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Spotify is finally getting Siri support with iOS 13
 
 
Spotify is finally gaining the ability to play songs, albums, and playlists via Siri. The latest beta versions of Spotify include this support, and The Verge has been able to test playing songs via Siri on the latest iOS 13.1 update. It’s part of new capabilities that Apple has introduced with iOS 13, and it means music apps like Spotify are now on equal footing with Apple Music for requests via Siri, apart from the irritating "on Spotify” addition.

While this new feature lets you request Spotify songs with Siri on an iPhone, it does not currently work on an Apple Watch as Apple’s wearable doesn’t have a full dedicated Spotify app. Instead, the app is simply a controller for playing songs on other Spotify-enabled devices. Siri simply responds with "I’m sorry, I can’t do that on your Apple Watch” when you try. We haven’t been able to test whether the HomePod now works with Spotify as a result, but it’s unlikely.


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 Spotify is finally getting Siri support with iOS 13. You can ask Siri to play songs, albums, and playlists. Here’s how it works: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/27/20886783/spotify-siri-integration-support-ios-13-beta-launch-airpods …
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However, the Spotify and Siri integration works well on Apple’s AirPods, allowing you to say "Hey Siri” and request albums, playlists, or songs to play on Spotify’s service. One thing that doesn’t work well is trying to play podcasts with Siri, as Spotify attempts to search for music instead of dedicated podcasts.

Spotify is currently testing this new functionality, and it will likely debut in the coming weeks in the main app. We got an early look at Spotify on the Apple Watch last year in beta, and the feature launched less than two weeks later. Spotify isn’t commenting directly on its plans.

"At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience,” says a Spotify spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. "Some of those tests end up paving the path for our broader user experience and others serve only as an important learning. We aren’t going to comment on specific tests at this time

Update, September 27th 12PM ET: Article updated with comment from Spotify.