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Spotify Testing Siri Support on iOS 13

Spotify has added Siri support to the latest beta version of its iOS app, allowing users to ask Siri to play songs, albums, and playlists in Spotify on an iPhone running iOS 13 or later, as noted by The Verge's Tom Warren.


Apple opened up its SiriKit framework to third-party music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio apps in iOS 13 and iPadOS, enabling users to use Siri to control audio playback in supported apps. It is now up to third-party apps to take advantage of this functionality, with Spotify and Pandora among the first to do so.

When asking Siri to play a song, album, or so forth, users must specify "on Spotify" or else the feature defaults to Apple Music.


Spotify's inability to offer the same Siri integration as Apple Music was one of the tentpoles of its anticompetitive complaint against Apple that it filed with the European Commission earlier this year.

Spotify has not provided a timeframe for rolling out Siri support to all users, but we will provide an update when that happens.

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7 weeks ago
how about setting a default player? ?
Rating: 9 Votes
7 weeks ago
Will it work on HomePod?
Rating: 5 Votes
7 weeks ago

I can understand anyone wants to keep their Spotify plan if he/she is a casual user with mixed Google/iOS devices. But if you own iPad, iMac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, maybe a HomePod or two, jumping ship to Apple Music couldn't be more obvious.


Been an Apple user for 30 years, macrumors member since 2002 and am a huge Apple fanboy. Having said that, for me, there are still a lot more reasons to use Spotify versus Apple Music even if you put aside mixed Google/iOS. Obviously this is a personal thing, so maybe they are better for you, but they aren't for me.

Don't let Apple off the hook for not supporting these companies better.
Rating: 5 Votes
7 weeks ago
Took Apple long enough to provide this support. Can you set music defaults so you don’t have to say “on Spotify“?
Rating: 4 Votes
7 weeks ago


Well can't you be more complicated that that?

You can use Apple Music to play on your iMac, directly Airplay it to the Apple TV so that it plays from your great speakers. You can also control your playback with Airplay 2 to any room in the house, with your iPhone or Siri command.

Apple Music also allows you to cache 100,000 songs for offline use, instead of 10,000 limit that Spotify gives you. And finally Apple Music also has iCloud Music Library with which you upload your own songs that's unavailable on Apple Music, and sync it across all your Apple devices.

You literally have all the tools, and all Apple hardware needed to make your music streaming life way easier, and you had to use Spotify. LOL

I can understand anyone wants to keep their Spotify plan if he/she is a casual user with mixed hardware from Google, Amazon or Apple. But if you own iPad, iMac, Apple TV, Apple Watch, maybe a HomePod or two, jumping ship to Apple Music couldn't be more obvious.

My point is that I can stream it from any device, to any device I own.
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Just use Apple Music :p

pass

Hey, here's a thought: when you see a thread about software you don't use, maybe just move along instead of stopping in to piss on other people's choices? :p
Rating: 4 Votes
7 weeks ago
Ugh finally
Rating: 3 Votes
7 weeks ago
This is great news! I love Spotify and I love
my HomePod but getting Spotify to play on it has required too many clicks lol.
Rating: 3 Votes
7 weeks ago


I am currently using my iMac to control playback of an instance of Spotify running on an iPad in the other room, which is in turn AirPlaying to my Apple TV and the great speakers it's hooked up to. I can pass playback to my iPhone, which has several thousand songs cached for offline use -- or indeed any of the Apple devices I own.

Relevant enough for you?

Just use Apple Music :p
Rating: 2 Votes
7 weeks ago


Took Apple long enough to provide this support. Can you set music defaults so you don’t have to say “on Spotify“?

In theory, couldn't we create a custom Shortcut to avoid the "on Spotify" command?
Rating: 2 Votes
7 weeks ago
So clunky you have to say on spotify. Can't Siri remember you mainly use Spotify?
Rating: 2 Votes

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