New Apple TV Gains Limited Siri Support for Apple Music on tvOS 9.1 Beta

Apple recently confirmed that Siri is coming to Apple Music on the new Apple TV at the beginning of next year, but iDownloadBlog has discovered the virtual assistant can now be used for certain music-related commands on the latest tvOS 9.1 beta ahead of time.

Jeff Benjamin shared a video demo of Siri being used to search for songs, albums, artists and playlists on Apple Music from the Home screen on the new Apple TV, without needing to open the Apple Music app. Siri can also be used to play and pause Beats 1 radio.


MacRumors was able to replicate this functionality on the new Apple TV running tvOS 9.1 beta in the United States, but Siri did not always handle requests properly. Siri was also unable to complete music-related commands on tvOS 9.0 in our testing.

Apple will likely continue testing limited Siri support for Apple Music before making the feature publicly available in 2016, so the functionality may be spotty or unavailable entirely for some users.

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pcmacgamer Avatar
114 months ago
Siri open Spotify
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
114 months ago
Why did they ship and unfinished product? Very unapple
To be fair, ship then fix, seems to be the standard operating procedure for a lot of companies these days. They do it because they can. We allow it and make excuses for it when it happens. Apple is no better or worse than any other vendor doing the exact same thing. That's why most of my purchases are at least a month or three after a product debuts.
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jim.arrows Avatar
114 months ago
To be fair, ship then fix, seems to be the standard operating procedure for a lot of companies these days. They do it because they can. We allow it and make excuses for it when it happens. Apple is no better or worse than any other vendor doing the exact same thing. That's why most of my purchases are at least a month or three after a product debuts.
That's the sad thing, Apple actually was different at one time...
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jmh600cbr Avatar
114 months ago
Why did they ship and unfinished product? Very unapple
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Juicy Box Avatar
114 months ago
I know the ATV4 and TV OS has only been out for a few weeks, but I am a little disappointed with my ATV4 experience so far.

I was really excited about the new ATV since my family uses our ATVs a lot. But I really do not like the remote. I though using the remote learning feature, like the one in the older ATV, would be great since I could use my TV remote instead of the new one, but the buttons do not work like they did on the ATV3.

I hate that you cannot search for stuff saved in your computer's iTunes, I thought with universal search this would be included.

I know a lot of people did not like the old UI for Netflix, but the new one sucks imo. It looks nice, but the usability of it needs tweaking. They no longer have the airdates of TV show, whats with that?

I know it is early, so things might improve, but I think that the UI is not very user friendly. My baby boomer parents use an ATV3 I gave them and they love it. I think if I would buy them an ATV4, they would not use it due to the UI changes.
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npmacuser5 Avatar
114 months ago
Why did they ship and unfinished product? Very unapple
Cut Apple some slack, they only had 5 years to get Apple TV ready. These things take time already.:eek:
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