Apple Music subscribers can now stream through Alexa — here’s what it says about Amazon

Amazon Echo, the hardware interface for voice assistant Alexa. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon has announced that Apple Music subscribers in Australia and New Zealand will now be able to stream through Amazon Alexa devices.

The move seems to be another sign of Apple going hard into services and becoming a multi-platform software provider, despite also being a hardware business. Why merely offer a HomePod speaker when you can also appear in every other smart speaker ecosystem?

Apple will be joining a host of other music streaming services that are already available on the platform, such as Spotify, Tunein, Deezer, iHeartRadio and Amazon’s Music Unlimited.

In addition to having access to Apple Music’s casual catalogue of 50 million songs, users will have the ability to ask Alexa to play their favourite songs, artists and albums, as well as genre-specific radio stations and playlists that have been curated by Apple Music editors.

This new functionality will be available across Amazon’s range of echo devices, including the Plus, Dot and Show.

To start listening, all you need to do is enable the Apple Music skill on your Amazon account either via the Skills Store, on the Alexa app or via Amazon’s website. You can also find out more and troubleshoot right here.

This article was originally published by Gizmodo Australia. Read the original article here.