Apple has announced that Apple Music can be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers via Alexa in the US, just a few days ahead of schedule.
As noticed by 9t05Mac, it’s now possible to link Apple Music with your Amazon account in the Alexa app for the iPhone, and to use Alexa voice commands to control the playback of songs, playlists, and Beats 1 on Apple Music on Amazon Echo Speakers.
In order to access this feature, just use a voice command like “Alexa, play music by Ed Sheeran on Apple Music”, or “Alexa, play today’s hits on Apple Music”. Apple music can basically be set as the default music service in the Alexa app, so that “Apple MUsic” does not need to be specified each and every time you ask Alexa to play music.
Many other streaming services are supported through the Echo speakers including Spotify, Deezer, Vevo, SiriusXM, Tidal, and Pandora.
Apple and Amazon also announced it’s latest partnership in late November, with Amazon saying that they “are committed to offering great music providers to their customers”, and also referring to Apple Music as “one of the most popular music services”.
Apple Music playback on Amazon Echo speakers is currently limited to the United States.