How to Play Apple Music on Your Chromebook

Updated by Adam Gorden on Feb 3, 2023 11:30 AM.

Samsung has released the first Chromebook since 2011. Chromebooks are laptops and two-in-ones that run on Google's operating system. These web browser-centric Chrome OS devices offer a cheaper price tag and a minimalist experience compared to Windows and macOS laptops. At last, playing Apple Music on Chromebook is not easy work. People have to use complicated alternative ways, but now, everything has changed.

For those who use Apple Music, here's good news for you guys. Apple Music now has supported Chromebook. You can download the Apple Music app from Google Play Store. Then you can start to stream your Apple Music library freely. This article will show you how to get Apple Music on Chromebook in several methods

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Part 1. How to Download Apple Music Native App to Chromebook
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Chromebook on Web
Part 3. How to Download Apple Music Files for Chromebook
Part 4. How to Play Apple Music on Chromebook

Part 1. How to Download Apple Music Native App to Chromebook

Apple Music has released an Android app a long time ago. After the update, Apple Music Android app now is compatible with Chromebook. You can download the native Apple Music app from the Play Store and you can start enjoying your favorite Apple Music on your Chromebook. If you are an Apple fan and use the Music app on your Apple devices, you will also able to see the revamped Browse tab on both Android and Chrome OS. For now, the Apple Music is more stable on your Chromebook experience.

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How to add Apple Music app on your Chromebook?

1. For starters, find the Google Play Store. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher. Select the Google Play Store icon to open it.

2. Browse all the apps here in the Google Play Store. To find the Apple Music app, enter "Apple Music" and find the app in your search results.

3. Go into the Apple Music app. Select INSTALL to start the download.

4. Once it's done, find the new Apple Music app in your app grid. On your keyboard, press the Search key or the Launcher key and enter "Apple Music" and find it. You can now open the Apple Music app to log in with your Apple ID. Then you are ready to enjoy your listening.

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Chromebook on Web

If you are not satisfied with the native Apple Music app from the Play Store, Apple Music provides its alternative - for you to have a better listening experience. Apple Music web player works fine to provide its Apple Music service, which is much stable for all Apple Music subscribers to stream music with a compatible web browser only.

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How to play Apple Music on web on your Chromebook?

1. On your computer, open Chrome.

2. In the address bar at the top, enter and press Enter. This will direct you to the Apple Music web player.

3. Click the Sign In button at the top right to log in with your Apple ID and password to authorize.

4. Now you can go to your library and start to stream your Apple Music contents.

Part 3. How to Download Apple Music Files for Chromebook

Streaming music from Apple Music may be great, but it's not always convenient. So most Apple Music subscribers will choose to download songs for Apple Music offline play but, if you stop paying the monthly fee the access to your Apple Music downloads disappear. Though buying the AAC version from iTunes Store makes sense for reasons, there's the best solution for all users who wish to save and play Apple Music on your Chromebook, and the Chrome OS allows you to do so.

Audio File Formats:
Apple Music downloads: DRM-protected
iTunes purchases: AAC
File types that work on Chromebooks: .3pg, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav.

According to Google's official statement, we can freely play almost all music files and videos on Chromebook, including 3GP, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, M4A, MP3, MKV, OGV, OGM, OGG, OGA, WEBM, and WAV. But if you wish to have the benefits to download your Apple Music with your exisiting subscription, you must need an Apple Music downloader to download the DRM-protected Apple Music into these audio file formats.

ViWizard Audio Converter is designed for Apple Music subscribers to download and convert the entire Apple Music library in MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC and FLAC audio file formats. For Chromebook playback, whether you'd like to play your Apple Music files either Google Drive or the Files app, you can have the universal MP3 version of your Apple Music songs. Asides from Apple Music songs, this ViWizard also supports iTunes files, iTunes audiobook and even Audible audiobook you synced to your iTunes library. Then you can enjoy the 100% original Apple Music on your Chromebook.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audio Converter

  • Convert M4P to MP3, AAC, and other universal formats
  • 5x high conversion speed
  • Preserve and support editing ID3 tags
  • Audible books can achieve lossless conversion
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Tutorial: How to Convert Apple Music to Play on Chromebook

Once downloaded and installed the ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your computer, you can follow these steps to transfer Apple Music to Chromebooks and play it freely.

1Add Apple Music to ViWizard Audio Converter

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Launch ViWizard Audio Converter and click Add Files button to load the Apple Music M4P files you downloaded on your computer. You can also drag the audio files from local folder to ViWizard. You can also click the Load From Library icon to load Apple Music from your library.

2Select Output Format and Customize Audio Quality

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Now move to Format panel and click the MP3 format. Then you'll be prompted with popup window asking you to select the output format. It supports MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV and M4B formats with the current version. Choose the one you want. Before moving to the next step, you can also set audio codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate according to your own needs.

3Start Removing DRM from Apple Music Songs

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Click the Convert button at the bottom right and it will start to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 or other DRM-free formats at up to 30X faster speed. Wait for a few minutes until it's completed. Once converted, you can find the unprotected songs by clicking the History icon at the top right corner.

Part 4. How to Play Apple Music on Chromebook

After the conversion, you now have the ability to play the music files directly on your Chromebook or through the web, and even Youtube Music.

How to play saved music files on your Chromebook?

If you wish to play saved music files on your Chromebook, you must either transfer the converted Apple Music files to an external device that work on Chromebooks or upload them to Google Drive. Your options are as follows:

1. USB Device

Please ensure that the USB device must not be encrypted and you can now connect your USB device with your computer and start the transfer with ease.

To transfer the Apple Music Files to USB Device:

1. Plug in the USB to the USB port on Windows or Mac. If you use the MacOS computer, you also need an Android File Transfer application to ensure the transfer later. Please visit this website: to have this for Mac.

2. Now open the device in either File Explorer (for Windows) or Android File Transfer (for Mac).

3. From your "Apple Music" file folder, directly copy/ drag & drop your Apple Music files into the "Music" file folder on your USB device.

4. Once it's done, disconnect your device from your computer.

2. Google Drive

If you have a Google Drive account, you can upload your music file formats in either MP3, MPEG, WAV OGG or OPUS.

To upload the Apple Music Files to Google Drive:

1. On your computer, use a browser to visit this website:

2. Click Go to Drive to log in with your account that you use on your Chromebook.

3. Click on the NEW button.

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4. Select a format, such as Folder upload.

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5. Select your Apple Music files or folders in the pop-up to upload to your Google Drive.

To view the Apple Music Files to Chromebook:

1. Plug in the USB to the USB port on the side of your Chromebook.

2. Now sign in to your Chromebook.

3. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher.

4. Open Files and find your music files stored on your USB drive.

5. Select one or more Apple Music files and click Open. The music files show as a playlist in the Gallery app.

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Now you may know how to get Apple Music on Chromebook. We have explored three ways for you, and you can choose the suitable way as your need. If you want to play Apple Music offline after the subscription, ViWizard Audio Converter will be your best choice. It can convert Apple Music-protected files into an open format without much effort. Just click the download button below to have a try now!

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