It’s festive season, and Apple wants to make the season merrier for its users. In a bid to do so, Apple is launching its proprietary music service Apple Music for the entire series of Amazon Echo devices starting from December 17.
Until now, users can integrate accounts from Amazon Music Unlimited, Spotify, Pandora, iHeart Radio and TuneIn with Alexa to stream music on Amazon Echo devices. The addition of Apple Music is a gift to all the users who want to play the songs via their Apple Music library.
According to David Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, “Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa—since we launched Alexa four years ago, customers are listening to more music in their homes than ever before.”
Apple Music is quite popular in the U.S. and allows users to access 50 million songs with a subscriptions This move is seen as a result of the recent Amazon-Apple partnership under which Amazon will sell the latest Apple products on its website.
It is unknown whether Apple will allow Amazon Music Unlimited as a third-party music streaming service on its own smart speaker- HomePod. Presently, HomePod users can stream music from Amazon Prime Music by playing songs streaming them via AirPlay.