Amazon has confirmed that the Apple Music streaming service is now officially available through its Alexa-enabled Echo devices.
With this integration, subscribers to Apple Music who also own an Amazon Echo product, as well as a Sonos One or Sonos Beam, can now ask Alexa to play songs, artists, albums, and playlists through the speakers.
To start listening, enable the Apple Music skill using either the Skills Store in the Alexa app or at Amazon.ca, and link your account.
Music, says an Amazon Canada spokesperson, has always been one of Alexa's most popular features.
While this will quench the desire for more music options through the smart speakers in Apple-friendly Alexa-enabled households, Amazon has not yet announced availability of its own new Music HD service north of the border. That service, which offers songs at 16 bits and a sample rate of 44.1kHz (CD quality) for its HD service and 24 bit depth tunes with a sample rate up to 192kHz for the Ultra HD, was announced earlier this week for subscribers and Amazon customers in the U.S., UK, Germany, and Japan.