Have you ever wanted to order something through Siri? Thanks to a new Apple and Walmart partnership, now you can.
The retail giant recently announced that its Walmart Voice Order feature is now supported by Siri.
In a press release, Walmart said it partnered with Apple to bring support for the feature to Siri. Apple users can now ask Siri to add items to their Online Grocery Cart using voice commands.
- To activate the feature, just head to the Walmart Grocery app and select the Voice Shopping option on the account page.
- After pairing a Walmart account, users can add items to their Walmart cart by invoking Siri, saying “Add to Walmart” and specifying the product they’d like to buy.
- You will still need to navigate to the actual Walmart app to check out, however.
- Once you place the order, you can have it delivered or pick it up from a local brick-and-mortar store.
The feature is currently available on most platforms that have Siri, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Mac, HomePod and even CarPlay.
Walmart also says that the system will get better the more you use it.
“For example, if a customer says, ‘add orange juice to my cart,’ we’ll make sure to add the specific orange juice the customer buys regularly,” the company’s press release reads.
The move is likely parter of a larger effort by Apple to open up Siri voice support to more third-party platforms and services.
Earlier this year, Apple worked out a deal to offer Siri support for Spotify playback. Next year, Apple could debut a new platform called SiriOS that may kickstart even more third-parties to take advantage of Siri.
It is interesting, however, that Walmart still doesn’t support Apple Pay at its retail locations. Though, based on today’s partnership, support for Apple Pay may be coming somewhere down the road.