How to Cast Apple Music Songs to Chromecast Audio

Updated by Adam Gorden on December 25, 2018 18:15:01 PM.
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Chromecast Audio is a small device developed by Google that can be plugged into your speaker for streaming your favorite tunes from phones or computers through Wi-Fi. Currently, you can access over 30 million songs via Chromecast from music services like Pandora, Google Play Music, Spotify, and iHeartRadio etc. But for subscribers to music streaming service like Apple Music, you'll find it's impossible to play Apple Music directly on Chromecast Audio at all. That's because Apple refused to support Google Cast ever since the release of Apple Music service.

However, that's not the end of the story. The good news is that with some tricks, streaming Apple Music to Chromecast could still be possible. So if you are using Apple Music and looking for the workaround to play Apple Music on home speakers via Chromecast, the following guide will provide you the answer. Now let's find out the best solution to cast Apple Music to Chromecast Audio effortlessly.

Stream Apple Music to Chromecast: What Tool You'll Need

As you can't access Apple Music within Chromecast due to the incompatibility, you may wonder whether it's possible to upload the offline songs downloaded from Apple Music to Chromecast. Unfortunately, unlike the common audio files, the Apple Music tracks are protected by FairPlay DRM technology, due to which you are prohibited from sharing the downloaded Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio or other non-Apple devices.

Therefore, in order to make Apple Music songs playable on Chromecast, what you need is an Apple Music DRM removal solution that can help you killing DRM lock from the Apple Music before casting the songs to Chromecast. Once the DRM is removed completely, you can then freely stream the unprotected Apple Music files to home speakers via Chromecast Audio as expected.

Here comes TunesKit Apple Music Converter (TunesKit Apple Music Converter for Mac), an all-in-one Apple Music DRM removal tool to permanently delete DRM encryption from Apple Music songs and convert the M4P file format to MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, and other common audio formats supported by Google Chromecast.

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Complete Tutorial to Remove DRM from Apple Music Before Casting

Now the following tutorial will guide you to easily remove DRM and convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 before you can cast the tracks to Chromecast, with the help of TunesKit DRM Audio Converter.

Step 1Download M4P songs from Apple Music

Open iTunes and go to "For You" or "New" tab where you can find the entire Apple Music category sorted by artists, albums, playlists and songs. Once selected a song, album, or playlist that you want to transfer to USB drive, click the "..." icon next to the song or album name to add the songs to "My Music" or "Playlist". When the songs are added to your music library, go to "My Music" tab to find the music file and click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to download the song so that you can play it offline.

Step 2Add the offline tracks to TunesKit Apple Music Converter

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Launch TunesKit DRM Audio Converter and add the downloaded M4P files by either clicking the second "+" button on the top center or dragging them from the folder where they are saved. It supports batch conversion so that you can import multiple music tracks to convert once.

Step 3Select output format

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After importing the songs to the software, you can select the output format according to your own needs. The currently available output formats are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B.

Step 4Start to remove DRM from Apple Music

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When all the settings are adjusted, you can begin to crack the DRM from Apple Music songs and convert the M4P files to common formats by clicking "Convert" button.

Cast Apple Music to Chromecast Audio in 2 Simple Ways

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After conversion, you can stream the DRM-free Apple Music songs to Google Chromecast easily with either Chrome on PC or AllCast app on mobile devices. Here are the tutorials you can follow.

1. Cast Apple Music Songs via Google Chrome

Step 1. Plug Chromecast into your speaker's USB port. For first-time user, you need to set up Chromecast Audio in advance.

Step 2. Open Google Chrome browser on your computer. Then drag any of the converted Apple Music songs to it and start playing the song in Chrome.

Step 3. In the "Settings' menu of Chrome, choose "Cast". Then the songs will be streamed automatically to the speaker through Chromecast. Make sure they are connected to the the same Wifi network.

2. Cast Apple Music Songs via AllCast

AllCast is a mobile app that enables you to stream media files to Chromecast Audio on iOS and Android phones.

Step 1. Copy the Apple Music songs to your mobile device and then open AllCast app.

Step 2. Connect your speaker and the mobile phone under the same Wi-Fi.

Step 3. Click the 'Cast' menu from the app and then the Apple Music will start to play on the connected speaker simultaneously.

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