Another Amazon device is getting Apple Music support in the US

Ruben Fields
March 17, 2019

Along with the Echo getting this update, Amazon will also be launching this popular music service on its Fire TV devices as well.

Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV. To turn it on, open the Alexa app on your phone and activate the Apple Music skill.

Once enabled, voice commands of "Alexa, play Beats 1 on Apple Music" or "Alexa, play my favorites playlist on Apple Music" will get you going. Amazon says Apple Music will come to the Fire TV in the United Kingdom in the coming weeks. These launches are a clear sign that the tech behemoth is looking to draw as many customers as it can to increase subscription of its various services, including Apple Music. There's no app, just the Alexa Skill. It supports regular HD streaming, and now comes with a beefed up Alexa voice remote bundled in (as long as you purchase it directly from Amazon). It was only in December that Apple Music came to Echo devices, and with Apple's rumoured video streaming service due to launch, we suspect the company will want to continue opening up its services to other platforms. This new approach became evident at CES 2019 where Apple announced it would soon begin streaming iTunes to Samsung smart TVs. We like its large music library, exclusive content, offline playback feature, Siri and Apple Watch integration, and more.

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This is just another small step in Apple's transition to an increasingly services-oriented business, with those services available on a growing number of devices and ecosystems.

Good news for Apple Music subscribers with an Amazon Fire TV: the music streaming service and media streaming devices now play nice together. You'll need to have your Apple ID login credentials handy.

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