Siri Can Control Your TV, Mac and Room

The folks at Applidium were the first to grasp the format Siri uses to communicate with Apple’s servers. After that, the developer Pete Lamonica developed SiriProxy – a proxy sever that emulates as Siri’s server and catches its communications. SiriProxy has enabled developers to create plugins to virtually control any network-connected device in the world through this remarkable Siri feature.

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Lamonica himself first demonstrated the use of SiriProxy by controlling the thermostat of his house effortlessly. Next, demonstration came from Brandon Fiquett, who used SiriProxy so smartly to unlock or lock his car, open the hood or even start the engine of his car.

Up till, we have seen a number of different examples from developers demonstrating Siri to perform different tasks utilizing plugins. We have embedded three videos that will demonstrate to you how Siri will now control your TV, Mac and Room via different plugins.

Siri in Your TV

You might be aware of Plex – a free media center app that enables you to organize whole collection of movies, music, TV shows and videos from online sources into a library, which can be accessible via apps developed for several set-top boxes and connected TVs, mobile devices and computers.


According to an online blog 9to5Mac, a developer from Iceland Hjalti Jakobsson has developed a plugin for SiriProxy that enables him to direct Plex via Siri. Jakobsson can command Siri to play his favorite movies or TV shows from the library. It is certainly remarkable and works so seamlessly. Look yourself:

Siri in Your Mac

iDownloadBlog reports that developer Ian McDowell has developed a plugin for SiriProxy so as to programmed Siri to control applications on his computer as well as to send text messages to his friends through Google Voice.

Have a look at the video and justify it yourself.

Although, the robotic commands don’t seem impressive, but that is how developer has programmed it. The good thing about this plugin is how smoothly it works. The new feature from Apple has certainly given a new concept to mobile technology. We cannot stop ourselves dreaming about controlling our computers in this way somewhere in future.

Siri in Your Room

The next to come is a plugin from a developer who goes by ‘phildman14’ on YouTube. He has gone to an extent where he can used Siri to close the curtains, turn on the fan and turn off the lights in the room. Simply amazing! Watch it yourself:

Developers are currently using a hacked server at the moment and developing some unbelievable plugins. Imagine what if Apple officially opens this technology to the developers. The possibilities are just countless, if developers are allowed to distribute their work, they can give mobile technology a whole new shape.

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