Amazon Fire TV finally gets Apple Music streaming

Apple Music is Now Available on The Amazon Fire TV

Consistent updates have made Fire TV a serious contender here, with Amazon bragging that it has the "broadest cross-provider search of any streaming media player".

Users in the United States can now use Apple Music to play music on their Fire TV devices, both from the streaming boxes and sticks. To set it up, enable the Apple Music skill inside the Alexa app and link your accounts.

The set-up process is very similar to how you set up Apple Music on Echo devices. Simply use the command "Play today's hits on Apple Music" or whatever artist/song you wish to listen to and your Amazon Fire TV will automatically start playing it.


This is just another small step in Apple's transition to an increasingly services-oriented business, with those services available on a growing number of devices and ecosystems. You'll also be able to purchase that Amazon Fire TV Stick for £24.99, which is £15 less than what those at the back of the queue will pay. Late a year ago, Apple Music began streaming support for the Echo as well.

Apple is likely facing stiff competition from rival music services. This launch indicates Apple's switch from a standard walled-garden approach to services. This became more prominent when it was announced at CES 2019 that Samsung smart TVs will make their platform available for iTunes. We like its large music library, exclusive content, offline playback feature, Siri and Apple Watch integration, and more. While new subscribers get a three-month free trial, the service does require a $9.99 monthly subscription.

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