Brave developers and fans who continue to research the source code of iOS 14.5 have found another interesting detail in the system: the possibility to set Spotify as default music player. This allows Siri to use this service before others, with no commands or special actions required.
Until now, if you just asked Siri to play a song, he always looked to Apple Music to do it. If you added the slogan to the command “… and Spotify
Choose once, use what you use
Among the services that we can choose as default players are Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Music, Deezer, Castro, Dark Noise, YouTube Music … all major catalogs are taken into account whether it is music or podcasts
At the moment, it looks like the feature is somewhat unstable and has a few bugs, but that’s what the betas are for: over the next few weeks, it will be tweaked to run smoothly in the final stable release. iOS 14.5 that we should see next month
This balances the scales of Apple Music’s competitors on iOS, putting them on par with Apple’s music catalog. As well can be used as an argument for future trials that Apple is going to have with Spotify, remember that this service declared a legal war against Apple for alleged monopoly operations.