With the upcoming update to iOS, we’ll be able to select our own default music app and I can finally have Spotify instead of Apple’s own music app.
This may not seem like a big deal, but it comes on the back of selecting third-party browsers and mail apps, which is something we never thought Apple would do.
And I can’t wait!
I can’t pin down a single reason, but just like their Podcasts app, I’ve never got to grips with Music. On the one hand, its recommendations engine just doesn’t seem to work for me. It constantly recommends music that I would do anything to avoid. The interface is counter-intuitive and sometimes quite hard to navigate. And finally, it just doesn’t have the selection of music that Spotify has – or at least, it’s not as easy to find.
When iOS 14.5 is made available, we’ll be able to select Spotify as the default music app and Ask Siri to play our playlists without constantly mentioning “…with Spotify”.
Moving from the defaults isn’t for everyone. But for those of us who have fallen in love with another app, allowing us to make it a default removes some quite annoying friction in our everyday use of Apple’s gadgets.
Please let us choose third party apps instead of Reminders. I wish my life was simple enough to rely on tech stock Reminders app, but it’s not. So yeah – reminders next, please.