Apple Music coming to Echo smart speakers next month

Apple Music coming to Echo smart speakers next month”

Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Alexa-powered speakers, in a rare move by the iPhone maker to broaden its service offerings to users of rival 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.

I say "surprise" because it's somewhat unusual for Apple to share its services on other hardware, especially considering the HomePod is still pretty new.

If you are one of the 50 million people who subscribe to Apple Music, you likely have been a bit miffed that you've so far been limited to Apple's own Homepod for voice assistant integration within a smart speaker.

Apple Music support brings Echo devices closer to rounding out all the big names when it comes to music streaming-Prime Music, Music Unlimited, Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn, Spotify, and iHeartRadio are all now available.

Amazon added the feature will arrive from the week of December 17 to Echo owners.

"Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to stream expert-made radio stations centred on popular genres like Hip-Hop, decades like the 80s, and even music from around the world, like K-Pop".

On the technology front, Amazon opened up Alexa to more third-party music services when it released its Music Skill API last month.

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