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2 Professional Ways to Stream Apple Music on Xbox One? Get it Here!

By Patrick Dyer

June 06, 2018

Now Xbox One comes with the ability to listen to music in the background while playing games or browsing the Internet. It sounds great, right? With this feature, you will have a great game experience with enjoying music on Xbox One except for Apple Music. Hence, it brings a new question - that's how to stream Apple Music on Xbox One. Because many people tried to transfer and play Apple Music on Xbox One but all failed. Want to know why? Keep reading:


Part 1. Why Can't We Directly Stream Apple Music to Xbox One

REASON ONE: There is no official Apple Music app or iTunes on Xbox One.

REASON TWO: Apple Music songs are encrypted with DRM protection. That's to say, you can't stream Apple Music songs to Xbox One or Xbox 360 for listening like streaming common MP3 songs.

So, is there no way to enjoy Apple Music on Xbox One? The answer is definitely No. There is 2 professional way for you to make your Apple Music accessible on your Xbox One. The first way is using the AirServer and the other is using the third-party software. So let's begin with the first way on the first part.

Part 2. Stream Apple Music on Xbox One with AirServer

Here we recommend the AirServer Xbox Edition, which is the screen mirroring receivers for making your Xbox One into a receiver then users can cast the favorite songs/ albums/ playlists to Xbox for game enjoying. However, it needs to install and set up on both your Xbox One and your Apple Music. So let's check how to successfully stream Apple Music on Xbox One.

Section 1. Install and Set Up AirServer on Xbox One

Step 1. Turn on Store on Xbox One and then select the Search for started.

Step 2. Search AirServer and then select the AirServer Xbox Edition.

Note: AirServer Xbox Edition is required $19.99 on Microsoft Store. Pay attention to your account is offerable or you can try a free trial.

Step 3. Turn on AirServer, you can choose purchased or have a free trial for setting up the AirServer.

Step 4. Run AirServer on Xbox One and then tap the Right and then A to get ready to display an on-screen QR code.

Section 2. Install and Set Up AirServer Connect on Your iPhone

Step 5. Search AirServer Connect on your iPhone App Store: tapping Apps Store > Search > Enter AirServer Connect

Step 6. Get AirServer and install on your iPhone with authorizing with your Touch ID or your Password.

Step 7. Launch AirServer and select the Scan QR Code.

Step 8. Turn on the Camera access authority and then scan QR code on Xbox One.

Set Up AirServer on iPhone

Section 3. Stream Apple Music on Xbox One with AirServer

Step 9. Tap Apple Music on your iPhone and play the music you want to play during the gameplay.

Step 10. Press AirPlay and select the XboxOne 1080p 30 from the pull-down list.

Step 11. Then you can enjoy Apple Music on Xbox One now.

Play Apple Music on Xbox One with AirServer

However, this way needs to connect to your iPhone which is not so convenient. For example, your iPhone will be in low power, your iPhone needs to connect with the Internet, the whole connection needed to double install and set up tools on your Xbox One and iPhone, which will consume memory for your Xbox One and iPhone, your Apps from iPhone and Xbox One needs to keep updating. There are lots of inconveniences when using AirServer for streaming Apple Music on Xbox One. So, the problem occurred. Is that any method for playing Apple Music on Xbox One once for all? Let's move onto the next part.

Part 3. Play Apple Music on Xbox One with TuneFab Apple Music Converter

If you really want to enjoy Apple Music on your Xbox One for good, the only solution is to remove DRM from Apple Music and then convert them to Xbox One-supported format. Before we started, we need to know what the format supported by Xbox One and which tool we can get help from. So, check it below.

Preparation before We Start

Xbox One Supported Formats

Though Xbox One is a game console, it can also act as a media player which allows you to enjoy music, movies, pictures, etc. To play Apple Music on Xbox, check the supported audio format here: 3GP audio, AAC, ADTS, MP3, WAV, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, WMA Voice.

Best Tool to Convert Apple Music

Once we know the audio format supported by Xbox one, we need to find a software that is capable of converting Apple Music to Xbox One compatible formats, such as MP3. And TuneFab Apple Music Converter is such a powerful Apple Music DRM removal to achieve this goal. It allows you to strip DRM from Apple Music, M4P songs, and iTunes/Audible Audiobook and convert them to usual format in a faster way. With the latest technology, this software lets you keep all ID3 tags in output files after conversion.

Guide on Converting Apple Music to Xbox One

Step 1. Launch Apple Music Converter

Launch TuneFab Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be automatically opened to load your media file. Then you can choose a relevant playlist and select the Apple Music tracks that you want to enjoy on Xbox One.

Install TuneFab Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format

After launching Apple Music Converter, all the media files in your iTunes library will be shown automatically on the interface of the program. You only need to open the "Playlist" and then choose the Apple Music you want to play on Xbox One.

Choose MP3 as Output Format

Step 3. Convert Apple Music to MP3

Ready? Click "Convert" to start conversion and then wait for the conversion finished. After conversion finished, you can click "Explore Output File" to find the converted Apple Music in the MP3 format under destination folder.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Video Tutorial: Convert Apple Music to MP3 for Streaming Apple Music on Xbox One

Step 4. Stream Apple Music to Xbox One via USB

1. Install the Xbox Media Player App from the Xbox Sore.

2. Connect the USB drive with your computer and copy converted Apple Music onto it.

3. Then eject it from your computer and connect it to one of the USB ports on your Xbox One.

4. Open the Media Player app and you'll see your connected drive as an option. Select the drive and you can browse all the media files on it and play them, control the playback with your Xbox controller.

There are some other methods which allow you to stream DRM-free Apple Music to Xbox One. But a premise is that you have to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 format with the help of TuneFab Apple Music Converter. As a game lover, if you have other game consoles like Sony PS4, the above method is still available for you to play Apple Music on PS4. So, download the TuneFab Apple Music Converter now if you need to enjoy Apple Music while playing games.

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