Apple Music Streaming Now Available on Amazon Echo Devices
Apple Music subscribers who also happen to own an Amazon Echo device can rejoice. The happily-ever-after that was almost never going to happen is finally here.
For a little bit there, it really felt like the three biggest names in technology—Apple, Google, and Amazon—were doing everything they could to not play nice with one another. Like they were actually quite literally going out of their way to make sure they got in each other’s way. That was certainly the case earlier this year when Google yanked its YouTube service off of Amazon devices only after Amazon had reportedly stopped selling Google devices through its platform. Apple got caught up in there as well with its Apple TV and other competing products and services—namely the HomePod.
But now, just a short time after Amazon and Apple struck a deal to get more of the latter’s products on the former’s ecommerce platform, the two are spreading their love for one another once more. Amazon has opened its arms to the Apple Music streaming service, allowing subscribers to play their tunes through their own Echo devices. Through a simple update to the iOS or Android version of the Alexa app, users can link their Apple Music account to their Alexa account, and voila—Alexa commands like “Alexa, Play Bastille on Apple Music” will start to work. Or, if you’d rather not have to specify “Apple Music” you can set the streaming service as your default service of choice through the app.