Apple Inc.’s streaming music service is now available on smart speakers from Google and others running its voice-based Google Assistant, opening a large new market, reports Bloomberg.
Subscribers to Apple Music will now be able to play songs on Google’s speaker hardware, including the Nest Audio and Nest Mini speakers as well as devices with screens, Alphabet Inc.’s Google said in a statement Monday.
The service will be available starting Monday on speakers running Google Assistant in the U.S., UK, France, Germany, and Japan, Google said. Apple launched its own new smart speaker, the HomePod mini, last month, but still trails rivals. Google will hold 32 per cent of the smart-speaker market in 2021, according to data from eMarketer.