If you have a select Sonos-branded speaker and use Apple Music, then today your device is getting a nice little trick thanks to Amazon Alexa support.
Beginning today, both the Sonos Beam and the Sonos One speakers support using Amazon Alexa to control Apple Music with voice controls. That support is available in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To make it work, you’ll need to add the Apple Music skill in the Alexa app. Alexa has been supported on Sonos speakers to serve as the digital personal assistant on supported devices for quite some time.
For a quick rundown on how to make it work with the Apple Music skill with Alexa, click this link.
In the US, UK, and Ireland, you can now use your voice to control @AppleMusic through your Sonos One, Beam, or Echo device. Just add the #AppleMusic skill in your Alexa app. pic.twitter.com/2yNius56jo
— Sonos (@Sonos) April 17, 2019
Apple Music expanded beyond the HomePod smart speaker to Amazon’s own Echo smart speaker lineup in December of last year. A big move for Apple, considering that one of the HomePod’s major selling features is Siri and Apple Music. Now that the Alexa-based Apple Music skill is moving to Sonos speakers, this means Apple Music subscribers have yet another option to listen to their favorite music while at home.
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