The Apple Music Voice Plan is coming in the latest version of Apple’s iOS, 15.2. The feature is a new tier for Apple Music that is priced more affordably than a standard Apple Music plan. It’s $4.99 instead of $9.99 and is designed around Siri.
Let’s take a look at what it offers.
With the Voice Plan, users can access and play songs, playlists, and albums on their Apple devices solely through Siri requests. The plan does not offer the standard Apple Music user interface. Instead, it offers a customized in-app experience with suggestions based on music preferences. Basically, it gives a hands-free way to navigate into the music app via Siri voice commands.
Apple added hundreds of new mood and activity playlists to accommodate these voice requests. Some examples Apple gave include “Play the dinner party playlist,” “Play something chill,” and “Play more songs like this.” Those new playlists may have been created with Apple Music Voice Plan users in mind, but they’re available to anyone with an Apple Music subscription.
There’s more, too. Though Apple Music Voice Plan provides access to all Apple Music songs, playlists, and stations. A Just Ask Siri feature suggests music based on listening history and likes or dislikes, and Play it Again allows users to access a list of their recently played music.
The Voice Plan will launch in 17 countries and regions. Launch regions include Australia, Austria, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Apple may extend the voice-only plan to other countries and regions sometime in the future.
Check out all the details here.