[Solved] How to Play Apple Music Through MusicBee

Posted by Adam Gorden on May 13, 2019 4:35 PM


At first impression, MusicBee wow me by how many things it can achieve yet being one of the most lightweight players. It is a modern and faster music player. Most importantly, it is totally free. The official slogan of MusicBee is "the Ultimate Music Manager and Player", which suggests that MusicBee's doing great in both music files management and playback. If you are looking for a jack-of-all-trades music player for Windows, MusicBee certainly is the right one.

"Start using MusicBee today, you will never go back." Now I can see why you guys dump iTunes and other media players for MusicBee. After many users migrate their iTunes music to MusicBee, they're wondering whether they can replace Apple Music with MusicBee as well. So, this passage will show you how to import Apple Music to MusicBee.

How to Play Apple Music on MusicBee

The fact is known to us that Apple Music songs are under copy protection by the FairPlay scheme launched by Apple Inc. so that we cannot listen to them outside Apple Music without authorization. To deal with that, you will need an Apple Music Converter, who is capable of remove DRM restriction from Apple Music and convert them to other formats if needed. Here we highly recommend ViWizard DRM Audio Converter. It is a professional tool aiming at converting DRM audio files to non-DRM format. Next will be a detailed tutorial on how to convert Apple music to MusicBee supported format.

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Step 1 Import Apple Music to ViWizard

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First, you need to install ViWizard DRM Audio Converter and launch it together with Apple Music. Now you can find three icons on the central top of the ViWizard Window. To import Apple Music and other DRM-ed audio files, such as iTunes audiobooks or Audible aa. and aax. files, use . To add non-DRM audios, use and the is for previewing converted songs. Drag media files to the interface is a more direct way to load songs and to load iTunes Library files faster, you can check iTunes preferences.

Step 2 Adjust Output Settings

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After the songs are all added to ViWizard, open the "Format" panel at the left bottom to select an output format. MusicBee supports MP3, AAC, M4A, MPC, OGG, FLAC, APE, TAK, WV, WMA, and WAV. Here we advise you to go for the most universal audio format-MP3. Next to the "Format" panel is the Output path. You can click to relocate your converted songs wherever you want rather than the default folder. Format and Output Path are the basic settings, there are still many extra features for you to grope.

1) Under the "Format" panel, you can fine-tune the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate and quality of the audio files

2) This magic stick icon is to adjust the volume, speed, and pitch of the converted songs.

3) This "Editing" icon enables you to tailor the tags and split the audios.

Step 3 Convert Apple Music to DRM-free Format

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When you are done with all the settings, you can press "Convert" button at the bottom right to start the conversion. Once the conversion finishes, you can easily find your converted songs all stored in the folder you picked.

Step 4 Sync Converted Songs to MusicBee

Now you can manually drag and drop the converted Apple songs to MusicBee, but that is a bit time-consuming so here a simpler method should be brought in:

1) Launch MusicBee on your computer, go to "File" and then "Scan Folders for New Files" in the program menu.

2) A dialog will pop up and you can select the output folder you set before.

3) Click "Proceed" button to scan and add converted Apple Music to MusicBee. By that time, you can listen to Apple Music on MusicBee with no limitation.


Just the same as MusicBee' slogan said, "Today you start using ViWizard, you will never go back." So try it and you won't regret it!

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