Apple Music comes to Amazon Echo smart speakers starting December 17th

Highlighting growing cooperation between the two companies, Amazon has announced that Apple Music is coming to Amazon Echo smart speakers starting December 17th via The Amazon Blog:

Music has always been one of Alexa’s most popular features and today we’re excited to announce that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17.

Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Echo devices. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists, and albums—or any of the playlists made by Apple Music’s editors from around the world, covering many activities and moods. Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to stream expert-made radio stations centered on popular genres like Hip-Hop, decades like the 80s, and even music from around the world, like K-Pop. Just ask Alexa to play Beats 1 to hear Apple Music’s global livestream including in-depth artist interviews— all completely ad-free. Simply enable the Apple Music skill in the Alexa app and link your account to start listening.

“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,” said Dave Limp, senior vice president, Amazon Devices. “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.”

Customers tell us that the simplicity and ease of asking Alexa for the content they want to hear has brought more music into their homes. Customers ask Alexa to play all kinds of music in many different languages. They stream tens of millions of hours of radio per month and have set tens of millions of music alarms since the feature launched less than a year ago.

Fun fact: Top country is the most requested music to wake up to.

We’re excited to bring Apple Music to our Alexa customers this holiday season.

Source: Amazon

MacDailyNews Take: Oh ok.

Sleep tight, Spotify.

Amazon strikes deal with Apple to sell new iPhones, iPads, and more worldwide – November 9, 2018
Apple in preliminary talks to take stake in U.S. radio company iHeartMedia – November 1, 2018
Apple Music’s Beats 1 opens NYC studio – October 23, 2018
Apple Music continues to take share from Spotify – September 25, 2018
Why Apple Music surpassed Spotify in the U.S. – July 12, 2018
Apple slices into Spotify’s lead in U.S. music market – July 9, 2018
Apple Music now has more paying subscribers in the U.S. than Spotify – July 6, 2018
Apple revs up their own music publishing business – June 14, 2018
Oliver Schusser named new Apple Music chief as service passes 40 million subscribers – April 11, 2018
Apple Music hits 40 million paid subscribers milestone – April 4, 2018
Apple Music hits 38 million paid subscribers – March 12, 2018
Apple Music expands student membership pricing to 82 new countries – February 13, 2018
Apple Music poised to knock off Spotify – February 12, 2018
Apple Music was always going to win – February 6, 2018
Apple Music on track to overtake Spotify, become No. 1 streaming service in U.S. this summer – February 4, 2018
Apple Music and Spotify now account for the majority of music consumption in the UK – January 3, 2018
Spotify files for its IPO – January 3, 2018
Spotify hit with $1.6 billion lawsuit from music publisher – January 2, 2018
Apple Music passes Pandora and Spotify in mobile usage – March 29, 2017
Spotify hits 50 million paid subscribers – March 3, 2017
Apple Music surpasses 20 million paid members 17 months after launch – December 6, 2016
Oh ok, Spotify listeners are upgrading to Apple Music – July 19, 2015
Spotify CEO claims to be ‘ok’ with Apple Music – June 9, 2015


    1. I suppose in your world we should all wake up to Hip-Hop/Rap and lyrics about “F you, F yo wife, and nigh*r this and that”??? Oh please tell us what we should listen to Auramac?

      So fucking sick of liberals telling everyone what they should do, see, say, think, and listen to. And thank god for Trump. Liberalism is a mental disease. Just a bunch of hypocritical, lying, jerks pretending you’re somehow better than your fellow humans that choose to think differently than you.

    2. There is no such thing as Country music on the radio. Just electronic pop with nasal tattood macho boys, whiny chicks, and rural junkies. the rest of the dial has gone dramatically downhill too.

      Thank god for Stevie Ray Vaughan CDs.

  1. this can only mean one thing:

    Sales of Apple’s HomePod are FAR, FAR below EXPECTATION! Apple’s ENTIRE PLAN for the “LIVING ROOM” is deeply, deeply FLAWED!!

    DUMP, dump your stock NOW!! I MEAN IT, NOW or you’ll be RUINED!!!

    Apple is DOOMED. DOOMED I tell ya, DOOMED!

    Say it with me:


    Isn’t that fun saying the word Doomed?

    1. Apple failed to understand that a device that 100% relies on Siri is a guaranteed fail.

      Even Amazon and Google, whose annoying voice assistants are markedly better than Apple’s, are adding screens to their kitchen countertop data spies. Not one of these companies is guaranteeing user privacy in writing.

    1. Yup they truly blew that one even with a lap head start and all the killer upgrades waiting in the pits. Instead they thought they would wait for the rain to stop in case it all got rusty. Guess what they still got rusty. Thats what you get when you get a Ballmer type leader as opposed to a Jobs type leader I guess. That failure has allowed the exact same opportunity to others to exploit and threaten that Apple achieved by blind siding Microsoft.

  2. I wish my Apple Gome Pod has the capability of my Amazon Alexia units. With my Alexia Cube, I can control my entire home entertainment setup. With my other Alexia devices I broadcast music, make phone calls, broadcast messages though out the house, obtain a plethora of information, etc. I would have preferred, since I am so invested in the Apple ecosystem, to be using Siri to control everything, but it would have been cost prohibitive to me to put 6 Home Pods in my house.

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