Many people would like to listen to music while they are reading, running, walking and even playing games. According to Sony's announcement, now you can play music files on a USB drive which connects one of the available ports on the PS4. Therefore, it is possible to play local music file in the background while you play game with PS4. But how about Apple Music? Is it possible to stream and play Apple Music on PS4? You will fail to do that if you try to transfer Apple Music to PS4, PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim.
Part 1. Reason Why You can't Play Apple Music on PS4?
Firstly, you need to know the reason why Apple Music are not supported by PS4. This is because the Apple FairPlay DRM protection, an encryption technology developed by Apple Inc. Though you can download Apple Music songs for offline listening, it still got DRM protection. Due to the DRM protection, you are limited to play the songs on up to 10 authorized devices including iOS devices, Android smartphone and computers (computers are limited to up to 5).
But, this does not mean you are impossible to enjoy Apple Music on PS4. All you need is a DRM removal tool which can help you crack the DRM thus to convert Apple Music to PS4 compatible audio format: MP3 and AAC (M4A). In the following sections, we'll walk you through on how to stream Apple Music to Sony PlayStation 4 step by step.
Part 2. Guide to Remove DRM from Apple Music for Playing on PS4
Apple Music Converter has the ability to convert DRM-ed Apple Music, iTunes music to MP3 or M4A compatible with PS4. Additionally, it can keep all ID tags and metadata for MP3 and M4A files after conversion. This program can also be used to convert iTunes M4B and Audible AA, AAX audiobooks to usual MP3, AC3, FLAC, M4A, AU, MKA, etc. with lossless quality.
Step 1. Run the Software
Please make sure all of the Apple Music songs you want to convert have been downloaded. Then run the Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be launched automatically.
Step 2. Select Apple Music Tracks
There is no need to add the songs by yourself since this program will detect and load all iTunes file for you. You only need to choose the Apple Music Playlist on the left and go to right side to select the tracks you want to convert.
Step 3. Choose Output Format
As mentioned, PS4 supports MP3 and AAC (M4A) format. Now you can choose the MP3 or M4A format from the drop-down list. Here, you can also adjust the output parameters like bit rate, sample rate, codec, etc.
Step 4. Convert Apple Music to PS4
You can start convert Apple Music to PS4 via clicking on "Convert" button. After a few minutes, you can find the converted music on your computer.
Part 3. How to Stream Apple Music to PS4 for Playback
Step 1. Get a USB external drive for saving Apple Music
Step 2. Create a folder named "Music" in the USB storage and transfer the converted Apple Music files you want to play on PS4 to this folder.
Step 3. Insert the USB into a USB ports of PS4 and you will see a "USB Music Player" icon on the Content Area. The music player icon will move to the right when a new application is started.
Step 4. Press "X" button to start the application and then select the Apple Music you want to enjoy on PS4.
With Apple Music Converter, it is easy to stream and play Apple Music on PS4 while playing a game or using remote play. Although the PS4 is not designed for enjoying music, you will get a different experience with music and game. Get the Apple Music Converter now and start enjoying!