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Amazon today expanded its Apple Music integration to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing Fire TV owners to ask Alexa to play songs from the Apple Music service.

According to CNBC, Apple Music on the Amazon Fire TV is available starting today.

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The expansion comes three months after Apple allowed Apple Music to be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers using the Alexa voice assistant.

On the Fire TV, users can use commands like "Alexa, play music by Stevie Nicks," or "Alexa, play a Fleetwood Mac album" to play content directly from Apple Music.

It can be enabled by going to the Alexa app on an Android or iOS device and activating the Apple Music skill. Those who have already set up Apple Music with Alexa for Echo devices will not need to repeat the steps.

Right now, Apple Music is limited to the Fire TV and Amazon Echo speakers, though it may be expanded to third-party Alexa devices in the future.

Apple's effort to allow Apple Music to be streamed on third-party platforms is part of a deeper push to grow services revenue. Apple is also planning to expand iTunes to Samsung Smart TVs in the form of an iTunes app, and AirPlay 2 functionality is being built into recent smart TV sets from a number of manufacturers like Sony and LG.

Article Link: Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Fire TV
 

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Amazon today expanded its Apple Music integration to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing Fire TV owners to ask Alexa to play songs from the Apple Music service.

According to CNBC, Apple Music on the Amazon Fire TV is available starting today.

amazonfireapplemusic-800x581.jpg

The expansion comes three months after Apple allowed Apple Music to be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers using the Alexa voice assistant.

On the Fire TV, users can use commands like "Alexa, play music by Stevie Nicks," or "Alexa, play a Fleetwood Mac album" to play content directly from Apple Music.

It can be enabled by going to the Alexa app on an Android or iOS device and activating the Apple Music skill. Those who have already set up Apple Music with Alexa for Echo devices will not need to repeat the steps.

Right now, Apple Music is limited to the Fire TV and Amazon Echo speakers, though it may be expanded to third-party Alexa devices in the future.

Apple's effort to allow Apple Music to be streamed on third-party platforms is part of a deeper push to grow services revenue. Apple is also planning to expand iTunes to Samsung Smart TVs in the form of an iTunes app, and AirPlay 2 functionality is being built into recent smart TV sets from a number of manufacturers like Sony and LG.

Article Link: Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Fire TV

This is great...when can I use amazon prime music on my apple tv?
 

Nunyabinez

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Well that's true but they are also giving people less reason to buy Apple hardware.

Well in this area there wasn't much reason to buy Apple hardware. I have six echo dots hooked up to decent bluetooth speakers and I think I paid less than one HomePod. The claim that Apple is just making stuff that is too good in terms of quality (i.e. the AirPod was suggested to be being sold at cost or a loss) seems silly as my whole home music system works just fine in addition to letting me turn on and off lights, etc.
 
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Now we need Apple Music on non-Amazon Alexa integrated devices......
 

Nunyabinez

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I got a fire stick 4K as a 10 year anniversary gift from my University and it is definitely not as nice as my AppleTV 4K, but it also sells for $50 and has two working browsers. It will be nice to get Apple Music on it. I'm still looking forward to getting AirPlay2 on my Vizio TVs though.
 
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MrCornfed

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I won a Harmon Kardon Invoke speaker which has Cortana. I'd never have bought it, but as a free speaker it's pretty damn good. It would be an awesome speaker if Apple Music was added. Get on it, Apple.
 

genovelle

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Well in this area there wasn't much reason to buy Apple hardware. I have six echo dots hooked up to decent bluetooth speakers and I think I paid less than one AirPod. The claim that Apple is just making stuff that is too good in terms of quality (i.e. the AirPod was suggested to be being sold at cost or a loss) seems silly as my whole home music system works just fine in addition to letting me turn on and off lights, etc.
It’s all good until they decide the losses incurred by supporting such unprofitable devices are not being recouped by customers actually placing orders with them. Support will be dropped like each Google cheap experiment.

There is only so long Amazon’s shareholders are going to accept a poor return on investment,while the founder has has extracted a net worth over 10 times the total amount of what the company has made in profit in its 20 years of existence.
 

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This is great...when can I use amazon prime music on my apple tv?

I thought that rolled out on Apple TV (finally) 6 months ago? No?

Either way, not suuuperrr excited to use a (forgive my perfidy) second rate-ish music service on a third-rate device. But then again, who has the the “dot” that’ll close their blinds without having to get up, and the button that’ll order 10 more packs of Tide Pods/hillbilly acid without having to open an app on their phone? Maybe I’m the one missing out? Who’s to say. ‍♀️
 

Nunyabinez

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It’s all good until they decide the losses incurred by supporting such unprofitable devices are not being recouped by customers actually placing orders with them. Support will be dropped like each Google cheap experiment.

There is only so long Amazon’s shareholders are going to accept a poor return on investment,while the founder has has extracted a net worth over 10 times the total amount of what the company has made in profit in its 20 years of existence.

So you're saying Amazon is doomed.
 

SeattleMoose

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Good news!!!
Inter-device operability and tech flexibility is ALWAYS a win for the consumer.
Like when Apple offered wireless earphones AND a headphone jack....oh wait.
 

ipedro

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Apple’s revenue comes from the iPhone. Their competitor isn’t Amazon, it’s Android. If Chromecast is available almost ubiquitously, then Apple should get AirPlay everywhere, otherwise they’ll bleed iPhone users who already own Chromecast compatible devices to Android.

Similarily, in music, Apple’s competitor is Spotify. If Spotify is available on all speakers, then so does Apple Music have to be if Apple wants to keep its users and grow its base.

Apple TV and HomePod are sold as Apple’s version of a tv box and a home speaker. Like iPhones, iPads and Macs, people buy them over cheaper phones, tablets and PCs because they love Apple’s user experience and attention to detail.

This is a good move. I’m looking forward to having Apple’s ecosystem of devices compatible with every speaker and TV through AirPlay and native Apple Music support.
 

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Any update on when Apple Music Support is coming to Echo devices in Canada? Myself and many others got one for Christmas because of Amazons announcement (which turned out to be US only) and three months later they still haven’t given a timeframe for release. Feels misleading.
 
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