Hey Siri, play Old Town Road on Spotify.
Ask that now and Siri will tell you that it cannot play songs from Spotify, but that could change soon. Apple is opening up its SiriKit framework to third-party music, podcasts, audiobooks, and radio apps^( and ^( , enabling users to use Siri to control audio playback in supported apps.
It will be up to developers to enable this functionality in their apps. We’ve reached out to Spotify, Amazon, Google, Pandora, Tidal, Overcast, Castro, and several other popular music and podcasts app developers to see if they have plans to support Siri, and we’ll update this story if we hear back.
Spotify recently^( , and its inability to integrate with Siri was one of its complaints. “Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely won’t let us connect with Siri to play your jams,” ^( Spotify. Going forward, the latter is no longer the case.
The first betas of iOS 13 and iPadOS were^( , with public betas to follow in July. The software updates will be widely released in the fall, likely alongside new iPhones in September as usual.
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