If you have an iPhone, you probably know the basics of what Siri can do. But Siri Shortcuts the supercharger allowing you to control third-party applications with only your voice. You do not even have to touch your iPhone in most cases.
You can ask Siri to start browsing to work with Waze instead of Apple Maps, for example, or ask your HomePod to play a Pandora station (yes, you can do that!). You can even ask Siri to take a selfie, which is useful if you're trying to fit a group of people into a photo and your iPhone is across the room.
I'll walk you through how to set up the Siri Shortcuts for some popular apps that I use on my iPhone.
A word of warning: Siri is always learning, so the shortcuts he recommends can be based largely if you've ever used an app or not. So if you've never used the CNBC or Pandora application, you may not see some of my recommended shortcuts until you do. It helps you play in an app first so that Siri knows how you use it.
You can run these shortcuts anywhere, either by Apple Watch, an iPhone or iPad, a HomePod or even Apple CarPlay.