Amazon Echo change will finally bring the feature many UK users have been waiting for

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  • March 14, 2019
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If you own an Echo then there’s some good news coming your way.

It’s just been announced that Apple Music will be arriving on these smart speakers in the coming weeks.

Along with the Echo getting this update, Amazon will also be launching this popular music service on its Fire TV devices as well.

The news of Apple Music coming to the Echo in the UK comes months after the service launched in the US.

Those across the pond have been able to stream music via Apple’s subscription service since December.

Speaking at the time of the launch, Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, said: “Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa—since we launched Alexa four years ago, customers are listening to more music in their homes than ever before.

“We’re thrilled to bring Apple Music – one of the most popular music services in the US – to Echo customers this holiday.”

“We’re excited to announce that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices beginning the week of December 17.

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

“Customers will also be able to ask Alexa to stream expert-made radio stations centred 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 listening.”

Amazon is staying tight-lipped about when this update will officially launch in the UK but they have told Echo owners to expect more news in the coming weeks.

The news of this upgrade comes as Apple recently announced it now has over 50 million subscribers to Music.

The £9.99 service has gone from strength to strength since it was first launched back in 2015 and is now one of the most popular in the world.

Along with this music streaming planit’s thought Apple could soon launch a similar service for video.

The it at its HQ in Cupertino where it is expected to reveal more news on its plans.

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