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The right way to use Siri to manage Spotify in your HomePod and iPhone

Apple’s walled backyard simply opened a bit of window. Or constructed a door. Decide your metaphor, however the firm is lastly letting customers play music from Spotify with Siri.

Till now, Siri has been DJing solely for Apple Music, however in iOS 13 Apple opened its assistant up for third-party apps.

Learn this: A information to HomeKit in iOS 13

The change comes within the newest Spotify replace for iPhones, but additionally in time for the Spotify Apple TV app, which has simply rolled out.

We have been enjoying with Siri and Spotify, figuring out the way it at the moment does and would not work. This is what it’s essential to know.

The right way to arrange Siri with Spotify

Setup is a breeze, however could contain a number of updates. To begin with, get your iOS gadget up to date to iOS 13 if you have not already.

In case you’re already there, possibly guarantee it is also up to date to the most recent iteration; this rollout has been buggier than ordinary, however we’re operating probably the most up-to-date model of iOS 13 and many of the glitches appear to have been ironed out.

You additionally want to ensure Spotify is updated. Go into the App Retailer, discover the Spotify app and choose it. You must see an replace ready for you.

Achieved that? Okay good. You are nearly there. Now do the next.

1. Give Siri a Spotify command in your iOS gadget, one thing like, “Hey Siri, play Pixies on Spotify”.
2. Siri will ask your permission to entry Spotify. Faucet Sure.
3. Your music ought to begin.

If it would not, you may even see the next message “To try this, you will have to confirm your account particulars in Spotify.” Dismiss this, open Spotify, ensure you’re signed in, after which strive once more. We acquired this message and, regardless that we have been signed into Spotify, merely opening the app and attempting once more with Siri did the trick.

How to use Siri to control Spotify

The right way to use Siri to manage Spotify on HomePod and AirPlay audio system

Presently, you possibly can’t use Siri on the HomePod to play music from Spotify, however we’ve had success getting Siri to play on the HomePod from our iPhone. Instructions like, “Hey Siri, play Pedro The Lion on Spotify on HomePod” at the moment works.

Identical goes for different AirPlay audio system in your system. We had success with “Hey Siri, play Springsteen on Spotify on lounge audio system,” and The Boss immediately performed on our lounge Sonos setup.

It is a bit of a mouthful, sure, however sadly that is the one choice till Apple permits us to set Spotify as a default music service. There isn’t any signal that may occur, however we are able to dream…

It’s also possible to switch music to the HomePod or different AirPlay audio system out of your iOS gadget whereas mid-song/playlist. Simply say “Hey Siri, switch music to HomePod” and it’ll switch. Identical goes with transferring music to the Apple TV.

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