Siri will become a music expert in a huge update coming this spring — here’s what it can do

Siri Apple Music iOS 11

When iOS 11 arrives this spring, Siri will be more than just a voice assistant — it will be a DJ, too.

With the new mobile operating system, Apple is adding several new tricks to Siri’s arsenal. It will now be able to translate, will have a brand-new voice, and the overall Siri interface will be improved.

But Siri will also be more helpful when it comes to music:

  • Siri in iOS 11 will be able to learn what your favourite music is and can play you a mix if you say “Hey Siri, play something I like”
  • You’ll also be able to ask Siri to play a mix based on mood, activity, or genre. So if you say, “Hey Siri, play chill music,” she’ll be able to serve you something relaxing
  • Siri will also be able helpful if you have questions about an artist. She’ll be able to read album notes, tell you more about what you’re hearing, or answer music trivia. If you ask, “What year was this album released?”, Siri will be able to tell you
  • Apple is also improving Siri’s memory when it comes to your musical preferences — she’ll take note when you tell her which songs you like and don’t like
  • And if you have more than one speaker in your home, you can ask Siri to control music in different rooms. Apple says you’ll also be able to ask things like “What song is playing in the bedroom?”

The new updates to Siri will arrive with iOS 11 later this year.