It is rare to see Apple add options to iOS that allow you to configure the application that you actually want to use to achieve something, rather than forcing you to use the official Apple application. Although I suspect that you can never use anything other than the App Store to get new software on your iPhone (without jailbreak), at least soon you will have more control over the applications that Siri uses to implement yours Audio-related requests.
This frequently discussed feature is expected to be part of iOS 14.5, but there are some tricky patches during its development – this option appeared in beta, was kept in later updates, and is now back. This is normal though, it’s back now and I think it will appear in the final version of iOS 14.5, when it arrives.
If you want to see these settings right away, you should follow the normal installation process for iOS 14.5 Developer Beta (version 3 at the time of writing this article). It’s not difficult, but as always, I’ll remind you that installing a beta version of the operating system will run the risk of slowing down your phone, making certain apps uncomfortable, or causing any other weird problems. It will not be fixed until later in the beta (or final version).
There is no setting that allows you to choose the default music player on iOS. This is a strange omission. I hope Apple adds it to the operating system one day. Instead, you need to allow Siri to play music, such as requesting songs from your favorite band. When you do this, if you have multiple music apps installed on your device, you will be prompted to choose one as your player.
So far, you can only try this once. What you choose will become your default setting for future “Hey Siri” commands, and if you change your mind, you’ll have to make a fuss to reload the message. (Similarly, it is much easier to use it as an option in “Settings”> “Music”, but what do I know?)
That is, if you still want to play content from different services or applications installed on your device Music , all you have to do is add the name of the service to your request and Siri will obey. So for example you can say “play nine inch nails” to hear the default service you selected earlier. Or you can say “Play Nine Inch Nails on Spotify” to start the music in the app.
This is undoubtedly a clunky way to set the default music player on iOS, but this is currently the case. If the steps in the later beta change, we will update this article.