Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV

Apple Music launches on Amazon Fire TV

Amazon and Apple on Wednesday announced that Apple's streaming service is now available to Amazon Fire TV users in the US. It seems that Amazon doesn't have any issues with Apple putting its wireless services on any of its products.

Apple Music has been available on your run-of-the-mill Alexa devices, namely Echo and Dot and the like, for a while now. We pit the Roku Streaming Stick+ against Amazon's Fire TV Stick 4K to help you decide which one will be the best fit in your living room.

You will also be able to use Alexa to play music on your Fire TV devices with your voice.

To set it up, just open your Alexa app and select the Apple Music skill. Well, as long as you ask Alexa, of course. The new support has arrived in the Apple Music skill, which has already been available for Echo device owners to utilize. Apparently, Apple is also looking to finalize a deal with Roku, a US manufacturer of digital media players that allow access to internet streamed audio or video services through TVs.

For years, Apple treated its various services as "sweeteners" to convince consumers to buy an iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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Apple Music coming to Fire TV is just another sign of Apple expanding the availability of its services. According to Apple, their music streaming services hit 50 million subscribers in early 2018 but this is still well behind the 83 million paid Spotify subscribers announced in July 2018.

Meanwhile the video streaming industry is bracing itself for Apple's new video service, which is expected to be revealed at an event later this month.

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