Can't Play Apple Music on Google Home? Solved!

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jan 4, 2022 3:15 PM.
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Similar to Amazon Echo, Google Home is another popular and great smart speaker that lets you control your smart home with just your voice. To be specific, with Google Assistant, the voice and smarts inside the speaker, you can use voice commands to control more than 1,000 smart home devices to play music, stream movies, read news, and other entertainments all hands-free at home.

As listening to music with Google Home is one of the biggest requests for most people. Apple Music is popular nowadays, if you are an Apple Music user, you may wonder can I play Apple Music on Google Home? Don't worry, in this article, we will show you how to play Apple Music on Google Home in several ways.

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Part 1. Play Apple Music on Google Home Directly
Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Google Home with Bluetooth
Part 3. How to Stream Apple Music to any Google Home

Play Apple Music on Google Home Directly

Thank god that Apple Music has supported Google Home now. You can connect Apple Music to your Google Home by Google Home app directly. Here's a detailed guide.

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1) Download and open the Google Home app on your iOS devices.

2) Click the Settings > Music.

3) Under More Music Services, click the Link icon next to Apple Music.

4) Next, tap the Link Account option, and sign in to your Apple account, then Allow.

Tips: Go to Media in the Google Home app to control Pause, Next, Skip, adjust the Volume, or choose to play on another Google Home device.

How to Play Apple Music on Google Home with Bluetooth

In case that you are new to Google Home and not familiar with the process to stream Apple Music to Google Home through Bluetooth, we'll list the steps here for your reference.

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Step 1Pair your Device with Google Home via Bluetooth

Open the Google Home app, go to the top right corner and tap Devices. Find the device card for the Google Home you want to pair with Bluetooth. Then tap the device card menu > Settings > Paired Bluetooth Devices > Enable Pairing Mode. Then turn to your mobile device, find Settings and turn on Bluetooth. Tap Google Home and pair it with your device.

Step 2Start Playing the Apple Music

Once the devices are paired successfully, you can begin to play any song from your Apple Music app on your mobile phone and then it will start playing automatically on Google Home as expected.

How to Stream Apple Music to any Google Home

With the guides above, you can easily stream Apple Music on Google Home. But they still have some drawbacks. The first way is only available when the device is in the network. And connect Apple Music and Google Home with Bluetooth does not work with voice commands. To solve these problems, we are going to introduce an alternative way that 100% works for you with which you can easily stream Apple Music to Google Home using voice without limits

Generally speaking, Apple uses DRM encryption technology, also known as FairPlay to encode the tracks on Apple Music. Therefore, you can only play those protected streams on authorized devices that don't include Google Home. To make Apple Music playable straightforward on Google Home, the key point is to delete the DRM copyright protection from Apple Music songs firstly and then upload the tracks to Google Play Music account so that you can control Apple Music on Google Home merely with voices.

Luckily, there are many tools developed to unlock the DRM from Apple Music. One of the most professional Apple Music converters is known as ViWizard Audio Converter which can completely remove the DRM restriction from Apple Music songs while converting the encoded Apple Music format to popular MP3 or others that can be fully synced to Google Home.

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  • Convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV and others for Google Home
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3.1 Steps: Convert Apple Music Songs from M4P to MP3

Now the following instruction will show you the complete progress to remove DRM and convert Apple Music M4P songs to unprotected MP3 using ViWizard Apple Music Converter.

Step 1Add Apple Music Songs to ViWizard

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Launch ViWizard Apple Music Converter and click the second Add (+) button at the top center to load the Apple Music songs from the iTunes library folder from computer to ViWizard. You are also allowed to import the files by drag-and-drop.

Step 2Customize Output Settings

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After all the songs are loaded completely to ViWizard, move to Format panel and click the MP3 format. Then in the popup window, you can choose the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. as you like. You can also select the format settings including codec, channel, sample rate, bit rate according to your needs. Click the OK button to save the change.

Step 3Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music to MP3

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Click Convert button to let ViWizard Apple Music Converter start converting the M4P songs to MP3 format at up to 5X faster speed. Once the conversion finished, you'll locate the well converted DRM-free Apple Music songs by clicking History icon.

3.2 Steps: Stream non-DRM Apple Music to Google Home

Now here's the simple guide on how to stream converted Apple Music songs to Google Home or Google Home mini for playback with voice commands.

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Step 1Upload DRM-free Apple Music songs to Google Play Music

Log into your Google Play Music account and access to My Music section. Click on the Upload Music button in the top right. Then you can choose the converted Apple Music tracks without DRM and upload the files to your Google Play account. After it is done, you will have your music ready to go.

Note: You are required to subscribe Google Play Music premium account in order to play and control the music on Google Home.

Step 2Set Up Google Home Device

Plug in Google Home. Install the Google Home app by navigating to g.co/home/setup on your Google Home supported mobile device. Make sure to connect your device to the same Wi-Fi network that you intend to use to set up your Google Home device. Open the Google Home app by tapping the app icon on your device. Tap Get Started. Then choose the Google Play Music premium account that you want to link to Google Home. Tab OK.

Step 3Start playing Apple Music on Google Home

Now you can begin to ask Google Home play the Apple Music you just uploaded to Google Play account with voice commands, like "Play (song name)," Play (song name ) by (artist)," etc.

Wrap Up

Now you may know how to play Apple Music on Google Home. To play Apple Music on Google Home is not so hard nowadays. We have introduced three methods for you, you can choose the suitable one as your need. With ViWizard Audio Converter, you can listen to Apple Music on Google Home, Google Home mini, or other speakers without much effort.

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