Play Music on Your iPhone with Siri - dummies

By Nancy C. Muir

Siri helps you do many things on your iPhone. One of the many things she can help you with is playing music. You can use Siri to play music from the Music app and iTunes Radio. Press and hold the Home button until Siri appears.

  1. To play music, speak a command, such as “Play music” or “Play Jazz radio station” to play a specific song, album, or radio station.

    You can use the integration of iPhone with Shazam, a music identifier app that arrived with iOS 8, to identify tagged music. First, when you’re near an audio source playing music, press and hold the Home button to activate Siri.

  2. Ask Siri a question such as “What music is playing?” or “What’s this song?”

  3. Siri listens for a bit and if Siri recognizes the song, it shows you the song name, artist, any other available information, and the ability to purchase the music in the iTunes Store.

If you’re listening to music or a podcast with earphones plugged in, and stop midstream, the next time you plug in earphones, Siri recognizes that you might want to continue with the same item