Play Apple Music on MP3 Player? Get It Done!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Dec 28, 2022 4:00 PM

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The MP3 player used to be a popular way for people to enjoy music. But have you ever though of listening to Apple Music on MP3 player? Be it Sony Walkman, SanDisk MP3 player, or other MP3 players. The truth is, you can access Apple Music on a smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, and smart speaker. However, you are not able to download Apple Music to MP3 player for playing. So, can you put Apple Music on an MP3 player? Today, here we'll uncover how to download Apple Music to MP3 player for listening.

Part 1. Best MP3 Player for Apple Music
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on MP3 Player
Part 3. How to Download iTunes Music to MP3 Player

Part 1. Best MP3 Player for Apple Music

Although MP3 players have become outdated, there are still lots of sport lovers and music lovers who prefer to listen to music with an MP3 player. On the internet, you can find various brands of MP3 player. But there are a few of MP3 players that can support playing Apple Music. The following are MP3 players for Apple Music.

No.1 iPod touch

iPod touch is a portable device developed by Apple Inc. used for listening to music. Although Apple has discontinued to producing iPod touch, it is still the top picks in the best MP3 players. As it is designed by Apple Inc., iPod touch enables users to install the Apple Music app. If you are subscribing to Apple Music, you can directly log into Apple Music for playing your favorite songs.


No.2 Sony Walkman

Sony Walkman is another option to enjoy music when you want to buy an MP3 player. This lightweight MP3 player allows you to play music for up to 35 hours between charges. With a simple drag and drop interface, it's easy to load up all your music. Sony Walkman is perfect for listening on the go. But Apple Music doesn't offer its streaming service to Sony Walkman now.

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No.3 SanDisk MP3 Player

SanDisk MP3 player is a lightweight and durable MP3 player for playing music. As one the most popular clip MP3 players, SanDisk MP3 player is well known of its use an active MP3 player due to its robust hands-free design. If you are looking for a portable MP3 player to listen to music, SanDisk MP3 player could be a good option. But it is not compatible with Apple Music.

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Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on MP3 Player

All the songs from Apple Music are streaming content which is only playable within the Apple Music app. With a subscription to Apple Music, you can listen to songs and podcasts on those devices supported by Apple Music. But Apple Music is not compatible with any MP3 player even though you have downloaded Apple Music songs.

2.1 How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

With Apple Music on Mac or iTunes on PC, you can convert iTunes songs you've purchased to MP3. But Apple Music is a streaming music platform where you can only listen to music with the subscription. If you want to play Apple Music on MP3 player, you need an Apple Music converter for converting Apple Music to MP3.

ViWizard Audio Converter is, in other words, an Apple music converter. It can help you remove DMR from Apple Music and convert Apple Music songs to MP3 so that you can put Apple Music on an MP3 player for listening. Also, you can use this tool to convert iTunes audios and Audible audiobooks for playing on MP3 player. To enjoy Apple Music on MP3 player, simply follow the below steps.

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Key Features of ViWizard Audio Converter

  • Remove DRM from Apple Music, iTunes and Audible audios
  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags after conversion
  • Split large audios into smaller audios by segment or chapter
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Step 1Add Apple Music Songs to ViWizard

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First, download and install ViWizard Audio Converter. There are two versions, including Windows version and Mac version, for you to choose. Then you can download Apple Music songs you want to convert before the conversion. Now launch ViWizard Audio Converter and Apple Music will be opened at the same time. You'll see three icons on the central top of the main screen.

1) This Music note icon is for import audios from iTunes and Apple Music to ViWizard.

2) This one is to locate the folder on the computer for adding audios to ViWizard.

3) This is the Converted History where you can find the converted files when the conversion is done.

You can click on the Music note button to import Apple Music songs to the converter or directly drag files from Apple Music to the converter as well.

Step 2Adjust the Output Format for Apple Music

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When you finish the step 1, open the Format panel to select an output format for Apple Music. ViWizard allows you to choose MP3, WAV, or AAC as the output format. In order to put Apple Music on MP3 player, the best choice is MP3 format. Right next to the Format is the Output Path option. Then click on the three-dot icon to select a file destination for your converted Apple Music songs.

Step 3Edit the Songs with the Built-in Audio Editor


Format and Output Path are the basic settings. ViWizard Audio Converter also has many extra features for you to find out. Under the Format panel, you can adjust the codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate, and quality of the audio files. Here you can change the other audio parameters.

1) This magic stick icon is to change the volume, speed, and pitch of the converted audios.

2) Next to the special effects icon, the edit icon enables you to tailor the tags and split the audios.

Step 4Convert Apple Music Songs to MP3 Format

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Once you are done with all the settings, you can take up the conversion by clicking on the Convert button. When the conversion finishes, a red reminder will show up on the Converted History icon. Then you can go to Converted History and use the search feature to locate the folder where you choose to save the converted Apple Music songs.

2.2 How to Transfer Apple Music to MP3 Player

It's pretty easy to convert Apple music songs into the format of MP3 using ViWizard Audio Converter. Now you can move those converted Apple Music songs to an MP3 player. If you don't know how to, you can continue to follow the below steps.

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Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect between your MP3 player and computer.

Step 2. Locate the folder where you save the converted Apple Music files.

Step 3. Copy the converted Apple Music files and paste them into the folder of your MP3 player.

The above steps are available for Sony Walkman, SanDisk MP3 player, and other MP3 players. You could transfer Apple Music songs to any MP3 player after conversion. Furthermore, you can burn Apple Music onto CD or save Apple music songs to USB.

Part 3. How to Download iTunes Music to MP3 Player

If you have a collection of songs purchased from iTunes, you can convert iTunes music to MP3 files. Then you can transfer music from iTunes to MP3 player for listening. But some purchased songs are encoded in a protected AAC format that prevents them from being converted. Follow the below steps to put iTunes music on MP3 player.

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Step 1. Launch iTunes for Windows and select Edit in the menu bar, then click on the Preferences button.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, switch to the General tab, then click on the Import Settings button.

Step 3. Click on the menu next to Import Using, then choose the MP3 format.

Step 4. After saving the settings, go to select songs in your library you want to put on an MP3 player.

Step 5. Click on File > Convert, then choose Create MP3 Version. Now those converted songs will appear in your library.

Step 6. Connect your MP3 player to your computer and start to transfer those converted music from iTunes library to the MP3 player.

Wrap Up

Now that all the steps are finished, you can put Apple Music on MP3 player, then listen to Apple Music songs at any time. Don't forget that ViWizard Audio Converter can do a lot more than this. It can do the same trick to remove DRM from iTunes audios and Audible audiobooks. Go to have a try, and you'll like it.

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