Earlier this week it was revealed that Apple Music was coming to Google Home, only for Google to announce that it was a “software bug”. Now a source has claimed that the “bug” was a hiccup in the rollout plan.
Apple Music app was spotted as an option for Google Home streaming music apps, but when pointed out by journalists and Google Home users, Google said it was nothing more than a “software bug”.
In a statement to Venture Beat, the tech giant claimed “Apple Music is currently only available for Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home.”
Although many people were questioning how a “bug” could cause a rogue Apple Music app to appear in numerous Google Home interfaces, the issue was put to bed.
Until reports surfacing today from a source to Business Insider, claiming that the music streaming service will be available on Google Home devices, but it dropped prematurely — something that no doubt “bugged” the Google Home team.
Apple’s strategy of late to increase revenue has been to lower its exclusivity walls and open up its services to Android devices.
In the coming months, Samsung, Sony, and LG will be adding Apple TV and Apple AirPlay 2 to their 2019 ranges of smart TVs.
Apple Music became available on Amazon’s Echo speakers in December 2018, allowing Alexa voice commands to control Apple Music playback.
Expanding the service to Google Home speaker would make the service more accessible, far beyond just the HomePod.
It will be joining other music services like Spotify, Pandora, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, and Deezer.