Siri is a virtual assistant that is part of Apple Inc.’s iOS, iPad OS, watchOS, macOS, and tvOS; the different operating systems. The assistant (Siri) uses voice queries and a natural-language user interface to answer questions. Further to make recommendations, and perform actions by delegating requests to a set of Internet services. This software adapts to user’s individual language usages, searches, and preferences, with continuous use. Returned results are also individualized.
Siri’s original release was with iPhone 4S which was in 2011 and it received mixed reviews. It received appreciation for its voice recognition and wide knowledge of user information, including calendar appointments. However, it was criticized for requiring stiff user commands and having a lack of flexibility. But Siri now supports a wide range of user commands, including performing phone actions, checking basic information. And also for scheduling events and reminders, handling device settings, searching the Internet. Finally, for navigating areas, finding information on entertainment, and can engage with iOS-integrated apps.
With the release of iOS 10 in 2016, Apple opened up limited third-party access to Siri, including third-party messaging apps, as well as payments, ride-sharing, and Internet calling apps. And later with the release of iOS 11, Apple updated Siri’s voices for more clear, human voices, started supporting follow-up questions and language translation, and additional third-party actions.
Siri with Spotify; Sounds Good Right?
Spotify has been a favorite app for people all over the world to stream songs. Further, this is also a popular music streaming service that some users may use as an addition to or replacement for other streaming music services like Apple Music. Siri now supports Spotify commands which means that you can use Siri now to request a specific song which Siri should start playing through Spotify on iPhone, iPad or another device in the Apple Ecosystem with Spotify. And if that iPhone or iPad is sharing audio to an external speaker, Spotify will also play directly through that speaker system. With the Siri integration in Spotify, now this feature is simply the best.
This works well with Siri, this doesn’t affect on the matter how you access Siri, whether by using Hey Siri voice command or by a long press of the Home button or power button, or any other method where you access Siri. You should have an updated version of Spotify and an iPhone or iPad that has this Spotify and its subscription, this is the only requirement for using Siri with Spotify.
How to use Siri with Spotify?
For example, you can long-press the home button or power button and open Siri and say “play Shape of You Ed Sheeran on Spotify” and Siri will instantly close its window and automatically start playing the mentioned song on Spotify through the iPhone or iPad which you have used for requesting with Siri.
You can also use Hey Siri to initiate the Spotify music playing command, like “Hey Siri, play Shape of You Ed Sheeran on Spotify”, or “Hey Siri play Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran on Spotify”, or you can try it out with whatever you songs which you need your Siri to want to play in Spotify with your device.
As said above for this you must need the latest Spotify app; not just the app, with subscription too and Siri, supported device. Generally, if you have an Apple Music subscription. You can also ask Siri to play a song through Apple Music as well as using the same general syntax. This feature was there for a long time. This has been only a few years since Apple allows Siri to work with third-party apps.
Apart from this, Siri has got a lot more powerful features after the latest updates. You can do some interesting things like play music as we have discussed here. More interestingly you can even order Uber with Siri if you want a ride somewhere on the planet. Someone said that Siri + Spotify is equal to heaven. Yeah for most the part this is true, Siri is awesome with some helpful features. While Spotify is best with awesome music collection.