How to Stream Apple Music to Nintendo Switch

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan. 24, 2022 2:30 PM

On Switch, you'll find a quickly growing library of games that's the most diverse offering from Nintendo in years. From thrilling exclusives like Super Mario Odyssey to essential indies like Stardew Valley, Nintendo's Switch offers all kinds of experiences. We all know the importance of music in the game. Do you want to play music on Switch while gaming? Or how to listen to music on Nintendo Switch?

Although many games have released very good background music, wouldn't it be better if you could play your playlists while playing the game? Apple Music is one of the biggest streaming services all over the world. If you are an Apple Music premium user and want to know how to play Apple Music on Switch, don't miss this article. Here you'll learn how to listen to Apple Music using Nintendo Switch.

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Part 1. Best Solution to Achieve Apple Music to Switch
Part 2. Download MP3 from Apple Music Tracks
Part 3. Transfer Apple Music to Nintendo Switch

Best Solution to Achieve Apple Music to Switch

Despite its multitude of play-styles and parts, the Switch is actually a straightforward gaming machine. Unlike other consoles like PS4 or Xbox, which aspire to become all-in-one living room or mobile online entertainment devices, the Switch is dedicated to gaming and gaming alone. So, Apple Music is not available on Switch now.

However, although the playback of Apple Music cannot be achieved on Switch directly, we could try to seek for a solution to solve the problem. One of the great methods is to listen to Apple Music stored on an SD card using Nintendo 3DS Sound. Here you would need the help of a third-party tool as below.

ViWizard Audio Converter is indispensable for you to convert Apple Music. This is a universal converter for Apple Music, iTunes audios, Audible audiobooks, and even the transition between any common audios. The output formats include 6 common formats: MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, and WAV. It can also convert Audible audiobooks with lossless quality. Besides, the conversion speed can reach 30X faster.

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ViWizard DRM Audio Converter Key Features

  • Convert and download Apple Music for playing on Switch
  • Strip DRM M4P Apple Music and iTunes audios to MP3
  • Download DRM-protected Audible audiobooks to common audio formats
  • Customize and personalize your audio files according your needs
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Download MP3 from Apple Music Tracks

Nintendo Switch only supports the playback of music in the format of AAC or MP3. With the help of ViWizard DRM Audio Converter, you are able to convert music downloaded from Apple Music or purchased from iTunes store to up to six popular audio formats without the DRM protection while retaining the original audio quality. Here we can convert Apple Music to MP3 for Switch.

Step 1Download Apple Music Songs Offline

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First, download ViWizard Audio Converter from the above link and please remember to authorized your computer to stream Apple Music songs. Then launch 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 Music Note button is for importing DRM audios to the Converter.

2) add local files This one is to add non-DRM audios to the Converter.

3) open converted history This is the "Converted History". When the conversion is done your converted files will be placed under this catalog.

Most of the Apple Music songs are DRM-ed, so you should click the Music Note button to import them to the converter. Or directly drag the local files from the Apple Music folder to the ViWizard.

Step 2Set the Output Apple Music Format

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After uploading music to the converter, hit the Format panel to select an format for output audio files. We suggest choose MP3 or AAC for Switch. Right next to the Format is the Output Path option. Click on change output path to select a file destination for you converted songs.

Step 3Start Converting Apple Music for Switch

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Once all the settings and editings are saved, you can begin the conversion by pressing the Convert button. Wait for a few minutes until the conversion is done, then you can locate the converted Apple Music files in the folder you've selected. If you don't remember which folder you choose, you can go to the Converted History and use open the audio in folder to find them.

Transfer Apple Music to Nintendo Switch

Now all the music from Apple Music or iTunes store have been converted to Nintendo Switch supported audio formats. You can transfer Apple Music to Nintendo Switch for listening. Just perform the following steps to complete the playback of Apple Music on Nintendo Switch.

Step 1. Move Apple Music to SD Card or microSD Card

1. Insert the SD card into your computer's card reader.
2. Open This PC / My Computer / Computer on your computer.
3. Double-click on your SD card in the list of drives.
4. Copy and past the converted Apple music files to your SD card.

Step 2. Listen to Apple Music on Switch from an SD Card

1. Insert the SD card into your Switch's card reader.

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2. Select the Nintendo 3DS Sound icon on the HOME Menu, and tap Open.
3. Then use the stylus to scroll through music files or folders in the SD card.
4. Select an Apple Music file and tap Play to begin playback.


Although Apple Music can't be streamed on Switch directly, we can convert the Apple Music playlists for playing on Switch. Now you may know how to play Apple Music on Switch with ViWizard Audio Converter. It can convert Apple Music to an open format for playing on other devices without restrictions. If you have any questions about the product, please leave your comments below and we will answer your question soon.

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