You can now ask Siri to recite music, sports and business news

“Apple rolled out an update for iPhones and iPads on Tuesday, iOS 11.2.5, which lets you ask Siri to play a variety of news content,” Todd Haselton reports for CNBC.

“It builds on a feature introduced in the last update, iOS 11.2.2, which let you ask Siri to recite the news but was limited to content from select sources,” Haselton reports. “Now you can ask it to play music, sports and business news, too.”

“First, make sure you’re updated to iOS 11.2.5,” Haselton reports. “Next… simply say ‘Siri, play the news,’ and it will default to playing news from NPR in the United States, but you can say ‘switch to The Washington Post,’ ‘switch to Fox News‘ or ‘switch to CNN,’ too. The feature is currently only supported in the U.S., UK and Australia.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: It works very well on our iPhone X units! We can’t wait to try it on our HomePods!

Apple releases iOS 11.2.5 – January 23, 2018


  1. “MacDailyNews Take: It works very well on our iPhone X units! We can’t wait to try it on our HomePods!”

    And we all know which news source MDN is tuned into…Fox news..

  2. recite “the news” according to who; more dumbing down of the broad citizenry; or will it be smart news reading, where it finds news that reinforces views? that’d be helpful; how about if Apple focus on other wasted opportunities that have a chance of generating shareholder value? yeah i’m looking at you applepay, apple watch projects, IOT in-home connectivity, enterprise, connected car, map etal search disintermediation; instead we get new gimmicky phones with animated stickers. Neato!

    1. Yes it can. Macs can do anything iOS devices can do. If you know how to code, they can do more things, faster, with much more display and interface options.

      The only thing ios offers is portability.

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