No offense Biggie, but when I ask HomePod to play something I’d like, I want it to play something I like.
A real-life dialog, inspired by an Apple HomePod ad:
Me: Hey Siri, play me something I’d like.
HomePod: Okay, I think you might enjoy starting with some Notorious B.I.G.
Me: Hey Siri, I don’t like Notorious B.I.G.
HomePod: Okay, here’s another song from your playlist Notorious B.I.G.
Me: Hey Siri, I don’t like this.
HomePod: Okay, I’ll remember that.
Me: Hey Siri, next.
HomePod serves up another Biggie. And another.
Bad Siri, bad.
Mystery solved: Unbeknownst to me, my wife had asked HomePod to play some Hip Hop, and a Notorious B.I.G. album found its way onto my recently played list. Trying to delete Biggie song by song from the iPhone Music app only put him into heavy rotation. Finally had to open iTunes, find the album, and give Biggie Smalls the permanent heave ho.
My take: Hate to kick Siri when she’s down (see The Information: Why Siri Sucks), but I can’t wait for the HomePod to know more about me than that I sound like a human being (she’s a big fan). That joke is getting old.