Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

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bhavin-gb
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Glad to know you found Melody useful. Yes, putting Melody into listening
mode as soon as it opens is technically possible, I'll discuss this
internally with our product/eng. team.

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

ta2b2
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Any update on this? Would love to see this work.

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

yapishkahilt
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Having the option to set Melody to open in listen mode (like Shazam, for example) would significantly improve its functionality. Like others, I’m aiming to be able to choose music to play while I’m driving without my hands leaving the steering wheel. If auto listen mode is available, we could use Siri to open the Melody app and then tell Melody what to play completely hands-free.

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

minibob3
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It's very frustrating that Apple Music has Siri integration but Spotify doesn't. I'm certain Apple is restricting this feature to gain marketshare for Apple Music, which is infuriating. I will be submitting a coment to Apple about this and I suggest you all do the same. 

 

Here's the link: https://www.apple.com/feedback/iphone.html

Here's my comment:

Siri integration should be allowed with Spotify. It's crucial that you allow full hands-free control since most times I'm listening to music while driving. 

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6

Sethicus
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Definitely understand where you are coming from as far as adaptability and
market dominance goes...

Way I see it though, each company has a right to operate as they see fit.
If Apple has chosen to not allow Siri control in Spotify, that is their
prerogative because they are, after all, a for profit company. Frustrating
as it may be to not be able to control the platform of our choice, It comes
down to the fact that no one requires any of us to purchase and use the
technology and services we choose to.

Apple has taken huge strides to include as much as they can on their
platforms while still maintaining the competitive edge by incentivizing the
use of their services with their products.
Want to use the Siri to control your tunes? Apple Music is where it's at... which, aside
from being obnoxiously bright at night, is just as good and arguably better
once the switch has been made.

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6

yapishkahilt
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Actually Apple has a long history of restricting cross-platform compatibility with its hardware and software. It almost killed them in the 1990s; they were on the verge of bankruptcy in part because of their prohibitive licensing that was ultimately penny-wise and pound-foolish.

 

That being said, the discussion here has focused on workarounds to Apple's Siri restrictions, and the Melody app devs appear to believe that an option to open the app in listening mode may work. Discussing such possibilities is favorable, in my view, to simply saying that it's Apple's prerogative to limit its devices' functionality and we should just be quiet and use them as the company wants us to.

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6

Sethicus
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Fair enough. Key point is Apple made their own decisions. By all means, locating workarounds can be helpful. In my experience, they just seem to booger up the whole use, but that is an unfair broad generalization. It's the seamless integration that will be difficult to find, but options exist.

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Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

Any13906
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Play previous track works for me for using voice commands to control Spotify as well as the other voice commands for Siri mentioned, I have a iPhone 7 Plus and it only works if you say “play previous track” not solely “previous track” unlike the voice command to ask Siri to play the next song “next track” works without having to say “play” before requesting the next track to be played, not sure why but there you go haha

Re: Can I use voice commands (through Siri) to control Spotify on my iPhone 6?

Roberto-Carboni
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I just tried Melody and I can confirm that, while it picks up song titles and artist names incredibly well, sometimes it ends up playing something different and loosely related to the query. Just keep trying and it will eventually work as intended.

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