Siri is Now Available on Spotify

Ruben Fields
October 9, 2019

From there, Siri will get the song playing on Spotify, whereas previously it would play it from Apple's music streaming service, Apple Music. It's less clear right now if Siri support will also extend to the Apple TV.

- Spotify now available on Apple TV: Download it via the tvOS App Store or enable "automatically install apps" in tvOS settings to install it. With the brand new cell working system launched in September, Apple lastly opened up its SiriKit framework to third-party apps, permitting end-users to higher management their apps utilizing voice instructions.

After installing the update, users can simply ask Siri to play a playlist, album or song "with Spotify". With its most recent update released Monday morning, version 8.5.26 of Spotify now has several new Apple-friendly options for users. We are talking about Siri support in iOS 13 and availability to stream audio on Apple TV. Home collects your recently played music, algorithmically generated and curated playlists, and albums.

Spotify has been at odds with Apple for several months now, filing an antitrust complaint in Europe last spring, alleging that it was being stifled by Apple.

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Podcasts are available in the Apple TV app via the Search tab. This functionality - at least for now - doesn't seem to be incompatible with Apple Watch watches.

For now, there isn't much more to the story than this: the US House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee quizzing Spotify about its experience with Apple as a platform-owner, including "follow-up telephone calls" (which at least suggests Spotify's initial thoughts were deemed worthy of exploring in more detail). Apple has said Spotify pays nothing for users of its free service or for paid Spotify members who signed up outside the App Store.

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