Apple and Spotify have been in a competition for long in the media ground over Music streaming app which is not a hidden truth to the world of tech. What has come up as a surprising piece of news is that Spotify is seeking collaboration with Apple to enable Siri to play songs on Spotify and Apple has paid attention to it.
That is it, Apple and Spotify are in talks about potentially enabling Siri to play songs, albums, and playlists from the leading subscription music service according to a report from The Information which confirms that Spotify could be permitted to take advantage of new capabilities that Apple is introducing in iOS 13 and iPad 13. These new editions of Apple might be intended to allow other apps to be equal to Apple Music where their music requests will be responded through the company’s Siri voice assistant. According to The Verge,
“If Spotify takes advantage of the new tools, you’ll be able to play music without having to open the app on your iPhone or iPad.”
The integration could be a sign of progress between two companies that have butted heads to a more heated degree than ever before over the last year.
In March, Spotify filed an antitrust complaint with the EU that accused Apple of disadvantaging third-party services that compete with its own apps. Among other gripes (such as Apple’s subscription tax), Spotify pointed to hands-free Siri compatibility as one convenient feature that Apple was reserving for its own Apple Music service.”
Both companies have hosted websites to propagate their respective opinions. Spotify’s “Time to Play Fair” page does establish the argument in the light of the heat and Apple answered that with a lengthy public defense of App Store policies and practices. app apple hasso tried to point out potholes in Spotify’s accusations.
The Information pointed out a recent change in language on Spotify’s site about Siri support in particular:
Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely won’t let us connect with Siri to play your jams.
Only recently, Apple announced that it will let us connect with Siri to play your jams…but fails to mention our name (“I want to play [X] on Spotify”) and your HomePod will default to Apple Music.
So Spotify knows it has the new tools at its disposal and can solve for the long-standing and frustrating lack of Siri voice commands. The company hasn’t confirmed whether it plans to have an app update ready for when iOS 13 ships to consumers this fall.