How to Use Siri to Control Apple Music

It’s easy to control Apple Music using Siri. Deep integration using voice commands allows you to explore music in an entirely new way.

It’s worth checking out our full list of Apple Music Commands.

Play music, skip, shuffle or dismiss specific tracks

As with the previous music app, you can ask Siri to play a specific track or album.

Hey Siri, play *song name*

..and you can be more specific.

Hey Siri, play *song name* by *artist*

You can be more choosy and ask Siri to play only music from a specific artist, playlist, or genre.

Hey Siri, play music from my *classical* playlist

You can also play music by referencing time.

Hey Siri, play *artists* first album

Hey Siri, play *artists* last album

You can ask Siri to play chart-topping songs from a given year and it will serve up a selection of tracks from the year you specify. Note this feature isn’t supported in all countries.

Hey Siri, play the top songs from 1985

Skip music

If your equivalent of musical torture should start playing, you can get quite stroppy if you feel like it.

Hey Siri, don’t play this track again

Likewise, you can skip over a song if you wish.

Hey Siri, skip this track

Get information on songs and singers

Hey Siri, who sings this?

Hey Siri, when did this song come out?

Like and buy music

Hey Siri, play more like this

Siri will add up to 50 similar songs for playback. If you hear a song you like and want to find out who the singer is, say:

If you enjoy a song you can ‘like’ it.

Hey Siri, like this song

This will add the song and similar tracks to the ‘For You’ section of Apple Music. Of course, if you really like a song, you can buy a digital copy, so it’s yours forever.

Hey Siri, buy this song

Ask Siri to suggest new music

Siri will learn about your musical tastes from your ‘likes’ and listening habits. A fantastic way to discover new music is to say:

Hey Siri, play me something I’d like

Play music in third-party apps

You can listen to music from other music services by specifying the app name in your request.

Hey Siri, play rock music in Spotify

Find out more about using Siri with Spotify.

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