Use Siri to play music and podcasts

Discover all the ways to use Siri to play the music and podcasts you love to listen to. Find out tips for using Siri, and how to control whatʼs playing throughout your home with just your voice.

How to use Siri

To activate Siri on your Apple device, just say "Hey Siri" or press a button. You can also type your request to Siri.

Find out how to use Siri on your Apple device.

Use Siri with Apple Music

If you have an individual, family or student subscription to Apple Music, you can ask Siri to play anything from the Apple Music catalogue, find songs by lyrics, add music to your library and more.

If you subscribe to Apple Music Voice, find out what you can ask Siri.

Play a song, album or artist

  • "Hey Siri, play Cartwheel by Lucy Dacus."
  • "Hey Siri, play Ed Sheeran."
  • "Hey Siri, play J. Balvin's new album."

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Play hits from any decade or genre

  • "Hey Siri, play some 90's alternative music."
  • "Hey Siri, play some popular hip-hop songs."
  • "Hey Siri, play some 80s music."

Siri Tip: Siri takes the work out of choosing what to play next. Just ask Siri to play a song, and similar songs will play automatically.

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Play music that fits your mood

  • "Hey Siri, play some chill music."
  • "Hey Siri, play music for a rainy day."
  • "Hey Siri, play something happy."

Play music for an activity

  • "Hey Siri, play music to study."
  • "Hey Siri, play some dinner party music."
  • "Hey Siri, play some workout music."

Siri Tip: In the Apple Music app, go to Listen Now and take a look at Just Ask Siri to discover more ways to play music for any moment.

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Tell Siri what you like and don't like

  • "Hey Siri, I like this song."
  • "Hey Siri, I don't like this song."
  • "Hey Siri, play more music like this."

Play music picked just for you

  • "Hey Siri, play some music I like."
  • "Hey Siri, play my favourites mix."
  • "Hey Siri, play my personal station."

Siri Tip: Did you know that Siri can replay your top songs of the year? Just say "Hey Siri, play my Replay playlist from this year".

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Find out what's playing

  • "Hey Siri, who sings this song?"
  • "Hey Siri, what album is this on?"
  • "Hey Siri, what's the name of this song?"

Add music to your library or playlist

  • "Hey Siri, add this song to my library."
  • "Hey Siri, add this album to my library."
  • "Hey Siri, add this song to my workout playlist."

Siri Tip: Did you know that Siri can find a song by just the lyrics? Say "Hey Siri, play the song with the lyrics", then say the lyrics.

Listen to live and on-demand radio

  • "Hey Siri, play Z100."
  • "Hey Siri, play Apple Music 1."
  • "Hey Siri, play the latest episode of Rap Life Radio."

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Control what’s playing

  • "Hey Siri, pause."
  • "Hey Siri, skip this song." 
  • "Hey Siri, repeat this song". 
  • "Hey Siri, turn up the volume."

Use Siri with Apple Podcasts

Listen to your favourite podcasts, follow programmes and control playback – all with Siri.

Here are some things you can do.

Play and follow podcasts

  • "Hey Siri, play You're Wrong About podcast."
  • "Hey Siri, play the latest episode of Wow in the World."
  • "Hey Siri, follow this show."

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Control playback

  • "Hey Siri, pause."
  • "Hey Siri, rewind 30 seconds." 
  • "Hey Siri, play this twice as fast."
  • "Hey Siri, skip ahead 10 minutes."

Use Siri to control audio throughout your home

Ask Siri to play music in one room and stream a podcast to another. Or ask Siri to play the same audio everywhere in your home. And control what's playing with just your voice.

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Play it anywhere or everywhere

  • "Hey Siri, play Lucy Dacus in the kitchen." 
  • "Hey Siri, play this podcast in the bedroom."
  • "Hey Siri, play Lucy Dacus in the office and kitchen."
  • "Hey Siri, play this everywhere."

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Control where it’s playing

  • "Hey Siri, stop playing music everywhere."
  • "Hey Siri, set the volume in the living room to 20 percent."
  • "Hey Siri, move this music to the bedroom."
  • "Hey Siri, stop playing music in the bedroom."

Siri availability, features and commands vary by language, country and region. Find out which Siri features are supported in your country or region.

Availability of Apple Music and Apple Podcasts may vary by country or region. Find out what's available in your country or region.

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