Best Ways to Play Apple Music on Android Auto

By Adam Gorden Updated on June 19, 2023

Android Auto is a broadcasting tool that allows users to connect their mobile phone to the vehicle's audio or infotainment system via cable or Bluetooth to enable mobile applications. The system excels not only in the entertainment system but also in other areas such as GPS, making and receiving calls, sending text messages, etc.

When we talk about streaming music, the first app you may think of might be Apple Music. You can stream over 90 million songs, albums, podcasts and others from Apple Music. The good news is that Apple Music has supported Android Auto, so you can play Apple Music on Android Auto online now. We will show you 2 ways to get Apple Music on Android Auto.

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Part 1. How to Play Apple Music on Android Auto [Online]

Apple Music has cooperated with Android Auto, meaning that you can now download the Apple Music app on your Android Auto for online streaming in your car. Ensure that your Android device is running Android 10 and above and it has the Android Auto app installed. Additionally, make sure your car is compatible with Android Auto on your car display.

Step 1. Set Up Apple Music with Android Auto

There're two different ways for you to connect your Android device to Android Auto. You can use Android Auto on your car display with a USB cable or wireless.

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  1. Turn on your car, and connect your phone with your car's display. Plug a USB cable into your car's USB port and plug the other end of the cable into your Android phone.
  2. When connected, Android Auto should launch automatically on your car's screen and ask if you want to download the Android Auto app or update to the newest version of it.
  3. On your Android device, open the Apple Music app and sign in to your Apple ID account. If you don't have the Apple Music app installed, download it from the Google Play Store.
  4. From your car's display panel, open the Android Auto app.
  5. Within the Android Auto interface, locate and open the music player app labeled as "Media".
  6. Once the music player is opened, look for the Apple Music icon in the list of available music apps and open the Apple Music app.

Step 2. Play Apple Music on Android Auto

If you are already a subscriber, you can stream Apple Music directly. If you don't subscribe to Apple Music, you can start a trial. And after the trial is expired, you will need to pay for the subscription ($10.99/per month) for continue using Apple Music.


    Stream Apple Music with the Apple Music app on Android Auto will cost your phone's data. Make sure your device is in a strong network.

  1. You can now browse Apple Music for Listen Now, Radio, and Library through the Android Auto interface. Under Library, you can scroll down and select Shuffle Library or Shuffle Download.
  2. Android Auto provides on-screen controls and voice commands to control playback. You can go into the Now Playing screen, where you can access some basic controls, such as pause/play, forward/backward and more.
  3. You can also access some useful features such as adding songs to your library, shuffle or repeat, and autoplay. To access these features, hits on the More button (vertical 3 dots icon) on Now Playing and select the feature you want to enable there.

Step 3. Use Google Assistant to Control Apple Music

  1. On your car's display, locate the voice command button on your steering wheel or select the microphone on the Android Auto interface.
  2. Trigger Google Assistant by saying the wake phrase, which is "Hey Google".
  3. Press and hold the voice command button or select the microphone, and wait until you hear the beep.
  4. Say what you'd like to do with Apple Music.

Part 2. How to Download Apple Music to Android Auto [Offline]

As mentioned before, streaming Apple Music with the Apple Music app will cost your phone's data. During a drive, the signal will be not so stable and it will affect your listening experience. So is it any solution to play Apple Music on Android Auto without a phone? The answer is positive. Since Apple Music is in an encoded M4P format which can't be moved to other places, we need to use an Apple Music converter to download Apple Music in MP3 files for playing on Android Auto.

Today we would like to show you a professional Apple Music converter — ViWizard Audio Converter. It can convert and save Apple Music in MP3, WAV, AAC, FLAC and other universal audio formats. When we have converted Apple Music MP3 files, we can transfer them to Android Auto for offline playback. ViWizard can also save the original audio quality while the conversion. If you want to customize the audio, you can use the built-in setting window to adjust some parameters, such as sample rate, bit rate, channel, volume, speed and others. ViWizard Audio Converter can also convert audiobooks from iTunes and Audible with lossless quality. If you need to convert audiobooks, you can also choose ViWizard.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audio Converter

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  • Convert songs, albums, and playlists from Apple Music to MP3
  • Remove DRM protection from Apple Music, iTunes, and Audible
  • Save the converted audios with the original quality and ID3 tags
  • Support the conversion of up to 100 audio formats to others

Download Apple Music for Android Auto Vehicle:

Now we know that to play Apple Music on Android Auto offline, we need to convert Apple Music to MP3 first. But how? Please keep your eyes on the tutorial below.

Step 1 Load Apple Music for the Conversion

Start the ViWizard Audio Converter program. The iTunes app will be available in a few seconds. To import your Apple Music library into ViWizard, navigate to it and select the Load in Library icon. To load the downloaded Apple Music files, click the Add Files icon. You may also use the converter's user interface to drag and drop local Apple Music files.

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Step 2 Choose Parameters and Format

Once you've added Apple Music to the converter, go to the Format section. ViWizard features an audio editing tool that allows users to fine-tune various music parameters such as audio channel, sample rate, and bit rate to improve sound quality. Finally, press the OK button to save your selections. To pick the audio output location, simply click the Three-dot sign at the bottom.

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Step 3 Convert Apple Music for Android Auto

To begin the conversion, click the Convert button in the bottom-right corner. When the conversion is finished, click the Converted button at the bottom of the window to see all converted Apple Music.

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Play Apple Music on Android Auto Vehicle:

  1. Prepare your music files in a compatible format such as MP3, AAV, FLAC, or WAV, and connect your USB drive to your computer and transfer the music folders to it.
  2. Turn on your car, and plug in the USB drive into your car's USB port.
  3. On the Android Auto interface, select the media player that can browse and USB drive.
  4. Browse through the folders on the USB drive and select the music file or folder you want to play.


You can play Apple Music on Android Auto by the Apple Music app directly. But this way will cost your phone's data and you may not get a good listening experience due to the signal. The ultimate solution is to play Apple Music on Android Auto offline with ViWizard Audio Converter. With this tool, you can remove the playback limit of Apple Music for playing on Android Auto offline.

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