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Apple TV and the Importance of The

Siri on the new Apple TV is excellent. It saves time and lets you bypass a lot of navigation. However, I find it can be a bit picky about certain requests.

For example, I’m currently re-watching The West Wing. Instead of navigating through the TV series UI, I’ll say something like this:

"Show me West Wing series five."

Apple TV will respond with on screen text telling me it can’t find such a show. So I’ll repeat myself to Siri:

"Show me The West Wing series five."

…and this time Apple TV works fine. Because I included “the” in my request.

It’s a minor frustration that Siri is this sensitive to a missed word.