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As most of you guys know, I’m a huge Spotify fan. I’ve been using the service ever since it appeared on US shores, and it’s by far the best music streaming service in my opinion.

One thing that I’ve always missed about Spotify when compared to the stock Music app, is the ability to control my tunes via Siri. With the stock Music app, you can use Siri to play any song in your library, or play a music station using iTunes Radio. Spotify? Not so much.

That all changed a few days ago when developer Zaid Elkurdi released Assistant+. With a little finagling, you can get Assistant+ to interface with Spotify on a limited basis. But with Zaid’s new add-on called SpotifySiriControls, you can do a whole lot more.

As you may have guessed, SpotifySiriControls is an downloadable add-on to Assistant+, and as such, Assistant+, a $1.99 jailbreak tweak on the BigBoss repo, is a prerequisite.

Once you have both installed, you can simply begin interfacing with Spotify via Siri with no setup or prior configuration. You can say things like:

  • Search for Taylor Switch on Spotify
  • Search Phoenix on Spotify
  • Play I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman on Spotify

And of course, if your iPhone is plugged into power, or if you’re using a tweak like UntetheredHeySiri, you can say something like Hey Siri, Play Alphabetical by Phoenix on Spotify

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If you’re a bit Spotify fan, then it’s extremely nice to be able to interface with Siri using no hands. Imagine riding in the car with Spotify connected and being able to play a new song using nothing but your voice. Now combine that with Spotify’s vast library, and you have a road trip that dreams are made of.

There’s only one feature that I wish SpotifySiriControls had, and thats’ the ability to play specific playlists. Perhaps someone will make their own Assistant+ plugin to provide us with such functionality.

Whatever the case may be, the future is bright for both Siri lovers and Spotify lovers. Again, SpotifySiriControls is a free add-on, but it does require the $1.99 Assistant+ to work.

What do you think about controlling Spotify using only your voice?

  • Linton Findlay

    by now you would think apple would let third parties add their own siri actions

  • omericane

    i wish that you don’t have to say “on Spotify” every time….I miss AssistantLove

  • Montgomery Tyler

    loving it

  • Lucus Bendzsa

    Search for Taylor Swift in Spotify. I am a huge Taylor Swift fan, and love that she is in the article, but she isn’t on Spotify. You should change that to Megan Trainor.

  • Dante Arellano

    Yea nice for few times after that boring bitch

  • nonchalont

    Wish Rdio got love.

  • Ex mea sententia

    This has potential but until it’s more like Assistant Love I’m going to pass.

  • sunfire7

    It says taylor switch….. XD anyway if they say that there will be no results

  • Plistumichu

    Would it work with languages other than English?

    • Philipp M

      I can only say, that it didn’t work with German, I think (right now) you can only use it in English

      • Pablo Arroyo

        It didn’t work in Spanish either.

  • Jon Carlson

    If I wasn’t so hesitant to jailbreak my iphone I would so get this app