Play Apple Music on Google Home without Bluetooth? Solved!

Posted by Adam Gorden on Jan 15, 2018 10:45:01 PM.
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Similar to Amazon Echo, Google Home is another popular and great smart speaker that lets you control your smart home with just your voice. To be specific, with Google Assistant, the voice and smarts inside the speaker, you can use voice commands to control more than 1,000 smart home devices to play music, stream movies, read news, and other entertainments all hands-free. Among them, listening to music with Google Home could be one of the biggest requests for most people. Currently, the default music services of Google Home you can choose are Spotify, Google Play, YouTube Music and Pandora only. So here comes the problem, what if your music subscription is Apple Music, the one that's not included in Google Home music list? You may say this could be done using Bluetooth. Yes, but the big problem of this method is that you won't get full control to play Apple Music on Google Home but with only basic commands allowed. Don't worry though. Here we are going to introduce an alternative way that 100% working for you to easily stream Apple Music on your Google Home using voice without connecting your phone or tablet to Bluetooth at all.

Part 1. Tools You'll Need

Generally speaking, to make Apple Music playable straightforward on Google Home, the key point is to delete the copyright protection from Apple Music songs firstly. As you should know, Apple uses DRM encryption technology, also known as FairPlay to limit the use of Apple Music streams on authorized devices only. Thus other devices, like Google Home are not allowed to play Apple Music. To unlock the DRM, a professional DRM removal tool will be necessarily needed. Here you meet TunesKit Apple Music Converter, such a top-rated Apple Music DRM cracker with which you can completely remove the DRM restriction from Apple Music songs and convert those protected music files to popular MP3 or other formats that can be synced to Google Home.

   

Part 2. Convert DRM-ed Apple Music Songs from M4P to MP3

Now the following instruction will show you the complete progress to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert the DRM-ed M4P songs to unprotected MP3 using TunesKit Apple Music Converter.

Step 1Add Apple Music songs to TunesKit

add apple music songs

Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter and click "+" button to load the Apple Music songs from the iTunes library folder from computer to TunesKit. You are also allowed to import the songs by drag-and-drop.

Step 2Customize output settings

output settings

After all the songs are loaded completely to TunesKit, move to Format panel and click the MP3 format. Then in the popup window, you can choose the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. as you like. You can also select the format settings including codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate according to your needs.

Step 3Remove DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3

convert apple music to mp3

Click "Convert" button to let TunesKit Apple Music Converter start converting the M4P songs to MP3 at up to 30X speed. Once the conversion finishes, you'll locate the well converted DRM-free Apple Music songs by clicking "history" icon.

Part 3. Stream non-DRM Apple Music to Google Home

Now here's the simple guide on how to stream converted Apple Music songs to Google Home or Google Home mini for playback with voice commands.

google home setup

Step 1Upload DRM-free Apple Music songs to Google Play Music

Log into your Google Play Music account and access to My Music section. Click on the "Upload Music" button in the top right. Then you can choose the converted Apple Music tracks without DRM and upload the files to your Google Play account. After it is done, you will have your music ready to go.

Note: You are required to subscribe Google Play Music premium account in order to play and control the music on Google Home.

Step 2Set up Google Home device

Plug in Google Home. Install the Google Home app by navigating to g.co/home/setup on your Google Home supported mobile device. Make sure to connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Google Home device. Open the Google Home app by tapping the app icon on your device. Tap "Get Started". Then choose the Google Play Music premium account that you want to link to Google Home. Tab OK.

Step 3Play Apple Music on Google Home

Now you can begin to ask Google Home play the Apple Music you just uploaded to Google Play account with voice commands, like "Play (song name)," Play (song name ) by (artist)," etc.

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