Spotify has launched the flexibility to play music with Apple’s Siri voice assistant on the iPhone and iPad. The new function, solely lately made potential in iOS 13, places Spotify on extra equal footing with Apple Music. It confirmed up within the firm’s beta app in late September, nevertheless it has now rolled out to all customers. Another new addition will routinely put Spotify into Data Saver mode while you activate Low Data Mode in your system.
You can ask Siri to play music by means of Spotify on iOS and iPadOS. According to Spotify, Siri may also management the app in CarPlay, and you should use AirPlay to play music in your HomePod with voice instructions as effectively.
A scarcity of Siri integration was amongst Spotify’s complaints about Apple that it filed with the EU, which launched an antitrust investigation of Apple earlier this 12 months. (Apple may even quickly let Siri ship messages by means of third-party apps by default, which might be one other step to handle criticisms that Apple offers its personal apps an unfair benefit.)
Aside from the brand new Siri help, Spotify can also be releasing an Apple TV app as we speak for the primary time. It intently resembles Spotify on different TV platforms like Roku, and the brand new app may be downloaded from the tvOS App Store (or set to routinely obtain in the event you sync downloads throughout iPhone and Apple TV).
Lastly, Spotify additionally appears to be redesigning its iPad app to take higher benefit of all of the display actual property on Apple’s tablets. But the iPad nonetheless lacks issues like Spotify’s animated album artwork since these movies are designed for a telephone kind issue.