Yes, you can download and stream any music track from Apple Music to your devices with Apple Music account during the subscription. However, some devices don’t get to come to the Apple Music party because of the DRM copyright protection. Non-Apple devices like MP3 player, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy tablet, etc. are prohibited from streaming the Apple Music songs.
If you wish to listen to your Apple Music freely on other devices, without any restriction, you can use third party software to remove DRM protection and then convert Apple Music to MP3 format. MP3 file is a common audio format currently compatible with all digital devices and software. In this tutorial, I will show you how to decrypt annoying DRM with Apple Music Converter so that you can get closer to your purchased Apple Music or iTunes songs.
Does Your Device Support Apple Music?
To see if your device can play Apple Music, you can check from the following list:
- iOS Devices (runs version 8.4 or later): iPhone 4s and newer, iPad 2 and newer, iPad mini and newer, iPod touch 5th generation.
- Computers: On the mac you will need OS X 10.9.5 or newer, iTunes version 12.2 or later; Windows PC user need iTunes 12.2 or later and Windows 7 or newer for Apple Music support.
- iPods: Sorry, iPod shuffle and iPod nano cannot download and stream Apple Music tracks for on-the-go listening.
- Android: Apple Music app for Android is available to mobile devices running Android 4.3 and up.
- Apple Music is available on the Apple Watch 1.0.1 or later and on the Apple TV.
How to Convert Apple Music Files to MP3
Apple Music Converter enables you to get away from DRM restriction by removing DRM lock from the M4P songs you downloaded with Apple Music. Also, it helps you convert M4P to MP3/ AC3/M4A/FLAC and save them as new DRM-free files. By doing so, you can keep the audio tracks forever even if you unsubscribe Apple Music. Besides, it also works with the DRM-ed iTunes M4B and AAX/AA audiobooks.
Step 1. Download and Install Apple Music Converter
It’s easy to download and install the program. After that, double-click the program to open it.
Step 2. Select Apple Music Files
This Apple Music to MP3 converter is integrated with iTunes. After launching the program, you will see iTunes playlists on the main interface. Click on “Library” and select the Apple Music that you want to convert. You can choose a few songs even the whole music library as this program supports batch conversion.
Step 3. Specify MP3 as Output Format
You will see “Output Settings” tab at the bottom of the main interface. Go to “Output Format” and you can choose to output the audio as MP3, M4A, MKA, AIFF, FLAC, etc. In addition, you can specify the location for saving the converted Apple Music tracks.
Step 4. Start to Convert Apple Music to MP3
Just click on “Start” button and the program will immediately pop up the conversion window. Wait for minutes until the conversion is over.
Finally, you will have all the output MP3 files saved in the location you specified. Go to the output folder and move them to your MP3 player or other portable devices. Download Apple Music Converter and start to convert Apple Music to MP3 now!