Play Apple Music in Car? Here're Solutions!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Sep 14, 2021 10:40 AM.

Listening to Apple Music in a car has been a very pleasant experience for most people. Many car owners prefer to listen to Apple Music when they are driving outside. With the crystal-clear music, it can make yourself refreshed and reduce any annoyance and dullness during your trip or the commute between work and home. However, some car owners or music enthusiasts may not be so familiar with the car stereo and Apple Music. To help people to get better use of Apple Music on the car stereo, we'll uncover some instructions about using Apple Music in car.

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Part 1. How to Get Apple Music to Work in the Car Directly
Part 2. 3 Traditional Methods to Stream Apple Music in Car
Part 3. Alternative Method to Listen to Offline Apple Music in Car
Part 4. How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing in Car

Part 1. How to Play Apple Music in Car via CarPlay/AutoPlay

Apple Music is a library with tons of high quality music. By subscribing to the service, you can play any music you want on your device with the Apple Music app. Make sure that your car is compatible with Apple Music. Then you can directly use CarPlay or AutoPlay to listen to Apple Music with an iPhone or Android device in the car.

Play Apple Music in car with an iPhone

1) Start your car then make sure that Siri is on.

2) Go to connect your iPhone to your car with a USB cable or wireless.

3) Launch the Apple Music app from the screen in the car and select any track to play.

Play Apple Music in car with an Android

1) Start your car then go to connect your Android phone to your car.

2) Use a USB cable or turn Bluetooth on your phone and car for connection.

3) Open the Apple Music app from the screen in the car and select your favorites to play.

Part 2. 3 Traditional Methods to Hear Apple Music in Car

It is easy to control your audio from Apple Music in a compatible vehicle via AutoPlay or CarPlay. As a car stereo usually doesn't count as an Apple device nor does it come with Apple Music app, so you can't access Apple Music directly. Following are the ways to stream songs from Apple Music to a car stereo if Apple Music is not available on your car.

Use Aux input to play Apple Music in car

If your car sound system doesn't support CarPlay or AutoPlay, don't worry. Most car stereo systems support Aux input. You just need to connect your device to the car sound system with an Aux cable, then you can start playing Apple Music from your device and it will stream the music to the car audio player.

Use Bluetooth to play Apple Music in car

Sometime if you don't want a cable connecting, you may also try pairing your device to your car head unit through Bluetooth. When it is paired successfully, Apple Music playing on your device will be streamed to the touch-screen car audio system automatically. You can listen to Apple Music songs in the car online.

Use FM transmitter to play Apple Music in car

Or if your car system doesn't support Bluetooth, you can simply get a FM transmitter. After connecting it with your device, it can help you transmit songs which is playing from Apple Music on your device. Then you can turn on the FM receiver on your car to receive and your music will be streamed in the car.

Part 3. Best Way to Play Apple Music in the Car Offline

With an iPhone or Android device, you can enjoy Apple Music in the car in multiple ways. However, if your car is not compatible with the Apple Music app, what can you do? Since Apple Music is a subscription which can only be played within its own app, do you lose the privilege forever? Take it easy. What we can assure you here is that there is definitely another solution.

The main reason why all the songs from Apple Music can't be played with other media players is because they are protected by DRM copyright. As a result, you cannot play and distribute Apple Music freely. To eliminate this annoyance, you can use a DRM cracker to help you break DRM from Apple Music and convert songs to universal audio files like MP3. After that, there won't be any limitations.

Among all the Apple Music DRM removal tools, we would recoomed a special designed software called ViWizard Audio Converter to you. For its high performance and user-friendly design, it can easily help you convert Apple Music songs to unpritected audios. Then you can play them in your car without using the Apple Music app.

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Key Features of ViWizard Apple Music Converter

  • Support the conversion of Apple Music, iTunes audios, and Audible books
  • Convert Apple Music to FLAC, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, and MP3 losslessly
  • Remove the built-in protection from Apple Music, iTunes, and Audible
  • Handle the conversion of audios in batch at the faster speed of 30×
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1Add Apple Music files to the converter

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Launch the software on your comptuer after completing the installation. You can click Add Files on the main interface to find Apple Music songs which you already downloaded and then select the music you want to convert.

2Set MP3 as the output audio format

set output format to MP3

Generally MP3 is the most popular format which supposed to be supported by any audio player in the car, so MP3 is recommended. Click the Format button to set the output audio format, bit rate, sample rate, channel, and codec for Apple Music.

3Start to export Apple Music to MP3

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Now click the Convert button to start the conversion of Apple Music. Then ViWizard Audio Converter will help you remove DRM from Apple Music and export unprotected Apple Music songs to the folder you specified.

4Play Apple Music in car via USB

After conversion, you will have full control over those unprotected Apple Music files. You can either transfer those files to a USB drive or your device. Then you can directly stream Apple Music in the car through USB drive. For your device, you can try the similar ways to connect it via Bluetooth, transmitter or an USB cable to stream Apple Music to your car entertainment system.

Part 4. How to Stop Apple Music from Automatically Playing in Car

Although you can easily control the playback of Apple Music in the car using CarPlay or AutoPlay, there still some errors about using Apple Music in car. Sometimes, Apple Music would automatically playing music in the car. So, how to step Apple Music from automatically playing in car? Here are some solutions available for you.

Option 1. Turn down the volume

The direct way is to turn down the volume when Apple Music automatically plays music in the car. But it doesn't completely solve your problem.

Option 2. Turn off auto-play settings in the car

There will be a chance for you to turn off auto-play in the car. You can scan through all music & connectivity options to find the switch then turn on the feature.

Option 3. Ask Siri to stop playing Apple Music in the car

If you use CarPlay to control the playback of Apple Music in the car, you can ask Siri to control CarPlay. Simply ask Siri to stop playing Apple Music in the car using a voice command.

Option 4. Turn off CarPlay to stop from playing Apple Music

For those users who use CarPlay to play Apple Music in the car, you can directly turn off CarPlay. Simply open the Settings app, go to Content & Privacy Restrictions then turn off CarPlay.


That's all, and if you are a subscriber to Apple Music, you could use the above methods to play Apple Music in the car when you are driving outside. Or you can think about using ViWizard Audio Converter to get DRM-free Apple Music files, then you can freely enjoy Apple Music in the car without limits.


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