How-To: Calling Siri on Mac Using Custom Keyboard Shortcut or Dictation

What Siri can do

I tried using Siri on Mac after my upgrade to macOS Sierra, and it works as expected, even I’m still using some basic commands. It’s just like they way I talk to Siri on my iPhone and iPad. Asking Siri is simple, just hit the Siri button on the menu bar, and send your command.

But, can we call Siri from a keyboard shortcut or even dictation? Yes, we can.

Upgrading to macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra

I love keeping everything updated on my Mac, from the operating system, and also the applications. I just updated to macOS Sierra — the latest operating system by Apple. I upgraded from OS X El Capitan. This post is posted after the upgrade.

Preparation

On my Mac, I installed all upgraded applications. Some applications already released the update to make them work with macOS Sierra. About my Mac, it’s 15″ MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) with 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 processor and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 of memory.

It’s highly recommended to backup everything. The simplest way is probably using Time Machine. But, I decided not to backup using Time Machine. I copied the important files to my external drive. It takes time, but having everything backed up is a good scenario.
Before hitting the download button, this was my setup: