Two Best Ways to Play Apple Music on Apple TV

Posted by Adam Gorden on November 08, 2017 10:55:01 AM.
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If you are using Apple Music streaming service and own an Apple TV at the meantime, congratulations! You can easily access the world's largest music library through your TV set at home. In other words, you can play millions of songs from thousands of artists in any order you want in Apple Music Store on Apple TV. If you are using the latest Apple TV 4, it's extremely easy to play Apple Music with the Music app on Apple TV. But if you are using the older Apple TV models, it will be a little complicated as Apple Music is not supported on those devices.

But don't worry. To help you get Apple Music on any Apple TV properly, we are here providing you with two easiest ways to play Apple Music on the latest Apple TV 4th generation as well as other models without hassle.

1. Play Apple Music on Apple TV 4 with iCloud Music Library

This method is exclusive to Apple TV 4 users. The Music app here on Apple TV will not only let you listen to all your own music through iCloud Music Library in the My Music section, but also enable you access all the tracks made available through Apple Music service, including radio stations. To access all your own music on the system and play Apple Music on Apple TV 4, you need to enable iCloud Music Library with the following steps.

Step 1Log in Apple Music account on Apple TV

Open your Apple TV 4 and go to Settings > Accounts. Then log into the account with the same Apple ID you used for subscribing Apple Music.

Step 2Enable Apple Music on Apple TV

Go to Settings > Apps > Music and turn on iCloud Music Library.

Step 3Start to Listen to Apple Music on Apple TV

Since you have enabled access to all your Apple Music catalog through Apple TV 4, you can now start playing them directly on your TV.

2. Play Apple Music on Apple TV 1/2/3 with Home Sharing

If you are using older Apple TV models like the 1-3 generations, then you won't find any app available on Apple TV to access the Apple Music. But this doesn't mean it's impossible to play Apple Music on your Apple TV at all. In contrary, there's still a way out to easily stream Apple Music to Apple TV. All you'll need is a third-party Apple Music tool like TunesKit Audio Converter. As a smart audio solution, it's able to completely remove DRM lock from all Apple Music songs and convert them to common MP3 and other formats that can be easily synced to Apple TV with Home Sharing. In addition to an Apple Music converter, it's also capable of converting iTunes, Audible audiobooks and other popular audio formats.

   

Now the following instruction will show you the complete tutorial to play Apple Music songs on Apple TV 1/2/3, including removing DRM from Apple Music and the steps to sync DRM-free Apple Music to Apple TV with Home Sharing.

Step 1Remove DRM from Apple Music M4P songs

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Install and launch TunesKit DRM Audio Converter on your Mac or PC. Click the second "+" button to import the downloaded Apple Music from your iTunes library to the conversion interface. Then click "Format" panel to choose the output audio format as well as set other preferences, like codec, audio channel, bit rate, sample rate, etc. After that, simply start removing DRM and converting the Apple Music M4P tracks to non-DRM common formats by pressing "Convert" button at the bottom right.

Step 2Sync converted Apple Music songs to Apple TV

Now, you can click the "history" icon next to the "add" button to locate those DRM-free Apple Music songs on your local computer. Then you can directly enable Home Sharing on your computer and begin to play all the music on your Apple TV.

To set up Home Sharing on your Mac or PC, simply open iTunes and sign in with your Apple ID. Next, go to File > Home Sharing and click Turn on Home Sharing. Once enabled, you can freely stream your Apple Music to any Apple TV model without any limit.

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