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iOS 14.5 lets you set Spotify and others as Siri’s default music service – The Verge

iOS 14.5 appears to be like like it is going to be filled with options, together with the power to make use of your Apple Watch to unlock an iPhone with Face ID while you’re wearing a mask and assist for next-gen console controllers. However customers who’ve already put in the beta found one other nice characteristic: you’ll have the ability to choose a third-party default music service whenever you ask to play a track utilizing Siri — together with Spotify (via MacRumors).

While you ask Siri to play a track on iOS 14.5, you might be prompted to pick out which app you need to use to play it, in keeping with a screenshot shared on Reddit.

The menu to pick out an app.
Picture: u/matejamm1 on Reddit

I’m on the iOS 14.5 beta, however curiously, the characteristic labored a bit in a different way for me. I requested Siri to play some Tame Impala, and I wasn’t offered with an inventory of apps to select from, like within the screenshot above. As a substitute, I used to be proven a immediate asking for entry to my Spotify knowledge, which I allowed. After that, requests for songs went by Spotify with none prompts.

Different customers on Reddit have reported some variations within the characteristic’s conduct as effectively, so there should be some kinks for Apple to iron out forward of iOS 14.5’s public launch. As a result of this characteristic remains to be in beta, there’s all the time an opportunity it might be modified or eliminated earlier than iOS 14.5 comes out.

The power to set a default music app follows Apple’s welcome transfer to let customers set their default mail or browser shoppers starting with iOS 14. You’re capable of set default mail or browser apps in settings, however I haven’t discovered a option to set a default music app in settings. Possibly Apple will add that down the road. Nonetheless, having the choice to set a default music participant for Siri requests on this beta is a pleasant step ahead. Right here’s hoping Apple lets customers set extra defaults in future updates.

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