You may not know this, but Siri loves music. Siri has always been able to let you play tracks, albums or genres through voice commands. But with iOS 8, Siri can do even more. Siri is now able to rate songs in your music collection. While a song is playing, you can tell Siri, “Rate this song 5 stars.” This action briefly pauses the music, but it helps organize your library and sets up future playlists, so you can tell Siri to play all songs you’ve rated five stars. Siri’s also able to identify any song you’re listening to. Thanks to Shazam integration, you can now ask Siri, “What song is playing?” or “Name that tune, Siri!” and it will identify the track and artist. It’s nothing your phone couldn’t do before, but it saves you the time and trouble from having to unlock your device, open Shazam and identify a song. A quicker response time means you’ll always know exactly what song that was, so you can get on with your day.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.