Maria Montero

Amazon Echo speakers are now Apple Music friendly

Amazon recently said that Apple Music will make its way onto Amazon Echo devices in the future, and it looks like it’s rolling out now.

To make Alexa work with Apple’s streaming service, just go to the recently updated Alexa / iOS app and link your account. You can find the option in Settings> Music.

Once done, commands like “Alexa, play Halsey music on Apple Music” should work. Or, if you don’t want to have to say the “… on Apple Music” bit every time, you can set Apple Music as the default service. If you don’t have a specific artist in mind, you can also request playlists or genres.

One problem: As 9to5mac points out, it appears that it currently only works with Amazon Echo speakers, and not yet with third-party speakers (such as Sonos ONE or Polk’s Audio Command probe) that have Alexa support built in.

Not a fan of Apple’s offering? Alexa also works with Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, and Amazon’s music service.

Using Google devices, instead of Amazon’s? Sadly, there is no information yet on whether / when proper Apple Music support can reach Google Home.