Siri’s responses are limited for non-subscribers of Apple Music
Now that Apple Music’s free three-month trial is over, not all questions are created equal for iPhone personal assistant Siri. Some users, including Pandora co-creator Tom Conrad, have discovered that some vocal searches are impossible without a subscription to Apple Music. Asking Siri the most popular song in the US today, as well as the number one song in years past, prompt a canned response: “Sorry, I can’t look up the music charts for you. You don’t seem to be subscribed to Apple Music.”
I guess Siri won’t talk to you about music unless you pay her boss? pic.twitter.com/b6Xwcf3EYR
— Tom Conrad (@tconrad) October 26, 2015
Current Apple Music subscribers receive the same response that all iPhone users did prior to Apple Music’s trial ending.
Siri commands relating to chart data have been a feature of Apple Music since the streaming service’s launch. However, non-subscribers were formerly bumped to a normal web search. It is possible that this idiosyncrasy is just a bug. NBC News found that a slightly differently-worded query, such as “what was the number one song in 2014?” works for non-subscribers.