Roku is a third-party streaming device, on which you can stream from over 45000+ streaming channels. These channels comprise video streaming like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, etc, an audio streaming option from Spotify, Pandora, etc, and even photos too. So, to know How To Play Apple Music On Roku, read the full article.
However, Apple Music or iTunes is not officially available for Roku.
But, still there are ways to play and enjoy apple music on Roku.
To make this happen you need to use a third-party application called Apple Music Converter either from your Windows device or Mac.
This is important as on Roku you can play music of some selected formats only.
This Converter will help you convert the Music into the required format, and then you can play it on Roku.
You must be thinking about using this converter application, as is Apple Music Converter legal?
So, the answer is YES, it is legal. Make sure you use some popular ones, as most of the converters are not trying to break DRM(Digital Rights Management) protection.
Media File Formats Roku Supports
Songs in Apple Music in Apple Fairplay protected, which is not supported by Roku. It is not as simple as streaming an MP3 file on Roku, and you cannot use the ‘Play On Roku’ app on your iPhone to stream Apple Music on Roku.
So, you must convert it in the supported formats first, which are:-
- MUSIC- AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC(firmware 5.3+), WAV(firmware 5.3+)
- VIDEO- MKV(H.264), MP4(H.264), MOV(H.264), WMV(VC-1, firmware 3.1 only)
- IMAGE- JPG, PNG, GIF(non-animated)
So, apart from these formats, you can not use any other formats. Make sure you convert your music files to these formats only when using Apple Music Converter.
How To Play Apple Music On Roku
As now you are familiar with the supported formats of Roku, you need to download the Apple Music Converter first to do it.
There will be two options, one is the free version and the paid one, decide for yourself and download one.
The main advantage of using this application, as it does not changes the audio quality of the music and keeps the ID3 tags after the conversion.
After you download this converter application, install and run it on your device.
Also, make sure that you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and that they are working fine on iTunes.
Now, follow the steps given below to convert Apple Music to Roku audio formats:-
- Run the converter application and then click the “+” sign to add Apple Music tracks or audio files from iTunes which you want to convert.
- Tap on the mechanical gear icon(Settings), and select MP3(or any other Roku supported formats) as output format. You can also change the converting speed and output quality too from there.
- Now, click on Convert to start conversion, once done you can find the new files in the Converted tab.
Now, you just simply copy these converted new audio files to any flash drive, and to play Apple Music on Roku connect the flash drive with it.
You can use any media player like Roku Media Player or Plex, etc to play the music on the Roku device.
For Plex, you can download the Plex Media Server program for your computer, and follow the instructions to sync media files.
Then link your account by entering a code and now you can listen to the music from your computer on Roku.
Wrapping it up:-
Well, with the above-mentioned steps on How To Play Apple Music On Roku, I hope you will be able to do it now. In case you face any issue, let me know in the comment section below.
Please add your suggestions or steps if I missed here too in the comment section.
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