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Siri's podcast-promoting 'Give me the News' feature is now out of beta

Siri's podcast-promoting 'Give me the News' feature is now out of beta
From TechCrunch - January 17, 2018

A few weeks back, Apple added Give me the news to Siris repertoire of tricks in the latest beta version of iOS. The feature comes as the company is readying its smart assistant for the imminent arrival of the HomePod, the companys first smart assistant-driven device.

The feature is now out of beta here in the States and the U.K. Asking Siri for the news will default to NPR in the U.S. and the BBC in the U.K. If youre so inclined, you can also switch to Fox News, CNN, and The Washington Post or Sky News and LBC, respectivelybecause where you get your information is a particularly hot button top in the age of the Fake News Awards.

The functionality depends on how you invoke it. Talking to Siri directly though the phone will bring up print articles. Triggering it through a non-visual interface like AirPods, on the other hand, will bring of a podcast news briefingsimilar to the sort of flash briefings currently available on Google Home and Amazon Echo.

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