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Topic # 222982 6-Sep-2017 16:33
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I have searched here and elsewhere and cannot find any information on when Siri might be coming to Apple TV here in New Zealand. Does anyone know?

 

 

 

Thanks....

 

 


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  Reply # 1859806 6-Sep-2017 16:34
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If Apple hasn't said it, then no-one knows.  And Apple hasn't said it.  


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  Reply # 1859811 6-Sep-2017 16:42
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You can activate it if you have a US iTunes account. We use it all the time on our ATV.


 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 1859819 6-Sep-2017 17:07
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dclegg:

 

You can activate it if you have a US iTunes account. We use it all the time on our ATV.

 

 

 

 

Oh, great. How do I change to a US iTunes account? The Apple TV (just acquired) is my only piece of Apple gear. Is it happy with our accent?

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 1859836 6-Sep-2017 17:36
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GazzaGazza:

 

dclegg:

 

You can activate it if you have a US iTunes account. We use it all the time on our ATV.

 

 

 

 

Oh, great. How do I change to a US iTunes account? The Apple TV (just acquired) is my only piece of Apple gear. Is it happy with our accent?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OK, I got it. I created a US Cardless account thusly...

 

 

 

https://appadvice.com/appnn/2010/03/how-to-open-a-free-itunes-account-in-any-country-without-a-credit-card

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1859888 6-Sep-2017 19:07
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Was an announcement last year saying this year (my sister is blind so waiting on this big time). Not seen anything since.


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  Reply # 1859933 6-Sep-2017 19:39
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I have given up waiting and have made the only sensible choice...its not comping.

 

 

 

On that basis I have since bought 2 Kodi boxes instead of additional ATVs.

 

 

 

And I am heavily invested in Apple gear


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  Reply # 1863276 13-Sep-2017 09:24
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New Apple TV 4K announced today - still no Siri? I don't get it. Siri works just fine on other Apple devices here and it works on Australian Apple TVs where they speak with a similar accent to ours. Does anyone connected with Apple know what the problem is?

To the idea of having a US iTunes account, how does that work, will Siri only work when the US account is active because it' would be annoying for someone like me who uses Neon and Netflix NZ.



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  Reply # 1864330 13-Sep-2017 10:49
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Davy: New Apple TV 4K announced today - still no Siri? I don't get it. Siri works just fine on other Apple devices here and it works on Australian Apple TVs where they speak with a similar accent to ours. Does anyone connected with Apple know what the problem is?

To the idea of having a US iTunes account, how does that work, will Siri only work when the US account is active because it' would be annoying for someone like me who uses Neon and Netflix NZ.

 

 

 

Use a second email address to create an apple account based in the USA with no credit card used - see link I posted above. You can install your NZ apps while in your NZ account and they will continue to work as normal, and autoupdate. Then change the Apple TV to your US account and it will automatically ask if you want to use Siri...

 

 

 

You can switch back to your NZ apple account if you want to install NZ specific apps from the app store. Try it, there is nothing to lose and I can't see any risks to what you have at present.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1864337 13-Sep-2017 10:54
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Dictation works fine I use it all the time.


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  Reply # 1864349 13-Sep-2017 11:09
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Thanks GazzaGazza!

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  Reply # 1864615 13-Sep-2017 16:44
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Do you talk into the remote?  Or yell at the ATV box?


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  Reply # 1864617 13-Sep-2017 16:46
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Click and hold the mic icon on the remote and you just talk normally and hold normally the remote. It is very accurate I use it to type out my passwords.




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  Reply # 1864639 13-Sep-2017 17:19
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Earbanean:

 

Do you talk into the remote?  Or yell at the ATV box?

 

 

 

 

Talk into the remote.


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  Reply # 1864716 13-Sep-2017 19:53
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Earbanean:

 

Do you talk into the remote?  Or yell at the ATV box?

 

 

 

 

If you are holding right, you "Talk to the hand"


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  Reply # 1864728 13-Sep-2017 20:09
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If you can set your ATV to US, and Siri works, then why shouldn't it work if set to NZ? Anyone able to explain this mystery? It's an even bigger mystery considering it works in Australia.

Any Apple employees out there??

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