Apple has received an 2017 Technical / Engineering Achievement Emmy Award in the category of Contextual Voice Navigation for Discovering and Interacting with TV Content for the company’s Siri voice integration on the fourth-generation Apple TV. The award was given to Apple alongside Comcast, Universal Electronics, and Nuance Dragon TV.
Siri integration was a major feature of Apple’s fourth-generation Apple TV when it was introduced two years ago, allowing users to hold down a button on the remote and query the set-top box with requests ranging from simply asking for weather and sports information to searching for movies and TV shows by actor, director, movie, topic, year, and more. Robert Seidel, Chairman of Technology & Engineering Achievement Committee said, “These awards honor the technology companies and individuals whose innovation and vision have materially affected the way the audience views television and have set the standard for technological excellence in the industry.” Award recipients will be honored at the Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards at the National Association of Broadcasters at their annual NAB Show on Sunday, April 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. [via MacRumors]