Apple Music PS4: Play Apple Music on PS4 in 3 Ways

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 28, 2022 10:01 AM.
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Preview: Is Apple Music available on PS4? How to play Apple Music on PS4? This post will introduce 3 solutions - via USB drive, DLNA, or Apple Music Web Player.

PlayStation 4, or PS4 is a well-known great game console developed by Sony. Thanks to the built-in Media Player app, it supports playing media files, like local music via a USB drive. Therefore, you can freely listen to your favorite music in the background while playing games on PS4. In addition to local songs, you can also listen to music online as Spotify offers its streaming service to PS4. As long as you have subscribed to Spotify, you are able to enjoy music from Spotify on PS4 with an internet connection.

But when is Apple Music coming to PS4? How to get Apple Music on PS4? For people who signed up Apple Music subscription, it's no easy job to play Apple Music on PS4 since there is Apple Music for PS4 app yet. But don't be upset. If you are just looking for the solution to stream Apple Music to PS4, this guide will help. We are here telling you how to play Apple Music on PS4 with simple steps.

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Part 1. Does PS4 Have Apple Music?
Part 2. Best Method to Play Apple Music on PS4 hot tip
Part 3. How to Get Apple Music on PS4 via DLNA
Part 4. How to Stream Apple Music to PS4 from Apple Music Web Player

Part 1. Does PS4 Have Apple Music?

Before we get down to introduce the methods, it's important to figure out why Apple Music isn't on PS4. On the one hand, Apple Music doesn't open its streaming service to PlayStation 4. On the other hand, all the songs from Apple Music are streaming contents that are not playable without the Apple Music app. Currently, PlayStation 4 only supports the streaming of Spotify.

In fact, that's simply because the audio formats supported by PlayStation 4 include MP3, AAC, FLAC, and M4A only. However, the songs you download from Apple Music are all encoded in a special format called M4P with protection. As a result, you can't play Apple Music songs on PS4 even though you download them with an Apple Music subscription.

Therefore, to make Apple Music songs playable on PS4, you can convert Apple Music to PS4 supported formats or use a helper like DLNA to stream. Among all the methods, the more widely used solution is to convert Apple Music to MP3 with a third-party Apple Music converter. Let's see how to download and convert Apple Music to PS4 for playing.

Part 2. Best Method to Play Apple Music on PS4

Can you download Apple Music on PS4? No, you cannot. But you can convert Apple Music to unprotected audio files, then you can put Apple Music on PS4 for playing even though Apple Music is not compatible with PS4. To convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, or M4A, you should start with ViWizard Apple Music Converter, a handy Apple Music converter.

2.1 Apple Music for PS4: What You'll Need

ViWizard Audio Converter is one the best Apple Music converters with which you can convert Apple Music songs to MP3, AAC, FLAC, M4A, WAV, M4A, and M4B with lossless quality and ID3 tags kept. In addition, ViWizard Audio Converter also supports the conversion of Audible audiobooks, iTunes music and audibooks, as well as, other common audio files. If you also listen to audio books, don't miss this converter.

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2.2 How to Play Apple Music on PS4 via USB

Here we will show you how to convert Apple Music for playing on PS4 with ViWizard Audio Converter. You can choose to download the Windows or Mac version based on your computer. At last, make sure the iTunes app has been installed on your computer. Now let's have a look.

Step 1Import Apple Music Files to ViWizard

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Firstly, launch ViWizard Audio Converter and Apple Music on your computer will be opened subsequently. Then click the Music note button to load the Apple Music songs you've downloaded in your music library. In the pop-up window, select the songs you want to play on PS4 and click OK to confirm. Or you can go to the folder where the Apple Music songs are stored and directly drag them to the conversion window of ViWizard software.

Step 2Select the Output Audio Format for PS4

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Move to the Format section at the bottom left of the converter and select MP3 as the output audio format. In the settings window, you can set the output format, codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, and music quality according to your needs. In order to play Apple Music songs on PS4, you are suggested to select MP3, AAC, FLAC, or M4A as the output audio format. Then click the OK button to save the settings.

Step 3Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3

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Now you can click on the Convert button at the bottom right to begin converting Apple Music songs to MP3 or other formats that are available for PlayStation 4. After completing the conversion, you can click on the Converted icon to browse all the converted Apple Music songs. Also, you can click on the Search icon to locate those well-converted Apple Music songs. Now you can play Apple Music songs on PS4 freely.

Step 4Stream Apple Music to PS4 with USB

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1. Go to connect your USB drive to your computer. Then create a folder called Music in the USB drive and copy Apple Music songs to USB so that PS4 can detected the songs correctly later.

2. Plug the USB drive into your PS4 and select the Library icon in the PS4 content area. Then the connected USB stick will be detected and show up automatically.

3. Select the USB Music Player button in the content area. Now choose Apple Music songs you want to play on PS4. Or highlight the folder and press the Options button, then select Play to play all of the music in the folder.

Part 3. How to Get Apple Music on PS4 via DLNA

Another method for you is to connect Apple Music to PS4 by using DLNA. DLNA, referring to Digital Living Network Alliance, works by using DLNA devices to share the media files like music, videos, and other media files to other devices over a home network. This method relies on the internet. If your internet connection is not stable, you won't get smooth playing. The songs may suffer again and again.

Besides, you need a phone and a continuous subscription to Apple Music to help with the playback. Unlike the first method, you cannot play Apple Music on PS4 after canceling the subscription to Apple Music. If you prefer to use a DLNA server to stream Apple Music to PS4, the following guide will show you how to play Apple Music on PS4 from iPhone with DLNA.

Step 1. Firstly, you'll need a DLNA server to stream music from iPhone to PS4. Here you can find lots of such apps like iMediaShare that can work as DLNA server for iPhone from the App Store.

Step 2. Head to PlayStation Store > Apps > Catalog and launch the Media Player app on PS4 since Sony offers DLNA support through this app.

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Step 3. Select your DLNA server on your iPhone. From there, you'll be able to navigate through your music from iPhone as long as both your iPhone and PS4 are connected to the same network.

Step 4. Open Apple Music on your iPhone and select your favorite songs or playlist to play. Then you can now play music from iPhone on PS4 for playback.

Part 4. How to Stream Apple Music to PS4 from Apple Music Web Player

Although PS4 is not compatible with Apple Music, you can access the Apple Music Web Player by using the browser on PS4. If you have a good internet network, you can try playing your liked songs from Apple Music Web Player on PS4. Here's how to play Apple Music on PS4 via browser.

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Step 1. Power on your PS4 and go to the system from the home screen of PS4.

Step 2. Select the Internet Browser option from the content area.

Step 3. Press the triangle icon, then enter Apple Music Web Player in the search field.

Step 4. Enter your Apple Music account and password to log into and start playing your liked songs.

Conclusion

With DLNA support or Apple Web Player, you are able to stream Apple Music on PS4 online. But you'll find the streaming is not smooth if you don't have a good internet connection. And you cannot listen to Apple Music on PS4 beyond the subscription period. If you have an USB drive and ViWizard Audio Converter, then you can play Apple Music on PS4 offline without any worry of the internet or subscription.

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