Listen to Apple Music on Chromebook – How to

Since Chromebook's first launch in 2011, it's receiving more and more attention over the years and has especially gained massive customers increase in recent years due to the speedy and secure Chrome OS. Among these new customers, many were switching from MacBook with an Apple Music subscription. This used to be a headache for the group because Apple Music was not available on Chromebook until 2019.

Fortunately, Apple Music later updated its Android App and released an Apple Music web player as well, making it possible for Chromebook users to enjoy Apple Music. So in this article, we have collected several ways on how to get Apple Music on Chromebook easily with a clear and detailed tutorial for each method. Now let's dive in.

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Part 1. Get Apple Music for Chromebook via Apple Music Web Player

In September 2019, Apple Music launched a public beta of Apple Music web player, putting Apple Music on par with its biggest competitor in the music streaming industry: Spotify. It enables Apple Music subscribers worldwide to stream music directly in a browser without having to install iTunes or the Apple Music app, and it works on Chromebooks.

With an Internet connection, you will be able to play Apple Music on Chrome following the steps below:

Step 1. Visit Apple Music Web Player in a web browser.

Step 2. Go to the top-right corner to sign in with your Apple account.

Step 3. The Apple Music web player will automatically detect your location, but you can also switch country/region at the bottom bar.

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Once logged in, you can browse the recommended music in the main interface and start to play Apple Music on Chromebook. The control bar at the top allows you to play, pause, skip, shuffle, adjust volume, etc. In the left column, you can also search for your favorite music or play Beat 1 radio.

Part 2. How to Listen to Apple Music on Chromebook via Android App

The Apple Music app provides an Android version from the very beginning, but not until last year did Apple Music released a major update on its Android app to support Chromebook. If you prefer a more stable way to stream Apple Music on Chrome, using the Apple Music app for Android would be a better option than the web player.

Before getting started, make sure your Chromebook has the Chrome OS supporting Android apps.

Step 1. Open Google Play Store on your Chromebook and find the Apple Music app.

Step 2. After installing the Apple Music Chromebook app, launch it and sign in with your account.

Now you are ready to listen to Apple Music on Chromebook freely, discover new favorites, and enjoy curated playlists.

Part 3. How to Download Apple Music on Chromebook to Listen Offline

Can you download Apple Music on a Chromebook for offline listening? The answer is yes. If you have an old Chrome OS that does not support Android apps, or the Google Play Store is not available in your country/region, downloading Apple Music to Chromebook for offline playback sounds like a solid method.

To download Apple Music on Chromebook, you will need a tool named AudFree Apple Music Converter. It is a powerful software specially designed to help users remove all limitations and solve all kinds of Apple Music streaming problems, making it possible for users to enjoy Apple Music on any device.

AudFree Apple Music Converter is able to download and convert Apple Music to audio formats that are compatible with Chromebook with zero quality loss. It is also intelligent enough to keep all original ID3 tag information like artist, year, genre, album art that comes with Apple Music itself. Moreover, when your Apple Music subscription expires, you can still keep Apple Music forever on your Chromebook.

AudFree Apple Music Converter

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  • Remove all limitations on Apple Music for Chromebook
  • Convert Apple Music to Chromebook compatible format
  • Download Apple Music at 30X speed with original quality
  • Free trial available to download one minute of each track

How to Get Apple Music on a Chromebook

To get Apple Music available for Chromebook, make sure you have installed iTunes and AudFree Apple Music Converter on a Windows or Mac computer, and then follow the tutorial below step by step.

Step 1. Import Apple Music to AudFree
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Make sure you have downloaded all Apple Music tracks before loading them to AudFree Apple Music Converter. Press the Load iTunes library button to select the Apple Music tracks you want to play on Chromebook.
Step 2.Define output format for Chromebook
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Hit the Audio icon to open the setting window. Here you can directly set output format as MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc. for Chromebook. Besides, you can customize other audio parameters including channel, bit rate, and sample rate to customize your personal styled Apple Music.
Step 3.Download and Convert Apple Music
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Simply click the Convert button, then it will start to download and convert Apple Music at 30X speed. Few minutes later, you can locate the downloaded Apple Music files on your computer by clicking on the Converted icon.

How to Add Apple Music to Chromebook without iTunes

It's easy to add Apple Music on a Chromebook with the help of Google Play Music for Chrome.

Step 1. Open the Chrome browser and go to Google Play Music.

Step 2. Sign in with your Google Account. Click Upload Music on the top-right corner in the interface.

Step 3. Drag and drop the converted Apple Music files to import songs into Google Play Music.

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Now, you can play Apple Music on Chromebook from the Google Play Music, which allows you to upload up to 50,000 songs and stream them on your phone or on the web. Alternatively, you can also upload Apple Music to Google Drive so that you can listen to them anywhere and anytime.


Summary: We introduce three methods on how to stream Apple Music on Chromebook: 1) via Apple Music Web Player; 2) via the Chromebook Apple Music app; 3) via AudFree Apple Music Converter. Which method suits you best? If you encounter any problem, feel free to let us know by commenting below. We are always happy to help.

Jul 14, 2021 6:58 PM

Posted by James Blair to Apple Music Tips