After announcing the feature late last month, Apple has finally made Apple Music available to stream using Amazon’s Echo smart speakers. The Skill which enables the service is a few days early, with the original announcement promising a December 17th release.
To enable Apple Music on your Echo, head to the Alexa app on your smartphone and visit the Music section of Settings. There, tap “Link New Service.” This should display a list of music services you haven’t linked yet, including Apple Music. Tap Apple Music and you’ll be brought to the screen where you can enable its Skill. Afterward, log in with your Apple Music credentials and you’ll be able to stream music from Apple’s service immediately across your devices by saying, “Alexa, ask Apple Music to play [insert favorite song, album, playlist, or radio station here].”
Notably, any personal music you’ve uploaded to iCloud Library can’t play on your Echo. I tried playing an unreleased Logic song this way and was unable to do so.