Amazon has finally added the support for Apple Music on Alexa. If you own an Amazon Echo device and are also subscribed to Apple Music, you can easily stream all your songs, artists, playlists from this music streaming service and also from the library in your device.
Alexa was released on Amazon smart speakers back in 2014 and since then it has branched out to several of the music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Gimme, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, Tidal, TuneIn, and Vevo including its very own Amazon Prime Music. The support for Apple Music comes as a relief for users subscribed on this music service who may have been owning an Echo smart speaker before this announcement.
To access the songs from Apple Music with Alexa, users will need to have an active Apple Music subscription and will not work without it. You can quickly create an account from your iPhone, iPad or Android device in case you already don’t have Apple Music. As per Apple’s website, here are the steps to follow to activate Apple Music on Alexa-controlled speakers:
– Open the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button Menu button in the upper-left corner.
– Tap Settings.
– In Alexa Preferences, tap Music.
– Tap Link New Service.
– Tap Apple Music.
– Tap Enable To Use
– Follow the instructions to sign in with your Apple ID. You can get help to sign in using two-factor authentication.
Amazon is really looking to boost its virtual assistant Alexa via these music streaming Apps and making it very user friendly to access and listen to songs comfortably.