iPhone: how to use Spotify (or another application) as a pre-defined music player in iOS 14.5

Spotify on iPhone

The first beta of iOS 14.5 brought a variety of new features, perhaps the most important being the possibility of unlocking your iPhone with a mask through the Apple Watch. However, it seems that the producers have also reserved a very pleasant surprise for Spotify users.

Users who are testing iOS version 14.5 can already use Spotify as a pre-defined music application on the iPhone, using Siri as an intermediary. The functionality will reach all when the official release of the new version of the Apple operating system.

iOS 14.5 lets you use a service other than Apple Music

Until now, it was already allowed to ask Siri to play Spotify songs using some voice commands, but this news means that you will not have to inform the assistant about which streaming service to use.

Unfortunately there is no option in the settings for us to change the service, just as we have for email applications or internet browsers.

Perhaps the final version will bring us that option, but for now you will have to follow the steps described below to choose Spotify as the default application.

How to use Spotify as a pre-defined application on iOS 14.5

Spotify on iPhone
Spotify configuration as a pre-defined app on iOS 14.5, via 9to5mac
  1. Make sure you’re running iOS 14.5 beta on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Ask Siri to play a song / artist / album
  3. Find the pop-up message to choose the service you want to use
  4. Tap “Yes” to allow Siri to access Spotify data (or another application)
  5. Your music should start playing
  6. In the future, requests for Siri to play any song must use the service you choose. The functionality still has some bugs

This openness on the part of Apple makes life much easier for those who use a music streaming service other than Apple Music.

Tighter integration with Siri’s controls is something that has long been requested by iPhone and iPad users, so this is something that is very welcome by the community.

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