"I was an Apple fan before I swapped to Chromebook. Now I am thinking about playing Apple Music on Chromebook but can't find such an option. I am kind of confused on how to do that because there are different answers when I search the forums online. Anyone please help?" - Question from the Reddit forum
The first Chromebook was originally released by Samsung in 2012. After that, it has been expanded quickly on the education market and attract many students. Also, manufacturers such as Acer, Lenovo, HP, Toshiba, ASUS start to create their production line. The reasons for this is because of its lightweight OS, low price, portability, Google apps integration.
But the Chrome OS is a so simplified system that you can't use it in the same way like Windows PC and Mac. Here I'd like to take Apple Music for example to show you how to use it listen to copyright protected music files.
Part 1. General Ways to Listen to Apple Music on Chromebook
By default, Chromebook works well with the general streaming music such as Spotify, Amazon Music Unlimited, Google Play Music, Pandora radio. Apple Music seems to be an exception. There is not an iTunes nor an Apple Music app for Chrome OS. This makes it impossible to authorize the M4P files like Windows and Mac PCs.
Good news is that Apple has been geared up to compete with Spotify by releasing new features including Apple Music for Android and the web player.
Apple Music Web Player
It works well on any devices with the Internet connection, stream Apple Music online has never been easier.
Step 1. Visit Apple Music Marketing Tools web page on the Chrome browser. Step 2. You can select the country you live and the type of song/album you prefer, then the player main screen will show up. Step 3. From there you can preview the songs. In order to enjoy the full songs, please simply sign in with your account ID and password. Step 4. If you want to save the songs for later enjoyment, you can also click the "..." icon to add the playlist to your Apple Music library.
Set Up Apple Music for Android App
Not all devices with Chrome OS support to install Android apps, so please make sure you have a compatible Chromebook such as the Google Pixel.
Step 1. Launch Google Play from your Chromebook. Step 2. Search and Install Apple Music for Android app into your Chromebook. It takes a few minutes, please wait for it to complete. Step 3. Now you can launch the app to play any music like you did on your Android phones or iPhones.
Part 2. Ideal Method to Transfer Apple Music to Chromebook
The two solutions mentioned above may not work sometimes because we don't always have Internet access and some Chromebooks just don't compatible with Android apps. So can we transfer Apple Music to Chromebook for offline listening just like the local songs?
Yes, that is possible. You just need to get rid of the DRM limitation from Apple Music. DRmare Audio to Chromebook Converter for Mac/Windows is specially designed to revert the DRM protection so as to copy music out of Apple's ecosystem. Someone may wonder if it will break the copyright law. Just take it easy. It is totally legal as long as you use the software for personal use. This solution works perfectly from any devices and it will save your money too by getting the songs offline.
If you have used any other similar media converters before, you will find that the processes to use DRmare software are extremely the same. I will show you how to do that.
Step 1Load M4P songs into DRmare
In order for DRmare software to decrypt your Apple Music songs, you need to download and authorize them to play well on iTunes first. After that, you can click the "Add Files" buttons from the bottom left to import them from iTunes library or computer folder. Or you can drag and drop them too.
Step 2Choose one output format (optional)
You can select one of the formats MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4B you want. All of them should work well with Chromebook as long as you install a powerful media player. To make it easier, I'd suggest you pick up MP3 which is a universal format with best compatibility.
Step 3Convert Apple Music to common files
Lastly, you just need to click the "Convert" button from the bottom right of the DRmare main screen. It will export the DRM free common music onto the folder you have selected. When it is done, you can transfer all the converted Apple Music to your Chromebook via USB directly.
Part 3. Frequently Asked Questions
That is it? Have you found out the best solution to play Apple Music on Chromebook yet? To solve any problems you may encountered, you can also take a look at the FAQs here.
Can I use iTunes on my Chromebook?
Unfortunately you can't download iTunes on your Chrombook. But don't worry. Since iTunes music doesn't have DRM protection, you can move iTunes music to Chromebook directly.
Does a Chromebook get viruses?
It won't because you can't run any executable files on Chromebook. For any extensions or apps you installed to it, you can simply remove them.
How to download movies on your Chromebook?
Chromebook support Google Play Movies & TV, you can click "Download" button beside the movies you want to save them to your library. But for DRM movies, you can follow this guide: How to Play iTunes Movies on Chromebook.
Can I use Chromebook without Wifi?
Yes, Chromebook runs perfectly with Internet connection. But if you don't have access to the connection, it doesn't matter, there are plenty of apps which can work offline.