Spotify app now works with Siri voice assistant on Apple Watch
We haven’t heard that much about Spotify’s European anti-competition complaint against Apple for a while, despite rumblings last year about a potential investigation. However, there have been some moves by Apple to open...
April 3, 2020
Even after Siri integration, Spotify jabs at Apple again
This week, Spotify launched an Apple TV app as well as integrating with Apple’s Siri voice assistant on iPhone, which you might think represented a rapprochement of sorts between the two companies, following their longstanding...
October 9, 2019
Spotify finally gets an Apple TV app and Siri integration
Big news from Spotify’s drive to be on as many devices as possible: it’s now available on… Armani smartwatches! Okay, that’s not *the* big news from Spotify’s drive. Yesterday saw the company...
October 8, 2019
Spotify reportedly in talks with Apple over Siri support
The Siri voice assistant is one of the points of contention in Spotify’s anticompetition complaint against Apple: “‘Siri, can you play that awesome Spotify playlist?’ Siri says no,” as Spotify’s ‘Time to Play...
August 14, 2019
Report: Apple is opening up Siri to other music services
One of the music-related antitrust complaints about Apple concerns how open (or not) its Siri voice-assistant is to streaming services that aren’t Apple Music. “Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely...
June 6, 2019
Google Assistant tops VC firm’s voice-assistant ‘IQ’ test
Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the smartest smart-speaker of them all? This is no fairytale: it’s a study by venture-capital firm Loup Ventures of the relative ‘IQs’ of the main voice assistants: Google Assistant,...
July 26, 2018
Apple HomePod keeps Siri voice commands for Apple Music
Business Insider has chosen its words carefully in an article about Apple’s new smart speaker: ‘Spotify won't work with Siri on Apple's HomePod’. It’s sparked by a message published by Apple for app developers...
October 31, 2017
Report claims 35.6m Americans will use smart speakers in 2017
Smart speakers like Amazon Echo speaker and its Alexa assistant have been getting plenty of music-industry people excited about its potential to provide new ways to discover and listen to music. With the launch of Google...
May 8, 2017
Apple reportedly not building Echo-style ‘Siri machine’
The tech and media industries have always been full of people with firm ideas about what Apple should build next, from smart TVs to VR headsets. And now smart speakers, thanks to the popularity of Amazon’s Echo and its...
February 21, 2017
Siri won’t answer chart questions without Apple Music
We’re finding it hard to get outraged about the fact that Apple’s Siri software won’t tell you who’s in the charts unless you’re an Apple Music subscriber – but it’s an interesting glimpse at the company’s...
October 27, 2015
SoundHound’s new direction is more like Siri and Cortana
We know SoundHound best as a rival to Shazam that didn’t quite get the same traction with users. However, the company is receiving excitable press this week for its new direction: voice-search app Hound, which is being...
June 3, 2015