For years, Apple treated its various services as "sweeteners" to convince consumers to buy an iPhone, iPad and Mac.More news: World reacts with sadness and anger to New Zealand mosque attacks
Being an Amazon Prime member is much like knowing the bouncer at the club. This new approach became evident at CES 2019 where Apple announced it would soon begin streaming iTunes to Samsung smart TVs.
Speaking at the time of the launch, Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, said: "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". Anyone who wanted Apple Music needed to buy an Apple device.More news: HEXO Pays about $260 Million to Acquire Newstrike Brands
Apple Music subscribers simply need to link their accounts to Alexa and they are good to go.
In fact, if you've already enabled Apple Music on an Amazon Echo, then your Fire TV device will automatically be able to use Apple Music.More news: Australia senator egged after Christchurch terror attack comments
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. The follows the launch on Amazon Echo devices in December. 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. Recently, Apple announced more deals, which included TV makers such as LG and Vizio.
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