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Photo: nikkimeel (Shutterstock) Apple Music’s Voice Plan lets you enjoy the benefits of a commercial-free music streaming service at a relatively affordable price of $4.99 per month. It costs the same as Apple Music’s subscription plan for students (and is half the regular subscription price), but it also removes several features—including the ubiquitous play button and other touchscreen elements. That means if you’re on Apple Music’s Voice Plan, the only way to actually control playback is through Siri. Here’s what to consider before you decide whether the Voice Plan is for you. What is Apple Music’s Voice Plan? If you don’t mind using Siri for everything related to Apple Music, the new Voice Plan might be a good deal for you. It’s particularly ideal for those who use the HomePod or the HomePod mini to listen to music, but for those who have other devices, it’s not as simple a choice. When you open Apple Music, you won’t be able to see any kind of touchscreen controls, which makes it cumbersome to use on non-HomePod devices. Can Siri be a good playback assistant? Sure, Siri is now good enough to be able to play most songs without requiring you to repeat commands a bunch of times. At least, that’s true as long as you’re requesting songs with English titles. But the moment you expand your horizons and try to play international music—especially non-English tracks—Siri still has a lot of work to do. Siri’s success rate also decreases if you’re […]