Quick Solutions to Play Your Apple Music on Xbox One

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 04, 2018 08:12:05 AM.
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As one of the best known video game consoles, Xbox One has integrated with multiple music services like Soundcloud, Spotify and Pandora, providing users the ability to stream music in background while playing the game. However, for Apple Music subscribers, it's no easy job to enjoy Apple Music songs on Xbox One as Apple is yet to deliver music support for gaming consoles.

You don't need to be disappointed, though. While official support isn't expected soon, there are some third-party applications would serve as reliable workaround to solve the problem and allow you to use Apple Music on Xbox One seamlessly. In this post, we are about to introduce two of the simplest ways to stream your Apple Music to Xbox One.

Solution 1. Cast Apple Music Directly to Xbox One with AirServer

AirServer is the most advanced screen mirroring software receiver for Mac, PC and Xbox One. With AirServer enabled, you can easily cast Apple Music content to Xbox One from iPhone or iPad as you like. To play Apple Music on Xbox One with the help of AirServer, you should set up it on both Xbox and iOS devices. Here's how.

Part 1. How to Set Up AirServer on Xbox One

Setting up AirServer on Xbox One is pretty easy. All you need to do is get the full version of the app at $19.99 from Microsoft Store and install.

Step 1. Head over to Store tab on your Xbox One app and select the Search tile.

Step 2. Type AirServer using the on-screen keyboard and then choose AirServer Xbox Edition.

Step 3. Choose Free trial to use the unrestricted version of the app for free. Alternatively, you can buy the full version for $19.99.

Step 4. Select Launch to open AirServer on your Xbox One.

Step 5. Press right on the directional pad and then press A to display an on-screen QR code.

Part 2. How to Set Up AirServer Connect on iOS

Now you need to follow these steps to complete the setup process of AirServer connect on your iPhone or iPad.

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Step 1. Go to App Store on your iOS device. Search AirServer Connect app.

Step 2. Install the app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 3. Open AirServer Connect and choose Scan QR Code. Allow camera access once prompted.

Step 4. Scan the QR Code on the Xbox One app.

Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Xbox One

After connecting iOS device to Xbox One via AirServer, you can start to stream Apple Music songs to Xbox by following this tutorial:

Step 1. Open the Music app on your iDevice.

Step 2. Locate a song and play it.

Step 3. Press the AirPlay icon at the bottom of the playback screen.

Step 4. Select XboxOne 1080p 30 to establish the connection. Then Apple Music will begin to stream to your Xbox One. You can then use Xbox One’s background audio controls on the Guide menu to control music playback, including play, pause, skip and volume levels and more.

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Solution 2. Stream Apple Music to Xbox One with TunesKit Apple Music Converter

While the first method requires you cast Apple Music to Xbox via iPhone, the second solution we'll recommend here is uploading the Apple Music tracks to Xbox media folder so that you can play the songs with the built-in Music Player of Xbox One. But how?

To have it done, you'll need the assistance of a third-party app called TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Since Apple Music files are protected by DRM, you can't directly transfer the songs to Xbox One as you do with other common audios. Therefore, TunesKit Apple Music Converter is here to help you completely remove DRM from Apple Music songs and playlists while converting the DRM-ed audio to plain MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.

As long as you convert those protected Apple Music tracks to DRM-free format, you can freely add them to a USB drive for background playing on Xbox. Now the following guide will show you how to unlock DRM from Apple Music with TunesKit and then sync the songs to Xbox One for playback.

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Step 1Add Apple Music songs to TunesKit

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Launch TunesKit Apple Music Converter. Then click "Add" button at the top center to load the iTunes library. Select the songs you want to convert to Xbox One and click OK to load them to TunesKit conversion window. Alternatively, you can drag the songs from Apple Music folder and drop them to the main interface.

Step 2Set output preferences

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Click "Format" option at the left corner. Then select the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, or FLAC. You can also adjust the output music quality by setting the codec, channel, bit rate and sample rate according to your own needs.

Step 3Start converting Apple Music songs to DRM-free format

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Now click "Convert" at the bottom right. TunesKit Apple Music Converter will start to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 or other formats at up to 30X faster speed.

Step 4Transfer the converted Apple Music songs to Xbox

Once converted, you can locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs in history folder. Then simply copy those tracks to USB drive and plug it into Xbox One. Then start Simple Background Music Player on Xbox One and play your favorite game with Apple Music in the background.

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