How to Play Apple Music on Android TV

Android TV is different from Apple TV, which is a version of the Android operating system designed for digital media players.

As a replacement for Google TV, Android TV features a user interface designed around content discovery and voice search, surfacing content aggregated from various media apps and services, and integration with other recent Google technologies such as Assistant, Cast, and Knowledge Graph.

The Android TV platform is an adaptation of the Android OS for set-top boxes and as integrated software on smart TV hardware. The platform has also been adopted as smart TV middleware by a number of display companies including Sony, Sharp and VU TVs.

Android TV supports streaming videos from the hot online video websites like Netflix, YouTube, and BBC iPlayer. It also supports streaming music via Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora, and your local music files.

Play Apple Music on Android TV

Why Can't I Play Apple Music on Android TV?

If you are an Apple Music subscriber, when you try to play Apple Music on your Android TV, you will get troublesome. That's because Apple Music is not the built-in App on Android TV, so you can't air the Apple Music contents from iPhone to Android TV as well.

But all the Apple Music songs, even you have downloaded, are needed to play within Apple Music application. So in order to play Apple Music on Android TV, you have to convert and load the Apple Music to Android TV with USB drive, or you can upload to Google Play Music.

Part 1. Convert Apple Music Songs to Android TV Supported

To simplify the procedure, you can ask Macsome iTunes Converter to help you. It is designed to convert Apple Music songs and other iTunes Audio files to MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, or ALAC with up to 10x faster conversion speed. Meanwhile, 100% original audio quality and ID3 tags will be preserved.

Step 1. Launch Macsome iTunes Converter.

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Step 2. Click "+" to import Apple Music files.

Add Apple Music Files to convert

Step 3. Set the output format.

Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. If it is necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Now the output formats include MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, and ALAC, you can just choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

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Step 4. Click Convert button to start conversion.

Converting Apple Music to MP3

After the conversion is completed, you can locate the converted Apple Music files from the Converted panel.

Part 2. Transfer Apple Music to Android TV

Method 1. Transfer Apple Music to Android TV with USB drive

After you record Apple Music files, now you get unprotected music files and you can transfer them to your USB drive, and then plug the USB drive to Android TV via USB cable. Now you can start to navigate the Apple Music and choose a music player for playback on your Android TV.

Method 2. Upload Apple Music to Google Play Music and then play on Android TV

Step 1: Install Google Play Music web player (click control panel on chrome - More tools - Extensions - add Google Play Music) on your Google Chrome.

Step 2: Go to the web player and click the menu bar - select Upload music.

Step 3: Choose the converted Apple Music from local drive or drag & drop files.

Step 4: Launch Google Play Music on your TV and click Setting button - Select your account - choose Sync to sync the Apple Music on TV.

You can choose one method as you like. After this step, you can enjoy the Apple Music on Android TV with ease. Now try to do this by yourself.


Currently, only a few Android TV sets can support the Apple Music app. To play Apple Music on any Android TV, you can try Macsome iTunes Converter, which enables you to download Apple Music songs, iTunes and Audible audiobooks to MP3, AAC and other common audio formats. In this way, you can add Apple Music songs to Android TV or other devices and players.

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