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How to Stream Apple Music to Squeezebox

The Squeezebox is an excellent digital-music device from Logitech that delivers what you want to hear. It offers good sound quality and a great variety of source options, from Internet radio stations, music services to podcasts and your personal digital music collection from local computer running the Logitech Media Server or a network-attached storage device.

The Squeezebox enables you to stream music from almost popular music-streaming services such as Pandora, Napster, and Sirius were also added. But if you are Apple Music subscribers and want to stream Apple Music songs to Squeezebox, things will get a lot more complicated. That's because Squeezebox does not support the Apple Music service.

Stream Apple Music to Squeezebox

Why Can't Play Apple Music on Squeezebox Directly?

The Squeezebox supports playing most major formats`: FLAC, AIFF, WAV, Apple Lossless, WMA Standard, MP3, AAC/HE-AACv2, and HD-ACC. Here Apple Lossless is not for Apple Music tracks, but means iTunes Music in Default Location. Apple Music is a music streaming service developed by Apple Inc., and it only allows you to stream tracks for offline playing.

Instead of owning the Apple Music songs, you can only use these songs within Music app on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android phone, Apple TV, Mac and PC. What was worse, Apple Music songs are cached with AAC audio formats, which prevents you transferring them to external hard drive.

How to Convert Apple Music for Playback on Squeezebox

Is it possible to play Apple Music songs on Squeezebox? The answer is positive. Because Squeezebox supports playing the audio files from the USB drive. So we need to convert Apple Music to the external drive supported audio formats, like MP3. Apple Music Converter is such a powerful tool for you.

With it, you can convert Apple Music songs to plain MP3, AAC, WAV and FLAC, so that you can stream the converted Apple Music songs to Squeezebox successfully.

Why Apple Music Converter is Highly Recommended

  • Support Apple Music songs, iTunes purchased music and audiobooks.
  • Convert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV with original quality kept.
  • Stream Apple Music to PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Google Home, Amazon Echo, Apple TV, etc.
  • Customize output parameters and up to 10X Conversion Speed.
  • Fully compatible with the latest iTunes & Windows 10 & macOS 10.15 Catalina.

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How to Convert Apple Music Songs to Squeezebox Supported

Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to convert Apple Music songs to Squeezebox. Before started, make sure you have already downloaded and authorized the Apple Music songs on your iTunes. And then download and install Apple Music Converter on your computer.

Step 1Add Apple Music to Apple Music Converter

Launch Apple Music Converter and click + button to import the downloaded Apple Music tracks to the program.

Add Apple Music songs

Step 2Set the output format

Click Setting icon on the upper right of the main interface, and you can select Squeezebox compatible audio formats. Here we suggest you choose MP3, which is the most common audio format supported by most media player.

Set output format

Step 3Start to Convert Apple Music to MP3

Click Convert button, the program will start to convert Apple Music automatically. Once the conversion is completed, you will get the converted Apple Music under the history folder. Then connect your USB drive to your computer, drag and drop these converted Apple Music songs to the external drive.

Converting Apple Music

Step 4Stream the Apple Music to Squeezebox through USB drive

1. Attach the USB Drive to the connector on the back of Squeezebox, you will see a message stating that the device is being attached.

2. Tap the left arrow on your touchscreen to return to the Home menu.

3. From the Home menu, go to My Music > Switch Library and select your device. Wait while you see the message Connecting to ...

4. From the My Music menu, select the converted Apple Music songs you want to play.

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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