Ask Siri...

Your voice-con­trolled as­sis­tant is a con­ve­nient way to work with Ap­ple Mu­sic when the touch­screen isn’t

Mac Format - - APPLE MUSIC -

Touch­screens are cer­tainly a nice way to browse a large mu­sic col­lec­tion, but there are times when you’ll want to re­act to what’s play­ing with­out hav­ing to pull your iPhone out of your pocket. You might want to tell the Mu­sic app that you love a track that’s play­ing on Beats 1 or, in the case of per­son­alised sta­tions, that you want to hear more or less stuff like the cur­rent track. Siri makes this pos­si­ble. Just tell Siri you love a track. When you’re lis­ten­ing to playlists and sta­tions cu­rated by Ap­ple Mu­sic’s staff, you might not even know what a track is or who it’s by. Just ask Siri what it is. If you thor­oughly dis­like a track, or just don’t want to hear it right now, you can tell Siri to skip it. Con­versely, you can tell it to add a track you like to your li­brary (re­mem­ber to use this in­struc­tion in­stead of mark­ing a track as loved if you don’t want it to in­flu­ence what’s shown on the For You page.) You can even tell Siri to play hits from a spe­cific year, and don’t for­get gen­eral com­mands, such as adding an ex­tra in­struc­tion to shuf­fle play­back.

You needn’t pull out your iPhone to show you love a track – just tell Siri, though you’ll need to ac­cept a short break in rhythm. If you like a track but don’t love it, just ask Siri to add it to your li­brary.

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