You can now use Siri to control Spotify on your iPhone, iPad, Apple TV or HomePod. You can even control Spotify in the car with Siri using CarPlay voice commands.
There is a one-step setup process to let Siri play music on Spotify, and then you have to tell Siri specifically to play it on Spotify, otherwise the assistant will default to Apple Music.
With the new Spotify Siri integration, you can play an album, play a song, play an artist, or play a Spotify playlist. This guide will show you how to use this new feature.
You can’t currently use Spotify and Siri on Mac, but that may change with macOS Catalina coming this month.
The first thing you should do is update the Siri app and install iOS 13 or later. Both of these must be installed to use this service. If you’re on an older version of iOS or watchOS 5, you won’t be able to use it. The Spotify update was released on October 7.
When your phone and app are up to date, activate Siri and say “Play artist name on Spotify.” This will open a prompt to allow Siri to access your Spotify data. You need to allow this access for the Siri Spotify controls to work.
Tap Yes and Spotify will start playing the artist you want and you can start using Siri to control Spotify just like Apple Music. The only difference is that you have to make sure you tell Siri to use Spotify. This might sound like “Play Spotify playlist”, “Play title or song on Spotify”, “Play song using Spotify” or a similar version. Here are the Spotify commands you can use in Siri;
You can play pre-made playlists like your Daily Drive, This [Artist name] And many others. We couldn’t get Spotify to play podcasts using Siri, which wasn’t a big deal for us as we were listening to the podcasts in a dedicated app.
At this point I can’t use my Apple Watch with Siri, but that may come in future updates. You may need iOS 13.2 to use Siri and Spotify on your HomePod. You can use your AirPods and Hey Siri, a handy way to change music on the go.