2 Ways to Play Apple Music on Sonos without subscription

If you have Apple Music subscription, it's easy to listen to Apple Music on Sonos. Just use Sonos Controller app, Alexa app or Airplay .

Here we will show you 2 ways to listen to Apple Music songs on Sonos after you cancel Apple Music subscription . All you need to do is download Apple Music to mp3 first when you have Apple Music subscription.

Option 1 Use AirPlay

If your Sonos device is Airplay 2 compatible, you can airplay music stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, Mac and Apple TV.

Airplay audio to Sonos from iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

1. Play music on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

2. Open Control Center. Press and hold the audio card in the upper-right corner, then tap Airplay .

3. Tap your Sonos.

AirPlay audio from your Mac

1. Make sure that your Mac and speaker are on the same Wi-Fi or ethernet network.

2. Go to Apple menu  > System Preferences > Sound.

3. Select your Sonos Under Output. If the option Show volume in menu bar is checked, then you can quickly change the audio output by clicking Volume in the menu bar.

Option 2 Sonos supports streaming your local music

Sonos makes it easy to stream your music library from any computer or network-attached storage (NAS ) device on your network throughout your home. You can add up to 65,000 tracks.

Before you begin, make sure you download the Sonos Desktop Controller App for Mac or PC and install it on the computer that contains your music library files.

  1. From the “Manage” menu, select “Music Library Settings”.
  2. Click + (plus) on a Mac, or “Add” if you are using a PC.
  3. Select the folder that contains the download mp3 Apple Music songs.
  4. Type in your computer's password if prompted and follow the on-screen instructions to complete adding your music library. Depending on the size of your music library it may take up to 15 minutes to index.

No matter which option you choose, Apple Music Songs you downloaded with Apple Music subscription can't be played since they are DRM protected. You need to download Apple Music to mp3 first. Here we will show you how to download Apple Music songs to mp3.

Ondesoft iTunes Converter is such an Apple Music to mp3 converter that allows you to download Apple Music songs to mp3, m4a, etc. with 100% original quality. Follow below steps and learn 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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Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

If you want to convert Spotify 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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