You can use Siri (iPhone 4s or later) or Voice Control to control music playback. See Make requests and Voice Control.

  • Use Siri or Voice Control. Press and hold the Home button.

  • Play or pause music:  Say “play” or “play music.” To pause, say “pause,” “pause music,” or “stop.” You can also say “next song” or “previous song.”

  • Play an album, artist, or playlist:  Say “play,” then say “album,” “artist,” or “playlist” and the name.

  • Shuffle the current playlist:  Say “shuffle.”

  • Find out more about the current song:  Say “what’s playing,” “who sings this song,” or “who is this song by.”

  • Use Genius to play similar songs:  Say “Genius” or “play more songs like this.”