Do you want to stream Apple Music songs on Sony PlayStation 4? There is no Apple Music app on Sony PlayStation 4. Here you can save Apple Music songs to USB for playback on PS4, or stream Apple Music to PS4 via DLNA Media Server on iPhone.

Sony PlayStation 4 is not only an excellent tool for playing games, but also a awesome tool for streaming music. For Spotify music users, it’s quite easy to stream Spotify music on PS4 with PlayStation Music. However, it’s not an easy job to stream Apple Music on PS4, PS5, PSP, since there is no Apple Music app on PlayStation 4. Don’t worry, here you will explore how to play Apple Music on PlayStation 4. After that, you can enjoy Apple Music on PS4, PSP, Xbox and more devices anytime, anywhere, even there is no Internet connection or Wi-Fi!

Part 1. Why Can’t You Stream Apple Music On PS4 Directly?

Unlike the Spotify app, there is no Apple Music app on PS4. Currently, Apple and Sony have not reached a cooperation. So we can’t stream Apple Music on the PS4 directly. Disappointed?

On the other hand, Apple Music songs are in M4P format protected by DRM, no one can take the DRM-locked songs out from Apple Music to other devices or players. So we can’t copy songs from Apple Music to PS4 devices. Moreover, PlayStation 4 is only compatible with MP3, M4A and AAC format.

Part 2. Stream Apple Music on PS4 via USB Flash Drive

The built-in media player application of PlayStation 4 allows users to play music, videos and photos through inserting a USB drive. To play Apple Music songs on PS4, you can use some third-party tools to convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A or AAC format, and then you can transfer Apple Music to a USB drive, here TunesBank Apple Music Converter comes in handy.

TunesBank Apple Music Converter is a must-have tool, which can not only lets you remove DRM from Apple Music, but also enables you to convert Apple Music songs to DRM-free MP3, M4A, AAC and FLAC format to make them playable on your PS4, PSP, Xbox, MP3 player and more devices. In addition, it can also convert iTunes purchased M4P songs, iTunes M4A / M4B and Audible AA / AAX audiobooks to plain MP3, M4A and AAC without quality loss. Better yet, it will preserve all ID3 tags and metadata in output MP3 and M4A files, like title, artwork, artist, album, genre, track number, etc.

Guide: Convert Apple Music to MP3 and Transfer to USB

Step 1. Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter
First of all, download and install TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows computer. When you start TunesBank program, it will automatically launch the iTunes app or Apple Music app(MacOS 10.15 Catalina).

launch the converter and sign in Apple ID

Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs and Playlist
Now you need to select the songs you want to enjoy on PS4. In the interface of TunesBank, click on “Music” or “Playlist” in the left side, and drag it to the “+” icon in right side.

add Apple Music playlist

And then select the songs or the entire playlist by ticking the checkbox in the right side.
Select Apple Music Songs

Step 3. Select MP3 Format for PS4
To play Apple Music on PS4, MP3 format is recommended.

Select MP3 Output Formats

Go to the bottom of the interface, select MP3 as output format, and you can also customize the Output Quality, Output Folder, Bitrate(up to 320kbps), SimpleRate, etc. according to your needs.

customize output settings

Step 4. Start to Convert Apple Music to MP3
After the above settings, simply press on the “Convert” button to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 with original quality. During the process, this great tool even allows you to go back to the “Library” to add more songs.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

After conversion, all the converted Apple Music songs will be saved on the hard forever. You can go to the “Finished” option to view the files, click “View Output File” to locate it.

get Apple Music MP3 files

Step 5. Stream Apple Music on PS4 via USB
Connect the USB flash drive to your PC, then copy and paste all the converted Apple Music files to a USB flash drive. Next, connect the USB flash drive to the USB port of your Sony PlayStation 4. Then open the PlayStation Media Player on PS4. After that, you can start streaming them as the background music.

Part 3. Stream Apple Music on PS4 from DLNA Media Server

To stream Apple Music tracks on PS4, you can also rely on DLNA Media Server. To do that, please make sure your iPhone and PS4 are connected with the same network. This method requires a stable and smooth network.

Step 1. Download and install a DLNA application on your iPhone.
Step 2. Open the Media Player app on your PS4, and choose the existing DLNA server on your iPhone.
Step 3. Now you can start to play any Apple Music song on iPhone, and then the song will be played on PS4.

Final Words

With the help of TunesBank Apple Music Converter, you can easily break Apple Music DRM restriction and convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, AAC and FLAC format for your device and players. So that you are able to enjoy Apple Music on PS4 and any device anytime anywhere, even without an internet connection or Wi-Fi. Besides, TunesBank Apple Music Converter is easy to use and offer a simple interface. Why not free download and have a try?

Stream Apple Music on PS4


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