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On the Apple Watch, on the opposite hand, it feels like Spotify and Siri will not combine with each other till Spotify releases a devoted app for Apple’s wearable. When The Verge tried to ask Siri to play Spotify songs via the Apple Watch, the digital assistant repeatedly mentioned, “I’m sorry, I can’t do that on your Apple Watch.” That’s possible as a result of the app the corporate presents on watchOS solely works as a controller for Spotify on your iPhone. For the identical motive, HomePod assist additionally appears out of the combo.
When we reached out to Spotify for added details about the function, the corporate mentioned, “At Spotify, we routinely conduct a number of tests in an effort to improve our user experience.” It declined to talk about specifics.
If you have not up to date to iOS 13 but, you may want the newest model of Apple’s cellular OS to benefit from the brand new cross-functionality. That’s as a result of the power for Siri to work with third-party audio apps was one of many new options Apple added to Siri with iOS 13. Notably, Siri’s earlier incapacity to combine with third-party apps was one of many essential grievances Spotify introduced up towards Apple in its European Commission (EC) earlier this 12 months. Now that Siri helps all third-party audio apps, Spotify might have a tougher time convincing the EC of the benefit of its anti-trust grievance.