Apple has certainly not gone out of order to promote the new Apple Music integration with Amazon Echo speakers. Apart from a new support document, Apple left promotional duties to Amazon, including the first announcement.
App Store is which promotes the Alexa app today, but marks the closest to an announcement since we learned Apple Music lands on echo-lovers.
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In an App Store story called Alexa, Apple Music, Apple's editorial team writes that "Our streaming tunes are now integrated with Amazon's voice service."  When you see the story from iOS, you can see screenshots of how to set Apple Music as a default music service for libraries and drives using Alexa and Apple touts as Apple Music supports streaming "Your iTunes libraries and the 50 million plus songs in the Apple Music library via echo devices. "
As a clarity, the App Store story also emphasizes that music in the iCloud Music Library will work with Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show and Echo Spot. 9659007] Individual, family and student Apple Music plans are all supported. In addition, you can play uploaded music in your iCloud Music Library, which is not in the Apple Music directory, by adding it to a playlist. Alexa will see it and handle everything from there.
I tried to call live versions of songs that I added to the iCloud Music Library using Alexa when Apple Music came on echo last week without happiness. The trick appears to be "add it to a playlist" a bit like the story of the App Store mentions. Good to know!
Apple still needs to add Alexa to the list of supported devices for Apple Music, but it's nice to see the App Store promote the new integration in the absence of an Apple Newsroom story or any other push.
Apple Music on Alexa works well with features like speaker and music alerts supported. Apple Music on Alexa is available only in the United States but it can also be a factor due to Amazon Music API.
Update at 04:07 ET: Apple Music continues promotional roll out with a new link to the Alexa iOS app from its features page:
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