If you are an Apple Music subscriber who happens to own Amazon Echo speakers or plan on buying one, then you are going to be pleased to know that Apple Music is finally coming to Echo Speakers. This means Apple Music users will now be able to use voice commands to ask Alexa to play music from Apple Music, making them the first speakers outside of Apple’s own HomePod to offer this functionality.
Amazon has announced the launch of Apple Music on Echo devices on its official blog, in which the company noted that the feature will be available on December 17. With the official Apple Music support, Echo users will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, albums, artists and playlists from Apple Music just like they can ask Siri on the HomePod. Users will also be able to ask Alexa to play Radio stations available on Apple Music including the popular Betas 1.
Amazon has also added Apple Music icon to the page where it promotes music services supported by Echo products.
Those with Echo devices will be able to add Apple Music support through an Alexa Skill. Once the feature is available you can simply go to the Alexa app and add Apple Music skill, and then link your Apple Music account to it.
It is currently not known whether the Apple Music feature will be limited to Amazon Echo devices or if it will also be available on ‘Alexa Enabled’ devices like the ones from Sonos, Bose and others.