Siri won’t set your music default in iOS 14.5 – it’s more complicated than that

Apple is not allowing iPhone users to set their music service of choice, despite suggestions of that from the iOS 14.5 beta, dashing hopes that Spotify, TIDAL, and others might be given equal footing with Apple Music. It wasn’t long after the iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 betas were released in February before people started noticing that Siri was expressing more interest in their music service preferences.

Rather than simply playing a requested track, Siri would instead ask which music service they’d like to use in order to do that.

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