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Amazon Confirms More Alexa-Enabled Speakers Will Eventually Support Apple Music

Amazon has confirmed that Apple Music will eventually be supported on additional Alexa-enabled speakers, according to a tweet from Mashable's Raymond Wong spotted by AppleInsider. Amazon didn't provide a timeframe for the rollout.


A variety of third-party Alexa speakers and devices are available from brands such as Sonos, JBL, Ultimate Ears, and First Alert.


Apple Music went live on Amazon's line of Echo speakers last Friday in the United States. This allows users to link Apple Music with their Amazon account in the Alexa app for iOS and use Alexa voice commands to control playback of Apple Music songs and playlists and Beats 1 radio on Echo speakers.

To access this feature, simply use a voice command such as "Alexa, play music by Ed Sheeran on Apple Music" or "Alexa, play today's hits on Apple Music." Apple Music can also be set as the default music service in the Alexa app so that "Apple Music" does not need to be specified each time.

Apple and Amazon announced this new partnership in late November, with Amazon saying it is "committed to offering great music providers to our customers," and referring to Apple Music as "one of the most popular music services."



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5 weeks ago
Sonos please, Sonos please, Sonos please.
Rating: 14 Votes
5 weeks ago
Sounds like Apple’s admitting that their HomePod hasn’t been very successful.
Rating: 8 Votes
5 weeks ago
Why shouldn't Apple Music be available on every device? I don't get the whinging.
Rating: 5 Votes
5 weeks ago
The walled garden is growing weeds! :D;)
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
For all of you saying this means the HomePod is dead, does that mean the iPhone is dead too since they allow Apple Music on Android phones?

I'm sure this is just Apple treating Apple Music more like an independent company. They want that division to maximize profits, and one way to do that is to get more subscribers. Adding the service to more devices gets them access to more subscribers. A person with and Android phone may have been on the fence about Apple Music because they couldn't use it other than on their phone unless they used bluetooth. Now they are going to be able to use their phone and Echo, and more in the future. This may get them over the fence and convince them to subscribe.

Or maybe a user has iPhones and iPads, but no HomePods just Echos, so they went with Spotify. Now they may drop Spotify and get Apple Music.
Rating: 4 Votes
5 weeks ago
Once Sonos gets support for Apple Music control via Alexa, then the Sonos One will most likely be a "buy" for me.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago
Still waiting for Apple Music integration here in the UK.
Rating: 3 Votes
5 weeks ago

Because it’s not about Apple Music it’s about Siri. As far as I know Echo devices have Bluetooth so you should be able to use Apple Music with it now. Having it native means you’re using it with Alexa not Siri. How is that anything other than Apple admitting Siri is a failure? Apparently some Apple employees who work on HomePod and/or Siri aren’t happy about this decision and didn’t find out about it until it went public.

Because Apple Music makes them money. The more devices that can access Apple Music the more money they can make. The same cannot be said for Siri. Amazon basically has this section of the market cornered. Almost everyone has an echo device these days. Apple needs to come out with a cheaper HomePod, but even if they did how many people would abandon their current echo devices in favor of a HomePod? Keep in mind many people receive echos for free with other purchases. My family just got 3 free echos when buying thermostats and Ring door bells. I say all of this as someone who owns 4 HomePods and really enjoy them.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago

Because it’s not about Apple Music it’s about Siri. As far as I know Echo devices have Bluetooth so you should be able to use Apple Music with it now. Having it native means you’re using it with Alexa not Siri. How is that anything other than Apple admitting Siri is a failure? Apparently some Apple employees who work on HomePod and/or Siri aren’t happy about this decision and didn’t find out about it until it went public.


Yea I saw your other post. I think it's beyond silly to lock Apple Music to that one speaker. That's not thinking different.

Bluetooth doesn't make sense at all for this use case. The speaker should be able to use its own interface to access Apple Music. That doesn't say anything about the success or failure of Siri.

This is like fans being upset when Apple opened up iPod.
Rating: 2 Votes
5 weeks ago
It will probably come to sonos before it comes to the echo in the uk.
Rating: 2 Votes

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