Replace, February 27, 05:30 AM ET: Google dad or mum firm Alphabet says Google Residence gadgets aren’t about to get Apple Music assist, following hypothesis that emerged yesterday (h/t Bloomberg).
Apple Music assist was hinted at within the Google Residence app, prompting rumors that Google’s sensible speaker merchandise could be subsequent in line to get Apple Music streaming capabilities. Amazon Echo gadgets beginning supporting Apple Music in December.
Nevertheless, an Alphabet spokesperson put the misinformation within the Residence app right down to a bug, and mentioned the corporate had “nothing to announce” concerning Google Residence updates.
Regardless of the revelations, I wouldn’t hand over all hope for Apple Music coming to the audio system sooner or later. Sensible audio system are primed for music streaming providers and each Google and Apple stand to realize from the combination. I believe they’ll attain an settlement about it someplace down the road.
Earlier protection, February 26, 05:28 AM ET: Google Residence gadgets might quickly get the power to stream Apple Music, in line with hypothesis from MacRumors yesterday. The transfer would observe Apple Music’s rollout to Amazon Echo gadgets late final 12 months.
The web site obtained a picture exhibiting Apple Music as a streaming choice inside the Google Residence app (under). The picture got here from a reader tip, however MacRumors mentioned it was additionally capable of finding the itemizing within the Google Residence iOS app, and that it now not says “solely out there on iOS gadgets.” The service couldn’t be linked to a Google Residence gadget on the time, nevertheless it appears to be like like which will effectively change
Regardless of Apple Music being one of many world’s greatest music streaming providers, and Google Residence supporting others like Spotify and Pandora, Apple’s platform hasn’t been out there on the Google Residence because it launched in November 2016.
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Main know-how corporations are typically cautious of supporting competing merchandise on their platforms, and Google has its personal music streaming service — Google Play Music — which competes with Apple Music. It looks like Google and Apple might have now struck a deal, although.
We will solely speculate as to when this is able to roll out however with the infrastructure mentioned to already be there within the app, it’s in all probability near launch.