Watching TV backfires during 'SuriTV' parody

A comedic duo illustrates the potential frustration of speaking to a TV via voice assistant.

Will we really ditch the remote one day? Screenshot by Christopher MacManus/CNET

As we well know from that recent video of a surly Scot trying to get Siri to fetch him a jammy dodger, misunderstandings can fast spell disaster during conversations between people and voice recognition software.

Check out this amusing parody by comedic duo Tripp and Tyler that envisions a future with "SuriTV." With rumors circulating regularly about the possible emergence of a real Apple TV , it seems like an appropriate time to imagine the positive and negative aspects of having Siri baked into the boob tube.

On one side of the coin, Siri on TV could enable a truly interactive viewing experience where the remote is no longer necessary and users could easily switch content with a few simple words.

Another outcome could be a new kind of hell where dialog from, say, "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," accidentally triggers a command and switches the TV channels.

By the way, the slogan of this parody is "SuriTV - Almost ready to revolutionize television." Do you think that Siri--in a slightly evolved form--would be a killer feature in a potential Apple television?

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Crave contributor Christopher MacManus regularly spends his time exploring the latest in science, gaming, and geek culture -- aiming to provide a fun and informative look at some of the most marvelous subjects from around the world.

 

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