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How to Play iTunes Apple Music on PS4

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The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Hit the sweet spot on price (less than $300), tons of great games and performance, it becomes one of the most powerful consoles on the market. It's a beautiful system, with a sharp, slightly angled profile accented by a light bar that acts as a console status indicator.

Sony also offers a media player application for the PlayStation 4 console. With it, you can play videos, music and photos from a USB-connected drive or streamed from a home server. Now the problem is coming, can you enjoy your Apple Music tracks on PS4 freely? The answer is No.

Stream Apple Music to PS4

Why We Can't Play Apple Music on PS4 Directly?

As we all know, Apple Music is a music streaming service developed by Apple Inc, which allows you to play your music library in the Music app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone, Apple TV, Mac or PC. Although PS4 provides some of the streaming apps to let you enjoy music, TV shows and movies, Apple Music is not included.

On the other hand, Apple Music songs are AAC audio formats that prevent you from streaming songs from Apple Music to PS4. Until Apple Music app comes to PS4, playing Apple Music on PS4 is just a pipe dream. Truthfully, I think that day is still very far off. But don't worry, here we would like to introduce you to some other effective methods to enjoy Apple Music while playing PS4 games.

Method 1. Play Apple Music from a Connected USB Storage Device

As mentioned above, you can listen to the music in the media player on your PS4 from the connected USB hard drive. So here we can convert the Apple Music songs to the common audio formats supported by USB drive. Apple Music Converter is such a tool for you. With it, you can convert Apple Music tracks, iTunes purchased songs, iTunes M4A / M4B and Audible AA / AAX audiobooks to plain MP3 / AAC / FLAC / AIFF / WAV without quality loss.

Why Apple Music Converter is recommended?

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  • okConvert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, AIFF, FLAC or WAV with original quality.
  • okStream Apple Music to PS4, Xbox One, Google Home, Amazon Echo, etc.
  • okCustomize output parameters and up to 10X Conversion Speed.
  • okFully compatible with the latest iTunes & Windows 10 & macOS 11 Big Sur.

Easily Convert Apple Music Songs to USB Drive Supported

Check out the following step-by-step guide, which can help you convert Apple Music songs to plain audio formats for playing on PS4. Here we will take the Windows version of Apple Music Converter as an example. Before started, please download and install this program on your computer.

Step 1. Add Apple Music to Apple Music Converter

Firstly make sure you have already downloaded and authorized the Apple Music songs on your iTunes. Then open Apple Music Converter, click + button, iTunes library window will pop up. And then you can select the downloaded Apple Music files you'd like to convert to the program, then hit OK.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 2. Set Output Format

Click Settings gear icon on the upper right of the main interface, and you can select the compatible audio formats for your USB drive. Here MP3 or AAC are recommended. Because both of them are common formats supported by most of the media devices.

Set MP3 as output format

Step 3. Start to Convert Apple Music

Click Convert button, the program will start to convert Apple Music automatically. Once the conversion is completed, you will get the converted Apple Music on the history folder.

Converting Apple Music to MP3

Step 4. Stream the Apple Music to PS4 through USB drive

1. Insert the USB drive to your computer, create a folder called Music so that they will be recognized by PS4 on the USB storage device. Locate the converted Apple Music files you wish to transfer from your PC. Simply drag the audios to the USB folder.

2. Connect the USB storage device to your PS4 system. Select (USB Music Player) in the content area. Then you can select the added Apple Music songs in Music folder, press the OPTIONS button, and then select Play.

Method 2. Stream Apple Music Songs to PS4 from DLNA Media Server

Another method to stream Apple Music on PS4 is to use DLNA Media Server. Just download and install a DLNA application on the iPhone. Launch the Media Player app on PS4, and select the existing DLNA server on your iPhone. Now you can play Apple Music songs from your iPhone as long as the DLNA media server is connected with the same network as your PS4 system.

Note: The free trial version of Apple Music Converter converts the first three minutes of each audio file. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Apple Music Converter from $14.95.

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