“Hey Siri” command of Apple is about to change to “Siri” by 2024


Apple is going to change its ‘Hey Siri’ trigger command to just ‘Siri’ either the next year or in 2024. According to 9 to 5 Mac, “Apple is working on a big change to how its Siri voice assistant works. While you currently have to say “Hey Siri” to activate the assistant hands-free, that may not be the case for much longer. Bloomberg reports today that Apple engineers are working to drop the “Hey” part of the phrase, so you’d only have to say “Siri” followed by a command to activate the assistant…”

Though there’s a lot of training and behind-the-scenes work that goes into a change like this, 9 to 5 Mac’s view on this is that, “Apple’s mission to change Siri’s wake phrase from “Hey Siri” to just “Siri” shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. Doing so would match what’s offered by Amazon, where you simply have to say “Alexa” to trigger the assistant, not “Hey Alexa.” It would also give Apple a leg up on Google, where the wake phrase is “Hey Google” or “OK Google.””

This change will make Apple’s voice assistant similar to Alexa in this case. In the case of Alexa, one don’t have to sayba two word phrase but one word phase, “Alexa”. But in the case of Apple’s voice assistant Siri, the wake up call is Hey Siri for now. In future most probably in 2024 Apple’s voice assistant Siri will wake up only with one word call, “Siri”.


Apple’s reason for doing so

According to NDTV, “It would also put Siri ahead of Google Assistant, which requires the ‘Ok Google’ or ‘Hey Google’ phrases to activate, though users do not have to repeat the wake word when saying back-to-back requests.

Before shutting down its voice assistant last year, even Microsoft had shifted from ‘Hey Cortana’ to ‘Cortana’ on smart speakers.


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