Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo Devices

Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo Devices

To set up Apple Music, you will have to login through the Amazon Alexa app on your phone and once the process is complete, you can just ask Alexa to play songs on Apple Music.

You'll obviously be able to control the service using just your voice, with hands-free commands accessing specific tracks, albums, and playlists, including those curated by experts and "editors from around the world". Spotify, Pandora, and other popular music streaming services have been compatible with the Echo for ages, but more than three years after launch, Apple Music is finally joining the fray beginning on the week of December 17th with its own Alexa Skill. They can also ask Alexa to stream radio stations like Beats 1.

Availability of Apple Music is a fairly big deal, as it was previously only streaming on Apple's pricey HomePod speakers.

Amazon made the announcement in a company blog post, confirming that Apple Music would arrive on Echo devices in time for the holiday season.

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On the technology front, Amazon opened up Alexa to more third-party music services when it released its Music Skill API last month. Adding this feature to Echo devices could help persuade Apple Music subscribers to join Amazon's smart home ecosystem.

"Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa", Amazon senior vice president Dave Limp notes in a prepared statement.

This means customers can still take advantage of the deal, but may not receive the product until next year.

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