Latest in Gear

Image credit: Nathan Ingraham/Engadget

Alexa will work with Apple Music on third-party devices 'soon'

You won't need an Amazon Echo to kick out the jams.
Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
12.19.18 in AV
147 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Nathan Ingraham/Engadget

Now that Apple Music streams on Echo speakers, there's an obvious question: will third-party devices join the party? Thankfully, the answer is yes. An Amazon spokesperson has informed Mashable that Apple's streaming service "will be coming to other Alexa-enabled devices soon." It didn't say how widespread access would become, although it wouldn't be surprising if the company opens the floodgates instead of cherry-picking non-Echo hardware.

The eventual expansion won't be surprising. The Alexa move is clearly focused on extending the reach of Apple Music to counter services like Spotify, so it only makes sense to support as many Alexa devices as possible. In theory, you're more likely to subscribe if you can use Apple Music voice control on your Sonos One (yes, it can technically play Apple Music already) instead of buying an Echo or HomePod you don't really need.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
147 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Disney+ non-fiction shows include Mickey, Wolfgang Puck documentaries

Disney+ non-fiction shows include Mickey, Wolfgang Puck documentaries

View
Mercedes app was leaking car owners' data to other users

Mercedes app was leaking car owners' data to other users

View
AT&T hikes TV Now prices by as much as $15 per month

AT&T hikes TV Now prices by as much as $15 per month

View
Samsung won't support Linux on DeX once Android 10 arrives

Samsung won't support Linux on DeX once Android 10 arrives

View
Twitch 'Watch Parties' let streamers watch Prime Video with viewers

Twitch 'Watch Parties' let streamers watch Prime Video with viewers

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr