Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon today expanded its Apple Music integration to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing Fire TV owners to ask Alexa to play songs from the ‌Apple Music‌ service.

According to CNBC, ‌Apple Music‌ on the Amazon Fire TV is available starting today.

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The expansion comes three months after Apple allowed ‌Apple Music‌ to be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers using the Alexa voice assistant.

On the Fire TV, users can use commands like "Alexa, play music by Stevie Nicks," or "Alexa, play a Fleetwood Mac album" to play content directly from ‌Apple Music‌.

It can be enabled by going to the Alexa app on an Android or iOS device and activating the ‌Apple Music‌ skill. Those who have already set up ‌Apple Music‌ with Alexa for Echo devices will not need to repeat the steps.

Right now, ‌Apple Music‌ is limited to the Fire TV and Amazon Echo speakers, though it may be expanded to third-party Alexa devices in the future.

Apple's effort to allow ‌Apple Music‌ to be streamed on third-party platforms is part of a deeper push to grow services revenue. Apple is also planning to expand iTunes to Samsung Smart TVs in the form of an iTunes app, and AirPlay 2 functionality is being built into recent smart TV sets from a number of manufacturers like Sony and LG.

Top Rated Comments

mwjdavies Avatar
43 months ago
Is this going to be USA only again. Still waiting in UK to play Apple Music on echo
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
johnyslats Avatar
43 months ago
Is this going to be USA only again. Still waiting in UK to play Apple Music on echo
Apple Music on Echo will be available in the coming weeks according to 9to5Mac. Can't find the actual press release though
https://9to5mac.com/2019/03/13/apple-music-launches-on-amazon-fire-tv-coming-to-echo-for-uk-users-soon/
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IRockThat828pScreen Avatar
43 months ago
Apple's getting serious about their services. Good
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
mi7chy Avatar
43 months ago
Don't see it yet. Searching for Apple Music comes up with Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, etc. Guess Alexa knows better.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
v0lume4 Avatar
43 months ago
This is clearly validation that Apple realizes when it comes to services, you're better off supporting as many devices/platforms as you can. Because, duh.

A little hypocritical that, in spite of this, Spotify still isn't allowed on their hardware -- the HomePod. Hmm.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Remy149 Avatar
43 months ago
This is clearly validation that Apple realizes when it comes to services, you're better off supporting as many devices/platforms as you can. Because, duh.

A little hypocritical that, in spite of this, Spotify still isn't allowed on their hardware -- the HomePod. Hmm.
Spotify is available via airplay. Apple has no obligation to cater to 3rd party services
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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