Best 3 Ways to play Apple Music on PS4 [Updated] - Ondesoft

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a home video game console developed by Sony, launched on November 15, 2013 as the successor to the PlayStation 3. As the eighth generation console, it competes with Microsoft's Xbox One and Nintendo's Wii U and Switch.

Apple Music has been available on PS5 since October 27, 2021. PS4 users are not so lucky. But the good news is that you can download Apple Music to MP3 and then play them with PS4 Media player. Your PS4™ system can play music files from a USB storage device. You can listen to music in the background without interrupting games, the Internet Browser, or other applications.

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Option 1 Play Apple Music on PS4 via browser

Select  (Internet Browser) from the content area. Enter https://music.apple.com/us/browse in the address bar. Sign in your account and start streaming.

Option 2 Play Apple Music on PS4 via DLNA

The PS4 Media Player app allows you to play media from your home server (DLNA) and USB thumb drive/hard drive. According to Sony: Your home server will appear as a media option in the player automatically and finding your media is simple and quick. The new media player allows you to play back and view photos, movies, and music. Speaking of the latter, you can even enjoy that music while playing other games. After the jump, all the details on PS4 Media Player like supported video/audio formats and more.

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You'll need to download the Media Player from PlayStation™Store before you can play content and view your photos. Select Media Player from the content area or Library, and then select Download from the screen that appears.

Step 1. You need a DLNA server to stream music from iPhone to PS4. Here you can find lots of such apps like iMediaShare that can work as DLNA server for iPhone from the App Store.

Step 2. Head to PlayStation Store > Apps > Catalog and launch the Media Player app on PS4.

Step 3. Select your DLNA server on your iPhone.

Step 4. Open Apple Music on your iPhone and select your favorite songs or playlist to play. Then you can now play music from iPhone on PS4 for playback.

Option 3 Play Apple Music on PS4 via USB storage device

How to play music on PS4 from USB storage device?

  1. Use your computer to create a folder called “Music” on the USB storage device.
  2. Copy your music files to the “Music” folder.
  3. Connect the USB storage device to your PS4™ system.
  4. Select  (Library) in the content area.
  5. Select  (USB Music Player) in the content area.
  6. Select the music you want to play. To play all of the music in the folder, highlight the folder, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Play].
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  • A )Information on the song playing
  • B )Elapsed time/total time
  • C )Operation icons

How to play music in the background using PS4 Media Player?

Start playing music in the Media Player, then press the PS button to return to the home screen. You can then start a game or other application while continuing to listen to music in the background. To pause playback, adjust the volume, or change other settings, press and hold the PS button and select Media Player from the quick menu.

PS4 allows you to use Media Player to play music files in FLAC/MP3/AAC format saved on a USB stick or home server. You can listen to music in the background without interrupting games. However, Apple Music songs you downloaded are in DRM-protected M4P format, which is not supported by PS4 Media Player. To play Apple Music on PS3/PS4 with media player, you need to remove DRM protection and convert Apple Music M4P sogns to MP3 first. Here we will recommend Ondesoft iTunes Converter , a powerful Apple Music converter allowing you to remove DRM from Apple Music songs without downloading them and output MP3, M4A, etc. with 100% original quality.

This article will show you how to download Apple Music songs to MP3 and play them on PS3/PS4 with Media player.

Part 1 Download Apple Music songs 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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Part 2 Play Apple Music songs with PS4 Media Player

You'll need to download the Media Player from PlayStation™Store before you can play Apple Music with it. Select (Media Player) from the content area or (Library), and then select [Download] from the screen that appears. When using a USB storage device, your music files need to be in a folder named "Music" for your PS4™ system to recognise them. FAT and exFAT formatted USB storage devices are supported.

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How to play Apple Music songs with PS4 Media Player from a USB devices?

1. Transfer the output DRM-free Apple Music songs to a folder titled "MUSIC" of USB device.

2. Connect the USB device - Devices can be connected while the system is turned on.

3. Select (Media Player) from the content area.

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4. Select the USB storage device.

5. Select the content that you want 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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