Playing Apple Music on Android phones could be easy enough as you can simply install the Apple Music app for Android on your device and sign up the subscription there. But as soon as you begin using the Apple Music app on Android, you may want to give it up due to its inconvenience in sign up process and lack of features, such as not supporting family plan, voice control, etc. So if you just happen to looking for some other ways to stream Apple Music to your Android devices for listening, the following article will give you some hints. You'll find the two solutions in total to listen to Apple Music on Android phones with ease.
1. Most Direct Way - Use Apple Music for Android
If you are new to Apple Music for Android and want to give it a try, you can follow the first solution here.
Apple released the Android version of its Apple Music service back to November 2015. Apple kept much of the same design from the original iOS app, but embraced the typical Android layout too. Overall, Android version of Apple Music brings millions of songs and ESPN Radio to Android users. However, it lacks the Apple ecosystem that gives the iOS version extra kick.
Requirements when joining Apple Music on Android
- 1. You should make sure your phone has Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) or later.
- 2. Download the Apple Music app from Google Play and install it on your Android device.
- 3. Create an Apple ID that you use with all Apple services.
How to subscribe Apple Music service on Android phone
Step 1. Sign in Apple Music on your Android device. Open Apple Music, tap "Already a member? Sign In" and then sign in with the Apple ID and password that you own.
Step 2. Try Apple Music for free. Tap "Get 3 Months Free" to start your trial.Select the type of membership that you want. For now, you can only sign up for an individual monthly subscription, which costs $9.99 (£9.99, AU$11.99) within the app. You still get a free three-month trial, after which you'll be automatically charged unless you cancel. Currently it doesn't provide family subscription plan on Android but for iOS version only which lets up to six people share a subscription for a total of $14.99 (£14.99, AU$17.99) per month.
Step 3. Confirm your membership details. You might be asked to validate your billing info, but you won't be billed until after the three-month trial period ends. You can cancel the membership at anytime you want.
After that, you can choose genres and artists that you like from Apple Music streaming service so that you can listen to the songs with your Android devices freely.
2. A More Flexible Way - Use TunesKit Apple Music Converter
If you don't like the Apple Music app for Android and prefer to a more easy-to-use workaround, you should try a third-party solution as recommended below.
Here you meet TunesKit Apple Music Converter. It's a smart DRM removal application that legally removes DRM from Apple Music tracks and playlists and converts the offline Apple Music M4P songs to common MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV etc. With the DRM removed from the Apple Music streams, you can then transfer the Apple Music files to your Android device without limit. It's a once-and-for-all solution that enables you keep your Apple Music songs on Android forever.
- Completely bypass DRM protection from Apple Music tracks and old iTunes songs
- Convert DRM-ed M4P music files to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
- Convert Apple Music files at 30X faster speed with all ID tags, metadata info kept
How to Convert Apple Music M4P to Android
Step 1. Install TunesKit Apple Music Converter on Mac or Windows. Firstly download and install the application on your computer.
Step 2. Download Apple Music songs onto your computer. Open iTunes > Apple Music on your Mac or PC, and then download the songs you want to stream to Android from the Apple Music subscription.
Step 3. Add the offline Apple Music songs to TunesKit converter. Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter, click Add Files button in the conversion window. Then select the tracks you want to convert from the drop-down list and click OK to load the songs.
Step 4. Choose output format. Once the Apple Music songs are imported to TunesKit, you should select the output format from the Format button at the bottom left of the conversion window. Currently it supports MP3, AAC, M4A, FLAC, M4B, WAV as output formats.
Step 5. Begin to convert Apple Music songs. Click Convert button and it will begin converting the Apple Music songs to DRM-free formats at 30X faster speed.
Once the conversion completes, you can use USB cable to sync the converted DRM-free Apple Music songs to Android device for playback at anytime you like.
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