Siri & Playlists

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Firefly1013, May 6, 2013.

  1. Firefly1013 macrumors newbie

    Firefly1013

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    Last week I upgraded to an iPhone 5 from an iPhone 4, so this is my first experience with Siri. When I tell it to play a playlist "Play playlist Mix One" or "Playlist Mix 4" for example, it will repeat it back correctly ("Playing playlist Mix One") but plays the first song on the playlist and any other songs I might have by that particular artist.... and that artist ONLY (none of my other songs on the playlist), even if some of that artist's songs aren't on my playlist. It's like it won't play any playlist that has a mix of songs from different albums and artists. The rest of the music features work fine; if I tell it to play an album, it will-- it's just the mixed playlists that are tripping it up. If I manually select a playlist (and don't use Siri) it plays all the songs just fine.

    So, my question is-- is this something Siri can't do? Or is this just a glitch in my phone? If it's the latter I want to be able to take it back to exchange it for a new one. Do those of you with Siri find this feature works on your phones?
     
  2. Firefly1013 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Firefly1013

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    No one? Do people just not use Siri for playing playlists?
     
  3. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    I have an iPhone 5 and have no problems with selecting a playlist via Siri. Plays all songs, in order.

    The only thing I can think of is that maybe there's a misunderstanding with using numbers in a Playlist. Maybe "One" is interpreted as playing the first track, or track one. After that, the iPhone wanders off in search of other songs to play. Test with a playlist that has no number associated with it ("Spring" for example)
     
  4. Firefly1013 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Firefly1013

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    Thank you for the reply-- I thought you were on to something there! Unfortunately it didn't work. But now that I know it's supposed to work the way I thought it was, it must be glitchy software. I'm going to do a restore and see if that fixes it. Thanks again!
     

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