Apple and Spotify have held talks about making Siri capable of playing Spotify music on Apple devices, The Information reports.
The two companies have bad blood after Spotify lodged an antitrust complaint against Apple with the EU in March.
Apple’s refusal to hook up Siri with Spotify’s service was one of Spotify’s examples of how Apple allegedly abuses its power.
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Apple and Spotify have held talks to make Siri capable of playing Spotify music — despite the two firms being locked in a fierce battle over an antitrust complaint, The Information reports.
Three people familiar with the matter told the Information that Apple and Spotify were hashing out a plan to let Siri play Spotify music for iPhone users, an ability the smart assistant currently lacks.
This follows on from an announcement Apple made in June that it would let allow audio app developers to connect their services up with Siri.
Spotify filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the EU in March of this year. CEO Daniel Ek wrote a letter accusing Apple of making changes to its App Store to “limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience — essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers.”
Read more: Spotify just painted a big target on Apple’s back, and the iPhone maker should worry if antitrust regulators start aiming at it
Apple hit back with an acerbic response, accusing Spotify of barely disguising its financial motivations with “misleading rhetoric,” and taking aim at its relationship with artists.
Previously Spotify used the fact that it can’t hook up to Siri as evidence of Apple abusing its power. “Apple won’t allow us to be on HomePod and they definitely won’t let us connect with Siri to play your …read more
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