How do I make Siri understand an artist’s name?


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I put HomePod through its paces this weekend, but, at times, Siri is an exercise in frustration.
My music requests ran the gamut from Bowie to Kate Bush to Miles Davis. Things got rough at opera. I wanted to hear Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé (MOAN-sir-aht COBBLE-ay) and Siri could never once pull her up. What am I doing wrong? How do I make it understand the names of foreign artists?


Mar 2, 2016
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Hello and welcome to iMore! I have used the method described here, and it works quite well. I have quite a few friends with "difficult to pronounce names", and I've trained Siri to pronounce them correctly.

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