How to Stream Apple Music to Nintendo Switch

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar. 25, 2020 4:30 PM
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On Switch you'll find a quickly growing library of games that's the most diverse offering from Nintendo in years. From thrilling exclusives like Super Mario Odyssey to essential indies like Stardew Valley, Nintendo's Switch offers all kinds of experiences. Do you want to play music on Switch while gaming? Or how to get music on Nintendo Switch? In this article, you'll learn how to listen to Apple music using Nintendo Switch.

Part 1. Download MP3 from Apple Music Tracks
Part 2. Stream Apple Music to Nintendo Switch

Best solution to achieve Apple music to Switch

Despite its multitude of play-styles and parts, the Switch is actually a straightforward gaming machine. Unlike other consoles like PS4 or Xbox, which aspire to become all-in-one living room or mobile online entertainment devices, the Switch is dedicated to gaming and gaming alone. So, Apple Music is not available on Switch now.

However, although the playback of Apple music cannot be achieved on Switch directly, we could try to seek for a solution to solve the problem. One of the great methods is to listen to Apple music stored on an SD card using Nintendo 3DS Sound. Here you would need the help of a third-party tool like TunesKit DRM Audio Converter.

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  • Convert all kinds of audio files with the lossless audio quality
  • Strip DRM protection from Apple Music and iTunes M4P songs
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Part 1. How to Remove DRM from Apple Music Tracks

Nintendo Switch only supports the playback of music in the format of AAC or MP3. With the help of TunesKit DRM Audio Converter, you are able to convert music downloaded from Apple Music or purchased from iTunes store to up to six popular audio formats without the DRM protection while retaining the original audio quality.

Step 1Download Apple Music Songs Offline

add apple music files

Open TunesKit software on your computer after you have TunesKit software installed on your computer. You will see three buttons like "", "", and "" at the top menu bar of TunesKit and click the "" button to add music downloaded from Apple Music or purchased from iTunes store to the conversion list of TunesKit.

Step 2Set the output Apple music format

select format

Now you can configure the output audio parameters of your Apple music by clicking the "Format" panel. As Nintendo Switch is supporting the music in the format of AAC file or MP3 files. You need to set the output audio format as MP3. You're also allowed to adjust the audio quality like codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate according to your personal needs.

Step 3Start converting Apple music to MP3

convert apple music

When all the parameters are set ready, you can click the "" button at the lower right corner and let TunesKit start the conversion of Apple music format immediately. After the conversion, you can navigate to the converted history to browse all the converted Apple music tracks by clicking the "Converted" button at the top menu bar.

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Nintendo Switch

Now all the music from Apple Music or iTunes store have been converted to Nintendo Switch supported audio formats. You can transfer Apple music to Nintendo Switch for listening. Just perform the following steps to complete the playback of Apple music on Nintendo Switch.

Step 1. Move Apple Music to SD Card or microSD Card

1. Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.
2. Open "This PC / My Computer / Computer" on your computer.
3. Double-click on your SD card in the list of drives.
4. Copy and past the converted Apple music files to your SD card.

Step 2. Listen to Apple Music on Switch from an SD Card

1. Insert the SD card into your Switch's card reader.
2. Select the "Nintendo 3DS Sound" icon on the HOME Menu, and tap "Open".
3. Tap "Open", and then use the stylus to scroll through music files or folders in the SD card.
4. Select an Apple music file and tap "Play" to begin playback.

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