3 Best Ways to Listen to Apple Music on PC

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 11, 2020 3:37 PM
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Can you listen to Apple Music on PC? The answer is, sure, but how? Listening to Apple Music on PC is not an outdated way. Think of it, if your phone is charging, using your PC or laptop to play Apple Music is just a good idea and can give your phone some good rest. Especially when you are using your PC or laptop at the same time. You can simply plug in your earphone, move the mouse, browser the playlists, and select which song to listen to is just way more convenient as you can see a bigger interface on your PC. So next, we prepare 3 best ways on how to listen to Apple Music on PC. Check them up and see which way do you prefer!

1. Listen to Apple Music on iTunes
2. Listen to Apple Music on Web Player
3. Listen to Apple Music on Other Music Players

Method 1 Listen to Apple Music on iTunes

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Although iTunes is retired on Mac, on PC, it is still working well. iTunes is a multi-purpose desktop application. Besides music, you can also enjoy movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and radio podcasts on iTunes. Simply go to the iTunes official website or Microsoft Store and download the latest iTunes on your PC. Log yourself in and then you can stream Apple Music to your PC.

1) In the Library, you can find your playlists and purchased music.

2) For You is a section you go to when you don't know what to listen to and Apple Music will randomly recommend songs to you according to your past listening history.

3) In Browse, you can find the most trending music and hit songs right at the moment.

Method 2 Listen to Apple Music on Web Browser

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If you don't use the computer to listen to Apple Music too often, or you just don't want to waste your computer storage for iTunes, which is a cumbersome application, you can listen to Apple Music via Web Player. Lucky as you, Apple Music wasn't available for the web player until months ago.

Now you can easily listen to Apple Music on the web player via any browser and any operating system. All you need to do is go to beta.music.apple.com and log in to your Apple Music account. The web version has fewer features than iTunes. It focuses on streaming Apple Music and there is no Library section.

Method 3 Listen to Apple Music on Other Music Players

If you read the above 2 solutions, you would realize that they are still in Apple's ecosystem. You may wonder if there is any way you can get your Apple Music songs played on your favorite media players, say MediaMonkey, MusicBee, foobar2000, or Clementine. The fact that Apple Music songs are in protected M4P format makes it difficult but not impossible. And yes, TunesKit Audio Converter can make this happen. You can use TunesKit Audio Converter to convert Apple Music songs to unprotected format and then you can load them into your favorite music player for the playback. Here's how you can do it:

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Step 1 Load Apple Music songs to TunesKit

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Make sure iTunes and TunesKit Audio Converter are both well-installed in your computer beforehand. Launch TunesKit and Apple Music together and you will see two "Add" icon on the top center. To convert Apple Music, go for the "Music Note" icon. You can also drag the files to the conversion window from the Apple Music media folder.

Step 2 Select Output Format

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After importing all the songs you want to convert, click the "Format" panel to choose an output format that MediaMonkey supports. Here are the MonkeyMedia supported audio formats: MP3, AAC (M4A), OGG, WMA, FLAC, ALAC, MPC, WAV, CDA, AVI, MP4, OGV, MPEG, WMV, M3U, PLS, etc. So you can select MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, or FLAC as the output format.

In each column of the audio track, there is an "editing" icon at the end. Click that icon and you'll be prompted to select the output audio formats in a new window. There you can also set the audio codec, channel, bit rate, etc. according to your own needs.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free format

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When you are all set, run the converter by clicking the "Convert" button on the TunesKit interface. Then it will begin to convert the Apple Music songs to the format you select as expected. Wait till the conversion is done. You can find the well converted MP3 tracks via the 'converted' icon at the top.

Step 4 Import the Converted Songs to Other Music Player

After you get the converted Apple Music songs, you can put them in a folder and import them to the music player or media player you like the best. As you know, when the songs are converted, they are playable offline and you can save them forever. If you are still confuse about how to manage it, here we take MediaMonkey as an example and we have a tutorial video for you.


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