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Apple and Spotify’s podcasts come to Echo devices in the US

Amazon Alexa can now play podcasts from Apple, offsetting Amazon’s word of Echo devices the first third-party clients to support the Apple Podcasts service without use AirPlay. Before, this statu of support was limited to Apple’s HomePod. Harmonizing to Amazon, the addition brings to Alexa designs Apple’s library of more than 800,000 podcasts. It likewise allows customers to set Apple Podcasts as their wished podcast service.

The move is the latest in a series of partnerships between the two challengers, which also included the launch of the Apple TV app on Amazon’s Fire TV platform,as well as the launch of Apple Music on Echo manoeuvres and Fire TV. Amazon, in response, has expanded its potpourrus of Apple inventory to include Apple TV, iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch and more.

To get started, Apple useds who want to stream from Apple Podcasts will first need to link their Apple ID in the Alexa app. Customers can then ask Alexa to play or resuming industrial podcasts they want to hear. Other musician requires, like “next” or “fast forward,” employ, more. And as you move between manoeuvres, your progress within each incident will too sync, which means you can start listening on Alexa, then pick up where you left off on your iPhone.

In the Alexa app’s Settings, useds will too be able to specify Apple Podcasts as their default musician, which wants any time they query Alexa for a podcast without indicating information sources, it will stream from the Apple Podcasts service.

Not to be outdone, Spotify also today announced its support for streaming podcasts on Alexa in the U.S.

Of course, Spotify Premium users have been able to use Spotify Connect to stream to Echo before today.

But now, Spotify says that both Free and Premium U.S. patrons will be able to ask Alexa for podcasts as well as gave Spotify as their default player.

Alexa’s support for Spotify podcasts was actually was launched in September( alongside other report) at Amazon’s annual Alexa event in Seattle, so it’s less of a surprise than the Apple addition.

At the time, Amazon said it was adding support for Spotify’s podcast library in the U.S ., which would bring ” hundreds of thousands” of podcasts to Alexa designs. That also includes Spotify’s several exclusive podcasts — something that will give Echo consumers a reason to set Spotify as their default, perhaps.

Shortly after that announcement, Spotify said its free work would also now stream to Alexa devices, instead of exclusively its paid busines for Premium subscribers.

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