Apple TV 4 Siri Search Will Gain Apple Music Support Early Next Year
The Apple TV 4 went on pre-order officially earlier this week, with the new Cupertino set-top box also set to be available for purchase directly from an Apple Retail Store starting Friday, according to different reports. However, while the Apple TV 4 comes packed with brand new software and of course, Siri, but there are certain features which you won’t be able to make use of right out of the box, with searching for Apple Music using Cupertino’s voice assistant being one of them.
Luckily though, Apple has confirmed that you will be able to use Siri voice search to grab queries from Apple Music starting early next year. While Apple TV 4 does come with Apple Music out of the box in its first public software release, but users will have to make do without being able to play their favorite tracks using the power of their voice.
According to BuzzFeed, to whom Apple confirmed the news:
Apple confirmed to BuzzFeed News that Siri is coming to Apple Music on Apple TV at the beginning of next year.
This means that using the Apple TV remote control, people will be able to say, “Play ‘Hotline Bling’” or “Play the newest Taylor Swift album,” and Siri will take it from there.
Out of the box, Siri will feature universal search which will only work for videos. For instance, you can use Siri to call up all ‘James Bond’ movies, but you won’t be able to ask the voice assistant for its soundtrack on Apple Music. Thankfully, that support is coming at the ‘beginning of next year,’ according to BuzzFeed News.
The Apple TV 4 is a mighty set-top box in a lot of regards, as it’s the first ‘hobby’ device from the Cupertino giant that will come packed with a dedicated App Store, allowing users to download apps and games, granting everyone the luxury of enjoying and consuming content on the big screen.
At this point in time, many big name developers have committed to bring a lot of great apps and games to the Apple TV 4, but it remains to be seen whether or not Apple’s newfound formula will be able to change the fortunes of the company in a drastic manner. After all, bringing apps to the TV is no joke, and many others have tried their hand on it as well, with Google being a notable player in this arena, but success hasn’t followed suit so far.
Let’s see if Apple TV 4 changes everything.