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Apple Introduces FIFA World Cup 2018-Related Features in Siri, App Store, Apple Music, Podcast, and Clips

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Apple Introduces FIFA World Cup 2018-Related Features in Siri, App Store, Apple Music, Podcast, and Clips
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  • Siri sport support has been added to ten more countries
  • App Store will highlight football stars' favourite apps
  • Clips app has a new football theme for editing

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will be held in Russia starting tomorrow, and Apple has announced new features for many of its services to celebrate the occasion. It has introduced football-related features to Siri, App Store, Apple Music, Podcast, and even its Clips iOS app.

For starters, Siri will be able to give you scores, trivia, schedules, results, team rosters, and much more during the course of the World Cup. Apart from the 26 countries (including India) where it already provides support, Siri has added support for football in Brazil, Russia, Denmark, Finland, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, Saudi Arabia and Israel.

During World Cup, users can ask Siri questions like "When does Iran play Russia?", or "Who is on the Brazil squad?", or "Who won the Argentina-Iceland match?", or something like "What teams are in Group A?" App Store will highlight football stars' favourite apps, and official broadcasting apps like Fox Now and BBC Sport. Other football-related apps and games like FIFA Mobile and PES 2018 will also be featured, whereas App Store will also offer tips on taking a perfect football photo and how to best get your football fix on social media.

Furthermore, Apple Music will feature playlists for each of the 32 participating nations with artists in each country chosen by local teams. Apple Podcasts will feature an editorial collection titled "The Beautiful Game," where users can check out shows like Jetty's "Game of our Lives", Gimlet's "We Came to Win", or an established sports podcasts like "Men in Blazers."

Lastly, Apple has also introduced a new football theme in the Clips app. It comes with animated stickers, labels and posters with customisable text to make your social posting more fun during the World Cup.

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Tasneem Akolawala Tasneem Akolawala is a Senior Reporter for Gadgets 360. Her reporting expertise encompasses smartphones, wearables, apps, social media, and the overall tech industry. She reports out of Mumbai, and also writes about the ups and downs in the Indian telecom sector. Tasneem can be reached on Twitter at @MuteRiot, and leads, tips, and releases can be sent to tasneema@ndtv.com. More
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