"I have purchased a Chromecast audio, but my subscription choice is Apple Music. Is there a workaround solution to cast DRM Apple Music songs to Chromecast from iTunes? " - Question from the Reddit forum.
Chromecast has the native support for many different music services including Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google Play Music, TuneIn Radio, Rhapsody, Deezer, Napseter etc. You can cast any of these music from mobile devices or computers without any hassles. However, Apple Music is not on the list. So what? Let's explore the best alternative solution here.
Someone may ask can't you simply download Apple Music and cast them manually through a Chromecast enabled apps? It is right that we can cast any playable local audio files such as the DRM free MP3, AAC, WAV, Vorbis, AC3, M4A etc. But this is not correct for the Apple Music or M4P songs. The reason is that M4P is protected with the strict FariPlay DRM copy protection. So you have to authorize the device with iTunes first before you play the songs. This limits them from being accessible from other non-Apple mobile phones or tablets.
If you do want to stream Apple Music to Chromecast, the usual ways are to remove the DRM protection by using the recording or decrypting. The former way is free but it may reduce the output quality and it takes real time. The latter will typically save you a lot of time while the output quality is lossless. It is highly recommended though it may charge you some dollars.
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Part 2. Alternative Solution to Decrypt Apple Music M4P Songs
This software works perfectly for the users who have hundreds or thousands of Apple Music files. Please make sure you have downloaded and prepared all the files which you want to play on Chromecast audio first.
Step 1Load M4P files from iTunes
You can click the 'Add Files' menu, then all of your Apple Music songs and playlist downloaded to iTunes will show up on the media browser. You can batch choose the M4P files you want to import to DRmare software. There is not quantity limitations. In general, you can import as many files as you want at a time.
Step 2Set output music format (optional)
To save your time, DRmare software set the MP3 as the default format which is a most popular. You can simply keep this option or select another one based on your requirement. devices or players. The supported formats are MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4B.
Step 3Convert DRM music to Chromecast
Just press the converting button from the bottom right. DRmare Audio Converter will start converting your DRM music files. And the DRM protection will be deleted automatically after converting. But in case it doesn't work, please check if they are authorized on iTunes or not. With the quick routine update, DRmare DRM removal software has best compatibility even if you have the latest version system or iTunes version.
Part 3. Cast Apple Music from Any Places
Now you can start to stream DRM free iTunes songs from any devices as long as you have a compatible streaming app. With the popularity of Chromecast devices, may third party chromecast enabled apps like 'Cast to TV', 'MegaCast', 'Video & TV Cast' etc. have appeared from IOS/Android mobile devices or PCs. Following are the top two ways to stream music to your Chromecast audio.
Stream iTunes Songs from Chrome Browser
If you'd like to stream songs from your Windows PC or Mac computer, Chrome offers a easiest solution.
1. Plug in the Chromecast audio into your speaker via the 3.5mm AUX port. If it is the first time you use the Chromecast, you are required to set up the Wifi connection via the Google Home app.
2. Go to your computer turn on the Chrome browser. After that, you can drag one of the converted Apple Music from the computer and start playing it.
3. Navigate to the Chrome settings menu and then choose 'Cast', the audio will be streamed to the Chromecast with speaker which is connected to the the same Wifi.
Cast Apple Music with AllCast App
If you'd like to cast music from iPhone or other Android phones on the go, you can try the most mighty application AllCast. It enables you to stream audios, videos and pictures from many streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, PlayStation besides Chromecast.
1. Download and install the AllCast to your mobile phone or tablets via the Google Play or App Store or Amazon Store.
2. Transfer the converted DRM free audio files to the mobile device and start to play them.
3. Click the 'Cast' menu from the app, the music will be played on the connected speaker on the same network.