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Try to Use Apple TV to Play Apple Music Smoothly

By Laura Barnes

August 18, 2017

"Apple Music is supported by Apple TV 4 now". This would be such an awesome news to those who use both Apple Music and Apple TV, because these users are able to play Apple Music directly on their TV. Although Apple Music is still incompatible with Apple TV 1/2/3, you can still play songs on them through AirPlay or by removing DRM encryption from Apple Music. And in this post, I'd like to introduce you that how to play Apple Music on Apple TV.

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Part 1. How to Play Apple Music on Apple TV 4

Apple TV 4 is convenient for you to listen to the songs from your iCloud Music Library. Firstly, you have to go to Settings > Accounts to log in with your Apple ID on Apple TV 4, which is used for Apple Music Account.


Secondly, turn on "iCloud Music Library" on your phone through Settings > Apps > Music to sync all your music to iCloud Music Library.


Then, you have the access to your Apple Music through Apple TV 4. You can play them directly on TV.


Apple TV 4


Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Apple TV 1/2/3

Although Apple TV 1/2/3 do not support Apple Music, we still have methods to figure out this problem and make Apple Music also available on them. 2 solutions will be introduced to you in the following post.


Solution 1: Play Apple Music on Apple TV Through AirPlay


For iPhone and iPad

Step 1. Turn on your Apple TV.

Step 2. Turn on "AirPlay Mirroring" on your iPhone or iPad through quick setting menu.

Step 3. Then the devices would begin to detect your Apple TV. When "Apple TV" option occurs, select it. Then your iPhone will be connected with the Apple TV.


Select AirPlay Mirroring in Quick Settings


Now your iPhone or iPad has been connected with the Apple TV. You can open the Apple Music on your devices and stream the songs, and they would be played out through Apple TV.


You can also try this method:

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app.

Step 2. Select the song you want to play in the playlist, and click on it.

Step 3. From the playing interface, you can find the AirPlay button under the volume bar. Click on it and choose Apple TV ("Apple TV" option will occur when your iPhone detect Apple TV.) Then the song will be played on TV.


Select AirPlay in Apple Music


For Mac

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your Mac, then open it.

Step 2. Click on the AirPlay button.

Step 3. Select where you want sound from. You can select more than one devices by clicking on "Multiple" tab.

Step 4. Click the checkboxes next to the source you want to play music out of.


Connect Apple TV with Mac Through AirPlay in iTunes


Then you can play the music.


Solution 2: Remove DRM from Apple Music

To play Apple Music on an unauthorized device, you would certainly fail because Apple Music is protected by FairPlay DRM, a kind of DRM technology developed by Apple Inc. Although Apple TV is the product of Apple Company, only Apple TV 4 support Apple Music. As a result, Apple TV 1/2/3 cannot be authorized by Apple Music. If you want to play Apple Music on them, you have to remove DRM and transfer the songs to them.


Here I'd like to recommend TuneFab Apple Music Converter. This professional DRM removal program can help you remove DRM in a high speed which can reach 16x. Also, it can turn the format of Apple Music from AAC to plain MP3, FLAC, etc with high quality. After conversion, you can enjoy Apple Music on any devices including Apple TV 1/2/3.

• Unlock DRM encryption from Apple Music;

• Convert Apple Music to the format of MP3, AC3, M4A, FLAC;

• High conversion speed, reaching 16x faster;

• Apply to both Windows and Mac users;

Here are the operating procedures for the DRM removal:

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Firstly, you have to launch the program. Make sure you also install the latest iTunes, since the program would connect with iTunes automatically when you run it.

Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select music

Then you can select the unconverted music from in "Music" of "Library". You are able to select more than one song each time.

Select M4P File

Step 3. Output settings

You can choose the target format and output folder of the output files in "Output Settings". Besides, the bit rate, codec, etc. can also be amended.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 4. (Optional) General settings

The conversion speed can be changed in Options > General Settings. You can save more of your time. Besides, you can sort the output files by editing title, artist, album here.

Convert M4P to MP3

Step 5. Start conversion

Start the conversion by clicking on "Convert". The whole process will be finished just in few minutes. Click on "Explore Output Files" to find the converted songs.

Convert M4P to MP3


After conversion, you can transfer the Apple Music to Apple TV 1/2/3. You are able to use a USB stick to save the songs or directly on computer. Then play them on your TV through HDMI. The download DRM-free Apple Music could be drag to your USB directly. Connect your PC and TV with HDMI cable, and you can play them directly.


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