One of the best features on Apple Music could soon make its way onto Spotify thanks to iOS 13.
Apple is finally making it possible for Spotify and other music, podcast and audio apps to use Siri. Not being able to integrate with HomePod or Siri were two of Spotify’s many complaints in a recent open letter slamming Apple. When iOS 13 comes out that will finally be possible.
iOS 13 opens up the SiriKit framework for third party audio apps. This will allow iPhone and iPad users to control audio playback with Siri as long as developers add it into their app.
None of the major audio streaming platform’s have said whether or not they plan to add Siri integration yet but it’s probably pretty likely. Pandora, Google Music, Amazon Music, Tidal and other apps should be able to add Siri pretty easily in time for the fall iOS 13 launch.
Apple previewed iOS 13, macOS Catalina, watchOS 6 and tvOS 13 at a keynote to kick off WWDC 2019 on Monday. Details of all the updates are still trickling out of the weeklong conference so we may likely hear more about third-party Siri support later in the week.