Is it Possible to Stream and Play Apple Music with Plex Media Server?
LAST UPDATED: Mar. 29, 2017
You may have a lot of Apple Music tracks downloaded from the Music app on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or in iTunes on your Mac or PC. Now what? Not having enough fun with the Apple Music songs because you are not able to make them available anywhere? If you are looking for a solution to stream Apple Music to any device or share them with whomever you like, then Plex is exactly what you need.
Plex Media Server – What is it and how does it work?
Plex Media Server is a media sharing platform that lets you store all your media files including movies, TV shows, music and other media together and make them accessible from any device anytime anywhere. It can stream and play almost all kinds of local media files including MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, WMA, etc.
It is easy to use Plex. First, install the Plex media server software on your computers like Windows, Linux or Mac. It makes sure that all your videos, music, and photos are available on your local network and accessible to other devices. Then download the Plex app for your phone, tablet, or video game consoles like Xbox One, and you will easily be able to view your computer’s entire media library over a local Wi-Fi network.
Is it possible to Stream and Play Apple Music with Plex?
In fact, Plex doesn't have the option to play or stream items purchased through platforms like iTunes, Amazon, etc. because of the DRM protection. That means, that you are not able to play the protected M4P music or share Apple Music songs directly with Plex. However, I'm here to tell you a good news. With Apple Music Converter, you can finally get rid of the annoying Apple FairPlay restriction.
Apple Music Converter can easily remove DRM protection from DRM-ed M4P files and convert them to common audio formats like MP3, AC3, FLAC, AIFF, etc. Besides Apple Music songs, it is also designed to unlock DRM protection from iTunes purchased song, audiobooks, etc. What's more, it allows you to make ringtones for iPhone easily. The following tutorial will show you how to remove DRM protection and convert Apple Music to plain MP3 on Windows PC.
How to Play DRM-free Apple Music with Plex Media Server?
Step 1. Download and Install Apple Music Converter
Launch Apple Music Converter on your computer. When iTunes has been launch successfully, you will see an interface as follow. The program is able to display the entire iTunes playlists because it's fully compatible with iTunes.
Step 2. Select Apple Music Tracks
Now you can go to "Playlists" > "Library" section to choose the Apple Music tracks you want to convert. Or you can use the "Search" box to locate the items you need in a faster way.
Step 3. Choose Output Format
You can choose various audio format as the output format, such as MP3, AC3, FLAC, AIFF, etc. After that, you can change the output parameters like bit rate, sample rate, codec, etc. according to your own preferences.
Step 4. Convert Apple Music to MP3
Now you can click on “Convert” button to start converting the Apple Music to DRM-free MP3. When the process is done, click on "Explore Save File" to find the converted files immediately.
Step 5. Launch Plex and Add Apple Music to Library
Now you can sign into your Plex account with your username and password. If you don't have an account, then click on "Sign Up" to get one. After you sign in, you can click on "Add Library" button to build a new library for storing your DRM-free Apple Music songs. You can add different library types including movies, TV shows, music, photos and home videos.
Step 6. Play Apple Music with Plex Media Server
Now you can install Plex apps on any of your devices and start enjoying your favorite Apple Music songs.
Cannot wait to play your Apple Music with Plex Media Server? Go download Apple Music Converter now to get DRM-free Apple Music, iTunes songs or audio books now! Apple Music Converter also enables you to play Apple Music on other devices like iPod shuffle, iPod nano, Squeezebox, etc. Have fun!