Apple TV Universal Search Adds Popular Spanish Network Telemundo

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Apple has added Telemundo Now to the universal search function on the fourth-generation Apple TV, enabling U.S. users to search for TV shows on the world's second most popular Spanish-language channel. Telemundo, owned by NBCUniversal, is syndicated worldwide to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

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For those unfamiliar with universal search, it's a feature that allows users to conduct Siri voice searches or text-based searches to find TV and movie content across a wide range of channels. At launch, universal search only supported a few channels, but Apple has been rapidly expanding the feature to encompass additional channels.

Apple TV universal search is now available for a wide number of apps in the U.S. and Australia, but the feature is limited to iTunes and Netflix in Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. In some other countries and regions, only movies in iTunes are supported.

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Top Rated Comments

thisisnotmyname Avatar
56 months ago

Let's be fair buddy, not even Google Translate understood what you said. :D

Other than dropping articles and prepositions that's basically what he said though. And the conjugation of the verb. OK, that's a mighty simplistic translation, never mind :)

So, Siri is language specific though, would you have to put your Apple TV in Spanish language mode for her to "understand" that statement? Bilingual Siri isn't really a thing yet, I wonder if you need to anglicize pronunciations for Siri to find shows on Telemundo if your primary language is set to English. I'll have to try it out.

edit: so I just tried it out. I attempted to find Al Rojo Vivo both pronouncing it correctly and anglicized (al ro-joe vie-vo) and got about three of four interpretations back from Siri that were all wrong (El rodeo vevo for example). Maybe I'd have better luck if I switched over to Spanish as the primary language but I don't have time to do that right now.

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Search Plex and you have a winner.

I'd accept this as a fallback but I'd still rather have Apple support their own home sharing functionality.
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Does Siri even understand Spanish?

Spanish is one of the Siri languages. It's supported in primarily Spanish speaking countries (e.g. Mexico) as well as the US.
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2457282 Avatar
56 months ago
Hey siri "busca el juego de real madrid."

"sorry I don't understand boxcar jengo real mandarin"
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thisisnotmyname Avatar
56 months ago
But still doesn't search home sharing... :(
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keysofanxiety Avatar
56 months ago

Hey siri "busca el juego de real madrid."

"sorry I don't understand boxcar jengo real mandarin"

Let's be fair buddy, not even Google Translate understood what you said. :D



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ksnell Avatar
56 months ago
Search Plex and you have a winner.
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Mac Fly (film) Avatar
56 months ago
Can you disable what apps use universal search? Does it search apps you don't have installed?
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