How to listen to Apple Music without iTunes?

Apple Music is a great music streaming service. To enjoy its huge music library on Mac(Mac OS 10.14 and earlier) or Windows, you will need to install iTunes app and authorize it. Is there any way to play Apple Music songs with your favorite music player without installing iTunes, the answer is yes. Here we will show you how to play Apple Music songs without iTunes.

Part 1 How to authorize your computer for Apple Music

To play Apple Music on your Mac OS 10.14 and earlier or Windows, you need to install iTunes and anthorize your computer. On macOS 10.15 Catalina, iTunes app is splitted into new apps: Music, Podcasts, and TV. You use the Music app to stream Apple Music. You can authorize up to 5 computers, which means that you can play your content on 5 different computers.

  1. On a Mac, open the Music app, Apple TV app, or Apple Books app. On a PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. Sign in with your Apple ID .
  3. In the menu bar on your Mac or PC, choose Account > Authorizations > Authorize This Computer.

If you want to stream Apple Music on the sixth computer, you need to deauthorize one of the 5 anthorized computer.

  1. On a Mac, open the Music app, Apple TV app, or Apple Books app. On a PC, open iTunes for Windows.
  2. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen, choose Account > Authorizations > Deauthorize This Computer.
  3. Sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Choose Deauthorize.

Part 2 How to listen to Apple Music without iTunes/Music app

If you often need to stream your Apple Music on multiple computers, you may be bored with the repetitive authorization and deauthorization. How to avoid this? Is it possible to play Apple Music songs without iTunes/Music app? The answer is yes. Here we will show you how to play Apple Music without iTunes, then you don't need to authorize or deauthorize your Computer again and again.

The secret is Ondesoft iTunes Converter , a professional iTunes DRM removel tool that allows you to easily download any Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3, m4a, etc. on your Mac or Windows . Then you can play these offline songs with compatible music player as you like.

Follow below steps and learn how to download Apple Music to mp3 with Ondesoft iTunes Converter.

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. Listen to Apple Music without iTunes

Now you have got the mp3 songs, you can play them with any mp3-supported music player as you like. The songs won't disappear even after you cancel the Apple Music subscription .

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Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter
Convert Apple Music, iTunes music, audiobooks, Audible audiobooks to MP3, M4A, etc.