My Apple Watch played me a BBC News Video...!!! [emoji33]

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  1. Data_Daedalus

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    Yesterday afternoon, I received a BBC News notification (Stephen Fry has cancer)....but here was the odd thing; I noticed that the picture of Stephen Fry that appeared, also had a video play sign on it.

    Curious, I tapped on this sign, expecting nothing to happen. To my complete shock and equal delight, I was rewarded by a short video clip of Stephen Fry talking about his cancer. I sat there stunned, looking at the crisp tiny video image of Stephen Fry talking on my Apple Watch 2 screen in vivid colour.

    I was so taken aback, my lower jaw hung down, wide open, slack. I literally couldn’t believe what I was seeing!

    Has anybody else had this amazing experience?

    When was this capability enabled?


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    That’s interesting.

    I don’t have watch notifications turned on for any of my news apps. Not even the native one.
     
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    I've had short videos sent to me in iMessage play on the Apple Watch. This first happened almost 2 years ago.
     
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    Fascinating! How short was the video, and what was the source? Were they Apple video messages created with an iPhone? I’m intrigued....!!


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    They were just a few seconds each and were shot with an iPhone camera. Longer videos would probably drain the battery fairly quickly.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I stumbled upon a website called “iphonehacks” or something, and they confirmed that this can be made to work by simply sending a video clip via iMessage (iPhone to iPhone, obviously). I recorded a message and sent it to my colleague this morning - he got it on HIS Apple Watch.....shock and awe.....it worked! I also had the pleasure or playing my sent short video back on MY Apple Watch - it’s exhilarating to see this working flawlessly on my wrist! Another sci-fi dream come true!!


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    Now only if they would get Siri to speak on the Apple Watch.
     
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    Siri speaks on my Apple Watch. Not for everything, and not as chatty as on the iPhone, but for most things. It’s handy when I’m wearing long sleeves, and don’t have a hand free to clear the watch. As long as the ambient noise isn’t too loud, I can hear Siri just fine.

    Try asking Siri the temprature, the time, or when the next equinox is.
     
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    I just checked. Siri only speaks on the Series 3 Apple Watch.
     
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    That would explain it.
     
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    Aye! My colleague at work bought a series 3 Apple Watch - Siri replies verbally when he talks to her on the Apple Watch. On my Apple Watch 2, Siri prefers to type her reply, while keeping rather mute. I can live with that for now.

    But video on my Apple Watch?!! Wowzer...!!!


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    Wow! Gotta love The Watch.
    I was chuffed to bits when mine played Happy New Year fireworks this year, wasn’t expecting that at all.
     
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