Complete Guide to Listen to Apple Music on Sonos

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 19, 2018 09:30:01 AM.

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Through Sonos' recent testing, it appears listening music out loud at home is a great way to enhance most music lovers' daily lives. Now with a simple app, Sonos just makes it easier for you to control your Apple Music on a room-by-room basis. All you need to do is downloading the Sonos Controller app and you'll be able to access Apple Music on Sonos speaker system with just one tap on your mobile device. To help you getting closer to Apple Music and Sonos, this post will focus on the complete guide of how to set up Apple Music on Sonos step by step, as well as introducing an effective solution to let you listen to Apple Music songs on Sonos even after you cancelling the subscription.

Part 1. How to Add Apple Music to Sonos Speaker

It's extremely easy to set up Apple Music account on Sonos speaker from iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android phone. The following guide will show you how to add Apple Music to play on Sonos in 4 simple steps only.

Step 1. Download and install the Sonos Controller app on your device.

Step 2. Launch Sonos app and tap Add Music Services in the main menu.

Step 3. Choose Apple Music from the music service list. Tap Add to Sonos.

Step 4. Log into your Apple Music account with your Apple ID.

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After adding your Apple Music membership to Sonos Controller, you can listen to the entire Apple Music catalog or your personal music collection, get music recommendations, and more, all through your Sonos speaker system. In this case, each family member must add Apple Music to the Sonos Controller app using their own Apple ID.

Note: You can also set up multiple Apple Music accounts on your Sonos, so everyone's playlists, libraries and favorites are always on hand.

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Sonos After Unsubscribing

Once set up, it's easy enough to control and listen to Apple Music on Sonos out loud in your house. But in this part, we are about to discuss the opposite way around. We are going to introduce a quick solution for you in case you would cancel the Apple Music subscription someday but still want to keep the connection with Sonos. How could that be done? Take it easy and move ahead.

You should have known that once unsubscribe Apple Music, all the music catalog will disappear from your library even if you already downloaded them onto your phone. The cause to this problem is something called FairPlay DRM, a special copyright protection technology developed by Apple. Therefore, in order to access to Apple Music songs after unsubscribing, the ultimate solution is to remove DRM lock completely from Apple Music. But how? That's what we are talking about here. To make Apple Music free from DRM protection, all you'll need is a 3rd party Apple Music DRM removal tool like TunesKit Apple Music Converter. As a professional in removing Apple's DRM, it can help you easily convert any Apple Music stream to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, ect. with original ID3 tags and quality preserved. After conversion, you can get the full ownership of the Apple Music songs so that you can enjoy them on Sonos and any other devices even when the subscription expires.

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You can download the free trial version of this smart Apple Music converter and follow the steps below to see whether it actually meets your requirements.

Step 1Download and add Apple Music songs to TunesKit

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Firstly, open TunesKit Apple Music Converter on your computer and click "+" button to import the downloaded Apple Music songs from the iTunes library to TunesKit. You can also drag the Apple Music songs directly and drop them to TunesKit.

Step 2Set output preferences

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When all the Apple Music songs are added successfully to TunesKit, move to Format panel and click the MP3 format. Then in the popup window, you will be required to select the output format, audio codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate according to your own needs.

Step 3Start to convert Apple Music to DRM-free

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Now simply press "Convert" button and TunesKit Apple Music Converter will start to remove the DRM and convert the M4P Apple Music songs to MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC, etc. at up to 30X speed. Once the conversion finishes, you'll locate the well converted DRM-free Apple Music songs by clicking "history" icon at the top center of TunesKit.

Step 4Add DRM-free Apple Music to Sonos for playing

Open Sonos app on your computer. Go to Manage menu, select Music Library Settings. Then click "+" on Mac, or "Add" on PC. Then import the converted Apple Music songs. Once added, you can freely play the Apple Music tracks on Sonos speaker without limit even if cancelling subscription.


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