How to Play Apple Music in the Car

Summary
Are you looking for a way to play Apple Music in the car? In this article, we will introduce you 5 ways to enjoy Apple Music in the car with iPhone/without iPhone. After that, you can listen to Apple Music songs in your car anytime, even cancel the subscription.

“How can I listen to Apple Music in the car? I want to play my favorite playlist via stereo system in my car. Is there any way to play Apple Music in car without connecting phone?”

Playing music while driving is a good way to relax, especially for long-distance trips, it prevents drivers from feeling sleepy. There are many ways to play music on the car stereo, such as Bluetooth, CD player, USB drive, carplay, etc. However, not all music is supported by car stereo, such as Apple Music. If you are Apple Music users, you can stream the largest music library by paying for $9.99 subscription fee monthly. How can you play Apple Music in the car? In this article, we will share with you several ways to use Apple Music in the car.

After you subscribe the Apple Music, you can stream Apple Music tracks via iTunes or Apple Music App on Apple’s authorized devices, like iPhone, iPod, iPad, etc. However, stereo system of car is incompatible with Apple Music tracks. Don’t worry, there are still several ways to help you play Apple Music in the car with iPhone.

Way 1. Listen to Apple Music in the Car via Bluetooth

This is the easiest way to stream Apple Music in your car. Majority of modern cars are equipped with Bluetooth, and almost all phones support Bluetooth function. Turn on ‘Bluetooth’ in your car audio system, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Bluetooth’ to turn on the Bluetooth on your iPhone, then pair your phone with car stereo via Bluetooth. After that, you can open Apple Music App and play your favorite tracks in the car.

play apple music in car via bluetooth

Way 2. Enjoy Apple Music in the Car by Aux cable

Besides connecting iPhone to your car via Bluetooth, you can also connect your iPhone to your car with the Aux cable. Just connecting iPhone to the car stereo system with Aux cable. In this way, you can play Apple Music songs on your iPhone, while the music will be played through the car stereo player automatically.

play apple music in car through aux

Way 3. Stream Apple Music in the Car through CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is the most suitable method to play Apple Music in the car. It is specially designed for Apple users which can sync music, audio books from iPhone to car audio system for playback. Connecting your phone to the USB port in your car, open the Apple Music App on your iPhone, go to the ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘CarPlay’ > ‘Available Cars’ to choose your car and Apple Music App will show up in the stereo media screen. Now you can listen to Apple Music in the car by using CarPlay.

Note:It is only supports to iPhone 5 and later & iOS 7.1 or higher.

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Way 4. Play Apple Music in the Car via USB Drive

We can enjoy Apple Music in the car by using Bluetooth, Aux-In, Apple CarPlay via Apple Music App in iPhone connection. However, all Apple Music tracks are protected by DRM, which allows users to play Apple Music tracks only in Apple Music App. Worse, once you cancel the subscription, you will lose access to downloaded Apple Music tracks, so that you cannot listen to them in the car through iPhone connection. To overcome this issue, you can try 2 alternative ways to use Apple Music in the car, transferring Apple Music to USB drive or burning Apple Music to CD.

plug usb to car

Due to DRM restrictions, to transfer Apple Music to USB or burn Apple Music to CD, you need to remove DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3 or other popular formats. TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a useful converter. It can not only help you get the rid of the DRM protection from Apple Music, but also convert Apple Music songs to MP3, M4A, FLAC, AAC and other popular formats which supported by USB drive or CD. Moreover, it will remain 100% lossless quality and ID3 Tags like title, artist, album, etc. Surprisingly, 5X-10X conversion speed and batch conversion functions helps you convert a whole playlist in a short time. In this way, you will get the converted Apple Music tracks effortlessly, then you can play Apple Music in car via transfer to USB drive or burn to CD.

Core Features of TunesBank Apple Music Converter:

  • Get the rid of DRM from Apple Music, iTunes music and audiobooks.
  • Convert Apple Music tracks to MP3, M4A, FLAC, etc. popular formats.
  • Transfer converted Apple Music tracks to USB drive, burn to CD, etc.
  • Keep Apple Music tracks playable after canceling the subscription.
  • Remain 100% original quality, ID3 Tags such as title, artist, album, etc.
  • Supports to batch converting; up to 5-10X faster conversion speed.

Guide: Save Apple Music to USB to Play in the Car

The following detailed tutorial will guide you how to download and convert Apple Music tracks to MP3, then you can transfer the converted Apple Music to USB drive or burn them to CD. Before you start to convert, make sure you have installed Apple Music(MacOS 10.15 Catalina) or iTunes APP on your desktop.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Converter and Select Songs
Launch the TunesBank Apple Music Converter, then the Apple Music(MacOS 10.15 Catalina) or iTunes APP will be launched automatically. Select the songs you want to convert.

select apple music tracks

Step 2. Choose MP3 as Output Format
Click “Output Settings” to choose MP3 as you want. You can also set the Output Quality, Codec, Bit rate, Sample rate and Channel according to your needs.

choose mp3 format

Step 3. Start to Convert Apple Music to MP3 for USB drive
Click “Convert” button to begin converting Apple Music to MP3. Amazingly, when it starts converting, you can continue adding songs to “Converting” list.

convert apple msuic for usb

Step 4. Get Apple Music MP3 Songs
After that, click “Finished” button, then click “View Output File” to get unprotected Apple Music songs.

view output mp3 files

Now you get the converted Apple Music songs, then you can transfer Apple Music to USB drive or burn Apple Music to CD for playing in the car without iPhone.

Step 5. Transfer Apple Music to USB to Play in the Car
Insert the USB drive with your computer, drag and drop the converted Apple Music songs to the USB drive’s folder. Lastly, plug USB through the cable of your car audio system, now you can enjoy Apple Music in the car without limits. For more details, you can turn to How to Transfer Apple Music Songs to USB Flash Drive?.

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Way 5. Burn Apple Music to CD to Play in the Car

If you have CD Player in your car, you can also play Apple Music tracks in your CD player. First of all, you need to use TunesBank Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music songs and playlist to WAV format, then burn them into a CD or DVD on iTunes or Windows Media Player. In this way, you can freely listen to Apple Music songs in the car anytime! For more details, please refer to the link How to to Burn Apple Music to CD.

car cd player

Conclusion
This article introduces you 5 ways to use Apple Music in the car. Although you can stream Apple Music in the car via iPhone, once your subscription stops, you can’t access all downloaded Apple Music tracks. With the help of TuensBank Apple Music Converter, you can download and convert Apple Music to popular formats supported by USB drive, CD and other external storage devices. You can save Apple Music tracks forever and enjoy Apple Music in car without Bluetooth.

Play Apple Music in the Car