Apple Music Coming to Amazon Echo Devices This Month

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Apple Music will be available on Amazon Echo devices beginning the week of Dec. 17, it was announced today (Nov. 30). The strategic maneuver enables the streaming service on the device right in the middle of the holiday season.

"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, svp, 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.”

Amazon Echo users still need to be subscribers to Apple Music in order to utilize the new feature. Customers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists, albums or playlists -- though only those made by Apple Music's editors -- at any point. Additionally, subscribers have access to the radio stations centered around particular genres and can listen to Beats 1 as well.