Apple Music will be on the Amazon Echo in time for the holiday season. Users will be able to ask Alexa to access their Apple Music starting December, 17th, via a new skill.
Alexa Play Apple Music
Apple Music subscribers will shortly be able to access its library on Amazon Echo Devices. Alexa will be able to play a user’s favorite songs, artists, albums, and Apple Music editors’ playlists. Beats 1 radio will also be available via on the Echo, Amazon said in a blog post.
Dave Limp, senior vice president, Amazon Devices said: “We are committed to offering great music providers to our customers and since launching the Music Skill API to developers just last month, we’ve expanded the music selection on Alexa to include even more top tier services. We’re thrilled to bring Apple Music – one of the most popular music services in the US – to Echo customers this holiday.”
There are currently 50 million songs available in the Apple Music Library. As Mr. Limp’s comment explains, Apple Music will be added to Alexa as a skill, which users just need to add to their device via the app.