How to Play Apple Music on MP3 Player

Apple Music is not compatible with most MP3 player. This post will teach you to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 format without quality loss, helping you play Apple Music on any MP3 player, like Sony Walkman, SanDisk or iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch, etc.

“How can I enjoy Apple Music on an MP3 player?”

“Is it possible to play Apple Music on iPod nano?”

Apple Music is one of the most streaming music service. Like its competitor Spotify, Apple also used FairPlay DRM to encode Apple Music songs. Yes, the fact is that you can’t stream Apple Music on MP3 player. So it’s really a pity that you can’t put Apple Music on an MP3 player. Do you know what devices can you use Apple Music on? How to play Apple Music on MP3 player? If you have such doubts, then you cannot miss this article, here you will find the answers. After that, you can listen to Apple Music on any MP3 player like Sony Walkman, SanDisk or iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic, etc.

Part 1. What Devices Can You Use Apple Music On?

Not all devices support playing Apple Music M4P songs. In order to prevent users from transferring Apple Music songs to their own devices like MP3 player, smartphone, PSP, Xbox, etc., then cancel the Apple Music subscription. Apple Music songs are all added with DRM protection. Apple Music tracks can only be played on authorized device, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Apple HomePod, Apple CarPlay, Android phones, Sonos and Amazon Echo devices.

Therefore, we can know from the above that, except for iPod touch (5th generation and above), almost all MP3 players do not support playing Apple Music songs. Disappointed? Still want to enjoy Apple Music on MP3 player? Luckily, you still have chance to play Apple Music songs on your MP3 player, please keep reading and learn how to get the Apple Music playable on any MP3 player!

Part 2. Best Solution to Convert Apple Music to MP3 Player

To play Apple Music on generic MP3 player, the best solution is to convert Apple Music to MP3 player compatible format like MP3, all you need is a professional Apple Music to MP3 Converter.

TunesBank Apple Music Converter stands out among all Apple Music Converters. This tool doesn’t like the usual audio recorder or converter. It’s famous for its lossless audio quality and faster conversion speed. It supports to convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, AC3, FLAC, WAV with keeping original quality and all ID3 tags. The conversion speed can be up to 10X conversion speed on Windows and 5X on Mac. Better still, it also lets you convert iTunes M4P to MP3 losslessly! After which, you can transfer the converted Apple Music MP3 songs to your MP3 player, iPod nano, Sony Walkman, iPhone, PSP, Android and more device for offline playback.

What Can TunesBank Apple Music Converter Do for You:

  • Unlock DRM from Apple Music, iTunes Music, iTunes Audiobook, Audible Audiobook.
  • Convert Apple Music songs/iTunes music to MP3 on Mac/Windows.
  • Supports output format as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AC3, AU and AIFF.
  • Preserve original audio quality, ID3 tags and metadata in output MP3 files.
  • Play Apple Music on any MP3 player without Internet connection.
  • Enjoy Apple Music on any device or burn Apple Music into a CD.
  • Upload Apple Music to iTunes, Google drive, One drive, etc.

Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 Player

In this part, you are going to explore how to use TunesBank Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music to MP3 for your MP3 players. TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a desktop app for Windows and Mac system, please hit on the “Download” button to get it on your desktop before you start.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
After downloading and installing TunesBank Apple Music Converter, launch the program and you’ll see iTunes app or Apple Music app(macOS 10.15 and later) run automatically. As below screenshot, you can see that all iTunes Apple Music tracks synced to TunesBank Apple Music Converter interface.

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Yes, TunesBank Apple Music Converter offers a user-friendly interface, and it will load your iTunes library automatically, so you don’t need to download Apple Music songs to your library, just add the songs to iTunes library you like.

Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Select Apple Music Tracks/Playlist
Click “Playlist” on the left panel, all songs will be displayed on the right side. Tick the tracks that you’d like to convert to MP3 format.

Select Apple Music songs

Of course, you also can select entire playlist or album to convert at once. Please click the playlist/album on the left, and the main interface will automatically display all the tracks in the playlist on the right. Click the checkbox at the top to select all the songs in the playlist.

Select Apple Music playlist

Step 3. Select MP3 as Output Format
Now move to the bottom of the interface, it allows you to customize output settings for your preference. Here you can select output format as MP3, and the bit rate can be up to 320kbps!

Select MP3 as outupt format

The Windows version of TunesBank Apple Music Converter supports convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, AU or AC3.

convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to MP3 Format for Playing on MP3 Player
Now it’s time to get MP3 songs from Apple Music. Simple hit on the “Convert” button to save Apple Music tracks as MP3 files on your computer.

Apple Music MP3 conversion

After the conversion is done, you can find the converted MP3 files in “Finished” section, click the “View Output File” button to open it. All ID3 tags, including artist, track number, album, etc. are preserved in the output audios.

get Apple Music MP3 files

Video Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3/M4A to Playback on Any MP3 Player?

Step 5. Transfer Apple Music to MP3 Player for Playback
For generic MP3 players, Sony Walkmen, SanDisk, etc.
Plug the MP3 player into the USB port of the computer, and it will recognize your MP3 player. Then directly drag and drop the Apple Music MP3 files to it for offline playing. Once done, eject your MP3 player from computer.

For iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle, iPod Touch, etc.
1). Launch iTunes on your computer, then tap the top menu “File” > “Add to Library” to import the converted Apple Music songs(MP3 files) into iTunes library.

2). Connect your iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch with PC via USB cable. Go to iTunes and select your iPod icon.

3). Click “Music” > “Sync Music” > “Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres”. Then select “Recently Added” under the “Playlists”, and then click on “Apply” button to sync the Apple Music MP3 songs to your iPod.

sync apple music to ipod nano

Now you can easily play Apple Music on any MP3 player while running, exercising, tripping outside, on a bus and so on. Besides, you can use this way to play Apple Music on your Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox, PSP, Zune, etc.

Play Apple Music on MP3 Player