Alexa Now Supports Apple Music in India

Amazon Echo users in India can now use Apple Music for playing music on all Amazon Echo devices as well as third-party smart speakers and other Alexa-enabled products.

“Users of all Amazon Echo devices such as Echo Dot, Echo Show 5, Echo, Echo Spot, Echo Plus, Echo Show, and Echo Input can enjoy Apple Music via simple voice commands with Alexa,” the company said in a press release.

Anyone who owns an Alexa-enabled device and also has an Apple Music subscription will be able to link their accounts and play millions of songs with a simple voice command. Apple’s curated playlists and radio stations, including Beats 1, are also accessible just by asking Alexa to play them.

Users can set up the Apple Music skill through the website or through the Skills Store in the Alexa app on any device.

Apple’s support page now includes India as one of only 13 countries in which this integration is supported. The other countries are Austria, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, the U.K., and the U.S.

Apple Music has been available through Alexa in some countries starting with the U.S. in December 2018. Prior to that, it was supported by Apple’s own HomePod smart speaker, but this device is still not officially available in India. It will compete with Amazon’s own Prime Music service as well as JioSaavn, Gaana, Hungama Music, and others on Alexa-enabled speakers. 

Source: Gadgets 360