Here are some basic commands to use when getting started with using Siri to control Apple Music. They fall into four categories.
Activate Siri on an iPhone by using one of these options:
- Say “Hey Siri” followed by your request.
- Press and hold the Side button (iPhone X and newer) or Home button (iPhone 8 and older) on your iPhone.
(If this doesn't work, learn how to set up Siri on an iPhone).
Control playback of your music. Play, pause, and rewind songs. Adjust the volume and skip music.
|Pause this song||Playback|
|Play some music||Playback|
|Play this song from the beginning||Playback|
|Repeat this song||Playback|
|Skip this song||Playback|
|Increase the volume||Playback|
|Set volume to fifty percent||Playback|
Use Siri to ask for a particular song, album, or artist, as well as edit playlists and make more general requests, like years, genres, moods, and activities.
|Add this to my [name] playlist||Requests|
|Listen to [artist]||Requests|
|Play a live version of this song||Requests|
|Play something [mood - such as happy]||Requests|
|Play some [activity - such as workout] music||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|
Ask for further details on a song playing, such as who sings it, when it was released, and what the song is called.
|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|
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|
Apple recently bought Shazam, an app that 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, show the song cover and provide a 'buy' or 'add' link to the Apple Music store.
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