How to Cast Apple Music to Chromecast Audio from Android/iPhone

Updated by Adam Gorden on Apr 28, 2021 4:17 PM.
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Finally, Google Chromecast was chosen to be the lucky one because now Apple Music decides to support Chromecast since Sep 25th, 2019. With this support, you can stream your favorite Apple Music songs from your Android phone through Wi-Fi to your speaker. So, catch up on this great news and let the music on.

However, this is not the end of the story. The good news only benefits Android users because the support is only been added to Apple Music for Android. If you are using iPhone or iPad, you will need some extra help to achieve the same result. Next up, I will write about 2 ways on how to stream Apple Music to Chromecast for Android and iOS users separately. Stay tuned if you are interested.

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Method 1. Play Apple Music on Chromecast with Android
Method 2. Cast Apple Music to Chromecast for Android/iPhone [Recommendation]
More Info about Apple Music and Chromecast

Method 1. Play Apple Music on Chromecast with Android

To cast Apple Music on Chromecast with Android devices, you need to update your Android devices to Android 5.0 or later. Then, you can follow the official method below to cast Apple Music to Chromecast for playing on Google Home speaker, Android TV, or other Chromecast-enabled devices.

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Step 1. Download the Apple Music app for Android on your phone or your Tablet (Android 5.0 or later required) and sign in to your Apple Music account. If you do not have one, remember to sign up for it and choose a subscription plan before everything.

Step 2. Connect your Android device and Chromecast to the same Wi-Fi network. Plug your Chromecast into the speaker you want to stream Apple Music songs.

Step 3. Launch Apple Music and start the playback. Tap the song that's playing at the bottom of your screen to open the Now Playing screen.

Step 4. Then you will see the Cast icon android cast icon in the middle of the bottom and tap on it. Next, choose your Chromecast device and the music will start to stream on your speaker.

Method 2. Cast Apple Music to Chromecast for Android/iPhone

For iOS users, the first method above may not work. Fortunately, we still have another way to help you stream Apple Music to speakers via Chromecast. Of course, this method is also applicable for Android users.

As we all know, unlike the common audio files, the Apple Music tracks are in protected M4P format, due to which you are prohibited from sharing the downloaded Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio or other non-Apple devices. Therefore, in order to make Apple Music songs playable on Chromecast, you can use ViWizard Audio Converter to convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3.

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Guide 1: How to convert Apple Music to Chromecast

The following is how to play Apple Music on Chromecast for Android and iOS users with the help of ViWizard Apple Music Converter. Just download the program by clicking the link above and then start to do it!

Step 1Download Apple Music and Add to ViWizard

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At the very first, you need to download the offline tracks from Apple Music on your computer. Then, launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter and add the downloaded M4P files by either clicking the second + button on the top center or dragging them from the folder where they are saved. It supports batch conversion so that you can import multiple music tracks to convert once.

Step 2Select Output Format

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After importing the songs to the software, you can select the output format according to your own needs. The currently available output formats are MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, and M4B.

Step 3Start to Convert Apple Music

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When all the settings are adjusted, you can begin to convert Apple Music songs to common formats by clicking the Convert button.

Guide 2: How to Play Apple Music on Chromecast

After conversion, you can play Apple Music via Chromecast Audio easily with either Chrome on PC or the AllCast app on mobile devices. Here are the tutorials you can follow.

1. Cast Apple Music Songs from PC via Google Chrome

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If you have a computer, you can use Google Chrome to transfer Apple Music to Chromecast.

1) Plug Chromecast into your speaker's USB port. For the first-time user, you need to set up Chromecast Audio in advance.

2) Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer. Then drag any of the converted Apple Music songs to it and start playing the song in Chrome.

3) In the Settings menu of Chrome, choose Cast. Then the songs will be streamed automatically to the speaker through Chromecast. Make sure they are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

2. Import Apple Music to Chromecast from a Phone via AllCast

AllCast is a mobile app that enables you to stream media files to Chromecast Audio on iOS and Android phones.

1) Copy the Apple Music songs to your mobile device and then open the AllCast app.

2) Connect your speaker and the mobile phone under the same Wi-Fi.

3) Click the Cast menu from the app and then the Apple Music will start to play on the connected speaker simultaneously. And you can enjoy Apple Music on Chromecast.

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Extra: More about Chromecast and Apple Music

1. What is Chromecast Audio and How it Works?

Chromecast Audio is a small device that is developed by Google. It's used to wirelessly stream music or audio programming from an Internet-connected smartphone, tablet, or computer to your traditional speakers. The gadget is controlled by the Google Home app installed on your mobile device.

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2. What are the Differences between Chromecast Audio and Chromecast?

These are two different devices from Google. Although they look very similar in appearance, their purpose is different. Chromecast aims to stream video and/or audio to your TV set or home theater system from the internet (via your mobile device); while Chromecast Audio can only stream audio content from the internet to older speakers (via your mobile device).

3. What Prerequisites for Playing Apple Music on Chromecast?

To cast Apple Music to Chromecast for listening, you should have an Apple ID and Apple Music subscription first. Next, make sure your Chromecast device and Android device with the Apple Music app are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

4. What Apple Music Content can You Cast to Chromecast?

As long as you follow the method above, you can easily cast your loved Apple Music podcasts, radio stations, and curated playlists using Android devices or Chromebooks.

5. What Else Can You Cast to Chromecast?

Besides casting Apple Music to Chromecast for playing, you can also stream iTunes movies or Spotify songs to Chromecast for better entertainment.

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