Hey Apple: I don't want to talk to my TV
It's not that I'm attached to my remotes. I have three and I'm always losing them. It's just that I don't need another thing in my house to talk to. That's what my wife and three kids are for. Even my two cats are starved for attention -- I should be talking to them more than my TV.
And how would this really work? I'm sitting on the couch with my wife. She's reading a book. I'm talking to the TV. So my wife has to listen to me talking to the TV, PLUS the TV itself? Uh-huh. I can tell you: that ain't happening.
Does anyone appreciate how hugely annoying it will be to live in a house where someone is talking to their TV? And what if you want to flip the channel to a program that you don't want your mom upstairs to know you're watching?
There are too many things to worry about here!
Another point: many of us work all day talking to people. We spend hours on the phone, in interviews and meetings. The last thing I want to do at night is to demand my vocal chords talk to the Apple boob tube.
I understand that Siri is cool technology and I do see it's potential in a range of devices. And I'm sure there will be many people who really do want to talk to their TVs. I just won't want to hang out with them in their living rooms.
I just hope Apple gives us other ways to control it, too, i.e. a regular remote, or an iPad/iPhone interface. Pretty please, Apple?
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