Amazon’s Day One blog:
Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music’s 50
million songs on Echo devices. 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 expert-made radio stations centered on popular
genres like Hip-Hop, decades like the 80s, and even music from
around the world, like K-Pop. Just ask Alexa to play Beats 1 to
hear Apple Music’s global livestream including in-depth artist
interviews — all completely ad-free. Simply enable the Apple
Music skill in the Alexa app and link your account to start
Fascinating. It’s still an open question whether Apple sees subscription content (mostly music now, with more original shows and movies coming soon) as something for its own devices, or cross-platform. Making Apple Music available to Echo devices sure sounds more like the latter.
I wonder how well Apple Music is doing on Android?
★ Friday, 30 November 2018