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Siri refusing to answer music questions from non-Apple Music subscribers

If you’re a non-Apple Music subscriber hoping to glean some chart knowledge from Siri, it looks like you’re out of luck.

On Monday it emerged that the voice-powered personal assistant is refusing to answer specific questions from iPhone and iPad users unless they’re on board with the company’s new Spotify rival.

Pandora co-creator Tom Conrad (via Business Insider) was among those to have noticed the trend.

After asking about the most popular song in the US, he was informed: “Sorry, Tom, I can’t look up the music charts for you. You don’t seem to be subscribed to Apple Music.”

He tweeted:

However, it’s not all cut and dried. Some commenters have pointed out that the above request won’t yield results even if they are Apple Music subscribers.

Meanwhile, it’s common knowledge that Siri gleans her musical knowledge directly from Apple Music.

So this isn’t as big a deal as it would suggest on the surface. However, despite these mitigating circumstances, Siri’s response is certainly indicative of Apple’s need to bring people on board with the service.

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