How To Install Siri On Mac OS X and Get iPhone Voice Control Experience

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In case you are a Mac user, probably you wish to have Siri on your Macbook Pro/Air. Samantha, the voice of Siri, stole the hearts of billion of iOS users. Especially for jailbroken iPhone you can even voice control Siri with the Hands Free Control Tweak. Every time I open my Macbook, I wished if she could be with me here also. But, Apple is quite reluctant to bring this beautiful assistant on Mac. Never mind, today at SwapMyApp, we are here with How To Install Siri On Mac OS X.

Though this is not official version of Siri by Apple, but it talks like Samantha and acts like Samantha. So you’ll never feel like it’s a cloned version of Siri. This amazing program, Sinus, is currently in Beta phase; so you can expect minor glitches while using it. You can use either your built-in microphones or plug to play headphones to give commands to Siri.

Download Sinus

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 1: Done with downloading Sinus? If yes, find the downloaded .zip file-> extract it-> Drag it to your application folder. Double click on application icon, installation process will be initiated. Sinus will ask your permission for accessing Calendar, Contacts, Maps etc; granting access will allow Sinus to work efficiently.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 2: After Installation, once you open up Sinus, it will ask you to Enable Dictation. Press Open System Preferences.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 3: In System Preferences window, select Dictation & Speech.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 4: In the Dictation & Speech window, Set the Dictation On.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 5: Now it’s time to find Samantha. Head over to Text to Speech Tab and select drop down for System Voice.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 6: From the System Voice drop down, select Customize.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Step 7: Here you’ll find umber of voices which you can use for Sinus. Select Samantha and download the voice package.

How To Install Siri On Mac OS X

Voila! You are all set to enjoy Siri on Mac. For me, Sinus worked as smooth as Siri. Do share your experience how this beautiful voice assistant worked on your Macbook Pro/Air.

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Rishabh Jain

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