Apple has rolled out support to its music streaming service – Apple Music to play music on Amazon Echo speakers through Amazon’s digital assistant Alexa. Now you can stream your Apple Music playlists on Amazon Echo devices by asking Alexa to do so. The much-anticipated rollout has begun in the US, for now on Amazon Echo devices via Amazon Alexa app for Android and iOS devices. This update certainly brings synergy across cross-platforms as both Alexa and Apple Music are available on both iOS and Android platforms.
The setup is however easy; users need to download the Amazon Alexa app (if you haven’t already, cause Echo devices are usually controlled through Alexa app) on either of your Android or iOS device. Once installed head over to default music services in your Alexa preferences. Wherein, you can set up your default music, and users can select their Apple Music account, which further needs to be signed in with their respective Apple iCloud account.
After the setting up process is complete, users can now ask Alexa to play songs, artists, albums, or genres from your Apple Music. Users can further play their respective radio or music playlists, according to their Apple Music Subscription account or playlists in the iCloud Music library as well. Since Alexa is prominent for its voice control capabilities, users can also say something like – Alexa, play ‘Top 100 Global’ on Apple Music or ‘Top Charts on Apple Music, for instance.