Amazon lately stated that Apple Music would find its way towards Amazon Echo devices anytime soon — and surely, it appears to be rolling out now.
To make Alexa compatible with Apple’s streaming service, you should just have to log onto the newly updated iOS/Android Alexa app and link up your account. You can find the option under “Settings: Music”.
Once you are done with that, commands like “Alexa, play music by Halsey on Apple Music” should work. Or, if you don’t want to have to say the “… on Apple Music” bit every time, you can just set Apple Music as the default service.
You can also request specific genres or playlists of any kind.
However there is one catch, apparently this currently only works with Amazon Echo speakers, and not yet with third-party speakers (like the Sonos ONE or Polk’s Audio Command sounder) that happen to have Alexa-support built in.
Not a fan of Apple’s offering? Alexa also works with Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer and Amazon’s own Music service.
Using Google devices, rather than Amazon’s? Well, we still cant stay if/when proper Apple Music support might come to Google Home.
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