Siri Coming to 3rd-Party Apps as Apple Reportedly Will Give Access to Developers

Apple is reportedly working on its own Siri-based speaker to use in your home that will rival the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home. The speaker would be powered by Siri and Apple would finally open up the voice assistant to third-party app developers. That means that, similar to Amazon Echo, users could finally use Siri to play music on Spotify or to summon a car with Uber—all from the speaker.

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This would make Siri far more useful than it is at present. There’s a huge emphasis being placed on artificial intelligence-powered products, and the market is continually becoming more and more crowded. In order for Siri to remain relevant, Apple will need to stop being so restrictive. Who knows, in the near future we may be able to use Siri to control our smart home devices too!

Only time will tell, but it’s likely that we will hear more about Apple’s plans at its Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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Rheanne Taylor is the associate editor of iPhone Life magazine. In her spare time Rheanne is an avid iPhoneographer who loves trying out the latest apps and gadgets for her iPhone camera. She recently graduated with her BA in literature and writing from Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa.