3 Ways to Play Apple Music on Xbox One

Updated by Adam Gorden on May 25, 2022 09:12 AM

As one of the best known video game consoles, Xbox One has integrated with multiple music services like Spotify, Pandora, and SoundCloud, offering users the ability to stream music in background while playing games. However, for Apple Music subscribers, it's no easy job to enjoy Apple Music songs on Xbox One as Apple is yet to deliver its music support for gaming consoles.

You don't need to be disappointed, though. While the official support isn't expected soon, there are some third-party tools that can servce as reliable workaround to solve the problem and allow you to use Apple Music on Xbox One seamlessly. In this post, we are about to introduce three simple ways to help you stream Apple Music to Xbox One.

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Part 1. How to Play Apple Music on Xbox One with Web Player
Part 2. How to Cast Apple Music to Xbox One via AirPlay
Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Xbox One without AirServer hot tip
FAQs of Streaming Apple Music on Xbox

How to Play Apple Music on Xbox One with Web Player

Apple Music allows you to access its music library through the Apple Music app or web player. So, even though there isn't an Apple Music app on Xbox One, you can use the browser to listen to Apple Music on Xbox One. Here we'll uncover how to use Microsoft Edge to play Apple Music on Xbox One.

Step 1. Turn on your Xbox One and press the Xbox button on your controller.

Step 2. Go to My games & apps > See All and then choose Apps.

Step 3. Open Microsoft Edge with a giant "e" logo listed on the apps menu.

Step 4. Navigate to https://music.apple.com/us/browse and then sign into Apple Music with your Apple ID.

Step 5. Start browsing the music library and select any song, album, or playlist to play on Xbox One.

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With the built-in browser, you can get an easy, free way to listen to your Apple Music songs on your Xbox One. But there always happens with frequent crashes and hiccups while playing Apple Music in background through the Microsoft Edge Xbox browser.

How to Cast Apple Music to Xbox One via AirPlay

AirServer is the most advanced screen mirroring software receiver for Mac, PC and Xbox One. With AirServer enabled, you can easily cast Apple Music content to Xbox One from iPhone or iPad as you like. To play Apple Music on Xbox One with the help of AirServer, you should set up it on both Xbox and iOS devices. Here's how to.

2.1 Set up AirServer on Xbox One

Setting up AirServer on Xbox One is pretty easy. All you need to do is get the full version of the app at $19.99 from Microsoft Store and install it on Xbox One.

Step 1. Open the Store tab on your Xbox and choose the Search tile.

Step 2. Enter AirServer using the on-screen keyboard and then find AirServer Xbox Edition.

Step 3. Choose Free Trial to get the unrestricted version of the app for free. Besides, you can pay for $19.99 to unlock the full version.

Step 4. Select Launch to launch AirServer on your Xbox One.

Step 5. Press right on the directional pad and then press A to display an on-screen QR code.

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2.2 Set up AirServer Connect on iPhone

Now you need to follow the below steps to complete the setup process of AirServer Connect on your iOS device such as iPhone or iPad.

Step 1. Go to the App Store on your iPhone and then search AirServer Connect.

Step 2. Start downloading and installing the app on your iPhone.

Step 3. Run AirServer Connect and choose Scan QR Code.

Step 4. You'll need to comfirm that your device allows camera access.

Step 5. Once the QR code appears on the Xbox app, use the camera on the iPhone to scan it.

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2.3 Play Apple Music on Xbox One

After connecting your iPhone to Xbox One via AirServer, you can start streaming Apple Music songs being playing on the device to Xbox by following the below steps.

Step 1. Power on your iPhone and open Apple Music.

Step 2. Find any song, album, or playlist you want to play and start playing.

Step 3. Tap the AirPlay icon at the bottom of the playback screen and then a window pops up.

Step 4. Select your Xbox One to establish the connection between Xbox One and iPhone.

Step 5. Once connected, use the Xbox One's background audio controls on the Guide menu to control the music playback on Xbox One.

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How to Play Apple Music on Xbox One without AirServer

With the above methods, you can listen to Apple Music on Xbox One while playing games, but there is a better way. The solution we'll recommend here is to download Apple Music songs to a USB drive so that you can play your songs with the built-in audio player of Xbox One. But how? To have it done, you'll need the assistance of a third-party tool called ViWizard Audio Converter.

Since Apple Music files are protected by digital rights management(DRM), you can't directly use Apple Music on Xbox One as you do with other common audio files. Therefore, ViWizard Audio Converter is here to help you completely remove DRM from Apple Music while converting DRM-locked songs to those plain formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, and FLAC.

As long as you convert those protected Apple Music songs to DRM-free audio files, you can freely move Apple Music files to a USB drive for playing on Xbox in background. Now the following guide will show you how to unlock DRM from Apple Music with ViWizard and then play the converted songs on Xbox One via a USB drive.

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ViWizard Audio Converter Key Features

  • Losslessly download and convert Apple Music to Xbox One
  • Convert M4P Apple Music to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B
  • Retain 100% original quality and ID3 tags
  • Support converting Apple Music songs, iTunes audiobooks and Audible audiobooks
  • Convert between DRM-free audio file formats
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Vedio Guide: How to Use ViWizard Audio Converter to Download Apple Music for Xbox

Step 1Add Apple Music Songs to ViWizard

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Launch ViWizard Audio Converter after completing the installation on the computer. Then click the Load iTunes Library button at the top center to access your iTues library. Select the songs you want to play on Xbox One to add them to the conversion window. Alternatively, you can simply drag the downloaded songs from Apple Music folder and drop them to the main interface.

Step 2Customize Output Audio Parameters

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The next step is to set the output audio format for Apple Music. Click the Format option at the left corner of the screen. In the pop-up window, select the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, M4A, M4B, or FLAC. You may choose MP3 as the output format. You can also adjust the output audio quality by setting the codec, channel, bit rate, and sample rate according to your own needs. When all settings are done, click the OK button to save.

Step 3Start Converting Apple Music to MP3

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Now click the Convert button at the bottom right to initiate the conversion of Apple Music. Then ViWizard Audio Converter will start convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 or your required formats at up to 30× faster speed. Once converted, you can locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs in history folder by clicking the Converted button.

Step 4Play Apple Music Songs on Xbox One

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After conversion, you can move those Apple Music files to a USB drive. Then insert your USB into one of the USB ports on your Xbox One. Then open the Media Player on Xbox One and start playing your favorite game with Apple Music songs in the background.

FAQs of Streaming Apple Music on Xbox

Q1: Why does my Xbox will crashes when I use the browser to listen to Apple Music?

It's a common error from Xbox. There're many reasons behind it, such as the bad network. You can try to use the other two ways to stream Apple Music on Xbox One.

Q2: Can I play iTunes music or audiobooks on Xbox?

Of course. You can use AirPlay to stream iTunes audio on your Xbox. Or you can use ViWizard to download the iTunes audio for offline playing on Xbox.

Q3: Is Apple Music free?

The Apple Music app is free to download. If you are a new user of Apple Music, you will have a 3-6 months free trial. But you need to pay $9.99/per month after the free trial expired.

The Final Thoughts

And voila! Now you may know how to play Apple Music on Xbox. You could choose to play songs using the Apple Music web player if you are looking for a free way. But for a better listening experience, we do recommend that you use AirServer or ViWizard Audio Converter. And ViWizard Audio Converter enables you to play Apple Music offline on Xbox One, as well as on any device you like.

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