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Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV

That is unless you're an Amazon Prime member, in which case you'll benefit from additional savings and have access to the Fire TV Stick for just £24.99.

Amazon announced today that Apple Music is now available on Fire TV devices.

Once enabled, voice commands of "Alexa, play Beats 1 on Apple Music" or "Alexa, play my favorites playlist on Apple Music" will get you going.

But if you already set up the skill on your Amazon Echo, you're all set and you don't have to do anything else. You'll need to have your Apple ID login credentials handy.

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Amazon is staying tight-lipped about when this update will officially launch in the United Kingdom but they have told Echo owners to expect more news in the coming weeks. Have you tested it out on an Alexa device?

Apple Music has been available on Android since launch and continuing to push it out across Amazon's product line just makes the same kind of sense: Get the service into as many ears as possible, while simultaneously making it more valuable to Family Plan subscribers who live in multi-platform households. Late a year ago, Apple Music began streaming support for the Echo as well.

Earlier this year, Apple Music briefly appeared in the Google Home app (though it could not be used), but was quickly removed. This new approach became evident at CES 2019 where Apple announced it would soon begin streaming iTunes to Samsung smart TVs. Amazon's voice assistant Alexa also now allows users to say things like "rewind 20 seconds" for more attuned searching, and the system will also show you where the video you want can be found.

The news of this upgrade comes as Apple recently announced it now has over 50 million subscribers to Music.


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