Siri in iOS 15 cannot rate Apple Music songs anymore

Siri can no longer carry out requests to rate songs played in the Apple Music app in iOS 15 and later. As of right now, asking Siri to rate a song via Apple Music will result in the virtual assistant saying that it “can’t do that.”

Apple Music Siri

Siri can no longer add a star rating to Apple Music songs

When listening to a song on your iPhone or iPad, you could ask  ‌Siri‌ to “rate this song five [or whatever number] stars,” and the virtual assistant would offer a rating immediately. However, according to multiple user reports and tests carried out by MacRumors, that is no longer possible.

Siri’s ability to rate songs in the ‌Apple Music‌ app was introduced in iOS 8. Using the digital assistant to rate a song is particularly handy when listening to music handsfree via CarPlay, exercising while wearing AirPods, and more.

Reports on Reddit, Apple Support Communities, and the MacRumors forums suggest the functionality is affecting users on various versions of iOS 15 all the way through the latest iOS 15.2 update, issued in December. Instead of carrying out the request of rating a song, Siri responds with “I’m Sorry, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” or something similar to that effect.

As of now, we do not know if this lack of this function is an intended change by Apple, or if it is caused by a bug that will be fixed either in an update or server-side. It is important to note that the tech giant made a ton of changes to Siri in ‌iOS 15‌ and iOS 15.2 in relation to Apple Music‌ interoperability and other general changes

Apple made Siri smarter, faster, and more secure in iOS 15 thanks to its Apple Neural Engine which keeps all the communication on the device. In addition to High-quality on-device speech recognition, Siri comes with offline support to carry out requests without an internet connection like settings alarms, making phone calls, sending messages, controlling audio playback, adjusting Settings, and launching apps.

Then, in iOS 15.2, Apple introduced an Apple Music Voice Plan, a new subscription tier that provides access to music using Siri. The new plan allows subscribers to access 90 million songs, thousands of playlists, personalized mixes, and more with voice commands.

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