The 2018 World Cup will be loaded with one-name football stars: Ronaldo, Messi, Isco, Neymar and, new to the lineup, Siri.
Apple’s voice-directed digital assistant will keep tabs on the World Cup schedule, scores and stats across all devices thanks to updates to sports support for users in Brazil, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Israel, Saudi Arabia and host Russia. Sports support now comes to Siri users in 35 countries.
Fans will be able to ask Siri a slew of football (OK Yanks, soccer) questions, including roster additions, match winners and the list of teams in a certain group.
In a news release today, Apple showed its stoked about the World Cup by rolling out this and other services so for fans to enjoy The Beautiful Game.
For the next month, App Store editors will highlight apps and games from football stars, photo tips for World Cup goers and how to get the most from news and broadcast apps.
The Apple News app will curate coverage from the top sports news outlets with current scores, schedules and analysis.
Apple Podcasts and iBooks will feature collections under the title The Beautiful Game to go deeper with the drama and history of the sport.
Clips will also feature new football-themed graphics for video-clip enthusiasts.