Apple Could Soon Let Siri Play Your Spotify Songs And Podcasts

Posted: Aug 14 2019, 4:11am CDT | by , in Technology News

 

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Apple could soon let Siri play your Spotify songs and podcasts
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The tech giants are reportedly discussing a plan that would let iPhone users command Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums from Spotify.

Apple and Spotify are in talks over potentially allowing Spotify users to control music playback with Siri, The Verge reported, citing The Information.

The tech giants are reportedly discussing a plan that would let iPhone users command Siri to play songs, playlists, and albums from Spotify with voice commands. The talks reportedly stem from new capabilities of the upcoming iOS 13, which opens the SiriKit framework to third-party music, podcast, audiobook and radio apps, making it possible for rival music services to integrate with Siri. This is seemingly what Spotify hopes to take advantage of in its efforts to allow users to control playback via Siri.

The development could be a sign of progress between the two companies that have butted heads for years, as Spotify dropped some of the accusations it made against Apple earlier this year. In March, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Commission over the App Store and Apple Music.

At the time, Spotify launched a website detailing its complaints against the iPhone maker, which said: “Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely won’t let us connect with Siri to play your jams.”

However, as The Information pointed out, that language has now been removed and was replaced with: “Only recently, Apple announced that it will let us connect with Siri to play your jams…but fails to mention our name (‘I want to play [X] on Spotify’) and your HomePod will default to Apple Music.”

Even if Apple and Spotify reach an agreement, Apple Music is expected to remain the default music streaming service when users ask Siri to play songs on their Apple devices, one of the people familiar with the matter said.

iOS 13, whose key features include a new dark mode option and an all-new photos tab, will launch to the public this fall.

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