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Why You Shouldn't Buy the Apple Music Voice Plan
In October 2021, Apple added a new entry-level tier called the Apple Music Voice Plan. At just $4.99 per month, it is the cheapest way to listen to Apple's catalog of more than 90 million songs, thousands of playlists, and Apple Music Radio, but the subscription comes with a frustrating limitation: Siri.
Although subscribers can use the Apple Music app to search Apple's catalog, they cannot simply tap on a song as they would on a regular Apple Music subscription; they will need to ask Siri to play the artist or the track. Subscribers could find Siri’s failure to understand requests, especially of bands with unusual names and song titles, exasperating.
Another big problem with the Apple Music Voice Plan is that it's limited to Apple devices and incompatible with other assistants. In addition, the tier restricts users’ ability to view song lyrics, make their own playlists, and download songs. With so many clear downsides, it’s hard to recommend the Apple Music Voice Plan.