Tips for Getting Siri to Play Tracks in Apple Music

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    If you are signed up for the free, three-month trial of Apple Music, you probably know by now many of the cool features the streaming music service has to offer. But, did you know that Siri can make the experience even better? We've got a few tips for getting Siri to act as your digital deejay.


    To get the full use of Siri's compatibility with Apple Music, make sure you are subscribed and your iCloud Music Library is on.

    Play a Radio Station or Beats 1

    Not only can Siri play a radio station like Electronic or Oldies, but now the personal assistant can also start playing live Beats 1 programming. Just ask her to "Play Beats 1."


    Play an Apple Music Playlist

    One of the things I love about Apple Music is the playlist feature in the For You section. If I've recently "liked" a particular song, A new playlist based on that will show up. If you know the name of an Apple Music created playlist, ask for it specifically. For example, "Play Souxie & The Banshees: Deep Cuts."

    What Song is Playing

    If Apple Music is playing a song you don't recognize, you can ask for more information. Just say, "What song is this?" to discover the artist and song title.


    Add an Album to Your Playlist

    If you like the song that is playing and want to hear the whole album, ask Siri to add the album to your playlist and it will begin playing after the current track is finished.

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    Article Link: Tips for Getting Siri to Play Tracks in Apple Music
  2. nortofthe13th macrumors member


    Jan 3, 2014
    This is where it gets awesome! The Siri integration is wicked!
    (I know some people have had a rough experience with Music, and Siri for that matter... But I'm hooked!)
  3. Analog Kid macrumors 601

    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    I don't want to subscribe to Apple Music, but I would still like Siri to play a song from my library when asked. Any hints?

    All I get now is an error message...
  4. Bwinski macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2010
    UNLESS, you know how or someone you know, knows how to teach this lazy twerp to play a VIDEO LOCALLY, she stays IN THE BOX.
  5. darcyf macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    Any use of Siri while a song is actually playing interrupts the playback. What's the good of that?
  6. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2008
    Montréal, Canada
    When asking siri to play songs by artist, it plays ALL the songs of said artist instead of the ones I have in my library.. (Apple Music + My Music )

    Any way around this?
  7. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    There was definitely some good tips in here.

    My current biggest annoyance is that when I add a playlist to my music, and I already have some of those songs, I end up with doubles inside of those albums.

    Anyone having a similar issue or have a remedy?
  8. michaelant macrumors regular


    Apr 8, 2006
    If you use Siri on the Apple Watch, it doesn't interrupt playback at all, and is pretty frickin awesome. You don't even have to touch a button! Just look at your wrist, say "hey Siri, play some Daft Punk" and away it goes.

    You can't add tracks to Up Next yet on the Watch, but that'll be there in a month or two with the next OS version, if I remember correctly. Controlling music by talking to my watch is my favorite thing about the Apple Watch so far.
  9. Pagemakers macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
    In my opinion Siri is absolutely useless at playing music.

    1. Says the song is playing when its not.
    2. Can't play the song even though it's in the Aplle Music library.
    3. Plays the right song but the wrong artist. Ie a tribute artist.
    Absolutely more trouble than it's worth.
  10. DaveNinja macrumors 6502


    Oct 18, 2005
    Is there anyway to tell siri to never play a track by a specific artist again? Like can i remove the possibility of "Pearl Jam" from ever showing up on a playlist?
  11. Pagemakers macrumors 68020


    Mar 28, 2008
    Manchester UK
  12. citi macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2006
    Simi Valley, CA
    These are great features and I never think to use Siri for these things. However, in my mind, when I press Siri it should know the context of why I activated her and all I should have to say is: like, don't like, skip. Maybe in next months update.

    The apple watch is going to help with a lot of the things. When I'm driving I prefer to use the apple watch to reply to a text instead of the car mic. It's just easier. Just add waze to my watch and I'll be super happy.
  13. theteeth macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2010
    The only thing of interest I learned from this article is that Lory has great taste! Some of my faves :)

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