When instructing Siri to play something on macOS that is not in my music library, it says, for instance, "You don't have anything by [artist] in your music".

I can see that it suggests other sources, including Apple Music.

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It does not work on the latest macOS (10.14.2, 2018 MacBook Pro), but it does on iPhone Xs with the same Apple ID and subscription. When I open iTunes, I can see that the subscription is active and I can play content from there.

Is there a setting that enables Apple Music as source for Siri on a Mac?

2 Answers 2


Make sure that you are using the same Apple ID.

From this Apple Support article:

Mac: From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose iTunes > Preferences.

On the General tab, select iCloud Music Library to turn it on. You won’t see an option to turn on iCloud Music Library until you sign up for Apple Music or iTunes Match.

Click OK.

  • Thanks, I've tried it without luck. As far as I can see this only seems to make the local library available to all devices using iCloud.
    – Double M
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 7:45
  • @DoubleM ok... have you tried playing songs without Siri?
    – user310476
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 8:05
  • Yes, I can open up iTunes and browse/play Apple Music just fine. Siri only won't make use of it. It acts like my local library was all there is.
    – Double M
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 11:30
  • how about if you say something like: "play ___ from apple music"
    – user310476
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 13:01
  • same :( "..couldn't find it in your music"
    – Double M
    Commented Jan 7, 2019 at 13:22

After a while, Siri started using Apple Music on the Mac as well.

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