How to play Apple Music on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S?

Oct 12, 2022 Update:  Apple Music is now available on the Microsoft Store for the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One, providing subscribers with access to the streaming music service, complete with large album art, full-screen time-synced lyrics, and more.

Although Xbox Series X/S support Dolby Atmos, the Apple Music app on Xbox however does not for whatever reason. The app for Xbox supports music videos in up to 4K resolution but does not support Dolby Atmos music and lossless quality.

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Apple Music's largest rival Spotify was already available on Xbox, along with Amazon Music, Deezer, and others.

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Besides music streaming apps, Xbox One also allows you to play media from a USB 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 removable drive. USB 1.0 and 2.0 drives will automatically be treated as media drives. If Media Player does not recognize the USB drive, see Troubleshoot external storage detection on Xbox One .

In this way, you can store Apple Music songs as well as all songs from iTunes library to USB drive and enjoy them on Xbox One. All you need to do is to download Apple Music songs to mp3 format , which is supported by Xbox One Media Player app. DRM protected M4P format is not compatible with Media Player app. The downloaded MP3 songs are still playable even after you cancel Apple Music subscription .

This article will show you how to remove Apple Music DRM and download Apple Music songs to mp3 to play them on Xbox One .

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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6. Play DRM-free Apple Music songs on Xbox One from external drive

1. Transfer the output DRM-free Apple Music songs to a USB drive.

2. Install the Media Player app from the Store. In Media Player, you’ll see your external USB drive. Select it, then choose songs to play.

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

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