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Streaming With Siri, Radio App On Apple WatchOS 4.1
According to Cnet News, the upcoming software update Apple WatchOS 4.1 will deliver redesigned musical engagement to your wrist once it becomes available later this month. Music streaming with the Apple Watch Radio App will give America new motivation to ensure their speech has the clarity virtual assistant Siri needs to go searching for new requests.
Because gear and services in the Apple ecosystem are mutually enhancing, best results will be enjoyed by iPhone owners who have built an iCloud Music Library for themselves, sync their iPhone with their Watch, and can take advantage of Wi-Fi or LTE data connections. Cnet editors considered the battery life adequate for a day's casual usage or to get through a workout before recharging.
Because users cannot type on their Watch, the choice is to either navigate using their iPhone or to count on Siri. The Music App grants library access but Siri uses the streaming Radio App for playback. The editors suggested users will want to set up shortcuts to both apps. The Radio App can access whatever is on the air from CBS Radio, ESPN or NPR as well as Apple's own Beats One music station.
The tech experts at Cnet are accustomed to navigating gear that does new things and they present useful tips, but public adoption has shown training is not a prerequisite before jumping in. Waiting for WatchOS 4.1's public release is required, however, for now. But soon Siri will be hard at work, analyzing the moods and favorites of upgraded Apple Watch users whose musical engagement is hopefully more intuitive than ever. Although Siri cannot actually jump to conclusions, the A.I. can keep track of every preference and detail to match music tracks with moments in a way that should soon seem more intuitive as well.