Apple and Google can be deadly rivals when it comes to smartphone operating systems, but sometimes it pays to work together. For that purpose, we were not exactly shocked to find out this week that Apple Music support is clearly in the work of Google Home devices. The option to add Apple Music as a connected provider in the Google Home app on iOS was first discovered by a MacRumors browser, which the site could confirm.
As MacRumors notes, Apple Music was previously listed under a "limited availability" section of the app, but has since moved to the main music settings screen under "More Music Services." But despite appearing with Pandora, Spotify and others, it can't really be linked to a Google home yet.
Neither Google nor Apple have made a formal announcement about the Apple Music integration coming to Google Home devices, but considering that Apple Music came to the Amazon Echo smart speakers last December, Apple is clearly interested in to expand the reach of the music streaming service outside of HomePod and Apple TV. And while Amazon currently has a significant leadership in the market for smart speakers, Google is hot on track. The reach of Apple's service department is far more important than the sale of smart home hardware.
Although this development makes it inevitable that Apple Music will get to Google Home devices, Google ] VentureBeat following statement: "Apple Music is currently only available to Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce about updates to Google Home."