"Hey Siri, play Lizzo on Spotify." That's all it takes now to listen to your favorite songs, artists, albums and playlists on Spotify. The music streaming service on Monday updated its mobile app for iOS 13, adding Siri support. This means you can ask Apple's virtual assistant to play music via the Spotify app.
"Now you can listen to Disney Hits or an exclusive podcast like Set It Straight with Midland at work, home, on the commute, while exercising, or doing chores, all by saying the familiar 'Hey Siri, play...' to hear the audio you want," said a representative for Spotify in an emailed statement. "Just make sure to update your iPhone to iOS 13 – from there, remember to end each phrase with 'on Spotify.'"
Some supported Siri commands include:
- Play track / artist / album / station on Spotify
- Play personal playlist on Spotify
- Play personal curated playlist (e.g. Discover Weekly) on Spotify
- Play some new releases on Spotify
- Play podcast on Spotify
You can also use Siri for some actions, like skipping to the next song or asking for track information.
With including rival streaming service Pandora, but it's limited. You need to explicitly tell Siri use a particular app as opposed to just saying "play artist" or "play album." Not mentioning the app will have Siri default to using Apple's own versions of those applications., Apple continues to . You can have Siri complete a task in some third-party apps,
Originally published Oct. 7 at 6:53 a.m. PT.
Update 7:47 a.m. PT: Adds comment from Spotify.