Amazon is set to offer Apple Music via third party speakers using its Alexa voice assistant, with the news arriving days after Apple’s streaming service started working on the Amazon Echo.
While a launch date has not been set, Amazon is believed to have told a reporter from Mashable that it would offer Apple’s service via a number of ‘Alexa enabled devices’.
This suggests Apple Music users will be able to play back their favourite sings, playlists and Beats 1 shows via the likes of the Echo Dot, Ultimata Ear’s Blast speaker and the Ninety7 Vaux.
Owners of the Echo Dot in the U.S. have been able to set Apple Music as their default streaming service within their Alexa smartphone app since earlier this week. It brings an end to a long wait for Apple Music subscribers.
Until now, users were limited to the likes of Amazon’s own music streaming platform or market leader Spotify.
Amazon and Apple have not said when Echo support for streaming will be coming to the UK, with a mid 2019 launch seeming most likely.
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