Do you want to play Apple Music on Sony Walkman? This article will guide you a way to convert Apple Music to MP3 format so that you can transfer Apple Music songs to any MP3 players like Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, etc. for playback anytime, anywhere.

When it comes to portable MP3 Players, most users prefer Sony Walkman with its excellent sound, luxurious comfort and impeccable manufacturing quality. Therefore, many Apple Music users ask “Can you play Apple Music on Sony Walkman?” The answer is yes, but not through the Apple Music app. Why? And how to transfer Apple Music to Sony Walkman Player? Check out this post, and you will find the answers.

play Apple Music on Sony Walkman

Part 1. Apple Music Songs Can’t be Directly Put into Sony Walkman

As we all know, Apple Music tracks are only be played on authorized devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, PC, Apple HomePod, Apple CarPlay, Android phone or tablet, Sonos and Amazon Echo device. Obviously, Sony Walkman is not on the list. Furthermore, Apple Music songs are all in M4P format with DRM encryption, and cannot be played without the Apple Music App or iTunes App. However, the Sony Walkman can only be compatible with unprotected MP3, AAC, FLAC, Apple Lossless (ALAC) and AIFF formats. Therefore, you cannot directly put Apple Music into the Sony Walkman.

In order to listen to Apple music on Sony Walkman or other MP3 players, you should get rid of the restrictions of DRM and convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC and other formats supported by the Walkman. After comparing several Apple Music to MP3 converters, we strongly recommend TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

Part 2. Convert Apple Music to MP3 for Sony Walkman

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a must-have software for Apple Music users and iTunes Music users. It not only lets you remove DRM from Apple Music, but also enables you to convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC format at 5-10X faster speed. More importantly, it can retain 100% of the original Apple Music quality, and preserve all ID tags and metadata information like to title, artist, album, artwork, track number, etc. in the output MP3 songs.

In addition, it is also capable of removing DRM from iTunes music, iTunes M4B Audiobooks, Audible AA/AAX audiobooks and converting them into DRM-free MP3, M4A, FLAC audio files. By using this wonderful tool, you can easily play Apple Music on any MP3 players, such as Sony Walkman, SanDisk MP3 player, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, iPod Touch, Activo CT10, FiiO M11/M15, iRiver, etc.

Steps to Convert Apple Music to MP3 with TunesBank

To play Apple Music tracks on Sony Walkman and other MP3 players, the first step is to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 format. Follow the detailed steps to convert Apple Music to MP3 files with TunesBank Apple Music Converter. Please make sure you have installed iTunes program on your desktop in advanced.

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
Download and install TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows PC. Next, launch the program, and it will automatically launch the iTunes app. Meanwhile, it will load the music, audiobooks, music videos of iTunes library.

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Add Apple Music Tracks to TunesBank
Click “Music” or “Playlist”, then it will display all the songs in the right section.

add Apple Music playlist

Select Apple Music tracks or the entire playlist by ticking the checkbox.

Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Choose Output Format as MP3
Now move to the bottom of the interface, here you can customize Output Format, Output Quality, Bitrate, Sample rate and Channels of the output file. To play Apple Music songs on Sony Walkman, MP3 format is recommend.

customize output settings

Step 4. Start Converting Apple Music to MP3
Click “Convert” to start converting Apple Music songs to DRM-free MP3 format with keeping 100% original quality. During the process, TunesBank software allows you to go back to the “Library” to add more Apple Music tracks.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

After conversion is finished, you can go to “Finished” section, and click the “View Output File” to find the converted Apple Music MP3 songs.

Apple Music to MP3 conversion completed

Part 3. Transfer Converted Apple Music Songs to Sony Walkman

Great! You have got the unprotected Apple Music MP3 songs, now it’s time to transfer them to your Sony Walkman.

transfer apple music to Sony Walkman

Step 1. Connect the Sony Walkman Player to your computer via USB cable.

Step 2. Drag and drop the output folder where the converted Apple Music MP3 files are saved to the “Music” folder of Sony Walkman.

Step 3. When finished, eject the Walkman device. Now you can freely play Apple Music songs on your Sony Walkman anytime, anywhere!

Tips: By the way, you can also transfer Apple Music Songs to iPod Nano/ Shuffle/ Classic/ Touch. Fore more details, please refer to play Apple Music on iPod Nano.

Final Thoughts

With the help of TunesBank Apple Music Converter, you can easily convert Apple Music M4P songs to MP3 format with lossless quality. After that, you are able to transfer converted Apple Music songs to any device for offline playback, such as MP3 players, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic, Android, PS4, Zune, PSP, car player. Now you can play your favourite Apple Music songs on Sony Walkman anytime, anywhere, without the Apple Music app and network.

Play Apple Music on Sony Walkman


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