‘Siri, play music with Spotify.’
iPhone and iPad users with Apple iOS 13 software can now ask Siri to play songs on Spotify, thanks to a new update to the app.
After downloading the latest version of Spotify, users simply ask the Siri voice assistant to play an album, song or playlist “with Spotify.” The only catch? Unless users add “with Spotify” to the command, Siri will default to Apple Music to fulfill the request.
The Siri integration works with iPhone, iPad, CarPlay, AirPods and HomePod via Airplay, according to Spotify’s latest App Store release notes. Spotify has also released a new Apple TV app for Apple TV HD and 4K.
The news levels the playing field among the two streamers. Back in March, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint gainst Apple with the European Commission, arguing that Apple routinely uses App Store rules to give itself an “unfair advantage” over Spotify. “Over time, this has included locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services such as Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch,” CEO Daniel Ek wrote in a blog post explaining the complaint.