How to Play Apple Music on Android TV

Android TV has quite a vast ecosystem of devices. Since it is software, several third-party OEMs use it on their own streaming hardware. If you’re looking for Android TV hardware right now, you have an option to choose between various set-top boxes, media streaming players, TVs, and streaming sticks/dongles. Fast forward to 2020 and Android TV is built into televisions from seven of the top 10 smart TV OEMs, including Sony, TCL, Xiaomi, Hisense, Panasonic, and more.

A TV set might be the most expensive option, but if you already have a regular monitor or a TV that’s not internet-connected, you can opt for a cheaper streaming stick or media box instead.

Most popular apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Music, and others are pre-installed on your Android TV device. You can also download more apps through the Google Play Store. However, it is really frustrating that there isn’t a official app for Apple Music on the Android tv play store. But don't worry, there are still some ways to play Apple Music on Android TV. Here we will show you 3 options.

Option 1 Play Apple Music on Android TV Via AirPlay

Leading TV manufacturers are integrating AirPlay 2 directly into their TVs. If your Android TV supports AirPlay, stream Apple Music to that Android TV from Apple music app on iPhone, iPad and Mac is the easieat option. See all AirPlay 2–enabled smart TVs.

  1. Make sure your Apple device is connected to the same network as the Android TV. 
  2. Run Music app on your Apple device and play a song.
  3. Tap the AirPlay Audio icon .
  4. Select your TV. The music streams to your Android TV.

Option 2 Play Apple Music on Android TV Via Cast

To cast Apple Music to Android TV, you need an Android phone or tablet with Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later, or a Chromebook that supports Android apps. Make sure that your Android device and Android TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. Open Apple Music on your Chromebook or Android-based phone or tablet.  
  2. Play the song you want to cast to Android TV.
  3. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen to open Now Playing.
  4. Tap the Cast button 
  5. Select your TV. The music streams to your Android TV.

Before you start playing music, you can also tap the Cast button at the top of the screen in the Music app.

Option 3 Play Apple Music on Android TV Via Ondesoft Apple Music Converter

The above two options are easy to use but it requires your iOS or Android device and you can't exit Apple Music app on those devices. Is there any other way to play Apple Music on Android TV? Well, you can download the songs to mp3 and then play them on Android TV as local music. You can download and store Apple Music songs to a USB drive, but there is one problem: Apple Music songs are DRM protected and can not play on non-Apple devices (except for Android phone). To play Apple Music songs on Android TV from external storage, you need to remove DRM first. How to download Apple Music to mp3? Here we recommend Ondesoft Apple Music Converter, which allows you to easily remove DRM from Apple Music songs without downloading them and output DRM-free MP3, M4A, etc.

Apple Music Converter Introduction

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  • Download Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • 100% original quality and ID3 tags.
  • 16x conversion speed
  • Convert iTunes music/audiobooks and Audible audiobooks
  • Output format: MP3, M4A, AC3, AAC, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4R, MKA, WAV

This article will show you how to remove DRM from streaming Apple Music songs and play them on Android TV.
Related: How to get free Apple Music?

How to download Apple Music to MP3

1. Download and Launch Apple Music Converter

Download, install and launch Ondesoft Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

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2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

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3. Change output format(optional)

The default output format is lossless M4A. Ondesoft Apple Music Converter also supports converting Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. You can also customize output file name with any combination of title, artist, album, playlist index and track ID.

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4. Select music

Follow the on-screen instructions to choose the playlist or album you want to convert.

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Click Add songs.

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5. Start Conversion

By default, all songs in the playlist/album will be checked. If there are songs you don't want to convert, please uncheck the box. Then click Convert button to start downloading songs to the format you choose.

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After conversion, click below folder icon to quickly locate the downloaded songs.

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The free trial version allows you to convert each song for 3 minutes. To remove the limitation, please purchase a license.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
Download Apple Music songs, albums, playlists to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF.

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