+ Thursday November 14th, 2019

Last week during all MWC 2019 news, this one almost slipped past our radar; Apple (or Google) brought Apple Music to Google Home as an optional music service.

However, almost as quickly, the feature disappeared.

With an update to Google Home (to version 2.9.118), Apple Music appeared as an option for music streaming, alongside Google Play Music, YouTube Music and others (such as Deezer and Spotify). It seems the integration wasn’t properly finished, though, as users who had the option visible were unable to link their Apple Music accounts to their Google Home devices.

Subsequently, the option disappeared entirely.

As it stands now, Apple Music can be linked to Google Assistant on iOS only, where it appears to continue to work. Like Venturebeat (where this story was first reported), we agree that this was highly unlikely to have been an accident. Rather, it seems that Apple and Google may be experimenting to bring Apple Music to Google’s smart systems more permanently.

Chris Rowland   Managing Editor

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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Why would anybody care? I get Apple Music for free with my Telstra plan and I still wouldn’t use it if even if they gave me $300 cash each month. It, like most things Apple is crap designed to make sheeple think they’re clever for overpaying for something that offers less features than cheaper, better products.

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