Siri SDK: Not As Open As We Thought?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by v0lume4, Jun 14, 2016.

  1. v0lume4 macrumors 68000


    Jul 28, 2012
    I just came across this article:

    One of the reasons I was most excited about the Siri SDK was so that I could finally control my Spotify playlist with Siri. However, this excerpt from the Apple Dev website seems to crush that idea (

    Are these really the only things we'll be able to do with Siri? If I'm understanding all of this incorrectly, please let me know. I'd like to be wrong on this.
  2. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    You aren't wrong. That's how it stands as of now. They can always expand with 10.x, most definitely next year, but for now that's all we've got.
  3. shenfrey macrumors 68000

    May 23, 2010
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    Yep pretty disappointing - was hoping I could tell Siri to play songs/albums/playlists on Spotify but music/audio playback isn't one of the domains

    In the interview mentioned in a story on the MacRumors homepage, they did say they would work on expanding the domains over time

    Fingers crossed for iOS 11 ;)
  5. alexcanton macrumors member


    Jan 14, 2012
    Gold Coast, AU
    I think the lack of music player support is a strategic move to ensure the growth of Apple Music.
  6. ashindnile macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2015
    I would've liked to say play the latest Game of thrones, and it loads HBO Go automatically.. And they don't have a rival for it so I don't think that's the agenda.
  7. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    The biggest problem to me is Siri doesn't know Siri. I have 5 different Siri's now that should all have different names. Apple NEEDS to make Siri one experience across all devices.
  8. stulaw11 Suspended

    Jan 25, 2012
    I think this is just the first step to opening it up in the future and they will do it piece by piece. Opening it fully wouldve been a MASSIVE project.

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