Amazon, Google end YouTube spat

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Apple has been keen to avoid an ad-supported service, although the company does offer users a three-month free trial, a $4.99 student subscription package, and partners with a number of companies and carriers in the United States to bundle Apple Music as part of a wider plan. You must avail their 30-day free trial with all premium features.

Well, if you want to enjoy the new YouTube Music service to the fullest even without paying a buck.

It's been a big week for "free" music. Spotify was the only company in this industry providing on-demand music streaming service to offer both a free, ad-supported tier and ad-free subscriptions.

After a stand-off that's lasted years, Google and Amazon have made peace and finally agreed to put their streaming apps on each other's platforms. Through products and platforms like Search, Maps, Gmail, Android, Google Play, Chrome and YouTube, Google plays a meaningful role in the daily lives of billions of people and has become one of the most widely-known companies in the world. "We've got you covered", James Goddard, Software Engineer for YouTube Music wrote in a blog post.

Amazon has announced that Echo owners will be able to use part of Amazon Music for free. This is obviously aimed at customers who aren't already subscribers of the service.

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The return of the YouTube app to Fire TV devices ends the years-long feud between Amazon and Google, which saw the latter remove the app from Amazon's streaming devices in late 2017.

Amazon and Google are feeling friendly this week.

If you don't have an Amazon Prime membership or a subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, you can now listen to an ad-supported selection of playlists and stations on your Alexa device.

Customers in the US, Mexico, Canada, the UK, France, Italy, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Australia, Netherland, Austria, and Japan will from Thursday have access to ad-supported YouTube Music on their Google Home smart speakers.