Earlier this week, Amazon rolled out Apple Music support for its Alexa-enabled speakers. That included devices like the Echo, Echo Show, Echo Spot, Echo Dot and more. But what about all of those third-party speakers that feature Alexa? They’re getting Apple Music support as well.
The news was confirmed by Mashable’s Raymond Wong, who asked Amazon the question directly if support for third-party Alexa speakers was going to happen. Amazon said it would happen “in the future” but did not provide details on timing.
— Raymond Wong📱💾📼 (@raywongy) December 19, 2018
One of the big advantages Amazon Alexa speakers have over Apple’s HomePod is that it encompasses a lot of different speakers, including third-party ones. Apple’s move to work with Amazon to add Apple Music integration with its Echo speakers is undoubtedly to get Apple Music on more smart speakers. It’s now available on Amazon’s first-party speakers and soon it’ll be available on third-party speakers.
This will go a long way to making Apple Music a more competitive service to Spotify.