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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.


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.



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27 weeks ago
Is this going to be USA only again. Still waiting in UK to play Apple Music on echo
Rating: 12 Votes
27 weeks ago
Apple's getting serious about their services. Good
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks 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/
Rating: 6 Votes
27 weeks 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.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 weeks ago
Don't see it yet. Searching for Apple Music comes up with Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, etc. Guess Alexa knows better.
Rating: 4 Votes
27 weeks ago
If Apple wants to be in the services business, its services needs to be accessible to all devices.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

Spotify is available via airplay. Apple has no obligation to cater to 3rd party services

But it isn't available natively. Apple has no obligation to allow third party services, yes, however it is very clear that they deliberately lack support for services that compete with their own.

I was stating that it's quite hypocritical that they expand their services to other third party platforms, while disallowing third party platforms on their native hardware.
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks 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
Rating: 3 Votes
27 weeks ago

Well that's true but they are also giving people less reason to buy Apple hardware.


Well in this area there wasn't much reason to buy Apple hardware. I have six echo dots hooked up to decent bluetooth speakers and I think I paid less than one HomePod. The claim that Apple is just making stuff that is too good in terms of quality (i.e. the AirPod was suggested to be being sold at cost or a loss) seems silly as my whole home music system works just fine in addition to letting me turn on and off lights, etc.
Rating: 2 Votes
27 weeks ago
And yet it’s STILL not available in the UK on any Amazon device.....
Rating: 2 Votes

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