Spotify update adds Siri support on iOS 13, Apple TV app released too

Spotify update adds Siri support on iOS 13, Apple TV app released too
Spotify quietly released a new update for its iOS app which brings important improvements and new features. The most important is Siri support on iOS 13, which means that you'll be able to control your Spotify app on iPhone, iPad, Carplay, Airpods, and HomePode via Airplay.

After applying the latest update, simply say “Play [artist] on Spotify” and your iOS 13-powered device should do the rest. Be sure to mention Spotify though, otherwise, Siri will start Apple Music by default.

Another important new addition is Apple TV support, which means that you can now download the app via the tvOS App Store or enable “automatically install apps” in tvOS settings to install it.

Last but not least, Spotify has introduced low data mode on iOS 13. Basically, this means that the app will now turn on Data Saver when your iOS device's Low Data Mode is turned on.

All the improvements added in the update should work with all the devices running iOS 13, but 9to5mac discovered that the HomePod does not recognize Siri song requests yet. The issue might be addressed in a future iOS update, so you might want to try again after iOS 13.2 gets released.

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5 Comments

2. midan

Posts: 2971; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Apple TV app! Very nice! Can get rid of that laggy samsung smart tv app.

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7419; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Apple's Siri is still a joke. If you don't say Spotify then it fails. If you cancel Apple music or your not subscribed to it, then Apple should default to what you use to begin with on your own iPhone. No wonder why the EU, DOJ, and many others are going after Apple and their controlling, manipulating, monopolistic, and bullying ways.

5. mackan84

Posts: 545; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Midan actually use Siri and Apple TV and Spotify while you don’t. It’s funny that this is a quiet update when this was one of the original complaints from Spotify, and which Apple replied that Spotify had full support to do. Was it one year ago?

3. gadgetpower

Posts: 272; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

Don’t care with spotify anymore. We have family subscription to apple music, news, arcade, icloud and soon apple tv+.

6. Valdomero

Posts: 697; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

So, now I can ask Siri to play X music from Spotify?

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