Complete guide to Siri controls for playing songs, artists, albums, genres, and enjoying your music

Siri can help you access your music more easily than ever. With Siri you can play tracks, albums, and entires genres without ever having to open your Music app. If you're in the car, Siri also makes for a safe way to keep your tunes going while keeping your hands on the wheel.

How to play a specific song with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri to play a specific song title. For example: "Play Pumped up Kicks"
  3. Siri will begin playing the song in the background.

If you don't specify an artist and there is more than one song with the same title, Siri will ask you which one you meant.

How to play a specific artist or album with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri
  2. Tell Siri to play the specific artist or album you want. For example, "Play music by Foster the People" or "Play the album Nothing but the Beat by David Guetta."
  3. Siri will begin playing the album or artist in the background.

How to play a specific genre with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri to play the specific genre of music you want to listen to. For example. "Play some dance music".
  3. Siri will begin playing the genre in the background.

How to play a specific playlist with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri the name of the playlist you want to play. For example, "Play my Road Trip playlist".
  3. Siri will begin playing the playlist in the background.

How to shuffle music with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. Tell Siri what you want to play -- a playlist, album, or music by a certain artist -- and tell it that you want to shuffle. For example: Play music by Foster the People on shuffle.
  3. If you're already playing a certain genre, album, or artist you can just tell Siri you want to shuffle by saying: "Shuffle".

How to pause, play, stop, and skip tracks with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri.
  2. If you've got music already playing you can control the current track's playback by telling Siri what you want to do. For example: "Pause music" or "skip track".
  3. If you've stopped your music and would like to continue were you last left off you can tell Siri:"Resume playing."

How to get more help with Siri

How to play and control music using Siri

If you still need help with setting up or using Siri with your iPhone music, or any other Siri feature, head on over to our Siri Forum and ask away!