Apple kicked off the October 18 ‘Unleashed’ event with the introduction of a new Apple Music Voice Plan, which will be powered by a Siri integration.
The new Voice plan is available for $4.99 per month and will add to the two existing Apple Music plans — Individual and Family plan that go for $9.99 per month and $14.99 per month, respectively.
The Voice Plan is available in the following 17 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, China (mainland), France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, Taiwan, UK and USA.
With the new Siri integration, which also features in the other two Apple Music plans, people can use voice commands to ask Siri to put on a playlist to suit a mood, activity or event. So, for example, you could tell Siri to put on some relaxing music if it’s bedtime, or you could request some party music if you’re kicking off the weekend, among many other options.
The single-person Voice plan won’t feature spatial and lossless audio options but will be available on all Apple devices, including the new Homepod mini. The new plan will be available this fall.
Apple Music’s Voice plan will offer a catalogue of 90 million songs and tens of thousands of playlists, including the new customised playlists for moods and activities, personalised mixes by Siri and Apple Music Radio.
“Apple Music and Siri are natural partners and already work seamlessly together. With Siri actively used on hundreds of millions of devices worldwide, we are thrilled to add this new plan that delivers an effortless music experience just by using your voice and makes Apple Music accessible to even more people around the world,” said Oliver Schusser, Apple’s vice president of Apple Music and Beats.