Useful Tips to Redeem iTunes Gift Cards with Android Device

Posted by Dave Henry on 28/12/2017 19:18:35 PM.
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Q: I got a $50 iTunes gift card at Christmas but can't figure out how to use it make purchase with my Samsung Galaxy phone. If I'm understanding it right, iTunes gift cards can only be used on desktop iTunes and iOS devices? Or did I miss anything? Does any body know how to redeem iTunes gift card on Android device? Thanks in advance.

iTunes gift card is a great digital gift specially designed for Apple users to buy music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, etc. from iTunes store. They are supposed to be used easily and perfectly on devices that support iTunes or Apple App Store with a registered Apple ID. In other words, if you are going to use iTunes gift cards on non-iTunes supported device, like Android, things will become complicated. But don't worry. If you really want to redeem iTunes gift card for Android devices, you can follow up the complete guide below with which we'll show you multiple solutions on how to easily deal with your iTunes gift card with Android.

Part 1. Buy Apple Music with iTunes Gift Card on Android

If you go to Apple's official support page of iTunes gift card, you'll find the statement claiming that the credit in an iTunes gift card can be used to get music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, audiobooks, Apple Music memberships, iCloud storage, and more. Although Android devices don't support iTunes store, it however works with Apple Music store. That's to say, you can easily redeem the gift card for songs from Apple Music if you have installed the specific app on your Android device. Now follow the steps here to see how to redeem iTunes gift card and code on Android phone.

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Android device, then tap the menu icon.

Step 2. Tap your Apple ID. If prompted, enter your Apple ID password.

Step 3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap View Account. Then tap Redeem.

Step 4. Enter the code from the back of the iTunes gift card, then tap Redeem again.

After that, you'll see the gift card is credited to your Apple Music account and you can then use the credit for each purchase you make in Apple Music store on Android device until it's gone.

Part 2. Redeem iTunes Gift Card on Mac/PC for Playing on Android

The best alternative to redeem your gift card on Android is using it on Mac or PC instead and then transferring the iTunes media content from computer to your Android devices. Here are the complete steps.

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1. Redeem iTunes Songs for Playing on Android

Step 1. Open iTunes on computer and sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 2. From top menu bar of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account. If prompted, enter your password again and click Sign In.

Step 3. Enter the 16-digit code from the back of the iTunes gift card and click Redeem.

Step 4. Then go to iTunes Music section and browse any song you want to buy. Apple ID credit can be used for each purchase you make in the store until it's gone.

Step 5. Download the purchased iTunes songs to your computer. Then upload those songs to your Google Play Music library in the cloud using either Music Manager or the Play Music website.

Step 6. Now you can log into Google Play Music on your Android phone to listen to those iTunes music.

2. Redeem iTunes Movies for Watching on Android

As you may wonder, even if you can redeem iTunes gift card on PC for movies or TV shows, it's impossible to transfer the purchased iTunes video files to Android devices due to the Apple's FairPlay DRM protection. Yes, that's true. Unlike iTunes music that can be synced to Google Play for playing on Android, it's not supported to transfer iTunes movies to Google Play as for now. But don't worry. In fact, with the help of a third-party iTunes movie tool, you can easily redeem iTunes gift card to buy movies for playing on Android.

This little app is called TunesKit DRM Media Converter. It's a smart iTunes DRM removal solution that can completely remove DRM lock from any iTunes movie and TV episode. Once the DRM is removed by TunesKit, you can freely transfer the DRM-free iTunes videos to any Android phone or tablet for watching. The following is the quick guide on how to redeem and transfer your iTunes movies to Android.

Step 1. Continue with the Step 1-3 as above.

Step 2. Once redeemed, go to iTunes Movie or TV Show section and purchase any film you like.

Step 3. Download the purchased or rented movies completely to computer drive.

Step 4. Open TunesKit DRM Media Converter for Mac or Windows on your computer. You can download the free trial version as below according to your OS. Then follow this guide to learn how to convert and transfer the iTunes movies to Android devices step by step.

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Part 3. Alternatives to Redeem iTunes Gift Card on Android

If you don't have any iTunes account nor will you actually use it, then the best suggestion is turn it into something more useful. How? Here are some useful tips you may need.

Trade it to iOS users who use iTunes too

The easiest way to deal with the iTunes gift card is swapping it with iDevices users who like to buy digital items from iTunes. You can post the idea on your social networks and do the transaction in person.

But if there's no one need the iTunes gift card, you can go to some online forums to swap the card with people who want and need different gift cards out there. Reddit Gift Card Exchange is a subreddit dedicated to helping users safely and legitimately swap gift cards. Especially after Christmas, chances are higher you'll be able to find someone willing to barter for your gift card.

Or if you don't care about the credit in the gift card, you can simply regift the card to others who actually need it.

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is a long-time TunesKiter who loves all technological things. In his free time, he likes reading about science and technology, writing for his blog, watching sci-fi films, and meditating.

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