Apple says no, you can’t swap the default music player in iOS 14.5 after all Siri

Almost a month ago, we reported that the upcoming iOS 14.5 update would let iPhone users change their default music app, permanently picking an alternative to Apple Music, but the tech giant has now confirmed that won’t be the case.

Users trialling the beta version of the new operating system noticed that Siri would ask you which service you’d like to use when asking the assistant to play music. Speaking with TechCrunch, Apple has clarified that it doesn’t consider this to be ‘setting a default’.