Amazon has their own music streaming service and we’re sure that the company would love if all users were to sign up for it. However the reality is that many of us are subscribed to multiple platforms, like Mac users who own Android devices, or iPhone users who subscribe to Spotify, and so on.
That being said, if you’re an Echo user who is also subscribed to Apple Music, you’ll be pleased to learn that Amazon’s Echo devices now support Apple Music streaming through it. It was back in 2017 that Amazon had stated that they would not mind their Echo devices supporting Apple Music, and earlier this month it was revealed that support for Apple Music would be arriving this month. Turns out the rollout was earlier than many had expected which isn’t a bad thing.
All users have to do is launch the Alexa app on their smartphones and connect their Apple Music account to it, after which they’ll be good to go. They can set Apple Music to be their default music library and music station source, and they’ll also be able to use their voice to control their music.
However as 9to5Mac points out, there are some features of Apple Music on Echo devices that users can’t access compared if they were to use a HomePod. This includes adding a song playing on a station to their Apple Music library. However if these aren’t necessarily features you must have, and just want to be able to access your Apple Music library and stream music on demand, then you should not have any issues.
Also it should be pointed out that Apple Music support is only on Echo devices, meaning that if you own a non-Echo device that runs Alexa, you won’t be able to control it the same way as you could on an Echo.