Sonos speakers enable Apple Music voice control via Amazon’s Alexa

“Owners of Sonos speakers in the U.S. and U.K. can now use Alexa voice controls for Apple Music, continuing the rollout of Apple’s service across Alexa-capable devices,” Roger Fingas reports for AppleInsider.

“Beyond regional limits, the option requires a Sonos One or Beam, or else an Amazon Echo speaker linked to a Sonos system,” Fingas reports. “Listeners must further update the Sonos iPhone and iPad app and have the Apple Music Alexa skill enabled.”

“Apple Music has been accessible through Sonos speakers since 2015, but without any voice controls,” Fingas reports. “The speaker maker was also one of the first to support AirPlay 2.”

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MacDailyNews Take: The more avenues that open up for Apple Music to travel, the faster it’ll become the world’s No.1 music subscription service!

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1 Comment

  1. Of course it only goes to show just how inept Apple have been supporting its own assistant on others products over having to support others assistants considering they had up to a 2 year lead at one point. Glacial progress is becoming far too common.

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