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Apple Music's brief appearance in the Google Home app earlier this week was due to a software bug, a Google spokesperson confirmed to Bloomberg.

Specifically, we've been told that the Google Assistant and Google Home apps share various settings for music services. Due to a bug, Google opened up the Apple Music setting more broadly than it intended, including to Google Home app users.

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In an earlier statement, a Google spokesperson said "Apple Music is currently only available for Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home."

Back in December, Apple Music became available on Amazon's range of Echo speakers, so there was hope that the service would be expanding to Google Home speakers too. Many other music services are available on Google Home, including Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, Google Play Music, and YouTube Music.

Of course, Apple Music could launch on Google Home eventually, and the two companies could be simply hiding their tracks.

Apple Music is currently available on iOS, Android, Apple Watch, Apple TV, HomePod, and Amazon Echo and Sonos speakers. Apple Music can also be controlled with the Google Assistant app on iOS devices.

Article Link: Google Says Bug Caused Apple Music to Appear in Google Home App [Updated]
 

P_Devil

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That's disappointing, I was hoping Apple would open up their music service to Google's assistant platform (beyond the phone). I still think something might be up but Apple might be holding out for their rumored March presentation.
 
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P_Devil

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They don’t need a presentation to announce that. They didn’t need one for amazon Echo or tv support at CES.
They don't need one but, with an Apple presentation rumored to be just around the corner, they probably want to wait and highlight Apple Music's growth. Echo support was announced by Amazon too, not Apple. So who knows.
 

MrGimper

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Yep. Someone tripped and knocked a cup of pens over onto the keyboard, and they just happened to edit the source code to add this functionality.

Exactly.... someone got a few variables wrong and hey presto, accidentally coded an Apple Music service interface
 
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NMBob

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Yep. Someone tripped and knocked a cup of pens over onto the keyboard, and they just happened to edit the source code to add this functionality.

Is that how my software gets bugs in it!? Cup-o-pencils...meet trash can. I feel less buggy already.
 

cmaier

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Is that how my software gets bugs in it!? Cup-o-pencils...meet trash can. I feel less buggy already.
Well not usually, but after 40 years of coding I am a very excellent programmer, so that’s the only way bugs get into MY code.
 
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centauratlas

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All the Bloomberg article states is: "We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home".
I didn't see any mention of a "bug" in that article.

In other words, a non-denial denial.
 
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NMBob

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Well not usually, but after 40 years of coding I am a very excellent programmer, so that’s the only way bugs get into MY code.

Haha! Same here. But really, toss the pencils. In addition to fewer I feel like the quality of the bugs may even improve.
 
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