3 Ways to Play Apple Music on Google Home/Nest

This article will show you how to play Apple Music on Google Home and Nest devices like Google Home Mini and Max, Nest Mini, etc.

Apple’s music streaming service Apple Music unexpectedly appears on the Google Home app in Febrary, 2019. Althoutgh the integrated “link account” button wasn’t functional, many people still guess Apple Music may be soon be available as an option on Google Home devices. Then a Google spokesperson offered a statement regarding the addition of Apple Music to the Google Home app.

"Apple Music is currently only available for Google Assistant users on mobile phones. We have nothing to announce regarding updates to Google Home."

So the fact is that Apple music is still not supported on the Google Home/Nest device . However, we have found 2 accessible ways for you to enjoy Apple Music playlists on Google Home:

Method 1 Set up Apple Music on your Google Nest device

Note: Apple Music on a Google Nest speaker or display is available only in France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

To play Apple Music on Google Nest and Google Home speaker or display, you need to link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app. After that, you can use voice commands to request music from Apple Music. Here’s how to set up Apple Music in Google Home app.

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music.
  4. Under "More music services," tap the Link icon  next to Apple Music.
  5. Tap Link Account.
  6. Sign in with the Apple ID that you use with Apple Music and follow the onscreen steps to complete setup.
  7. To play Apple Music on your Google Nest or Home speaker, just say, “Hey Google, play (song name) on Apple Music.”

If you donʼt want to say "on Apple Music" each time you ask Google to play something, you can make Apple Music your default music service.

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or Android device, open the Google Home app.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music.
  4. Under "Your music services," select Apple Music.

If you don't live in above countries, you can still link your Google Home or Nest speaker to your phone, tablet, or computer via Bluetooth and play music wirelessly that way.

Method 2 Play Apple Music on Google Home with Bluetooth

You can play music that's stored on your mobile device (phone or tablet) or computer on your Google Nest or Google Home speaker or display using Bluetooth. This includes music downloaded from iTunes, Audible, Apple Music, and personal playlists.

  1. On your phone, turn on Bluetooth.
  2. Say, "OK Google, start pairing."
  3. Pair the speaker to your phone.
  4. Open the Apple Music app on your phone.
  5. Play any Apple Music song, it will stream wirelessly to your Google Nest or Home speaker.

Method 3 Play Apple Music with Chromecast

We've been waiting four long years, but Apple Music has finally added Google Chromecast support to its Android app, which means you can now cast Apple Music songs to your Google Home speaker, Android TV, or any other Chromecast-enabled device you might have. You'll need an Android phone or tablet with Android 5.0 or later, or a Chromebook that supports Android apps, as well a a compatible Chromecast device, like the Google Home or the Google Home Mini.

  1. Make sure that your Android device and Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open Apple Music and start playback.
  3. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen to open Now Playing.
  4. Tap the Cast button .
  5. Tap your Chromecast device.

Before you start playing music, you can also tap the Cast button at the top of the screen in the Music app. This is only available on Android devices.

Method 4 Download Apple Music to MP3

Apple Music is a paid service and doesn't offer free ad-supported plan. Once you cancel the subscription, you will lose access to the music catalog, as well as songs you have downloaded. However, if you download the songs to MP3, you can stream them as local music via bluetooth forever. That's why you will need Ondesoft Apple Music converter, which is professional Apple Music DRM removal tool that allows you to easily remove DRM from Apple Music songs and convert them to MP3, M4A, etc. with 100% original quality.

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Follow this tutorial to learn how to download Apple Music to MP3 and play them on Google Home even after cancelling subscription.

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 of Apple Music converter allows you to convert each song for 3 minutes, purchase a license to remove this limitation.

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

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