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Apple TV 4 gets limited Siri support for Apple Music on tvOS 9.1 beta

Apple TV 4 gets limited Siri support for Apple Music on tvOS 9.1 beta

Connected Theater
November 9, 2015

Apple TV 4 owners brave enough to take tvOS 9.1 beta for a spin will find that a nice, new feature has been added in the software update: Siri commands for Apple Music.

You can indeed use Siri to interact with the music-streaming service on tvOS 9.1 beta (something, we might stress, which can’t be done on tvOS 9.0). According to iDownloadBlog, folks running the prerelease software can do all sorts with Apple Music and Siri:

You can now direct the remote assistant to play any song or album directly from Apple Music, even if the song or album isn’t in your library. Siri can even search for songs on Apple Music, play Play Beats 1 radio, and more.

As you’d expect, this indeed enhances the Apple TV Apple Music experience made available by Apple. Though I’m unsure why this is a feature which didn’t launch with the fourth-generation Apple TV, it’s good to know that Siri support for Apple Music is incoming.

For the general public, Apple’s first tvOS update launched earlier today; version 9.0.1 brings bug fixes, it seems, since there are no formal release notes for the update.

Here’s hoping it doesn’t take Apple too long to bring tv OS 9.1 to the masses. Of course, we’ll keep you posted with further information on the software update as we receive it.