Apple Music is one of the most popular music-streaming services in the world. Apple Music now has more than 50 million paying subscribers worldwide and the number is set to grow in the coming months. Apple Music is closing the gap with Spotify, the world’s number one music-streaming service. For some background, Spotify now leads the music-streaming service market with more than 70 million paying subscribers. Back in 2016, Apple Music hit 10 million subscribers, a milestone that took Spotify six years to reach. Sources say that Apple Music will reach 70 million users by the end of 2019.
Apple has been busy expanding its music-streaming service to more markets and devices. Last week, Apple claimed that Apple Music would support Amazon Echo smart speakers out there. Apple’s move aims to bring its service to more customers. All Apple Music subscribers can play their music through an Echo speaker. To do this, you simply need to link Apple Music with your Amazon account to access your playlists.
To add Apple Music to your Alexa, you need to open the Amazon Alexa app on your iPhone, then select Skills & Games and search for Apple Music. Now just simply turn on the switch for Apple Music, then sign in to your account and tap Allow. Once you are done, play your tracks in Apple Music through your Echo smart speaker.
Amazon today says that Apple Music support will come to other Alexa-enabled speakers on the market. In reality, Alexa is Amazon’s personal assistant that comes pre-installed on every Echo speaker. Amazon has been expanding Alexa to more devices in recent years. However, it remains unclear when Apple Music hits non-Echo smart speakers on the market.
Sources say that Apple is planning to bring its music-streaming service to Android devices. However, Apple needs more time to work on that to make sure things go smoothly at launch. Apple has its own smart speaker called HomePod, which made its debut in 2016. The HomePod is gaining its popularity on the market, but Apple is expected to release its smart speaker to more markets in the world.
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