Wondering how to play Apple Music on Sonos? Is there a way to play Apple Music on Sonos speakers without subscription? In this post, we will teach 3 ways to play Apple Music on Sonos when you are a subscriber, and the best way to play Apple Music on Sonos without subscription.

“How many ways can I play Apple Music on Sonos speaker? Also I want to know if am unsubscribed to Apple Music, can I still play my Apple Music playlist that I have downloaded previously? Please advise me.”

Apple Music is one of the best streaming music services with more than 60 millions songs. You can almost all music, create personal playlists, and also get exclusive content and interviews. If you want to playing Apple Music out loud at home for enhancing your life, Sonos Speaker is one of your best choice. Sonos is a smart speaker which is having a good business relationships with Apple Music, Sonos works so well on playing Apple Music with clear sound quality in your room. You can also control Sonos easily through your portable deice such as iPhone, iPad Android smart devices and so on.

Sonos supports Apple Music in many different ways, to help you understand better about Apple Music and Sonos, we will focus on the full guide of how to set up Apple Music on Sonos Speaker, we will introduce 3 effective methods to play Apple Music on Sonos and the best way to play Apple Music on Sonos even without subscription.

Method 1. How to Play Apple Music on Sonos via Sonos Controller

You can use the Sonos Controller app to stream Apple Music at every corner of your house. You need to add your Apple Music subscription on the Sonos Controller app, then you can fully access the your personal music library through your Sonos system after you have follow the simple steps below.

apple music on sonos via sonos app

Step 1. Firstly download the Sonos Controller app to your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Step 2. Launch the Sonos Controller app, tap services & Voice from Settings.

Setp 3. Tap ‘Add a Service’ under ‘Music & Content’, then there will be a list of streaming service shown on the page, select Apple Music from the list and click Add to Sonos.

Step 4. Now follow the instructions to sign in your Apple Music account, then you can start selecting songs, albums, or playlists that you want to play on your Sonos Speaker.

You can also add the Apple Music service to your computer, here are the steps on how to browse the Apple Music service and add it to Sonos.

Step 1. Open the Sonos app, and click on Add Music Services under Select a Music Source.

Step 2. Click on Apple Music service, then follow the instructions to add your Apple Music account.

Method 2. How to Play Apple Music on Sonos Using Alexa

If you are are in the country or region that supports using Alexa, then you can ask Alexa to play Apple Music on Alexa-enabled Sonos speaker. Make sure you have updated everything to the latest version, then follow the easy steps to play Apple Music on Sonos using Alexa.

apple music on sonos via alexa

Step 1. Start the Amazon Alexa app, then tap the menu button on the upper left corner.

Step 2. Tap Settings, then in Alexa Preferences, tap Music.

Step 3. Tap Link New Service, then there are 7 services you can choose, choose Apple Music then tap Enable to Use.

Step 4. Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in your Apple Music account, then you can voice asking Alexa to play your Apple Music.

Method 3. How to Play Apple Music on Sonos via AirPlay

Using AirPlay is also one of the convenient and easy way to play Apple Music on Sonos speaker. You can listen to Apple Music on Sonos not only from mobile devices, but also from Apple TV, PC and Mac. Here are the simple steps to use Apple Music to Sonos from 4 sources.

connect apple msuic through airplay

From Mobile (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)

Step 1. Swipe down to “Control Center”

Step 2. Hit the audio card on the top right corner, then click the airplay icon.

Step 3. Choose Sonos speaker as your streaming device.

From Apple TV

Step 1. Slide down from the top of your Apple TV Remote when it’s playing music on Apple TV.

Step 2. Tap on the AirPlay icon.

Step 3. Choose Sonos for your speaker.

From PC

Before going through the steps, please make sure that your iTunes is updated to the latest version and all devices are connected to the same WiFi network.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your PC.

Step 2. Click the AirPlay icon next to the volume slider.

Step 3. Select sonos speaker to play the songs.

From Mac

Step 1. Make sure that your Mac and the Sonos speaker are connected in the same WiFi.

Step 2. Click the Apple menu bar > “System Preferences” > “Sound”.

Step 3. From the “Output” option, choose Sonos speaker to play the current tracks.

Method 4. How to Add Apple Music to Sonos without Subscription

From the 3 methods above, they only work with when you are subscribing to Apple Music. If you decide to end your Apple Music subscription, is it still possible to access the Apple Music library on Sonos? Well, as we know that all the songs from Apple Music are DRM protected in M4P format, once the subscription is expired, all the music in your library will be disappeared even you have downloaded them on your computer or phone previously. To get rid of the limits, the best way is to convert Apple Music to unprotected plain formats.

To Convert Apple Music tracks, you need a third-party tool, TunesBank Apple Music Converter. As a professional tool which is design to convert songs in Apple Music, it breaks the limits and remove DRM from Apple Music tracks, easily convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC, AIFF, AU, AC3, and FLAC without any quality loss on your computer. All the converted music files will be saved on your computer and be playable forever even you without subscription. Thanks to TunesBank, you can transfer Apple Music to other unauthorized devices for offline playback without any restrictions.

Benefits of TunesBank Apple Music Converter

8 Output Formats. Compatible With All Devices
TunesBank is able to convert Apple Music in various output formats that are compatible with most devices and players, including MP3 , M4A, AAC, WAV, AIFF, AU, AC3, and FLAC.

Remove DRM from Apple Music
TunesBank Apple Music Converter supports Apple Music DRM Removal, you will get the DRM-free Apple Music songs and play them on iPod, PSP, MP3 player and other portable devices offline.

Original Audio Quality and ID3 Tags Preserved
The program keeps original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion. You also can edit ID3 tag or change the album artwork for better management of your music file. This will make more convenient to control and play the converted Apple Music tracks in any other music player.

Support Batch Conversion & 10X Faster Conversion Speed
The Program allows you batch convert as many Apple Music songs as you like at 10X faster speed, with this great performance, you can convert a 10 minutes music in less than a minute.

Enjoy Your Music on Any Device and Platform
Once you have converted Apple Music tracks to MP3 and other plain formats, you are able to play Apple Music on any device you like. You can keep Apple Music tracks forever even the subscription expires, you can transfer Apple Music to USB drive/SD card for backup, you can make Apple Music as ringtone/alarm, or you can transfer Apple Music to any MP3 players.

Guide: How to Convert Apple Music for Sonos Speaker

Before started, please download the latest version of TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your Windows or Mac computer, and make sure your iTunes is updated to the newest version, and follow the detail steps below.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter

Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your computer and login with your Apple ID. All the tracks from your Apple Music ID will be synced to the program.

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs

Use the search function in the build-in Apple Music web player, click the “+” icon on the right side to add any playlist/album to the converting list.

add apple music songs

TunesBank will load all the songs from the selected playlist/album to the converting list, you can tap “Select All” to choose all music or you tick the songs you want to convert from the playlist/album.

select songs to convert

Step 3. Select Output Format

You can choose the output format on the upper right corner, there are 4 formats are available, MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC. Select MP3 as it’s the most compatible for Sono speaker.

select output format

Step 4. Start Removing DRM and Converting Apple Music Songs

When you have done all the settings, click the “Convert All” button to start removing DRM and converting Apple Music songs to MP3 at 10X faster speed.

Start Converting

Step 5. Get DRM-free Apple Music Songs

When the conversion is done, click the “Finished” button at the top and click “View Output File” to get all converted Apple music songs. Now you can keep Apple Music songs playable forever and play them on Sonos or any other devices freely.

Start Converting

Step 6. Start to Play Apple Music on Sonos

Start the Sonos app on your computer, go to the Manage menu to select Music Library Settings, click ‘+’ on Mac, or ADD on PC to add the converted Apple Music songs. After you have added all the favourite songs to Sonos, you can enjoy Apple Music songs on your Sonos speaker without restricts even if you are unsubscribed to Apple Music.

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You can easily play Apple Music on Sonos speaker at your house with the methods above. However, if you have canceled your subscription, you would need help from TunesBank Apple Music Converter. It helps you convert Apple Music to MP3, the you can save the converted Apple Music file on your computer forever even without subscription, and it is always the best way to let your Apple Music to be played freely & smoothly!

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