Spotify Adds Siri, Apple TV Support

Posted on October 7, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in iOS, Spotify with 2 Comments

Spotify has added support for Siri to its iPhone app, and the service will land on Apple TV for the first time later today.

“Siri [is] available on iOS 13,” the release notes for the latest Spotify app version reads. “[You can now] control your Spotify listening experience on iPhone, iPad, CarPlay, AirPods, and HomePod via Airplay … Spotify will [also] turn on Data Saver when your device’s Low Data Mode is turned on [in iOS 13].”

Additionally, Spotify notes that it has released an app for Apple TV, though I’m not seeing it at the time of this writing. You will soon be able to download this app through the Apple TV App Store or by enabling the “automatically install apps” option in Apple TV Settings.

These are both big moves from a company that has had to report Apple to antitrust regulators in the EU because of Apple’s anticompetitive behavior. So far, it’s had little impact: Spotify still holds a commanding lead over Apple Music overall, but the picture on iOS is complicated because of Apple’s faithful fan base.

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Comments (2)

2 responses to “Spotify Adds Siri, Apple TV Support”

  1. will

    Apple should open its iOS system to allow for setting defaults on certain categories. If they just did this and allowed us to change the icon layouts in iOS 14, plus the bug fixes, that would be enough.


    (oh and improved mouse support on iPadOS as well)

  2. Skolvikings

    It's about time they added an Apple TV app. I know they previously supported AirPlay, but that's not the same thing. I don't want to use my iPhone as the media player for my TV. I want to play a game on my iPhone while my Apple TV is the media player for my TV.