4 Best Methods to Play Apple Music on Tesla [Working in 2023]

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 2, 2022 2:30 PM

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As the leader in new energy vehicles, Tesla has received a lot of attention in recent years. In addition to its superior performance, its comfortable driving experience is also a major feature. Tesla Media Player supports a variety of streaming services, such as Spotify and Tidal. You may be happy when you are a Spotify or Tidal user.

What about Apple Music? Since November 20, 2022, those have Music app on their phone device can have the seamless experience with the Apple Music integration in the car device!

Of course, before this support, Tesla owners use other available methods to get Apple Music on Tesla. We'd like to share these 4 methods to continue to the coming 2023!

Part 1. How to Add Apple Music to Tesla via Media Player
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music Files on Tesla via USB
Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Tesla via Bluetooth
Part 4. How to Play Apple Music on Tesla Car with CarPlay/Android Auto

Part 1. How to Add Apple Music to Tesla via Media Player

For a long time, Apple Music app has been the much-requested streaming music service support on Tesla. When the test with the Apple Music feature is over, it will be enabled as part of a new Tesla update!

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It's exciting to listen to Apple Music in your Tesla car, but there's one more precaution. As it stands now, Tesla will integrate Apple Music into its Tesla music player instead of the Apple Music app so that you don't have to go outside to access to Tesla's other music offerings and benefit to the familiar UI and Tesla's voice commands. However, this will cause some exclusives to the Apple Music app are unavailable in the car.

Please keep with this post to see how to add Apple Music to Tesla when it's released.

Of course, before Tesla releases the Apple Music integration, we've set out to find more available methods that help Tesla owners play Apple Music on their devices. Keep reading!

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music Files on Tesla via USB

You also have the option to play the Apple Music files on Tesla using the Tesla Media Player. However, streaming music services such as Apple Music adopt the DRM technology to encrypt their music. Even you have download them to your device, the Apple Music downloads are only playable in the Apple Music app. Currently only the iTunes purchases in AAC format are DRM-free. So if you want to get your desired Apple Music contents on Tesla, you'll need a powerful Amazon Music Converter help remove the DRM from Amazon Music tracks. This method won't break your bank.

Here you meet a powerful Apple Music converter called ViWizard Audio Converter. It can decode Apple Music and convert it to open formats like MP3, AAC, FLAC, and others. You may choose the output format according to your requirements. Furthermore, ViWizard can save original audio quality at a 30x quicker rate. The information for the songs will also be saved. Moreover, ViWizard also supports converting iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks.

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  • Convert and download Apple Music for Tesla
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, WAV, AAC,FLAC, M4A and M4B.
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  • Customize and personalize your audio files as your needs
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How to Listen to Apple Music on Tesla with ViWizard Audio Converter

For playing Apple Music on Tesla, you'll need the help of ViWizard to convert Apple Music into MP3. Before we start, remember to download ViWizard from the link and make sure you have installed the iTunes app on your Mac or Windows computer.

Step 1Upload Apple Music You Like to ViWizard

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Open ViWizard and from the main interface, you will see three icons on the central top of the main screen. Here's what they for:

1) add DRM-ed audios This Load in iTunes button is for importing DRM audios to the Converter.

2) add local files This one is to add local audio files to the Converter.

3) open converted history This is the Converted icon. When the conversion is done your converted music will be showed under this list.

Open ViWizard Apple Music Converter on your computer, clicking the Load in iTunes button or dragging and dropping the local music files from the folder on your computer.

Step 2Tune Parameters and Format

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Next, click the Format panel to set an output format. We suggest select MP3 for Tesla. Right next to the Format is the Output Path option. Click on change output path to choose a file destination for you converted songs. Remember to click OK to save.

Step 3Free Apple Music with ViWizard

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After you've selected your output format and parameters for Apple Music, click Convert button. The conversion speed may reach 30 times faster. When the conversion is done, you can also go to the Converted list and use open the audio in folder to view the converted music.

Step 4Transfer the Apple Music Files to Tesla

Now you can get the converted Apple Music files on your computer. You can simply transfer the music files with a USB drive.

1) Plug in a USB drive to your computer.

2) Open the folder that have all the converted Apple Music files in it, copy and paste them to a folder under the USB drive.

3) Once the transfer process is finished, disconnect the USB drive and plug it in the USB to the Tesla touchscreen.

4) The stored Apple Music files can be found on the Tesla media player.

Now you can play the Apple Music files under the folder of the USB drive on the Tesla Media player.

Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Tesla via Bluetooth

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1) Tap the Bluetooth icon in the touchscreen's status bar.

2) Turn on Bluetooth and make your phone discoverable.

On iPhone: Restart the device, then use Settings > Bluetooth, turn off Bluetooth for about 5 secs, then turn it back on. In the car, pair with iPhone.

On Android: Swipe down from the top of the phone screen, make sure Bluetooth is on and hold on the Bluetooth icon to see [Your car's name] under Available devices or tap More button > Refresh to find it. Tap [Your car's name] to pair both the devices via Bluetooth.

3) Press the Start Search button on the car's touchscreen. The touchscreen searches for and shows a list of all available Bluetooth devices.

4) Tap your phone on the car's touchscreen to connect. The touchscreen then displays a random number, and your phone does the same.

5) Double check that the number displayed on your phone matches the number displayed on the touchscreen. The pairing will then be confirmed on your phone.

6) Open the Apple Music app on your phone, then tap the song you want to play. Then you can enjoy Apple Music playlists in your Tesla.

This way is easy but it needs your phone. And if you want to stream your Apple Music playlists, you need to use your phone's data.

Part 4. How to Play Apple Music on Tesla Car with CarPlay/Android Auto

Thanks to a Polish developed named Michał Gapiński, now Tesla owners can use Apple CarPlay or Android Auto in their Tesla cars. For starters, you'll need the new release of the Tesla Android Project and go into the 15-step process to make this work. If you are interested in this workaround, you can go to the website of Tesla Android and make this work before Tesla's test with Apple Music app integration is over.

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Though Apple Music has not to support to Tesla Media Player, you can use Bluetooth to connect your phone and the player to stream Apple Music online. If you don't want to use your phone data, ViWizard Audio Converter is a good choice. You can use it to download and transfer Apple Music to the Tesla Media Player without much effort. Click the download button below to learn more about ViWizard now.

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