Siri has completely replaced Alexa

by Volker Weber

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I started out with Alexa on Echo Dot, then Sonos One, Echo Dot and Echo Show. After Apple released HomePod that got added to the mix. I switched from Spotify to Apple Music and I was no longer talking to Alexa about Music. Recently I have had only false positives where Alexa thought she had been summoned when she hadn't. One Echo after the other was shut off so it would no longer interfere and by now we are only talking to Siri. It's basically everywhere. iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, HomePod. Only on Mac I never call Siri.

Comments

I wound up doing the same thing - retiring Alexa.

Leo Wiggins III, 2018-11-14

Apple gets enough momey from me, so, with a great European alternative for music streaming available, Alexa can keep her job :) (not really many false positives over here)

Frank Quednau, 2018-11-14

We really only use Alexa to play Amazon Music which is free since I have Prime anyway. Occasionally I might ask her to turn off a light but that has become much more rare. I never really used her for much else.

Bill Greenberg, 2018-11-14

Alexa, addressed as “Computer” in my household, can play Beethoven’s 7th when asked, but insists to use his 5th when asking to use it as wakeup song. #roomforimprovement

Stephan H. Wissel, 2018-11-15

Is the false-positives maybe a Sonos ONE issue? Getting really annoying here.

Martin Hiegl, 2018-11-15

Very few false positives with Alexa here. Using various Echo devices, no Sonos devices, to talk to her.

John Keys, 2018-11-15

Martin, it's an issue across all Alexa devices. Sonos One has really hard time to pick up the "Alexa" command at all, so it has fewer false positives and a lot more false negatives. For now I have switched off the Alexa feature on Sonos one and powered down all Echos. They are just not in use anymore.

Volker Weber, 2018-11-15

The Echo Spot next to the TV got retired. To many false positives and w.t.h. can't I use it to control the Fire TV attached to the TV?
The Echo Spot in the vestibule is also almost useless, apart from the occasional weather check before leaving the house.
The Echo Show in the kitchen gets lots of use. Mainly adding things to the shopping list and continuing some amazon prime video streams while working in the kitchen.

Andreas Pfau, 2018-11-15

Siri kann ja nicht mal richtig trennen.

Thomas Cloer, 2018-11-15

Kann Alexa trennen?

Volker Weber, 2018-11-16

Schön, dass das für dich so gut funktioniert.

Was ich von Siri noch haben möchte, lieber heute als morgen: Möglichkeit zum Abschalten. Nämlich auf der Watch, Siri bei langem Druck auf den "Digital-Crown"-Button. Ich trage die Watch ziemlich weit unten am Arm. Jedes Mal, wenn ich mich mit der linken irgendwo abstütze, mein Handgelenk abknicke, spring Siri an. Jedes Mal muss ich sie wegdrücken. Das nervt. In den Einstellungen kann man nur "Hey, Siri" ausschalten. Ich will "Hey, Siri" an und nervigen Button aus.

Und ein Blick in die Support-Foren sagt mir, dass ich da nicht der Einzige bin.

Daniel Tietze, 2018-11-18

Ich trage die Uhr rechts, mit der Krone rechts. Wenn du sie links trägst, dreh sie (und die Orientierung) um. Krone innen, Problem gelöst

Volker Weber, 2018-11-18

Heute wieder festgestellt, um wieviel dümmer Siri im Vergleich zu Alexa ist.

Alexa, was ist der Durchmesser von Mars/Pluto/Jupiter?
Alexa, wie hoch ist die Schwerkraft auf dem Mars?

Alles korrekt beantwortet. Riesenvorteil wenn man einen 5jährigen im Haus hat, der grad voll auf dem Astronauten-Trip ist :)

Frank Quednau, 2018-11-18

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