Apple Music Voice Plan Coming in iOS 15.2

Apple today provided the release candidate version of iOS 15.2 to developers for testing purposes, and in the release notes, Apple says that the new Apple Music Voice Plan is set to launch alongside the update.

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Introduced in October, the Voice Plan is a new tier for ‌Apple Music‌ that is priced more affordably than a standard ‌Apple Music‌ plan. It's $4.99 instead of $9.99, and is designed around Siri.

With the Voice Plan, users can access and play songs, playlists, and albums on their Apple devices solely through ‌Siri‌ requests. The plan does not offer the standard ‌Apple Music‌ user interface, instead offering a customized in-app experience with suggestions based on music preferences.

Though ‌Apple Music‌ Voice Plan is limited to voice-based song playback, it provides access to all ‌Apple Music‌ songs, playlists, and stations. A Just Ask ‌Siri‌ feature suggests music based on listening history and likes or dislikes, and Play it Again allows users to access a list of their recently played music.

iOS 15.2 is likely to see an official release next week, and it is available to developers and public beta testers at this time.

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Top Rated Comments

Shannon O'Rourke Avatar
25 weeks ago
Poor strategic move. Siri has about 40% strike rate in getting songs right which is bad enough. Not having a way of choosing via Music will just result in a frustrated customer. On the hook, but then will leave never to return. Shame.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Think|Different Avatar
25 weeks ago
Remember: if you have a snarky comment about this, it was not and is not for you.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Runequester Avatar
25 weeks ago
I was going to say this is stupid, but might be useful for people with vision disabilities or people who are more interested in having music recommendations made than picking specific songs? (Basically background music folks, which is pretty common)
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Camarillo Brillo Avatar
25 weeks ago

('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/12/07/ios-15-2-apple-music-voice-plan/')

Apple today provided the release candidate version of iOS 15.2 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/12/07/apple-seeds-ios-15-2-release-candidate/') to developers for testing purposes, and in the release notes, Apple says that the new Apple Music Voice Plan is set to launch alongside the update.



Introduced in October ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/10/18/apple-music-gaining-new-voice-plan-for-4-99-month/'), the Voice Plan is a new tier for Apple Music that is priced more affordably than a standard Apple Music plan. It's $4.99 instead of $9.99, and is designed around Siri.

With the Voice Plan, users can access and play songs, playlists, and albums on their Apple devices solely through Siri requests. The plan does not offer the standard Apple Music user interface, instead offering a customized in-app experience with suggestions based on music preferences.

Though Apple Music Voice Plan is limited to voice-based song playback, it provides access to all Apple Music songs, playlists, and stations. A Just Ask Siri feature suggests music based on listening history and likes or dislikes, and Play it Again allows users to access a list of their recently played music.

iOS 15.2 is likely to see an official release next week, and it is available to developers and public beta testers at this time.

Article Link: Apple Music Voice Plan Coming in iOS 15.2 ('https://www.macrumors.com/2021/12/07/ios-15-2-apple-music-voice-plan/')
I refuse to interact via voice with Siri or any other ai device. I’ve held out this long, I’m sticking to it. Not talking to my phone
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sideshowuniqueuser Avatar
25 weeks ago
Me: Hey Siri, play "F*ck da police"
Siri: Playing "Duck sauce"
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
25 weeks ago
I already have the family plan but something that comes to mind is Siri volume. If I am someplace I cannot interact with her loudly I might whisper a command but she replies at whatever volume my phone is at. Ha. I wish she could pick up on the volume at which I ask for something and reply with a similar level. Of course an off/on setting for those that dont want that.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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