Use Siri to play music or podcasts

Siri can play music from your library and help you discover new music. Siri can also help you catch up with your podcasts and find new ones.

To play music or podcasts on your devices with Siri, say "Hey Siri," then tell Siri what you want to hear.

Siri might not be available in your country or region. Learn more about iOS feature availability.

Listen to music

With an Apple Music subscription, you can access the entire Apple Music catalog and all of your playlists. Siri can search by artist or album and control what's playing, and give you information about the music that's playing. Without an Apple Music subscription, Siri can play music from your music library, including iTunes purchases and iTunes Match songs.


Find and play songs and albums

Ask Siri to play all songs from an artist, even if the songs aren't in your library. Or ask Siri to "play my music" to listen to songs in your library.

  • "Play '24K Magic' shuffled."
  • "Play the latest David Guetta album."
  • "Play my music from Echosmith."


Find and play music by charts1

You can ask Siri to play new music, play top hits, or things like:

  • "Play the top 10 country songs."
  • "Play the number one song from January 31, 1973."
  • "Play some hits from the 90s."
  • "Play the hottest Twenty One Pilots song."


Play Radio and stations

You can ask Siri to play a station or create a new one for you. Ask Siri to:  

  • "Play Beats 1."
  • "Create a radio station based on My Morning Jacket."
  • "Play electronic radio.”
  • "Play music that I like."
  • "Play NPR radio.2"


Control what's playing

While you're listening to an album or playlist, you can ask Siri to shuffle the songs. You can also tell Siri when you like or dislike a song to fine-tune your recommendations. Just say, "Hey Siri," then:

  • "Play more songs like this."
  • "Skip this song." 
  • "Turn on repeat."
  • "Turn up the volume."
  • "I like this song." or "I don't like this song."


Identify and add music

Siri can tell you information about a currently playing or recently played song, and add music to your Library. Ask Siri:

  • "Who sings this?"
  • "What was the last song called?"
  • "How many songs are on this album?"
  • "Add this song to my library."


Learn about what's playing

You can ask Siri for more details about the music that you're listening to, and find other versions of songs. For example:

  • "What year did this song come out?"
  • "Tell me more about this artist."
  • "Play a different version of this song."
  • "What song is this?"



1 Charts search is only available in the United States.

2 News radio channels vary by country or region.

Listen to podcasts

Siri can help you listen to any show in the Apple Podcasts catalog and catch up with the latest episodes of podcasts that you subscribe to.


Play podcasts

Siri can help you keep up with the podcasts that you follow. You can ask things like:

  • "Play Oprah's Supersoul Conversations."
  • "Play my newest podcasts."
  • "Play the first episode of Lore podcast."

Control podcast playback

You can control the playback of podcasts with Siri. Ask Siri to:

  • "Pause."
  • "Jump back 30 seconds."
  • "Play it twice as fast."
  • "Skip ahead 10 seconds."

Learn about what's playing

You can ask Siri for information about the podcasts you're currently listening to and ask Siri to subscribe to new podcasts. For example:

  • "What podcast is this?"
  • "Subscribe to this show."



Play audio in your home

With AirPlay and Siri, you can play and control audio throughout your house. You can also play audio through multiple speakers or add music to a queue to play next or create shared music queues.

Learn how to set up speakers in the Home app.


Play music everywhere

You can ask Siri to play music in multiple rooms, control the playback volume, and ask questions about the music. Say "Hey Siri," then:

  • "Play the Rolling Stones everywhere."
  • "Stop playing music everywhere."
  • "Set the dining room volume to 10 percent."
  • "What’s playing in the kitchen?"


Control where it's playing

You can also play your music in specific rooms, and control which speakers are connected to your system. For example, you can ask Siri to:

  • "Play a song I like in the kitchen."
  • "Add the living room speaker."
  • "Remove the music from the kitchen."
  • "Move the music to the den."


About playing content on your HomePod

HomePod automatically uses the same Apple ID that you're signed into on the iOS device that you used to set it up. After you set it up, you don't need your device to be present to use Siri to play music or podcasts.

You can listen to these audio sources through your HomePod:

  • Apple Music3
  • iTunes music purchases
  • iCloud Music Library with Apple Music3 or iTunes Match3
  • Beats 1 live radio
  • Beats 1 On Demand4
  • Apple Podcasts

You can also AirPlay other content to HomePod from your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and Mac5.


3 Subscriptions required for Apple Music and iTunes Match.

4 To listen to Beats 1 On Demand, you need an Apple Music subscription.

5 To use AirPlay, manually start AirPlay from another device or app instead of using "Hey Siri."

HomePod is not available in all countries and regions.

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Published Date:Tue May 29 17:47:52 GMT 2018