Apple Music arrives on Amazon Echo speakers: Here’s how to link it

Sheri Evans
December 17, 2018

'Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music's 50 million songs on Echo devices'.

The support on Echo devices marks only the second voice-controlled speaker to work directly with Apple Music, other than Apple's own HomePod. Once you set your default music library, you will not be asked to select the music library every time you play through the Alexa. They can also ask Alexa to stream radio stations like Beats 1.

Alexa can control playback, tell you things about what's now playing, and you can listen to music through the speaker groups you've created in the Alexa app (if you have multiple Echos).

To activate it associate your accounts in the Amazon Alexa app and you should be good to go.

Setting up Apple Music on your Echo device takes just a few taps
IDG Setting up Apple Music on your Echo device takes just a few taps

Amazon is all geared up to protect your home with the help of Alexa.

People who cook frequently in the kitchen and need lots of timers will probably be interested in the Echo Wall Clock. The new support is rolling out to the Alexa mobile apps, giving users the option of enabling Apple Music as a music service.

Amazon is still discounting its Echo (the second generation model) by about $30, bringing it down to just $69.

The clock uses a digital 60 LED display to show the timers, and since it is synched to a compatible Echo device, it automatically adjusts for daylight saving time. Alexa will also not play the songs added by you manually to the library. To ensure better security, the security systems can themselves upgrade their Alexa skills by using the Security Panel Controller API that is useful for the customers in the long run. Echo Link also lets you stream high-fidelity music on your headphones. The timepiece will work with any Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Spot, or Echo Input smart speaker.

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