How to play Apple Music on unsupported devices

Nov. 3rd 2021

Apple Music now has 100 million songs. Subscribe to the service and then you can stream the 100 million songs ad-free. Download your favorite tracks and play them offline. If you have subscribedd to Apple Music, you may wonder which devices are compatible with Apple Music. Besides iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac/PC, Apple Watch, Apple TV, you can also play Apple Music on many other devices: HomePod, CarPlay, Sonos, Amazon Echo.

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You can listen to Apple Music on the Apple Music app and music.apple.com. The Apple Music app is already on your Apple devices, but if you've removed it, you can download it again from the App Store. You can also listen to Apple Music on many popular streaming devices, smart TVs, and gaming consoles(PS5) if they support the Apple Music app. If your device is not in above list, you can't install Apple Music app and stream songs on them. Those devices includes but not limited to:

Pod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Classic

Though iPod Classic, iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle are also Apple devices, iOS system is not running on them. So Apple Music isn’t available on iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle and iPod Classic.

Other MP3 Player

There are still many people prefer to mp3 player, especially when they workout. Sony Walkman, Sandisk, Creative Zen, etc. are still widely welcomed. However, none of them is Apple Music supported. Even though you have downloaded the Apple Music songs for offline listening, you can't play them with mp3 player since Apple Music songs are in DRM protected m4p format, which is supported by mp3 player.

Amazon Devices(except Amazon Echo)

Fire phone, fire tablet, fire TV which using Amazon Fire OS is not Apple Music compatible either.

Game Consoles

Game Consoles like PS3, PS4, PSP, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S are not compatible with Apple Music either.

Other Smart Phones

Windows Phone, BlackBerry and Symbian are not compatible with Apple Music.

Don't worry, although you can't install Apple Music app on above devices to stream songs, there is another way that allows you to play Apple Music on those un-supported devices - the secret is to rip Apple Music to MP3.

Our helpful guide will walk you through the steps needed to download Apple Music songs, albums and playlists to mp3 format and them play them on above devices.

Steps 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.

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4. Select music

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

Apple Music Converter

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.

Apple Music Converter

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

Apple Music Converter

Free trial version allows you to convert 3 minutes of each song, to get the full version, please purchase a license.

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Features of Ondesoft Apple Music Converter:

Built-in Apple Music web player
Ondesoft Apple Music Converter features built-in Apple Music web player. Once logged in your Apple Music account, you can easily browse and select any songs, albums and playlists you want to download.

Customize profile settings
Apple Music to MP3 converter allows you to customize Codec, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output file. Also you may save them as custom profile for future use.

Fast Conversion Speed
The conversion speed can be as fast as 16X and you are free to set it as you desired.

Search Function
The powerful search function enables you to quickly find Apple Music tracks you need according to name, artist and album.

Customize file name format
Output file name can contain Title, Artist, Album, TrackID and DiskID and you are free to customize it as you like.

Save ID tags
ID tags such as song name, Artist name, Album, Album artist, Genre and Artwork will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A files.

Batch conversion
Batch conversion allows you to convert as many Apple Music tracks as you want at a time.

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