Apple Music Is Coming To Echo Devices In The Coming Weeks

Amazon Echo to start streaming Apple Music soon

Amazon on Friday announced that its Echo devices will support Apple Music starting December 17, just in time for users to play and listen to their favorite Christmas tunes.

Currently, Apple Music is also available on Android devices, as well as on Sonos speakers.

Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo smart speakers, an unexpected tie-up that will see the streaming music platform available on one of the most popular connected speaker ranges.

It's a logical match, given the popularity of Apple Music and Amazon's line of Alexa-enabled Echo products.

It's an unusual move from Apple to allow a third-party voice assistant such as Alexa to control an Apple service such as Apple Music. One notable exclusion as the HomePod. The agreement is the latest sign of good relations between the two companies. But the e-commerce deal could spur more purchases of Apple devices by Amazon customers.

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Your Echo speakers are about to get better.

As with other music services - and indeed services in general - setup should prove to be straightforward. Presently, HomePod users can stream music from Amazon Prime Music by playing songs streaming them via AirPlay. Now if only Amazon and Google could do the same thing. Amazon reversed course in the end.

Such a feature is hugely-popular with owners and can be controlled using voice commands.

Apple Music subscribers could play music on Echo devices before but only by pairing their smartphone or tablet to their Echo device via Bluetooth. Since then, it has added new features like the ability to summon an iPhone's location and make calls.

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