It's been a long time coming, but you can finallyuse Siri on your iPhone or iPad to control Spotify. Start and stop music, change tracks or start playing a podcast using your voice.
Spotify updated its iOS app with support for voice commands on the iPhone ($699 at Apple),iPad ($353 at Amazon)and AirPods ($144 at Amazon)as well as CarPlay, and when using AirPlay to listen to your Spotify library on a HomePod ($299 at Walmart).
Installing iOS 13 or iPadOS is easy: Go to Settings > General > Software Update and install any pending updates. We have a complete installation guide, including what you should do to get your device ready.
Remember, updating your apps on iOS 13 and iPadOS is a little different now, but we walk you through it.
With your iPhone or iPad updated, and the latest version of Spotify installed, you don't need to do anything special. Activate Siri, just as you normally would, and give a command like, "Play NF on Spotify."
I've been able to accomplish the same thing by saying "with Spotify" and "using Spotify." On one occasion, Siri misheard me and thought I said "Play NF Spotify" and it still worked. The key is to make sure to say Spotify at the end of the command, although Spotify's official guidance is to use "on Spotify," so if you're having trouble getting commands to work, try saying that.
According to Spotify, some supported Siri commands include:
Additionally, if you're listening to a song and want to know the name, you can ask Siri, "What song is this on Spotify?" or, "What's playing on Spotify?" and get the current information.
Controlling Spotify with Siri is a nice addition to iOS 13 and iPadOS, joining other new features such as systemwide dark mode, much-improved Apple Maps and a new gesture keyboard that finally lets you swipe to type.
Originally published earlier this week.