IT House January 4 news, according to MacRumors reported that according to user reports and tests conducted, in Apple iOS 15 and later versions, Siri seems to have lost the ability to rate songs played in the Apple Music app.
When listening to a song from a music library on an iPhone and iPad, Siri used to ask to "give the song five stars or some other digital score," and the virtual voice assistant wouldn't hesitate to do so.
This ability to score songs with Siri in the Apple Music app was first introduced in iOS 8. Listeners often rely on this feature to rate songs from their library when listening to songs hands-free through CarPlay, wearing AirPods, or creating smart playlists based on ratings.
However, reports on Reddit, the Apple Support Community, and some forums show that the feature is not available in iOS 15 or iOS 15.1, and is still unavailable in the latest official version of iOS 15.2 released last December. Instead of executing the request, Siri responded by saying "I'm sorry, I'm afraid I couldn't do that," or something like that.
It's unclear whether this was an intentional change by Apple or an intermittent server-side issue that occurred after the release of iOS 15, but it's worth noting that both iOS 15 and iOS 15.2 have made functional changes to Siri, involving apple music interoperability and a more general system level.
IT House learned that in iOS 15, Apple modified Siri to handle some requests without an internet connection, allowing for faster query recognition when doing things like opening apps, setting alarms, and timers. Then, in iOS 15.2, the company introduced a new Apple Music voice-activated solution that relies entirely on Siri for music playback and user interaction.