Top 2 Popular Ways to Stream Apple Music to PS4

Updated by Adam Gorden on June 21, 2021 4:01 PM.
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Playstation 4, or PS4 is a well-known great game console developed by Sony. Thanks to the built-in Media Player app, it also supports playing media files, like local music via USB. Therefore, you can freely listen to your favorite music in the background while playing the games with PS4. In addition to local songs, you can also stream music online as PlayStation 4 Music is powered by Spotify. As long as you have subscribed to the Spotify service, you are able to listen to streaming music from Spotify via an internet connection.

However, can you play Apple Music on PS4? For people who signed up Apple Music subscription, it's no easy job to listen to Apple Music on PS4 since it doesn't support Apple Music 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 introducing the top 2 popular ways to play Apple Music on Playstation 4 with simple steps.

Why Can't PS4 Play Apple Music?
Method 1. How to Stream Apple Music to PS4 via USB
Method 2. How to Connect Apple Music to PS4 via DLNA

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Why Can't PS4 Play Apple Music?

Before we get down to the 2 methods, it's important to figure out the reason why PS4 can't play Apple Music. In fact, that's simply because the music formats supported by Playstation 4 include MP3, AAC, FLAC, and M4A only. However, songs you download from Apple Music are all encoded in a special format called M4P with protection. As a result, you can't get it to work on PS4 as you do with other common files. Therefore, to make Apple Music playable on PS4, you can convert Apple Music to common audio or use a helper like DLNA to stream. Among the methods, the more widely used solution is converting the Apple Music songs from protected M4P to MP3 or AAC with a 3rd party Apple Music converting tool. Now let's see how to use the converting method to play Apple Music on PS4.

Method 1. How to Stream Apple Music to PS4 via USB

Can you download Apple Music on PS4? You can do that if you convert Apple Music to common audios. To convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, or M4A, you should start with ViWizard Apple Music Converter, a handy Apple Music converter. It's one of the best Apple Music converters with which you can convert the protected M4P to MP3, AAC, FLAC, or M4A with lossless quality and ID3 tags kept. You are able to convert your Apple Music songs with 30X faster speed, which will save you much time. In addition, ViWizard also supports the conversion of Audible audiobooks, iTunes audiobooks, and other common audio. If you listen to audiobooks, do not miss this converter.

Here's the detailed tutorial on how to get Apple Music on PS4 for playback under the assistance of ViWizard Apple Music Converter step by step. You are suggested to download and install the trial version on your Mac or PC before getting started.

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Step 1Launch ViWizard and Import Apple Music Files

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Firstly launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter. Then click the + button to load the Apple Music songs you've downloaded and saved on your computer. In the popup window, select the tracks you want to convert and click OK to confirm. Or you can go to the folder where the Apple Music songs are stored and directly drag the files to the ViWizard conversion window.

Step 2Select Output Audio Format for PS4

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Move to the Format section at the bottom left and click the MP3 button. There you can set the output format, codec, channel, sample rate, size, bit rate, etc. according to your needs. In order to play Apple Music songs on PS4, you are suggested to select MP3, AAC, FLAC, or M4A as output.

Step 3Convert Apple Music to PS4

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Now, click the Convert button at the bottom right to begin converting the Apple Music tracks to common formats that are available for PS4. After conversion, you can click the Converted icon to locate those well-converted Apple Music songs.

Step 4Transfer Apple Music to PS4 with USB

1. Connect the USB drive to the computer. Create a folder called Music in the USB drive and copy Apple Music songs to USB so that your PS4 system can detect the songs correctly later. Once transferred, you can safely remove the USB from your computer.

2. Plug the USB drive into one of the USB ports on your PS4. Select the Library icon in the PS4 content area. The connected USB stick will be detected and show up automatically. Select the USB Music Player button.

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3. Select the Apple Music songs you want to play on PS4.

Method 2. How to Connect Apple Music to PS4 via DLNA

Another method for you is to play Apple Music to PS4 with DLNA. DLNA(Digital Living Network Alliance) works by using DLNA devices to share the media files like music, videos, pictures, and others to other devices over a home network. If you however prefer to use DLNA server to stream Apple Music to PS4, the following guide will show you how to play music on PS4 from iPhone with DLNA.

Step 1Enable DLNA Server

Firstly you'll need a DLNA server to stream music from iPhone to PS4. Fortunately you can find a lot of such apps that can function as DLNA server for iPhone from the App Store.

Step 2Select Server

Launch the Media Player app on PS4, since Sony offers DLNA support through this app. You can go to PlayStation Store > Apps > Catalog to find it. And select your DLNA server on iPhone. From there, you'll be able to navigate through your music from iPhone as long as they are connected to the same network.

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Step 3Stream Apple Music to PS4

Congratulations! You can now play music from iPhone on PS4 for playback.

Summary

With DLNA, you are able to stream Apple Music online. But you will find the streaming is not smooth if you do not have a good internet connection. And you cannot listen to Apple Music on PS4 beyond the subscription period. But with the ViWizard Audio Converter and USB, you can play Apple Music on PS4 offline without any worry of the internet or subscription.

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