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[Solved]How to Stream Apple Music to Roku

By Laura Barnes

January 02, 2018

"I am wondering if there is a way to stream Apple Music to my Roku. I've tried play Apple Music on Roku from iPhone unsuccessfully as well as Plex App."

"Can I listen to Apple Music on Roku via "Play on Roku" app on my iPhone?"

Want to Play Apple Music on Roku but failed to stream it from iPhone? Wonder why you can't stream Apple Music to Roku like above? Seek for a solution to listen to Apple Music on Roku? Today we will give you the answers here.


Part 1. Why You Can't Stream Apple Music to Roku Directly?

Due to its great features and performance, Roku has gained a large number of users. Aside from accessing videos from dozens of free media channels and network such as YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu Plus, Roku also supports lots of music service including Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, etc. But, unfortunately, Apple Music is missing from the list.

And since Apple Music is a subscription service, all of its songs are encoded in the M4P format with FairPlay DRM protection, which is not supported by Roku. So, it is impossible to stream Apple Music to Roku for enjoying via free Roku Media Player channel, "Plex" app, "Play on Roku" app, etc. Beside Apple Music, other DRM protected media files such as iTunes movies and Audible audiobooks are not allowed for streaming on Roku directly.

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Some of you who have read this far might have thought of a solution – convert Apple Music songs to Roku supported format. Yes, you are right. But for protected M4P music, the usual audio converter will not work. Don't disappoint, here we will share a professional Apple Music Converter to you. But before that, you need to know what media formats are supported by Roku.

Media Format supported by Roku:

• Video - MKV (H.264), MP4 (H.264), MOV (H.264), WMV (VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)

• Music - AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)

• Photo - JPG, PNG, GIF (non-animated)

Part 2. How to Convert Apple Music to Roku Compatible Format

To stream Apple Music on Roku, you can get TuneFab Apple Music Converter to help you strip DRM from Apple Music songs. This program has the ability to help you legally remove DRM from Apple Music songs and convert the M4P files to MP3 format, that supported by Roku. If necessary, it also offers other output formats like M4A, AC3, AIFF, AU, FLAC, etc. for playing Apple Music on other devices. With the lossless quality preserved, you can get the same music enjoyment on Roku.

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Download and install TuneFab Apple Music Converter. After that, launch this software on your computer. And iTunes will be opened here to load media files into this tool.

Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Choose Apple Music songs

After opening the "Playlist" category, select Apple Music tracks via ticking the checkbox one by one. Or you can directly search the song's name you want to convert in the "Search" box.

Select Apple Music Tracks

Step 3. Choose MP3 as Output Format

Go to the "Output" of TuneFab, you can choose output format as MP3 from the given option and adjust some profile settings like encoder, channel, bit rate, etc. Besides, the output path is also available to be changed as you need.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 4. Start Apple Music to MP3 conversion

Click the "Convert" button in the top menu bar and the program will start to convert Apple Music to M4R ringtone. When it is done, click the "Explore Output File" to find the converted Apple Music songs.

Start Apple Music to MP3 conversion

Step 5. Stream Converted Apple Music to Roku

Now you can stream Apple Music to Roku for listening via free Roku Media Player channel. Just transfer the Apple Music MP3 files to a USB drive and then connect the USB to your Roku. Then you can play Apple Music on Roku without restriction.

Apple Music to Roku

Hold on to watch this video to check your operation is appropriate.

Once converting Apple Music to MP3 format, there are many ways to help you stream Apple Music to Roku like Plex, Roku Mobile app, etc. So, TuneFab Apple Music Converter is the must. Download and try now!

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