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Ultimate Solution: How to Play Apple Music on PS4 [2018]

By Patrick Dyer

July 30, 2018

"Is there a way to stream Apple Music to Sony PS4?"

PS4 (a game console PlayStation 4 for short) is specially designed for playing games rather than enjoying music. However, considering to make users get better enjoyment while playing games, Sony added a new feature for PS4. That's allowing users to enjoy music when playing games and cooperate with Spotify Music, rather than Apple Music. How to stream Apple Music on PS4? Here are 2 solutions for you. One is using the TuneFab Apple Music Converter and the other is using the DLNA server. Stay with me and get Apple Music on PS4!

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Stream Apple Music to PS4


Solution 1. Play Apple Music on PS4 through USB Flash Drive with TuneFab

Why Is It Hard to Play Apple Music on PS4?

Reason 1: There is no directly App can be used to play Apple Music on PS4.

Reason 2: All the Apple Music songs have FairPlay DRM protection, which prevents you from playing on non-support devices like PS4, Sony Walkman, Kindle Fire, etc. 

In order to play Apple Music on PS4 before the Apple Music Apps are available on PS4, there are 2 solutions can be utilized on play Apple Music on PS4, PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim. However, in this part, we will focus on the first method, that is playing Apple Music on PS4 by using USB Flash Drive with TuneFab.

To play Apple Music on PS4, the first thing to do is to break the DRM from Apple Music. Here the professional and helpful third-party software TuneFab Apple Music Converter are highly recommended for having a shot.

TuneFab Apple Music Converter is a software which can help you legally bypass the DRM and convert Apple Music to PS4 compatible audio formats, like MP3 and AAC (M4A). After the conversion, you can get the same music experience as it will preserve 100% original quality with 16X faster conversion speed. With all ID3 and metadata information kept, it is easy to organize your music files. What's more, you can customize the bitrate, sample rate and other music parameters with it, if it is needed. To get ready, download and install the latest version of TuneFab Apple Music Converter.

Completed Guide: Play Apple Music on PS4 through USB with TuneFab

Step 1. Open TuneFab Apple Music Converter

After downloading, get TuneFab up and running, then you can see the main interface as below. From the "Playlist" section, you can choose whatever Apple Music you want to convert to sequence.

Note: Since we need to load your media file, iTunes will be opened along with this software. So please don't shut down your iTunes.

Select Apple Music Tracks

Step 2. Choose Output Format

As we said previously, the audio format supported by Sony PlayStation 4 are MP3 and AAC (M4A). So you choose either one from the output format list. You can also adjust the output quality as per your requirement.

Choose Output Format

Step 3. Start Apple Music Conversion

Finally, click on "Convert" button to start converting Apple Music to MP3 or M4A format. Within a few minutes, you can find the converted Apple Music files from your output folder.

Start Conversion

From here, you have got your converted files. If you are still fell puzzled about the whole conversion, try to watch the following video for make it clear.

Video Tutorial: Remove DRM from Apple Music and Play on PS4

Step 4. Stream Apple Music to PS4

• Prepare a USB drive.

• Use your computer to create a folder called "Music" on the USB storage device. Then copy the converted Apple Music from your computer to this folder.

• Reject the USB and connect it to a USB port of PS4. Now you can see a "USB Music Player" icon in the Content Area. The music player icon will move to the right when a new application is started.

• Click on "X" button to start the application and then select the Apple Music you want to play on PS4.

Stream Apple Music to PS4

Solution 2. Stream Apple Music on PS4 with DLNA

Besides, we can use another third-party Media software to stream Apple Music on PS4, named DLNA server. Let's see how it works.

Step 1. Download the DLNA server on your iPhone.

Go and visit the iTunes Apps Store, and download the DLNA, here I recommend the following tool.


Step 2. Turn on Plex Media on your PS4 and then open the DLNA on your iPhones.

Step 3. Connect the PS4 with Plex Media and DLNA with iPhones on the same network connection.

Step 4. Play Apple Music and then your Music will come out through your PS4.

[Difference] What's the difference between the USB way and DLNA?

# 1. USB way with TuneFab Apple Music Converter allows you with playing Apple Music on PS4 even when your devices on the bad or weak Internet connection. The DLNA is hard to meet this need.

# 2. DLNA way will make the streaming complicated you need to install the apps on iPhone and connect to the Plex device while USB way just needs 3 steps: adding, converting and transferring and then you can enjoy Apple Music more convenient.

# 3. USB way will help you get rid of the power problem. DLNA needs to connect iPhone with App which will consume high power.

That's it! Now it's time for you to decide the USB way with TuneFab Apple Music Converter or the DLNA way. I am sure you have got your idea and start Apple Music to PS4 enjoyment by yourself. All the series of PSP games, you can use these ways to let Apple Music playing on all of them. Hope you can solve your question with this solution! Thanks.

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