Though Apple Music has beaten Spotify in winning more subscribers in the US, there are some loyal Spotify users, who do not want to switch to Apple Music. It was a long-standing demand of Spotify users to integrate Siri with this music streaming app. Apple has listened to your prayers as the tech giant has rolled out Shortcuts app in iOS 12 and users can control Spotify with Siri shortcuts.
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For Spotify users, a list of Siri shortcuts to select an album, artist, or song, will be a great help. However, as anybody can expect, Siri’s control over Spotify won’t be as smooth as that of Apple Music.
How to Add Spotify Siri Shortcut to Play Music from Spotify on iPhone or iPad
Step #1. First off, download Spotify Siri shortcut on your iOS device.
Step #2. Next, tap on Get Shortcut to save it in the Shortcuts app on iPhone/iPad.
Step #3. Now launch Shortcuts app on your iOS device and tap on three dots on Spotify Siri shortcut. This will open the Settings of that specific Siri shortcut, and you can edit that shortcut as per your choice.
Step #4. Tap on Settings icon from the top right corner.
Step #5. Then, tap “Add to Siri” and record a phrase to activate the shortcut.
For example, you can record “Play Spotify.”
Step #6. Tap on “Done” to save this phrase.
You need to tap Done button twice to complete the process.
It is time to invoke Siri; use Hey Siri and speak “Play Spotify” command.
There you go! Siri runs your command and you will be prompted to ask the name of artists, titles, or albums you want to play on Spotify using Siri shortcut. Note that your music will be opened in Spotify app on your device.
You may also check out other shortcuts for this music app.
Best Spotify Siri Shortcuts for iPhone
Play Spotify Album
Spotify Radio On Iphone Apps
You can speak a name of an album and the Spotify will play songs from that particular album on your device. When you speak this command, Spotify automatically begins to play the selected album on your iPhone or iPad. In case there is more than one album with the same name, you can speak the year in which the album is released.
Play Spotify Track
Want to play a track of an artist or from an album? You can say ‘Play Spotify (name of the track),’ and the app will play that song for you. Just pronounce the name of artists or albums precisely and enjoy the song. Like the album, Spotify will automatically play the track you have spoken.
Spotify On Iphone
Search Spotify Playlist
If you have created some playlists on Spotify, you can search one of those playlists on your iPhone or iPad. Since this is a search query, the music app will not play songs directly. When Spotify presents you with results, you can either speak the track name or select a song by tapping on the screen manually.
Search Spotify Artist
Like a playlist, you can search your favorite artist from the Spotify app. Again, this will not play any song of that artist. Spotify will show you albums or songs created by the artist. From the list, you can either select an album or song composed/sung by that artist.
That’s all friends!
More shortcuts are coming your way. Apple will keep improving its intelligent voice assistant to make your life more comfortable. This Siri integration in Spotify also explains the music app’s popularity in the United States.
You might want to refer these posts as well:
Download Spotify Radio App
What other shortcuts would you like to see in the Siri Shortcuts for Spotify? Share your feedback with us in the comment below.
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