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Apple is reportedly in talks to let Siri play Spotify tracks

When it unveiled iOS 13, Apple unfolded the potential for Siri running with rival song services and products by the use of new SiriEquipment updates. If Apple and Spotify can paintings one thing out, you would be ready to play Spotify tunes the usage of Siri from an iPhone with out the desire to open the app. However, Apple Music would nonetheless be the default song provider for Siri on Apple gadgets, in accordance to The Information‘s assets.

As a part of its antitrust criticism, Spotify submit a website online list the explanations it feels Apple is not behaving competitively. Its primary gripe is the 15 to 30 % price Apple takes on Spotify’s subscription provider from the App Store. It feels that through performing as a gatekeeper to services and products like Spotify, whilst additionally providing its personal app, Apple is competing unfairly.

Spotify firstly stated that “Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely won’t let us connect with Siri to play your jams.” However, as The Information notes, it modified the wording, which now reads: “Only recently, Apple announced that it will let us connect with Siri to play your jams…but fails to mention our name (‘I want to play [X] on Spotify’) and your HomePod will default to Apple Music.”

Google’s Assistant and Amazon Alexa each paintings with Spotify, however Siri does now not. Apple has used that truth to push its personal Apple Music provider, which has tight integration with Siri, HomePod and Apple TV (As of latest counts, Apple Music has over 60 million paid subscribers, whilst Spotify has north of 100 million top rate customers.) In any case, the inside track — which must be desirous about a grain of salt — is not most probably to derail Spotify’s anti-competition swimsuit in the EU.

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