If you’ve amassed quite the music library via iTunes, but wanted to play it on your Echo, it hasn’t always been easy. Wondering how to play Apple Music on Amazon Echo devices? Well, wonder no more! Amazon and Apple have finally answered the question a lot of us have been asking since the day the Echo first launched.

It’s finally happening—Apple Music is coming to Amazon’s Echo! If you’e an Apple Music subscriber, you’ll soon have the ability to play your tunes with Alexa’s help.

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Since its launch, Apple Music subscribers could only use their Echo as a Bluetooth-connected speaker if they wanted to play tunes from their Apple Music library. Starting Dec. 17 you can ask Alexa to play music via Apple’s streaming music service, without having to connect your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth. You’ll also be able ask Alexa to play any of Apple’s curated playlists or stream expert-made radio stations.

According to Dave Limp, senior vice president, Amazon Devices, “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 U.S.—to Echo customers this holiday.”

So what are you going to ask Alexa to play? We bet it’s something with a twang. According to Amazon, the most-requested wake-up genre is top country.

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—Erica Loop

 

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