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How to Play Apple Music on Roku

Get the Apple Music app on Roku and listen to more than 90 million songs.

Apple Music is an ad-free music streaming service that allows you to stream over 75 million songs across all your favorite devices. With this, you can able to stream the latest hits, concerts, shows, exclusive events, and internet radio. You can organize an Apple library by genre, album, or artist and play your personally curated playlist. It costs $9.99/month (individual) or $14.99/month (family). Let’s see how to get the Apple Music app on Roku streaming devices and Roku TVs.

Until last week, you couldn’t install the Apple Music app on your Roku devices. But, on Monday (April 03rd, 2022), Roku announced in a blog that Apple Music would be available globally for Roku users. You can download the Apple Music app from the Roku Channel Store.

How to Stream Apple Music on Roku

Quick Guide: Go to Streaming Channels –> Click Search Channels –> Search for Apple Music –> Select Apple Music and tap Add Channel button –> Click Go to Channel and listen to Apple Music’s 90 million songs.

[1] On your Roku device, click the Streaming Channels option.

Streaming Channels option

[2] Since Apple Music is a new entrant, you can find it in the Featured list. If not, go to the Search Channels option.

Roku Featured section

[3] The on-screen keyboard will appear on the right side. Type Apple Music and search for it.

Search for Apple Music on Roku

[4] Select the Apple Music app from the search results.

Apple Music on Roku

[5] Click the Add Channel button to install the Apple Music app.

[6] Then, tap the Go to Channel button to open the Apple Music app.

[7] As of now, there is no activation process needed. You can directly sign in with your Apple Music account and listen to your favorite songs.

Apple Music on Roku – Limitation

Apple Music is the finest music streaming platform with advanced features like Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos, 4K Music Video, and more. But, not all these features are available for Roku streaming devices. The Apple Music app on your Roku device won’t have the Spatial Audio, Dynamic Head Tracking, and DJ mixes. In future updates, we can expect these features in the Apple Music app.

Alternate Ways: Play Apple Music on Roku Using Music Converter

You have to remove DRM and convert Apple Music to the audio format supported by Roku. And then, you can stream them to Roku.

[1] Open the Apple Music Converter app on your PC or desktop. If you haven’t installed it before, get it from the Apple Music converter website.

[2] Tap the +Add option to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

Play Apple Music on Roku Using Music Converter

[3] Click the Output Format and select MP3.

Play Apple Music on Roku Using Music Converter

[4] Click the Convert button to start converting your Apple Music to MP3.

Play Apple Music on Roku Using Music Converter

[5] Now, you can copy the converted music files to a USB drive from your Windows or Mac PC.

[6] Connect your USB drive to your Roku media player’s USB port.

[7] Turn on your device and launch the Roku Media Player. From the media formats, choose the Audio tile.

Roku Media Player

[8] Choose the Apple Music tracks from the USB drive that you want to play.

Play Apple Music on Roku Using Screen Mirroring

Along with the above-mentioned method, you could also play Apple Music by screen mirroring your Android, iPhone, and Computer. Before jumping into the steps, you should set screen mirroring mode on Roku to Always allow and connect both the devices to the same WiFi connection.

Android

[1] Install the Apple Music app from the Play Store.

[2] Launch the Apple Music app and log in using your subscribed Apple ID.

[3] Then, install the Mirror for Roku app on your smartphone and Roku device.

[4] Open the Mirror for Roku on both devices and pair it up.

[5] Now, stream any music content from the Apple Music app and it will appear on the Roku TV.

Windows/Mac

[1] Visit music.apple.com on your PC browser and log in with your Apple ID.

Screen Mirror Windows to Play Apple Music

[2] Press Windows + P on your keyboard to open the Project tab.

[3] From that, choose Connect to a wireless display.

 Connect to a wireless display

[4] From the Connect tab, select your Roku device.

Select Roku devcie

[5] Now, play any of your favorite music and listen to it on your Roku device.

iPhone/iPad

[1] Install Mirror for Roku from the App Store.

[2] Add Mirror for Roku app on your streaming device.

[3] Open Mirror for Roku app on your iOS device.

[4] Select your Roku device.

Select Roku device

[5] Allow permission for mirroring and click on the Start Mirroring icon.

Start Mirroring

[6] Select Start Broadcast.

[7] Launch Apple Music on your iOS device and log in with your Apple ID.

[8] Select and play your favorite music and listen to it on your Roku device.

You can also cast Apple Music to Roku from iPad or iPad using AirPlay. For this, you have to connect both your iPhone and Roku to the same WiFi network. Play the music on your iOS device and click the AirPlay icon. Now, choose your Roku device, and finally, your music will be cast to your Roku. Only the latest Roku models like Roku Ultra, Roku Streaming Stick+, Roku Streambar, Roku Premiere, and Roku Smart Soundbar will support AirPlay.

These are the possible ways to stream Apple Music on your Roku streaming device. Using this, you can enjoy unlimited songs with high audio quality on your big screen. If you have any questions related to this post, please let us know in the comments section. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages to get instant updates about our articles.

FAQs

1. Can you get Apple Music on Roku TV?

Yes, you can get the Apple Music app from the Channel Store.

2. How do I set up Apple Music on Roku?

You can just install the Apple Music app and sign in with your account. Stream your favorite songs on Roku.

Raashid

Content Writer @techowns.com

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