Apple's Siri gets new voices, display, and actions

The digital assistant has some new tricks, including car and music integrations.

James Martin/CNET

Apple unveiled on Monday a new look for Siri that came with new voice options, actions, and some hot integration, including in-car options and music streaming.

The voice command technology has new voices, female and male -- also available in French and German. Siri's display includes a new look that shows a sound wave at the bottom while its detecting a user's voice and full-screen results.

Users can instruct Siri to complete functions like "turn off my Bluetooth," or "increase my brightness," according to software VP Eddy Cue. The digital assistant also has a slew of new integrations. These included Twitter, Wikipedia, and Bing search results, as well as car integration with maps, music playback, and iMessage. But the highlight of Cue's presentation was Apple's long-awaited music streaming service, iTunes Radio .

Apple highlighted Siri as part of its iOS 7 showcase , iOS's biggest refresh yet.

 

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