If you’re running iOS 13 or higher, you can directly ask Siri to play your favorite playlist, song or an artist on Spotify. iOS 13+ expands third-party support for Siri which now includes Spotify. This means you can get Apple Music style playback controls with Siri on your iPhone. Here’s how to set it up.
If you already have the Spotify app installed, and you’re logged into your account, all you have to do is start talking to Siri. Say “Play the Beatles on Spotify”.
This is for iPhone or iPad running iOS 13 or above
Enable Spotify Access to Siri
As this is your first time using Spotify with Siri, it will ask for permission to access your Spotify data. Simpily tap the Yes button. Refer to below image:
Spotify will start playing the music you requested. You’ll see a Now Playing widget playback control on the Siri screen.
You can also control the Siri access for Spotify from your iPhone.
- Open Settings
- Select Spotify
- Select Siri & Search. See following image:
At the bottom of the screen, toggle on the Use with Ask Siri feature to enable Siri access for Spotify. Refer to below image:
Control Spotify on Using Siri
Once Spotify is connected to Siri, you can use it to play any song, album, artist or playlist. You can also get specific about albums and years of release.
Below are some Spotify commands you can use with Siri:
- Play [song name] on Spotify
- Play [album name] on Spotify
- Play [artist name] on Spotify
- Play on Spotify
- Play my liked songs on Spotify
- Shuffle on Spotify
- Play the latest album by [artist name] on Spotify
- Play [genre] music on Spotify
Other than these, you can use the standard playback controls in Siri as well. For instance, you can ask Siri to play, pause, skip, repeat, shuffle or go to the previous track. Refer to below image:
On your iPhone, you can also open Spotify and see what is playing at the bottom of the screen. See below image:
The following image is an example of using the Spotify command Play Easy Listening on Spotify:
For now, Siri only supports playback features in Spotify. You can’t use Siri to interact with the app. For instance, you can’t search for something like a song in Spotify using Siri. You also can’t use Siri to add a song to a playlist either.
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