27, 2011 at 2:26am
With all Siri proxy plug-ins that are coming out, Apple should open their stupid control policy and open things to developers ....
Richie - November 27, 2011 at 2:04am
Really cool. I wonder if he had an Apple TV hooked up.
Spritz - November 27, 2011 at 1:32am
"easy to use." If your television is hard to use, then you are an idiot.
FARP.Thor - November 27, 2011 at 3:13am
Tell that to your grandma, stupid.
Thevoiceofjustice - November 27, 2011 at 12:08pm
Wow this guy that says ur an idiot is way off at what jobs might have been thinking when he said he cracked it....Its sooo funny how the other day i was at my grand pas house watching tv with him and my little bro, who wanted to watch a movie granpa bought for him....my grandpa was tryin to change from cable to dvd player and said " i wish i could just tell this thing what to do!!!!" he had just gotten the tv couple months ago and could only use some parts of it...... If steve jobs really cracked it then on behalf of my grandpa (whome i love) and aaaallll the granpas and grandmas in the world who have lots of trouble using todays tvs.... And many llittle brothers who just wanna watch the new damm dvd grandpa just got em......Thank you!!!!! :)
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