A few days back, we covered a Cydia tweak named SiriNBA, which endowed Siri with knowledge of the basketball season. If you had that tweak on your iPhone, it became possible to ask Siri to tell you the latest scores and fixtures from NBA. If you are a total sports fan, and are also interested in baseball and hockey in addition to NBA, then SiriNBA just got a whole lot better for you by evolving to SiriSports. The iOS tweak will now do the same things for MLB and NHL which SiriNBA did for the basketball league. SiriSports is pretty intelligent, and even recognizes the nicknames of all teams, and you can make a number of inquiries regarding the 3 supported sports. For instance, you can ask about the latest basketball scores, batting average of any player or team schedules for the coming week.
SiriSports is available as a free download in the BigBoss repo of the Cydia store, and is based on the AssistantExtensions platform for Siri developers. This is why the platform will be automatically installed on your iDevice when you download the tweak. SiriSports is an updated version of SiriNBA, and the older tweak will be replaced automatically. SiriSports itself won’t add any new Springboard icon, and is completely controllable via its stock Settings app menu. In the said menu, you will find options to toggle on or off coverage for NBA, MLB and NHL respectively.
With SiriSports installed on your Siri-enabled iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you just have to name your favorite team (or their nickname), and ask Siri to tell you about their progress and fixtures. If you say “Siri MLB help” or any league name in place of MLB, the tweak will list all the supported commands which you can use on Siri to get updated on your favorite sports. The tweak will make Siri respond even when you ask indirect sports questions, like “Did the Cavs win last night?” in place of “What is the score from the Cavs game?”
If you are a sports fan, and have got access to Siri, waste no time in grabbing this wonderful addition to the Cydia store – it’s not like it will cost you anything!
Update: Apple has promised to make Siri a true Sports fan in iOS 6, and you will be able to ask Sports-related questions to Siri without the need of any third-party app or tweak.