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How to Play Apple Music on PlayStation 4

PlayStation 4, also named as PS4 is not only the game console, but also the media player. You can freely listen to music in the background while playing the games with PS4.

Not only the local songs, but the streaming music from Spotify can also be smooth playback on PS4.

However, for people who are using Apple Music, seems to be rejected by PS4, because Play Station 4 does not support Apple Music yet.

Do not be upset, and this post focuses on the solutions to play Apple Music on PS4 in 2 ways.

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Why Cannot PS4 Play Apple Music?

Before we follow the methods below to play the Apple Music on PS4, we should figure out the reason why PS4 fails to play Apple Music.

There are 2 ways for PS4 to play music. One is to play the music from the streaming apps provided by PS4, but Apple Music is not included currently. The other way to play the songs on PS4 is via the connected USB drive storage device and the song format must be compatible with PS4.

Therefore, to make Apple Music playable on PS4, you should meet one of the situations mentioned above.

Method 1. Play Apple Music on PS4 from Computer with Recorder

The songs downloaded from Apple Music are encoded M4P or AAC with DRM protection. To make the encrypted Apple Music work on PS4, you should get rid of the DRM lock and convert the Apple Music to DRM-free MP3, so that they can be playable on PS4.

Therefor, the first method is getting rid of the DRM from Apple Music with the professional tool, Apeaksoft Audio Recorder.

Apeaksoft Audio Recorder is the audio recapture software to record any music from iTunes, SoundCloud, Pandora, Spotify, etc., to MP3 for loop playback offline on PS4.

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Now let’s check the steps below to save Apple Music as MP3 on computer.

Step1Run Audio Recorder

Free download this software on your computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install and run this software on your computer. This software is compatible with Windows and Mac.

From the user-friendly interface of this software, you should select “Audio Recorder”.

Audio Recorder Features
Step2Get audio recording settings

Turn on “System Sound” and disable “Microphone” by togging the buttons, which will only keep the Apple Music sounds and avoid the noise from your microphone.

Audio Recorder interface

Click the settings icon (The first one option above the microphone image) and scroll down to the “Output” settings. You can also click “Output” tab from the left sidebar directly.

Choose the MP3 format from the dropdown list of “Audio format”. Meanwhile, you can also adjust the audio quality from Lowest to Lossless as you wish.

You can use the default path to store the Apple Music recording or change the destination in the “Output” tab.

Output Setting

Click “OK” to save the changes.

Step3Save Apple Music as MP3

While all are getting well, just click “REC” button in this software on playing the Apple Music in iTunes library on your computer.

Set Audio Sound

The pause button lets you pause the music recording, and the stop button will direct you to stop the audio recording and open the preview window, where you can clip the music by adjusting the processing bar.

Click “Save” to export the Apple Music recording as MP3 on your computer.

Save Audio
Step4Play the Apple Music on PS4

Find the exported Apple Music recordings in the folder and put the MP3 songs into a USB storage device. Then insert the USB storage device into PS4 and play it directly.

Connect USB

Note: Before you play the songs on iTunes, you must make sure the songs from Apple Music has been synced from other devices.

Open iTunes > Choose “Edit” > “Preferences” > Go to the “General” tab and select “Sync Library” to turn it on > Click “OK”.

Then it will take some time to upload and sync your music library across all of your devices, if you have a large music library.

Sync Apple Music

Method 2. Stream Apple Music from iPhone to PS4 with DLNA

Though PS4 does not offer the streaming service for Apple Music, you could turn to the third-party DLNA server to stream Apple Music to PS4

DLNA, short for Digital Living Network Alliance, is the international group of organizations that have set some standards and guidelines to let DLNA devices to share the media files like music, videos, pictures, etc., over a home network.

For streaming Apple Music from iPhone to PS4, you just need to install the DLNA apps on iPhone and PS4 meanwhile.

There are various DLNA apps in the market, like SmartStor Fusion, Media:connect, BUZZ Player, Air Player, Media Link Player, 8player, ConnectR, and more. You can download one form them according to your needs.

Step1Enable DLNA server on PS4

Free download a DLNA server (here take Media Player as an example) on your PS4 and enable it on your PlayStation 4.

Step2Enable DLNA on iPhone

Launch Media Player on iPhone, and select your DLNA server on iPhone. Then you will be able to navigate through your music from iPhone after they are connected to the same network.

Step3Enable DLNA on iPhone

Now, you can start streaming Apple music tracks from iPhone to PS4, not only the subscription songs, but also the free Apple Music songs.

Stream Apple Music


PS4 is not only the game console, but the music player. Even though PS4 works with many streaming music services, it misses Apple Music. For playing Apple Music on PS4, you can use the external USB storage device to get the Apple Music song playback. Alternatively, you can use the third-party DLNA applications to stream music from iPhone Apple Music to PS4 easily.
Which one is your preferred one?
Do you have any good solutions to fix the problem?
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