Up until now, Apple Music was just a single-tier thing that lived on your iPhone or iPad. But change is a-comin’.
Beginning later this fall, Apple Voice Music will appear. For $4.99 a month, subscribers will be able to launch any song (the library is up to 90 million songs now), pick from hundreds of playlists, and access Apple Music Radio just by asking Siri to take care of it. That includes unlimited song-skipping.
This is different and distinct from the regular Apple Music subscription in that you won’t be able to create our own playlists with Siri’s help. And there won’t be support for spatial audio with Dolby ATMOS. No lossless audio, either. And no to time-synced lyrics
Why do this? To get more people using Siri. And once initiated, you can ask Siri to play music across all Siri devices, including HomePod Mini, AirPods, and CarPlay.
Don’t go bugging Siri about anything yet because the feature won’t roll out until later this fall. Canada will be among the launch countries along with Australia, Austria, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Once operational, you can subscribe to Apple Voice Music Plan through Siri simply by saying “Hey, Siri! Start my Apple Music Voice Trial.” It’s a one-time seven-day free preview with no auto-renewal.