Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo devices

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Apple Music coming to Amazon Echo devices

Amazon made the announcement in a company blog post, confirming that Apple Music would arrive on Echo devices in time for the holiday season. It's likely today's reveal of Apple Music and Echo devices playing nice together is a by-product of that deal.

Such a feature is hugely-popular with owners and can be controlled using voice commands.

Apple Music support brings Echo devices closer to rounding out all the big names when it comes to music streaming-Prime Music, Music Unlimited, Pandora, Deezer, TuneIn, Spotify, and iHeartRadio are all now available.

Apple Music on Echo will work similarly to other music services, which now include Spotify, Pandora, Amazon's own Prime Music and other local services depending upon user location. They can also ask Alexa to stream radio stations like Beats 1. All you have to do to get started is enable the Apple Music skill in your Alexa app and link your account.

This feature will be rolling out on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17. Then again, Apple Music is available on Android, because no matter how much Apple likes its walled garden, it would be silly to ignore the world's largest smartphone platform.

On the technology front, Amazon opened up Alexa to more third-party music services when it released its Music Skill API last month.

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