iOS 6 brings many new features to Siri, along with support for the new iPad. Today we had a chance to dig in and check out Siri on the new iPad first hand…
Siri now has the ability to launch apps using your voice! It works great and is definitely a great addition. Unfortunately it kills the need for certain jailbreak tweaks.
Now you can also Tweet and post to Facebook right from Siri! We’ll have a video on that soon…
Siri has been given the ability to provide sports information and statistics including scores, and player information.
Sports fan? Siri knows baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and hockey. Ask Siri for game schedules, scores from the current season’s games, or up-to-the minute scores from live games. Tell Siri to show you player stats and compare them against other players’ stats. Siri tracks team records, too, so you’ll always know how well your team is doing (or not doing). Siri is even smart enough to know whether you’re asking about the New York Giants or the San Francisco Giants, based on where you are.
There’s also integration with Rotten Tomatoes to provide movie reviews, and you can even watch trailers in Siri’s interface.
Siri can help you find the latest flicks by location or showtimes. Can’t decide? Ask Siri to show you a movie trailer or a Rotten Tomatoes review. Siri is also quite the film buff: Find out when a film premiered, who directed it, and what awards it won. Or ask Siri which movies your favorite actors star in, so you won’t miss any of their past or future blockbusters.
You can also make reservations for a restaurant with OpenTable and Siri.
With Siri you now have a personal restaurant concierge. Ask to find restaurants by cuisine, price, location, outdoor seating, or a combination of choices. Siri will show you a restaurant’s photos, Yelp stars, price range, and reviews. When you find a place you like, ask Siri to make a reservation through the OpenTable app.
Be sure to check out our hands-on with the new Maps app in iOS 6!
What do you think of Siri on iOS 6?