To use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Apple updates Siri with the ability to play music from third-party audio applications. The giant Cupertino has expanded the SiriKit framework to provide support for third-party audio applications, including music, podcasts and audio books. This means that in the future you can ask Siri to play your favorite songs from Spotify or Amazon Music. It is hoped that new experiences will come into force from the release of iOS 13 and iPadOS.
At WWDC 2019 on Monday, Apple briefly mentions SiriKit – without making any updates. In particular, the company highlighted Siri’s ability to read messages that entered via AirPods using SiriKit support. However, one of the news on the company’s website confirmed that the framework had received highly anticipated capabilities to support third-party audio applications.
SiriKit provides support for third-party audio applications, including music, podcasts and audio books, so developers can now integrate Siri directly into their iOS, iPadOS and watchOS applications by allowing users to control their voice with simple voice commands. “
As noted by MacRumors, Apple can allow users to use Spotify above Siri with new steps. It is important to note that Spotify recently filed a complaint against Apple alleging that one of its concerns was Siri’s inability to play parts of third-party sources.
An update for SiriKit overcomes the Spotify problem and allows Apple users to play music through their favorite third-party applications. In addition, the launch of iOS 13 and iPadOS will likely lead to new changes later this year.