Today, it is reported that Spotify, the world's most popular streaming service, is currently in discussions with Apple to allow iPhone users to access Siri when using Spotify to play songs, playlists and albums.
The discussions involve a new set of tools that Apple announced in June to provide audio app manufacturers – for streaming music, podcasts and radio – ways to make these apps work with Siri, a feature that is especially useful in situations where hands -Free phone use is important, such as driving. The recent talks between the companies about Siri have not been reported previously.
Although Apple and Spotify reach an agreement, Apple Music is expected to remain the standard music streaming service when users ask Siri to play songs on their Apple devices, said one person familiar with the matter.
Apple said it had previously reached out to Spotify to support Siri and another Apple technology, AirPlay 2, on several previous occasions, and that Spotify had told Apple that it "worked on it."
At Apple's annual developer conference in June, they announced that it will finally allow developers of audio apps to make their services easily accessible through Siri's voice commands. The company adds the capabilities of an existing set of developer software tools, known as SiriKit, as it is updated for an upcoming version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 1
While Spotify has not publicly stated its intention to use Apple's software announced in June to get Spotify to work with Siri, no longer claims the two are incompatible since Apple's announcement in June.
To learn more about this story, read the Information Report. The language of the report supports logical specifications lation, but does not have much meat on its legs. On the other hand, with the EU's antitrust commission blowing Apple's neck over Spotify's complaints about them, working only with Spotify is only in their best interests.