Alexa Now Supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Echo, Sonos, and Fire TV Devices

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Alexa now supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV devices, and compatible Sonos speakers, as reflected in a recently updated Apple support document.


    This means Apple Music subscribers who own one of those devices in those countries can now ask Alexa to play songs, artists, playlists, and more from Apple Music. This functionality first launched in the United States in December before expanding to the United Kingdom and Ireland last month.

    Read our guide on how to set up Apple Music in the Alexa app, including how to make it the default music service so that you don't have to say "on Apple Music" each time you ask Alexa to play something.

    (Thanks, Brad!)

    Article Link: Alexa Now Supports Apple Music in Australia and New Zealand on Echo, Sonos, and Fire TV Devices
  2. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
  3. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816


    May 27, 2014
    Will the Homepod ever work with something thats not Apple Music?
  4. Christoffee macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2012
  5. Bswails macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2016
    If only Apple would allow Siri support for Sonos speakers also.
  6. gaximus macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2011
    It took carPlay like 4 years to support other Maps, so it will probably support it at sometime, but not soon
  7. oneMadRssn macrumors 601


    Sep 8, 2011
    New England
    I think the odds are higher that the iPod Classic will work with the Zune Marketplace.
  8. DevNull0 macrumors 68020

    Jan 6, 2015
    I can literally buy a pair of Sonos One speakers for the price of a single homepod. Sonos One is like a straight-up superior version of homepod in every way.

    And the homepod is useless because I can't use it on my TV (non-Apple TV) and game console. A speaker is simple, plug it in (or pair it) and listen. Does homepod still need an iPhone to do anything useful? Does it still go into a more limited guest mode when the iPhone owner is out of the house?
  9. benroberts3 macrumors member

    Oct 18, 2012
    Kansas City
    Now what we need is Apple Music support on Google Home devices. That will further eat into Spotify's market share.
  10. Kung macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2006

    This. I recently came to the realization that aside from the ability to play the local radio station (which I CAN play via an app on my phone), all of my audio either came from my phone, or from the TV.

    So I set out to get rid of my Denon receive and speakers, and replace them with something. I looked at the Homepod for about 5 seconds until I realized I couldn't use it for 10% of the stuff that....pretty much every other speaker could be used for.

    I ended up being able to buy 3 Sonos Ones and the Beam for the same price I'd paid for my receiver and Infiniti speakers - except now I can play music throughout the house from a huge variety of sources. I'm excited as hell.
  11. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Alexa works so much better thank Siri and Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos as well as many other music services . Best all around.
  12. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    So you can use Alexa to control Apple Music on these devices but not Siri. #facepalm And all because allowing that would also give Spotify access to Siri?
  13. Peepo macrumors 6502a

    Jun 18, 2009
  14. Applebot1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 4, 2014
    Didn’t realise this was active in the UK last month. Really happy and it works with no issues.

    Choice is good.
  15. DevNull0 macrumors 68020

    Jan 6, 2015
    That is a nice set-up. Interestingly I went the exact opposite route. I bought a house that already has 4 rooms with in-ceiling speakers installed and the wiring brought to the TV room. I was looking for a way to drive them, and with Sonos I'd have had to buy a Sonos Amp that alone costs about $200 more than the entire Denon receiver. So I bought a 2-zone Denon receiver with Airplay2 and Bluetooth. Zone 2 is connected to a speaker selector switch and then to the 4 rooms worth of speakers. So now I can play music wirelessly from my iDevices throughout my house and Zone 1 gives me 5.1 audio for the TV.
  16. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
  17. andsoitgoes macrumors member

    Jun 22, 2010
    We all know why.... [​IMG]

    That said, they need to get their shirt together and figure this out. I’m glad I now have a free google home mini, but I wanna trash my Spotify subscription like YESTERDAY. I’m tired of spending $10/month when I’m already spending it on Apple Music.
  18. gdeusthewhizkid macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    Apple Music still doesn’t play on my sonos beam despite said reports lol...
  19. Bswails macrumors regular

    Jul 28, 2016
    I don’t want multiple voice assistants.. I like the handoff Apple has with its ecosystem.its so confusing why we don’t have a full HomeKit line of products from Apple or a company that Apple has purchased. For me if HomeKit and Siri are not the Major talking points at WWDC I think I may have to consider a Two AI world.
    --- Post Merged, May 15, 2019 ---
    I’m starting to think Apple is hiding something and is using the “Privacy BS” as it’s excuse to why it won’t play nice with others..
  20. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    This. I can't imagine why anyone would opt for HomePod vs a Sonos at this point. The old, tired argument was sound quality, but that's been debunked in blind tests.

    So, sound quality is equal, Sonos is much cheaper and has far more services including Apple Music.

  21. ipedro macrumors 601


    Nov 30, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    I love my HomePod but it’s just too expensive to put in every room. I would totally pick up a bunch of cheap Alexa devices to complement my HomePod if AppleMusic support on Echo came to Canada.
  22. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    Just open up Siri to the competition already. I doubt there’s very many people signing up for Apple Music over Spotify because of Siri integration.
  23. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
    Both homes have SONOS throughout (with Alexa in every room) and love them. Alexa is a far superior assistant to Siri.
  24. teknikal90 macrumors 68040


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    instagram cant even have music in canada.
  25. RealityM macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2012
    Which Denon receiver did you get? Amazon has lots to choose from. Thanks.

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