Using a dictionary filled out with the season numbers and corresponding episode counts for each, this picks a random season, then episode, then displays it in an alert as Netflix opens on the Apple TV.
Works aloud when run from Siri; good for HomePod.
I’m a huge fan of the HomePod – after bearing the investment cost, it’s improved my daily interactions with music and opened access to controlling my smart home gear, plus provides a new medium for everything I’ve built in the Shortcuts app.
But one of the nagging problems with HomePod is the way Siri, regardless of the current time of day, will respond loudly at whatever volume you’ve previously set.
Thankfully, iOS 13.2 for HomePod provides a solution.
Mikah Sargent and I have recorded episode 2 of Smart Tech Today, this time over Skype and on the Twitch livestream. Here’s the description from the TWiT page: Mikah reveals he’s now dual-wielding mobile operating systems. Along with his iPhone 11 Pro Max, he’s carrying a OnePlus 7 Pro to better understand and make use […]
I’ll be cohosting a new show with Mikah Sargent, which will be airing on TWiT. Get all the details – it’s going to be fun!
My friend Brian Matiash was kind enough to have me on his photography podcast—the No Name Photo Show—to talk Siri Shortcuts.
When you have a bad habit you just can’t break, setting up some Siri Shortcuts can help. I put together two custom shortcuts for logging when my food expires into Trello and Reminders – plus I can ask Siri to let me know the status of my kitchen.
When your podcast turns into a video podcast, what do listeners do if they want to watch along? For our show, I’ve build a custom Shortcut to turn Overcast links into YouTube deep links, so you can tune in regardless of the medium.
Learn how to build your own Siri-based Shortcuts – starting with a look ahead at your schedule for the day.