“Apple Music may be soon be available as an option on Google Home devices, according to an image that was shared by MacRumors reader Jason,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“We were able to track down the Apple Music listing within the Google Home app for iOS devices, but at the current time, it can’t be linked to a Google Home device,” Clover reports. “Still, the listing suggests that Apple could soon make Apple Music an available option for Google Assistant-powered playback on Google Home devices, much like it did with the Amazon Echo.”
Clover reports, “The Apple Music listing appears to be relatively new, and given that it’s not working, it suggests an upcoming feature.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Makes sense to have Apple Music available everywhere it can be made available. Of course, it’s still best on Apple’s HomePod.
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How about making Apple Music available in Canada first? I was told by Amazon it was because of licensing. Which doesnt’t make sense since Apple music is available in Canada. All your doing is allowing the player Amazon Echo) access to play the music that is already available.
How about making Apple Music available in Canada first? I was told by Amazon it was because of licensing. Which doesn’t make sense since Apple music is available in Canada. All your doing is allowing the player Amazon Echo) access to play the music that is already available. Always left ou up north here!!! 🙁
Critics would argue that Apple should’ve made Apple Music available across mutiple platforms initially, especially in light of the fact that early on they had no hardware streaming solution whatsoever.
Furthermore, if iMessage were a cross platform solution from early on, it would have polinated a sticky Apple soultions environment from the beginning, therefore making the transition to Apple’s platform and services easier for those coming from Android, Blackberry, and Microsoft.
Instead, Apple decided to go with a locked in, closed garden approach that actually flies in the face of their purported “all in on services” goal that’s currently at the forefront of their long term objectives.
Apple’s myopic way of approaching services in the past is coming back to haunt them at a time when phone hardware demand is stabilizing. In addition, Apple no longer maintains the same reputation it had 10 years ago for quality and service. This contradicts once again Cook’s efforts to push services at a time when many consumers are questioning Apple committment to both consumer hardware and software maintenance and quality assurance.