How to Get Siri to Play Spotify

Siri works with thousands of third-party apps if installed on your iPhone. These include those provided by popular music services like Spotify, Apple Music’s closest rival.

You can ask Siri to play songs, playlists, and podcasts on Spotify using voice commands.

You can also use Siri with Spotify on an iPad, AirPods, CarPlay, Apple TV, and HomePod via AirPlay. Spotify Premium subscribers also have the option to listen directly from an Apple Watch.

In this article, we’ll show you how to:

  1. Ask Siri to play music on Spotify instead of Apple Music.
  2. Ensure Spotify is enabled to work with Siri on your iPhone.

How to use Siri with Spotify instead of Apple Music

So, how can you play songs on Spotify rather than Apple Music? By default, if you ask Siri to play a song, it will open up Apple Music if you are subscribed or prompt you to begin a subscription if you aren’t. To prevent this from happening, you need to say ‘on Spotify’ at the end of your request.

Hey Siri, play song name on Spotify.

Hey Siri, play playlist on Spotify.

Hey Siri, play album on Spotify.

For example:

Hey Siri, play Dua Lipa on Spotify.

Ask Siri to play music by an artist on Spotify
Ask Siri to play music by an artist on Spotify

Siri can play songs, artists, albums, playlists, podcasts, and much more.

You can also ‘like’ music, ask what’s currently playing, and control your media settings in the same way as Apple Music.

How to ensure Siri works with Spotify

When you first ask to play something on Spotify, Siri will ask for permission to access Spotify data. Either say ‘Yes’ or tap on the Yes button.

Siri will ask your permission to access Spotify's data
Siri will ask your permission to access Spotify’s data

To manually enable (or disable if you wish) the ‘on Spotify’ feature, you need to allow it in your iPhone’s settings.

  • Go to Settings > Siri & Search.
  • Scroll down through your apps until you see Spotify.
  • Tap on Spotify and toggle on the Use with Ask Siri switch so it is set to green.
Ensure Spotify is configured to work with Siri in Settings
Ensure Spotify is configured to work with Siri in Settings

Learn more about Siri Apple Music commands using our comprehensive guide.

Want to discover more about using Siri, Apple’s popular virtual assistant? We’ve written a helpful collection of tutorials full of techniques for using apps, dictation, using Siri Shortcuts, and a comprehensive beginner’s guide to activating and using Siri.