Top Two Popular Ways to Stream Apple Music to PS4

Posted by Adam Gorden on Feb 1, 2018 09:45:01 AM.

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Playstation 4, or PS4 is a well-known great game console developed by Sony. Thanks to the built-in "Media Player" app, it also supports playing media files, like local music via USB. Therefore, you can freely listen to your favorite music in the background while playing the games with PS4. In addition to local songs, you can also stream music online as PlayStation 4 Music is powered by Spotify. As long as you have subscribed to Spotify service, you are able to listen to streaming music from Spotify via internet connection. However, for people who signed up Apple Music subscription, it's no easy job to play Apple Music on PS4 since it doesn't support Apple Music yet. But don't be upset. If you are just looking for the solution to stream Apple Music to PS4, this guide will help. We are here introducing the top two most popular ways to play your Apple Music songs on Playstation 4 with simple steps.

Method 1. Stream Apple Music to PS4 via USB

* Why Can't PS4 Play Apple Music?

Before we get down to the first method, it's important to figure out the reason why PS4 can't play Apple Music. In fact, that's simply because the music formats supported by Playstation 4 include MP3, AAC and M4A only. However, songs you downloaded from Apple Music are all encoded in a special format called M4P with DRM protection. In result, you can't get it to work on PS4 as you do with other common files. Therefore, to make Apple Music playable on PS4, the most widely used solution is getting rid of the DRM lock and converting the Apple Music songs from protected M4P to DRM-free MP3 or AAC with a 3rd party Apple Music converting tool.

* What's the Best Tool to Convert Apple Music to PS4?

To solve the problem, you should start with TunesKit Apple Music Converter, a handy DRM removal tool for Apple Music. It's one of the best Apple Music converters with which you can completely remove the DRM and convert the protected M4P to normal MP3 or AAC (M4A) with lossless quality and ID3 tags kept.

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* Complete Guide to Stream Apple Music to PS4 from USB Drive

Here's the detailed tutorial on how to sync Apple Music to PS4 for playback under the assistance of TunesKit Apple Music Converter step by step. You are suggested to download and install the trial version on your Mac or PC before getting started.

Step 1Launch TunesKit and import Apple Music files

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Firstly launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Then click the "+" button to load the Apple Music songs you've downloaded and saved on your computer. In the popup window, select the tracks you want to convert and click "OK" to confirm. Or you can go to the folder where the Apple Music songs are stored and directly drag the files to TunesKit conversion window.

Step 2Select output audio format for PS4

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Move to Format section at the bottom left and click the MP3 button to access to Settings interface. There you can set the output format, codec, channel, sample rate, size, bit rate, etc. according to your needs. In order to play Apple Music songs on PS4, you are suggested to select MP3 as output.

Step 3Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3

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Now, click "Convert" button at the bottom right to begin converting the Apple Music tracks to common MP3 format. After conversion, you can click the top "history" icon to locate those well converted Apple Music songs.

Step 4Transfer DRM-free Apple Music to USB for streaming on PS4

1. Connect USB drive to computer. Create a folder called "Music" in the USB drive and copy the converted Apple Music tracks to it so that your PS4 system can detect the songs correctly later. Once transferred, you can "safely remove" the USB from your computer.

2. Plug the USB drive into one of the USB ports on your PS4. Select the "Media Player" app icon in the PS4 "content area". The connected USB stick will be detected and show up automatically.

3. Select your USB drive, press X. Then browse to the Apple Music track you want to play. Select it and press X. Then the song will play on your PS4 as you wish.

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

If you however prefer to use DLNA server to stream Apple Music to PS4, the following guide will show you how to get it done.

Step 1Enable DLNA server

Firstly you'll need a DLNA server to stream your media to PS4. Fortunately you can find a lot of such apps that can function as DLNA server for iPhone from the App Store.

Step 2Select your server

Launch the Media Player app on PS4, and select your DLNA server on iPhone. From there, you'll be able to navigate through your music from iPhone as long as they are connected to the same network.

Step 3Stream Apple Music to PS4

Congratulations! You can now start streaming Apple Music tracks from iPhone to your PS4 for playback.


is an experienced writer of TunesKit who is obsessed about tech, movie and software.

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