Apple Makes Google the Default Search Engine for Siri and Spotlight

Although for a long time Apple used Bing to deliver web search results from Siri and Spotlight on iOS and Mac, the company has confirmed that it will use Google in the future. As a result, instead of Bing, if needed, Siri and Spotlight will use Google to perform web search for a voice command.

This latest news comes via an official announcement made by the company. In the official statement, the company said, “Switching to Google as the web search provider for Siri, Search within iOS and Spotlight on Mac will allow these services to have a consistent web search experience with the default in Safari.”

If you are already using other products, you might know that the company is using Google as the default search engine on Safari as Google pays millions of dollars to keep its position as the top search engine in different products. However, Apple revealed that it has strong relationship with both Google and Microsoft and the change is made to provide better user experiences.

This latest change comes shortly after the company released all of the latest versions of operating systems. However, for now, web results from Siri will be provided from Bing and it’s unknown when users will get Google as the default search engine.

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