Apple opens iOS a little further: With the upcoming update, users will for the first time be able to define a standard music streaming service that can be used to play songs when asked by Siri. Until now it’s always Apple Music.
If a song is to come from Spotify, for example, this must be explicitly mentioned in the voice instruction. In addition, not all streaming services offer this option; YouTube Music, for example, cannot yet be addressed in this way.
After installing iOS 14.5, something changes here: The user is then asked for his desired streaming service the first time Siri requests music. He can then select Spotify from a list, from now on Siri will always play songs via Spotify, unless otherwise stated.
Feature is not yet working reliably
With this, Apple opens up its user experience a little further on iOS: Like users of the feature on Reddit, among others to report, the new function is still a bit unstable. It currently only works with some formulations and is also inconsistent. Every now and then Siri jumps back to Apple Music, but after all, iOS 14.
5 is still in Beta 1.
Have you already made your experiences with the new function?