Amazon.com (AMZN) introduced Friday that Apple Music subscribers will quickly be capable to play the service by way of Amazon Echo sensible audio system. The deal illustrates the bettering relationship between the 2 tech giants, who typically compete with one another.
Owners of Echo audio system will be capable to make Apple Music track and artist requests utilizing their voice. For occasion, they may say, “Alexa, play Bebe Rexha on Apple Music.” Alexa is the voice-activated private assistant expertise in Echo audio system.
“Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa,” Dave Limp, senior vp, Amazon Devices, mentioned in an announcement. “Since we launched Alexa four years ago, customers are listening to more music in their homes than ever before.”
Amazon Opening Echo Speakers To More Music Services
Last month, Amazon launched a “music skill” utility program interface for builders. That has allowed Alexa to supply extra third-party music companies. Amazon has its personal streaming music service referred to as Amazon Music Unlimited. It additionally affords a restricted service for Prime members referred to as Prime Music.
Earlier this month, Amazon signed a take care of Apple to supply an expanded number of Apple merchandise on its e-commerce websites worldwide. The deal covers iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac merchandise. One product Amazon won’t promote is Apple’s HomePod sensible speaker, which competes with Amazon’s Echo units.
Amazon and Apple additionally compete in pill computer systems and streaming video units.
Apple inventory fell zero.5% to 178.58 on the inventory market immediately. Amazon rose 1% to 1,690.17.