Siri Won't Play A Requested Song

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  1. blairh, Aug 12, 2015
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    blairh macrumors 68030

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    Anybody else having this issue? The solution online seems to be subscribing to Apple Music, which I have no desire to do so.

    Each time I request a specific song I get an error message.

    Edit: To be clear, I'm asking Siri via my Watch.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    You are asking Siri to play a song you own AND have on your :apple:Watch or iPhone?
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Yep you will need to either be a member of Apple's music service or have the song on your phone. I just asked Siri to play songs in my phone's music and it did so with no problem.
     
  4. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I'm requesting songs stored on my iPhone. It won't ever play one. Always an error message. I'm seeing this is a known issue and the 'solution' is to join Apple Music.
     
  5. Newtons Apple, Aug 12, 2015
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    Sorry. Realize you are trying to play music via Siri on your watch. Mine will not do that, even if the songs are in my library.
     
  6. ivandr macrumors regular

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    I'm guessing because you asked the question in the Watch forum that you are asking Siri via your watch. Do you have the song you're asking for loaded onto your watch? I'm guessing that Siri on the watch can't see the music stored on your phone when you ask it to play a song. (I don't have music loaded onto my watch so I can't really test it out)
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Before 'guessing' :D why didn't you try this out? Then you would know it plays music from your iPhone.:eek:
     
  8. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    It's supposed to be able to without having the music on the Watch.

    There is a thread about this over at the Apple discussion boards. Same issue. Someone called Apple support and they had no solution.
     
  9. ivandr macrumors regular

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    I have 0 songs loaded onto my phone and my watch. I use spotify. I was just trying to offer a suggestion.
     
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    Not only will Siri play a track on iPhone via Watch, she'll also pause it too (if you ask nicely).
     
  11. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Doesn't work for me.
     
  12. mcdj macrumors 604

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    I asked Siri to "play Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin". No dice.

    I then asked to "play Rock and Roll by Led Zeppelin." Played immediately.

    I own both songs and both are physically on my iPhone.

    Maybe Jimmy Page forbids Stairway to be played on a watch.
     
  13. IamDave macrumors regular

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    Same problem here. Ask Siri to play a song on iPhone via the watch and no joy. I will say, however this used to work for me a month or two ago but recently a stopped for some reason. Would be good to get an answer.
     
  14. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I believe the issue is Apple Music. Solutions online push people to join the service (no thanks). I hope the 2.0 Watch update will fix this issue. Would be really nice to bring up an individual song.
     
  15. IamDave, Sep 12, 2015
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    Thought I found a solution as per post 7 here https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7099291

    But it definitely seems like it depends on Apple music subscription.

    ETA: It seems to play requested artists just not individual songs.
     

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