With iOS 14.5, you can set Spotify and others as the default music provider for Siri
It was an inescapable truth about the iOS operating system of Apple for iPhones for a long time that you could not change the default apps from those created by Apple itself.
iOS 14.5 looks like it will be packed with features, including the ability to use your Apple Watch to unlock an iPhone with Face ID while you are wearing a mask and support for next-gen console controllers.
Before the iOS 14.5 beta, that “on [service name here]” phrasing was required every time you wanted to play a song on something other than Apple Music. But now, you only need to say “on Spotify” the first time. Well, that seems to be the intention, anyway.
Other users on Reddit have reported some differences in the feature’s behavior as well, so there may still be some kinks for Apple to iron out ahead of iOS 14.5’s public release. Because this feature is still in beta, there’s always a chance it could be changed or removed before iOS 14.5 comes out.
You’re able to set default mail or browser apps in settings, but I haven’t found a way to set a default music app in settings. Maybe Apple will add that down the line. Still, having the option to set a default music player for Siri requests in this beta is a nice step forward.