On iOS, you can activate Siri by just saying Hey Siri. However, on macOS Sierra vocal activation can only be done through Sierra’s Accessibility System Preference.
We’re going to replicate ‘Hey Siri’ with Mac’s Dictation feature, which uses Siri’s underlying speech-to-text engine. For this, we will need to create a customize word for Dictation.
We will tell Dictation to wake upon hearing the word “Hey”, and then, we will create a Dictation command that will run custom Siri shortcut. However, before getting started we need to change the Siri keyboard shortcut.
Also read: How To Use Siri On macOS Sierra
To change your Siri keyboard command, follow these steps.
Now that you have your keyboard shortcut in place, here are the steps to make “Hey Siri” work on your macOS Sierra.
Dictation actually invokes your custom Siri shortcut upon hearing the word” Siri” after being awake. Now when you say “Hey Siri” to you Mac, a Siri window will open. And if you have your iPhone is in range, Siri will show up on your iPhone, too. You can remedy this by changing the dictation keyword phrase with your own word, like “Hello Siri” in you Mac.
Give this trick a try, and start using Siri on your Mac as well, like other Apple devices.