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4 Ways to Play Apple Music on Sonos

December 07, 2020 Updated

Sonos has been synonymous with wireless speakers for more than a decade. Its ecosystem of audio products make listening to music at home really easy. Anybody could pick up their phone and stream music to a Sonos speaker. Sonos works with most popular music streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, Audible, Deezer, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Google Play Music, YouTube Music, and many more. (You can check out the full list of streaming services, here.) If you're Apple Music subscriber, you're going to love Apple Music on your speaker system: It adds a huge catalog of tracks and an excellent array of playlists, along with full access to your iCloud Music Library.

There are 4 ways to control Apple Music on Sonos. For most Sonos devices, you can use the Sonos Controller app. If you use an Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker, you can ask Alexa to play Apple Music. With some Sonos devices, you can also use AirPlay to control Apple Music on your Sonos device .

1. Use the Sonos app

The most direct way is to play Apple Music on Sonos is via Sonos app. It’s easy but you have to add that Apple Music account to Sonos. Here’s a link for further set-up information.

iOS or Android:

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. From the Settings tab, tap Services & Voice .
  3. Under Music & Content , tap Add a Service .
  4. Tap Apple Music.
  5. Tap Add to Sonos .
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to log in your Apple Music account.

Mac or PC:

  1. Open the Sonos app.
  2. Under the Select a Music Source section, click on Add Music Services .
  3. Click on the service you would like to add.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to add the music service account.

Apple Music should now appear in the "Browse" section of your Sonos app, you can listen to the entire ‌Apple Music‌ catalog or your personal music library.

2. Use Alexa

If your Sonos is Alexa-enabled, you can ask Alexa to play your Apple Music songs on Sonos. Apple Music for Alexa is available only in Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

1. Run Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button in the upper-left corner.

2. Tap Settings.

3. In Alexa Preferences, tap Music.

4. Tap Link New Service.

5. Tap Apple Music.

6. Tap Enable To Use.

7. Follow the instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

3. Use AirPlay

From iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

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

2. Open Control Center.

3. Press and hold the audio card in the upper-right corner, then tap Airplay .

4. Select your Sonos.

From Mac

1. Open Apple Music on your Mac.

2. To the right of the volume slider in Apple Music, click Airplay .

3. Click the Sonos that you want to play the current audio to.

4. Play Apple Music on Sonos without subscription

With Airplay, you can not only Airplay songs from the Apple Music catalog, but also airplay songs stored on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and Mac . So if you can download Apple Music to mp3, you can then airplay them to your Sonos even after you cancel Apple Music subscription .

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.

Apple Music Converter

 

2. Sign in your Apple Music account

Click the Sign in button and enter your Apple ID.

Apple Music Converter

 

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.

apple music format

 

4. Select music

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

Apple Music Converter

Click Add songs.

Apple Music Converter

 

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.

Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter

 

Sonos also 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. If you don't want to use Airplay or don't have Mac/iOS devices, you can use this way to play Apple Music on Sonos without Apple Music subscription .

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 .

Besides, you can also play the DRM-free Apple Music songs on any device you like, such as iPod nano , iPod Shuffle , MP3 player , USB driver , iPhone 4 , etc.

Apple Music Converter

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

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