Denon: Best Way to Play Apple Music on Denon Receiver

Posted by Adam Gorden on Mar 18, 2022 3:15 AM.

After a long day at work, you may want to listen to music to relax. Denon receiver is a professional home audio system to stream and play music. You can stream music from Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and other streaming services with a premium account.

Sadly, Denon still didn't have a coorporation with Apple Music now. So you may not be able to stream Apple Music on Denon directly. But there're some ways to help you play Apple Music on Denon. Just follow this article to find all the answers.

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Part 1. Play Apple Music on Deono with Bluetooth
Part 2. Stream Apple Music on Denon by AirPlay
Part 3. Play Apple Music on Denon Offline with ViWizard Audio Converter hot tip

Part 1. Play Apple Music on Deono with Bluetooth

The easiest way to listen to Apple Music on Denon Receiver is using Bluetooth. Denon receivers have a supported Bluetooth connection. You can connect the receiver with your device with Bluetooth to play Apple Music on Denon. Different series of receivers have some differences in the Bluetooth opening procedure, here we take Denon AVR as an example.

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1) To pick Bluetooth, use the scroll wheel or the fast select buttons.

2) With Bluetooth enabled, hit the Option button on your remote.

3) The AVR will now go into pairing mode.

4) Open the Bluetooth settings on your device.

5) Then choose the Denon Receiver on the list.

Now your device has connected to the Denon with Bluetooth. You can play the Apple Music on your device, then it will transfer to the Denon receiver.

Part 2. Stream Apple Music on Denon by AirPlay

Except for Bluetooth, AirPlay is also a good way to listen to Apple Music on Denon. Denon AVR supports the AirPlay feature. So, you can use AirPlay to stream Apple Music on Denon within simple steps. Here we'll show you how to use iPhone to AirPlay Apple Music on Denon.

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1) Make sure your Denon AVR or network device is connected to the same network.

2) Then, open the Apple Music app on your iOS device.

3) Play the song you like, next click the AirPlay icon on the playing page.

4) Then will open up a listing of external devices to connect to.

5) Select your Denon AVR.

Now your Denon device has connected to your iOS device via the same network. You can airplay Apple Music you like on the Denon receiver.

Part 3. Play Apple Music on Denon Offline with ViWizard Audio Converter

We have shown you two easy ways to connect play Apple Music on Denon. However, the Bluetooth and Airplay may lose audio quality during the transfer. And you need to make sure to have a stable network connection. You may also try to transfer the downloaded Apple Music to Denon but failed. Because the downloaded Apple Music is in an encrypted M4P format which can't be recognized by the Denon receiver. If you want to offline play the high-quality Apple Music on Denon, you should try an audio converter.

Here you meet ViWizard Audio Converter which is a powerful Apple Music converter. It can free and download Apple Music into a universal format, including MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B. The 30x faster conversion speed may save users a lot of time. With the built-in Edit feature, you can edit the information of Apple Music songs, such as title, genre, artists, etc.

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3.1 How to Convert Apple Music for Denon with ViWizard Audio Converter

Denon receiver supports many audio formats, like FLAC, MP3 and AAC. So we can convert Apple Music into FLAC to save the high audio quality. Before we start, please go to the official website of ViWizard to install the ViWizard Audio Converter (Mac/Windows) on your computer.

Step 1 Load Apple Music Songs into ViWizard

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Start the ViWizard Audio Converter app. The iTunes app will be launched immediately. To import Apple Music to ViWizard for conversion, navigate to your Apple Music library by clicking the Load iTunes Library button. You may click the Add Files button to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

Step 2Select Parameters and Format for the Audio

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After loading the Apple Music to the converter, navigate to the Format panel. You can select FLAC as the output format here. ViWizard has an audio editing feature that allows users to fine-tune some music settings for improving sound quality, for example, the audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate. Finally, press the OK button to confirm the settings. To select the output destination of the audios, just hit the three-dot symbol beside the Format panel.

Step 3Begin to Convert Apple Music for Denon

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Now click the Convert button to start the download and conversion procedure. When the conversion is completed, click the Converted button in the upper-right corner of the window to browse all converted Apple Music.

3.2 Transfer Apple Music to Denon with a USB Drive

When the conversion is done, you will find the converted Apple Music on your computer. Now you can use a USB drive to transfer the converted Apple Music to Denon. Here's a detailed guide.

1) Plugin the USB drive into your computer. Then open the folder with converted music files on your computer.

2) Copy and paste the music files to a folder under the USB drive. Plug out the USB drive from your computer.

3) Insert the USB drive into your Denon receiver.

4) To change the input source to "iPod/USB," click iPod/USB.

5) Select the Apple Music tracks you want by clicking the UP/DOWN symbol, then press the Enter button.

Now you can play Apple Music on Denon receiver easily.


To play Apple Music on Denon receiver, you can try to use Bluetooth or AirPlay to play Apple Music on Denon online. You can also use ViWizard Audio Converter to download and convert Apple Music to FLAC or other formats for playing on Denon offline. If you have any other good ways, please leave your comments below.

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