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.
Basic commands to use when getting started with using Siri to control Apple Music.
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 song||Opinions|
|Never play this song again||Opinions|
|Rate this song five stars||Opinions|
|Pause this song||Playback|
|Play some music||Playback|
|Play this song from the beginning||Playback|
|Repeat this song||Playback|
|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] playlist||Requests|
|Listen to [artist]||Requests|
|Play a live version of this song||Requests|
|Play something [mood]||Requests|
|Play something new||Requests|
|Play the [film] soundtrack||Requests|
|Play the newest song by [artist]||Requests|
|Play the number one song right now||Requests|
|Play [title] by [artist]||Requests|
|Play top 10 songs from [artist]||Requests|
|Play top 10 songs from [year]||Requests|
|Shuffle my [name] playlist||Requests|
|Sing me a song||Requests|
|What is the newest album by [artist]?||Requests|
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.