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How to Stream & Play Apple Music on Chromecast

Roger W.
BY Roger W.   
LAST UPDATED: Nov. 17, 2016

Chromecast Audio is a dongle that can plug into any speaker via a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack and stream audio over a Wi-Fi connection. Now, Chromecast Audio supports a multitude of streaming services, including Spotify, Google Play Music (obviously), iHeartRadio, Pandora and TuneIn Radio. But, unfortunately, Apple Music is missing from the lineup.

However, many people want to play Apple music on Chromecast. You may wonder if it is possible to stream Apple music songs to Chromecast. Yes, you can if you get rid of the DRM protection of Apple Music first. Therefore, in this article, we will show you:

Part 1 Tools You Need to Strip DRM from Apple Music

Unlike common MP3 songs, Apple Music songs are protected by Apple's FairPlay DRM technology which will prevent you from transferring or syncing download Apple Music songs to Chromecast or any other devices, such as MP3 Player and Windows phone.

Luckily, Apple Music Converter can help you remove DRM protection from Apple Music and iTunes songs. This software can completely delete DRM encryption from offline Apple Music M4P songs and convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4R, FLAC, etc. Get the free trial version of Apple Music Converter below and install it on your computer now.

Apple Music Converter - Remove DRM from M4P Apple Music Songs

Use Apple Music Converter to easily convert DRM-ed Apple Music tracks to common MP3.


Part 2Complete Guide on Removing DRM from Apple Music

Step 1. Download Apple Music in iTunes

First of all, you need to download Apple Music songs offline on your computer. Open iTunes and go to "For You" where you can find the entire Apple Music category sorted by artists, albums, playlists and songs. Select those songs you want and click the cloud icon with a downward arrow to download the song so that you can play it offline.

Download  Apple Music

Step 2. Launch Apple Music Converter

When you launch Apple Music Converter, it will run the iTunes automatically. if you have launched iTunes before running the Converter, click "Relaunch iTunes".

Launch Apple Music Converter

Step 3. Select Apple Music

All media files in your iTunes library will be shown automatically on the interface of the program so you don't need to import the downloaded Apple music to the program. Click the playlists in left side and select those Apple music you want to crack DRM.

Select Apple Music to Convert

Step 4. Remove DRM from Apple Music

In Output Settings, choose "MP3" as output format. Then click "Convert". The program will Strip DRM from Apple music and save it as common MP3 at the same time.

Remove DRM from Apple Music

Part 3 How to Stream Apple Music to Google Chromecast

Most popular apps allow you to cast audio and video to your Chromecast directly from the app itself, but how to stream Apple Music from computer to Chromecast?

On Windows, you need Chromecast Audio Stream. It's very simple to use. Just download it, and run the app EXE. Make sure your Chromecast is set up and properly running. The app adds a Chromecast icon to the System Tray. Right-click it and select your Chromecast. That's all it takes. Any and all audio that is played on your system will stream via your TV/Monitor's speakers.

On Mac, you can use Soundcast. Here, you'll first need to install Soundflower, then install Soundcast (you might need to reboot after installing Soundflower). Then, select Soundcast from the menu bar, select your Chromecast, and you’re all set.

Stream Apple Music to Google Chromecast

Note: Both apps will stream any and all audio from your desktops so be very careful about what you're playing when you're streaming audio to the Chromecast.

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