Siri-Controlled Television Created Using Proxy Hack

Posted in Apple News on 07/12/2011 by J. Glenn Künzler


While we all await Apple’s rumored new Siri-enabled “iTV” television set, which will no doubt be magical, revolutionary, and so on, developer Todd Treece has taken matters into his own hands – by using SiriProxy to create his own Siri-controlled TV!

Treece used the Arduino platform, and the same SiriProxy hack previously used to start a car, control a thermostat, control curtain, ceiling fans and more, and has come up with a pretty impressive result. This really shows potential for Siri in a future television set – this hack actually does a pretty great job of controlling a TV!

Check out the clip below to see it in action, or head on over to the project’s official Github page for all of the nitty-gritty details:


J. Glenn Künzler

Glenn is Managing Editor at MacTrast, and has been using a Mac since he bought his first MacBook Pro in 2006. Now he's up to his neck in Apple, and owns an old iBook, a 2012 iMac with an extra Thunderbolt display for good measure, a 4th-generation iPad, an iPad mini, 2 iPhones, and a Mac Mini that lives at the neighbor's house. He lives in a small town in Utah, enjoys bacon more than you can possibly imagine, and is severely addicted to pie.