Apple and Amazon have announced that Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Echo devices this holiday season.
Customers will be able to ask Alexa to play their favorite songs, artists, and albums—or any of the playlists made by Apple Music’s editors from around the world, covering many activities and moods. Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to stream radio stations centered on popular genres like hip-hop, decades like the 80s, and even music from around the world, like K-Pop.
Users will be able to ask Alexa to play Beats 1 to hear Apple Music’s global livestream including in-depth artist interviews— all ad-free. Simply enable the Apple Music skill in the Alexa app and link your account to start listening. This development follows the announcement that Amazon has signed a deal with Apple to expand the selection of the tech giant’s products on Amazon worldwide.
The e-commerce company says it will soon start selling more Apple products directly and have access to Apple’s latest devices, including the 2018 iPad Pros, iPhones, and Apple Watches, as well as Apple’s lineup of Beats headphones. The deal encompasses the U.S., UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and India.