Can Voice Control be used with non-iPhone downloaded music?

gulbane

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I assume not since I can't get my iPhone to recognize anything. Is there a trick to this?
 

iPhreak

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yes, It works pretty well.
 

iNinja

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You have to know the commands. You can't say to the iPhone to play a specific track. Only an artist, or playlist... check the thread on here for the list of commands.

To answer your original question, yes, all music can be played.
 

gulbane

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yes, dialing numbers via "dial" or "call Jean" work perfectly all the time.

I have around 100 songs in my "All music" section and none of the song are recognized. All the songs are listed like this:

"1 - Lady Ga Ga - Pokerface"
"2 - The Fray - Never Knew"

etc....

So I immediately assumed that the numbers before the artist were screwing it up - but no. I deleted the numbers and still nothing is recognized. Am I doing this wrong? I say:

"play lady ga ga" - the iPhone says "playing video playlist"
"play shake it"
"play the fray"

Nothing works. What am I missing here?
 

JoeT

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I presume you are using mp3s. If so, make sure that they are tagged properly with the artist name. Does the artist name show up in the right place in iTunes?
 

gulbane

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I presume you are using mp3s. If so, make sure that they are tagged properly with the artist name. Does the artist name show up in the right place in iTunes?

Looking at the Music Library now, this is how they are displayed:

NAME TIME
"001 - Lady Ga Ga ft. Colby" 4:04
"002 - Beyonce - Single Ladies" 3:13
"003 - Taylor Swift - Love Story" 3:53
 

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You have to say "play artist - lady gaga"
or "play playlist top25 most played" etc etc
 

wildonrio

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You can't say specific songs for some LAME reason, only playlists and artists. So to play songs by Lady Gaga, you have to say "play songs by Lady Gaga" NOT "play Lady Gaga".