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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-applesiri.jpg" alt="Apple Siri and Plex"></div>Apple Siri hacked to control Plex media center

29 Nov 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

Ever since Apple introduced Siri, the personal voice assistant for iPhone 4S, it has become a sport to hack it and port the functionality to other devices – even non-Apple devices. A developer has now combined Siri with the Plex media center software, in order to control the TV through speech.<br /><br /><h3>Apple Siri and Plex media center</h3>Plex is a media center solution for Mac, PC and select Smart TVs, and a practical way to access video, music and pictures. Siri, on the other hand, is Apple’s own personal voice-assistant for the iPhone 4S, that understands spoken sentences and the context.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/applesiri-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/applesiri-1.jpg" alt="Siri is Apple’s new virtual assistant" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Siri is Apple’s new virtual assistant</i></p><br />A developer has now combined the two systems. By using Siri on his iPhone 4S he controls his Plex media center with requests such as; "Play the latest episode of Myth Busters". <br /><br />The technical solution is based on a Proxy server that tricks Siri into believing that it performs legitimate commands. Apple’s Siri is connected to Apple’s servers that determine the best response to a request.<br /><br />Interestingly, Siri is rumored to be one of the main features <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1319541695 target=_blank><b>Apple's upcoming HDTV</b></a> but this developer clearly could not wait. See the video below for a quick demonstration of the Siri / Plex hack.<br /><br /><p align=center><object style="height: 320px; width: 525px"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/eChSxAxcxUE?version=3&feature=player_detailpage"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/eChSxAxcxUE?version=3&feature=player_detailpage" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowScriptAccess="always" height="320"></object></p><br />What do you think about using speech to control your TV? Share your opinion in the comment box below.<br /><br />- <i>Source: Hjaltij</i>



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