Barbra Streisand asks Apple to fix her Siri name pronunciation

Broadway singer Barbra Streisand felt unhappy with how Appleā€™s virtual assistant is pronouncing her surname, so she lodged a complaint to the head of Apple Tim Cook and asked him to program Siri to pronounce her name correctly.

As she made him notice, Apple’s in-phone “intelligent personal assistant” stresses the second “S” in her last name to make it sound like a “Z,” like “Streizand.”

“She pronounces my name wrong,” said Streisand Saturday on NPR’s Weekend Edition. “With a soft S, like sand on the beach. I’ve been saying this for my whole career.”

“And so what did I do? I called the head of Apple, Tim Cook, and he delightfully agreed to have Siri change the pronunciation of my name, finally, with the next update on Sept. 30,” said Streisand.

in: News
August 22, 2016
di Fabiana