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Apple is reportedly in talks to let Siri play Spotify tracks



When Apple unveiled iOS 13, Apple opened up the opportunity for Siri to work with competing music services through new SiriKit updates. If Apple and Spotify can work out something, you'll be able to play Spotify tunes using Siri from an iPhone without having to open the app. However, Apple Music will still be the standard music service for Siri on Apple devices, according to The Information sources.

As part of its antitrust complaint, Spotify created a website listing the causes of what Apple feels doesn't behave competitively. The main thing is the 1

5 to 30 percent fee that Apple takes on Spotify's subscription service from the App Store. It feels that by acting as a concierge for services like Spotify, while also offering their own app, Apple is competing unfairly.

Spotify originally stated that "Apple will not allow us to be on the HomePod, and they will definitely not let us contact Siri to play jams." As The Information notes, however, the wording changed , which now reads: "Only recently did Apple announce that it will let us contact Siri to play paper jams … but fail to mention our name (& # 39; I will play [X] on Spotify & # 39;) and your HomePod will be Apple Music by default. "

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa both work with Spotify, but Siri doesn't. Apple has used this fact to push its own Apple Music service, which has tight integration with Siri, HomePod and Apple TV (As of the last count, Apple Music has over 60 million paid subscribers, while Spotify has north of 100 million premium users.) In any case, the news – which should be taken with a grain of salt – is unlikely to derail Spotify's competitive operation in the EU.


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