Consideration, Siri customers: You will lastly have the ability to ditch Apple Music and make Spotify, or one other third-party music service, your default.
If in case you have both of the betas downloaded to your iPhone, you may be given the possibility to vary your default music service the primary time you ask Siri to play a music.
Having downloaded the iOS 14.5 public beta, I instantly examined the characteristic. Somewhat than saying “Hey Siri, play Mumford & Sons on Spotify,” I stated “Hey Siri, play Mumford & Sons.”
From there, Siri listed three streaming companies which might be at present on my telephone: Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify. Towards the underside of the display, it requested: “Which app would you want to make use of?”
As soon as I chosen Spotify, it requested for permission to entry my Spotify information. After tapping “Sure,” it started taking part in a music by way of the app. Now, Siri mechanically performs music on Spotify with out me having to specify.
However the setup course of has been a bit buggy for some — which comes with the territory of downloading any beta software program. For instance, Reddit consumer mvbalan stated:
“Wow good discover OP! It seems to be half baked as when I attempt to play a particular artist, music, playlist, or album, it defaults to what I’ve chosen within the choice menu however after I say like “play some music” it defaults to Apple Music”
The creator of the thread, matejamm1, additionally discovered the characteristic is not working very easily:
“Yeah, it’s a bit inconsistent, as with all issues Siri. Simply now i requested it to “Play blue lodge”, after which it supplied me to decide on, then I dismissed it and requested it once more and it performed straight on Apple Music, after which the third time I requested it, it requested me for entry to my Pocket Casts information, which is a podcast app and clearly doesn’t have music in any respect.
The second screenshot was a unique event half-hour later. I solely posted it to display that Deezer briefly turned the default music service for Siri. May very well be indication that altering the default is coming to all companies quickly.”
From the screenshots above, you may see the characteristic was buggy for me as nicely, because it listed Apple Podcasts as an choice (which is, clearly, a podcast app).
I did, nevertheless, discover that after I requested “ArmChair Professional with Dax Shepard,” it began taking part in the most recent episode on the Apple Podcasts app (although it is additionally obtainable on Spotify). So, on condition that it is nonetheless in beta, it is doable that it is perhaps struggling to establish the distinction between songs and podcasts in the mean time.
Clearly, Apple nonetheless has some work to do earlier than the characteristic is formally launched within the ultimate model of iOS 14.5. Regardless, at the very least you may look ahead to shaving a while off these Siri instructions each time you need to play music.