Apple iOS 14.5 Beta 3 re-enables setting up of third-party music player as default
When Apple rolled out iOS 14.5 Beta 1, it brought the ability to change the default music player used via Siri commands. This was similar to what is already there on HomePod. But for some reason, the iPhone maker removed this option from iOS 14.5 Beta 2 and interestingly, it has re-enabled it in the iOS 14.5 Beta 3, which was released today.
It's worth mentioning that besides letting you change the default music player for podcasts, audio, and audio books, the company already lets you set third party email apps and web browsers as default in iOS 14. So, if you're on iOS 14.5's latest Beta and ask Siri to play a song for the first time after installing the OS version, the virtual assistant will ask you which app do you want to use.
Once you tap on the app, it automatically becomes your default for future commands, states 9to5Mac. For now, this is said to work on apps like Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music. The downside here is that once you set the default app, there is no way in the Settings option to change it. So, you have to use Siri every time if you want to set another app as a default.
iOS 14.5 Beta 3 comes a couple of weeks after the Beta 2 to registered developers. It is said to feature more refinements than before for some key features of iOS 14.5, such as the ability to unlock your connected iPhone via the Apple Watch.
Apple has also rolled out the third developer beta of iPadOS 14.5.