On the opening day of the 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) season, Apple has upgraded Siri to help baseball fans get even more out of their digital voice assistant. According to Apple, Siri can now answer questions about more detailed baseball statistics, including historical stats going back to the beginning of baseball records (via The Verge).
Siri can now provide information such as career statistics for MLB players, along with specific information for a total of 28 leagues other than the Majors, which also includes the Minors. While the new searches definitely make Siri more helpful than before for most gameday questions about a statistic, the voice assistant “still feels very limited”, notes the source.
“More peculiar, specific questions like, “When was the last time the Yankees had a perfect game?” yielded a generic search for the Yankees. Other searches just yielded a Google query. And results that did work had inconsistent presentation — some similar searches had were displayed in an Apple-designed frame, whereas others were a simple copy of a Wolfram Alpha result”.
Nonetheless, today’s upgrades are a welcome addition to Siri’s capabilities for every MLB fan.