How to play Apple Music on MP3 Players?

I have subscribed to Apple Music and download many songs for offline listening. I want to transfer them to my MP3 player for listening during a commute, workout or leisure time but I can’t. Is there any way I can play Apple Music songs on my MP3 player?

Do you still meet this problem? On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, you can access Apple Music’s 100 million songs easily. However, on MP3 players you can’t, even on some Apple’s devices: iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPad first generation and iPod touch 4th generation. Even you have download Apple Music songs you can’t transfer them to MP3 players since they are in DRM protected M4P format.

It is not easy to play Apple Music on an MP3 player as the protection of Apple Music songs keeps you from listening to the songs out of the Apple Music app. But there is still a way to let you convert Apple Music to MP3 for listening to Apple Music on an MP3 player.

Option 1. MP3 player compatible with Apple Music

Apple Music is avaialble on iPod touch running iOS 10.0 or later, but not available on iPod Shuffle, iPod nono since they don't have App Store. However, with below option, you can still play Apple Music songs on iPod Shuffle/nono.

Besides local songs, currently more and more MP3 player also supports Streaming Music, such as innioasis G1 Mp3& Streaming Music Player. The device comes pre-installed with many of the most popular online music Apps, including Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, Deezer, Amazon music, Apple music, etc.

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On such streaming music players, simply open Apple Music app, log in your account and start streaming.

Option 2. Convert Apple Music to MP3 and play on any MP3 player

There are still many mp3 players that don't suppot apps. Well, the good news is that with Ondesoft Apple Music converter software, you can easily convert Apple Music songs to MP3 on Mac / PC and then transfer them to any MP3 music player you use.

Ondesoft iTunes Converter is such an Apple Music to MP3 converter which allows you to easily convert Apple Music songs to MP3 on Mac/Windows . It features built-in Apple Music web player. You just need to select Apple Music songs, albums or playlists and then start downloading them to MP3 .
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  • Download Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, etc.;
  • 100% original quality and ID3 tags;
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  • Convert Apple Music M4P to unprotected MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV or AIFF.

Steps to convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3

This tutorial will show you how to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 on Mac . If you have a Windows PC, check how to convert Apple Music to MP3 on Windows .

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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After conversion, locate the DRM-free Apple Music MP3 songs and transfer them to any MP3 player you use, such as iPod nano, iPod shuffle, Sony Walkman, Sandisk, etc.

Besides, you can also play the DRM-free Apple Music songs on any device you like, such as USB drive, iPhone 4, etc.

If you want to convert Spotify music to MP3, try Ondesoft Spotify Music converter.

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

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