How to Listen to Apple Music on Web Player without iTunes

Posted by Adam Gorden on November 20, 2017 09:14:01 AM.

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I have a trial subscription to Apple Music and would like to listen to it on my web browser on my Windows PC. But I don't see a way to log into my account via web. Is iTunes the only way I can listen to Apple Music when I'm not on a mobile device? Will Apple release an Apple Music web player?

Apple Music, as one of the largest and most popular streaming music services in the world, is favored by most music lovers thanks to its great user experience and big music library. However, unlike Spotify, the other biggest online music store, Apple Music doesn't provide a web player for subscribers to listen to Apple Music tracks via web browser on Mac or PC. They can only play Apple Music on iTunes when logging into Apple Music on a computer. It's somehow inconvenient for people who don't like to use iTunes. So you may wonder if there's any way to listen to Apple music through a browser without iTunes. Congratulations! Although there's no Apple Music web player for you to play Apple Music directly via browser, you can do a few tricks to get Apple Music play freely on computer web without iTunes. The following post will show you the tips.

Why can't We Listen to Apple Music via Web Player

Firstly, let's get into the reasons why Apple Music can't play via web player without iTunes. The main reason is that Apple Music tracks are in M4P format and protected with Apple FairPlay DRM which restricts you from listening Apple Music on common media players, including online players and desktop players such as Windows Media Player on Windows, VLC, etc. Due to DRM, you can only play Apple Music songs on Apple's iOS devices and Android phones that have built-in Apple Music app.

Solution to Play Apple Music on Web Browser without iTunes

Tools You'll Need

As we already figured out the cause why we can't play Apple Music on web player, then it's easy to suggest a solution. What if we get rid of the DRM protection from Apple Music M4P songs? Bingo! That's what we are talking about here. You cannot find an Apple Music web player, but there are so many tools that can remove DRM from Apple Music. In other words, once the DRM is cracked from Apple Music streams, you can easily play the songs on any player as you like. Now you meet TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac/Windows, an all-in-one smart Apple Music DRM removal solution that can completely remove DRM lock from any offline Apple Music M4P songs and convert the DRM-ed music tracks to DRM-free MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. that are compatible with most web players and other media players. With the help of this little app, you can then play Apple Music on your computer without iTunes at all. Besides, this magic Apple Music converter can not only preserve the original audio quality for you, but also keep the ID3 tags of the music tracks in the DRM-free files.

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How to Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music M4P for Web Player

Step 1Download Apple Music Songs Offline

Launch iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC. Go to "For You" or "New" tab where you can access to Apple Music catalog. Login to your Apple Music account. Then browse the store and select a song, album, or playlist and click the "..." icon. Simply add the specific song to "My Music" or "Playlist". Navigate to "My Music" tab and find the track, click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to save the song offline on your computer.

Step 2Load Apple Music Offline M4P Tracks

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Make sure you have installed TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Then launch the program on your computer. You'll find iTunes opens automatically. Simply click the top "add" icon to load the offline Apple Music songs from the iTunes library. Select the ones you want to convert and click OK to add the files to TunesKit.

Step 3Choose Output Format

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Click the Format panel on the bottom left corner and you'll be prompted with a window where you can select the output audio format including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A and M4B. You can also adjust the audio quality such as codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, etc. as you like.

Step 4Convert Apple Music M4P to Common Format

convert m4p to mp3

Now when everything is ready, click "Convert" button to strip DRM from Apple Music and convert them to DRM-free MP3 or other formats.

After that, you can find the non-DRM music files in the converted folder. Then you are supposed to copy any of them to the web player for playback on computer without iTunes. Sound cool? Download the free version as below to test it out now.

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