Siri Can Now Tell You What Oprah's Reading

Apple has a partnership with Oprah for "Oprah's Book Club," a follow along reading experience available in the Apple Books app and the Apple TV+ app.

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Starting today, there's a new Oprah Siri integration that allows you to ask Siri what book Oprah is currently reading for her book club. In response, Oprah herself reads a synopsis of the book, which happens to be Marilynne Robinson's novel "Gilead" at the current time.

"Gilead" is narrated by a Congregationalist minister from Gilead, Iowa named John Ames. Ames reflects back on his life as he shares his experiences and what he's learned with his young son. Oprah is also recommending followup books "Home," "Lila," and "Jack."

After ‌Siri‌ provides an Oprah-read synopsis of the book, ‌Siri‌ directs users to the Apple Books app to get the book or to the "Oprah's Book Club" TV show in the Apple TV app.

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DHagan4755 Avatar
16 months ago
File this under: Who Cares?
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ELman Avatar
16 months ago
What's the obsession Apple has with Oprah? They can't seem to get enough of her.
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16 months ago
Very helpful. It's always good to know what not to read.
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16 months ago
Game changer
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16 months ago
this is a great solution to a problem doesn’t doesn’t exist
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Honestly! What planet are they on.
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