Amazon Echo owners in the UK can finally get access to Apple Music from this popular smart speaker.

This major update has just gone live with Amazon saying, “Beginning today, Apple Music subscribers will be able to listen to Apple Music’s songs on Amazon Fire TV & Echo devices in the UK.

“Using your Echo or Fire TV, you can ask Alexa to play your favourite songs, artists, playlists, and albums—just say, “Alexa, play today’s hits on Apple Music” or “Alexa, play Beats 1 on Apple Music.”

To get started, subscribers can simply enable the Apple Music skill in the Alexa app, and link their account to start listening on their Echo and Fire TV devices.

Apple Music has been available on the Echo for a few months in the US but this is the first time it’s become accessible here in the UK.

Speaking at the time of the launch, Dave Limp, senior vice president of Amazon Devices, said: “Music is one of the most popular features on Alexa—since we launched Alexa four years ago, customers are listening to more music in their homes than ever before.

“We’re thrilled to bring Apple Music – one of the most popular music services in the US – to Echo customers this holiday.”

“Apple Music subscribers will be able to enjoy Apple Music’s 50 million songs on Echo devices.”

Apple Music was first launched back in 2015 and has seen a meteoric rise in success.

Latest stats show Apple now has over 50 million people subscribing to the service each month.

The tech giant currently has three pricing structures with its Student Plan costing £4.99 per month,  Individual Plan costing £9.99 and the Family option, which gives access for up to six people, costing £14.99.

You can also sign up to a free trial which offers three months of Apple Music without it costing a penny.