Siri Apple Music Commands

Make sure you get all that you can out of using Siri with Apple Music on your iPhone iPad and Apple TV, with this guide to the most popular and useful commands.

Playback Commands

Basic commands to use when getting started with using Siri to control Apple Music.

Specific Requests

Use Siri to ask for a particular song, album, or artist, as well as edit playlists and make more general requests, like years and moods.


Ask for further details on a song that’s playing.

Give your Opinions

You can tell Siri which songs you like, and which ones you never want to hear again! As well as rate music you enjoy, so you can playback your highest rated tracks another time.

Like this songOpinions
Never play this song againOpinions
Rate this song five starsOpinions
Next songPlayback
Pause this songPlayback
Play some musicPlayback
Play this song from the beginningPlayback
Previous songPlayback
Repeat this songPlayback
What was the top song in [year]?Questions
What was the top song on [date]?Questions
What’s this song?Questions
When was this recorded?Questions
When was this song released?Questions
Who's the drummer in this?Questions
Who sings this?Questions
Add this to my [name] playlistRequests
Listen to [artist]Requests
Play a live version of this songRequests
Play something [mood]Requests
Play something newRequests
Play the [film] soundtrackRequests
Play the newest song by [artist]Requests
Play the number one song right nowRequests
Play [title] by [artist]Requests
Play top 10 songs from [artist]Requests
Play top 10 songs from [year]Requests
Shuffle my [name] playlistRequests
Sing me a songRequests
What is the newest album by [artist]?Requests

Shazam Integration

Apple recently bought Shazam, and app which can recognize music, TV shows, movies, and more based on a snippet of sound. When you can hear music playing out in a bar or club, and want to know what it is, say:

Hey Siri, ‘What song is this?’ or ‘What’s this song?’ 

Siri replies, ‘Let me listen’ and will most likely take a few seconds to recognize the song. 

Once it does, Siri will respond by saying something like ‘I can name that tune.’ and will speak both the title and artist as well as a song cover and ‘buy’ link to the iTunes store.

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