Amazon Music follows Spotify’s lead with Apple TV app

It’s been a pretty big week for Spotify. Not only did the company finally get the Siri integration it’s been looking for across much of Apple’s device range, but an official Spotify app went live for Apple TV as well. Never one to be outdone, Amazon has launched its own music app on Apple TV, bringing its service to Apple’s media player.

Amazon announced today that its new app is compatible with Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD devices running tvOS version 12.0 or later. The app is going live in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Mexico, Japan, and India, so Amazon is covering a large portion of its user base with today’s launch.

Getting set up with the Amazon Music app is fairly straightforward, but as with many Amazon apps, it requires that you authorize it through your PC or mobile device before you can use it. To download the app, you can say “Amazon Music” into your Siri remote, or you can search the Apple TV app store.

Once you’ve downloaded the app, it’ll display a six-letter pairing code, which will be familiar to anyone who has tried to download an Amazon media app on something like a smart TV or a console. Go the website the app prompts you to visit using the browser on either your PC or your mobile device, log into your Amazon account, and enter the pairing code.

From there, you’ll be all set to use the app, whether you’re using Amazon Music’s free service or you’re subscribed to Amazon Music Unlimited. Perhaps next we’ll see Siri support added to Amazon Music? There’s been no mention of that happening, but with Apple opening up SiriKit in iOS 13, we may still see it before long.

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