How to Transfer and Play Apple Music on Sony Walkman

By James Blair Updated on 2023-12-21 / Update for Apple Music Tips

As a portable music player, the Sony Walkman caters to people's needs to play music, audiobooks, podcasts, or videos while running or for other outdoor activities. Sony Walkman had announced its integration with Tidal and Spotify Music. How about the Sony Walkman Apple Music integration? Many Apple Music users may be curious about it. Thus, in this article, we will share two feasible ways to play iTunes and Apple Music on Sony Walkman or transfer Apple Music to Sony Walkman for offline playback on the go.

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Part 1. Can Sony Walkman Play Apple Music

It is related to the questions: "Does Sony Walkman work with Apple Music" and "Is Sony Walkman compatible with Apple Music". The answer varies on distinct Sony Walkman models.

Many users thought Sony Walkman couldn't recognize Apple Music files directly because of the copyright protection of Apple Music songs. All Apple Music tracks including its downloads are encrypted in M4P and encoded in ALAC. It is admitted that Apple Music allows you to stream its content on all Apple devices such as iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, etc.

However, Apple Music also supports Android devices. Thus, it is feasible to play Apple Music songs on the new Android-based Sony Walkmans. Please check the table below to view Sony Walkman-supported formats:

Sony Walkman Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WAV, WMA, M4A, 3GP
Android-based Sony Walkman Supported Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, WMA, M4A, 3GP, Apple Lossless(ALAC), AIFF, DSD, APE, MQA
Apple Music Audio Format M4P (protected AAC), ALAC

Part 2. How to Play Apple Music on Sony Walkman NW-A105/ZX507/ZX707 Officially

As the statement above, Apple Music is compatible with new Sony Walkman Android-based series and models, including:

Android 9 OS:

Sony Walkman NW-A100 Series: Includes NW-A105 model

Sony Walkman NW-ZX500 Series: Includes NW-ZX505, NW-ZX507 models

Android 11 OS:

Sony Walkman NW-A300 Series: Includes NW-A306 model

Sony Walkman NW-ZX700 Series: Includes NW-ZX705, NW-ZX707 models

If you have those Sony Walkman models, you can install the Apple Music app for Sony Walkman from the Google Play Store. Alternatively, those Sony Walkman music players are equipped with WiFi support, which means you can listen to Apple Music songs on this MP3 player through WiFi.

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Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Sony Walkman All Models

When it comes to those Sony Walkman models that are not equipped with Android OS, there is also a method to listen to Apple Music tracks on them. Thus, if you are using those non-Andoid-based Walkmans, you don't need to buy a new one but just draw support from a reliable tool to convert Apple Music M4P songs to Sony Walkman-compatible audio formats.

Here, we can meet AudFree DRM Audio Converter, which is well-designed to convert all Apple Music content and iTunes music to FLAC, WAV, AAC, MP3, M4A, and more audio formats supported by Sony Walkman and any other player. It runs at 30X faster speed and keeps original Apple Music and iTunes audio quality and metadata info, including all ID3 tags (title, artist, cover art, etc.) preserved. This great tool also enables you to customize the bitrate, sample rate, etc. to enhance output quality.

With the assistance of this smart Apple Music Converter, everyone can add Apple Music tracks to Sony Walkman and other players.

AudFree Apple Music to Walkman Converter

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  • Remove copyright protection from Apple Music playlists, tracks, and more.
  • Losslessly convert Apple Music content to MP3, WAV, FLAC, AAC, etc.
  • Support editing ID3 tags and customizing output music quality
  • Work well with Apple Music, iTunes music, Audible files, and more

How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 for Sony Walkman All Models

Just click the above green download button to download and install the AudFree Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows computer. In addition, please download your favorite Apple Music songs using your existing Apple Music accounts. Later, refer to the following detailed tutorial to convert Apple Music songs to MP3 or other compatible files for Sony Walkman.

Step 1Load Apple Music Downloads to AudFree Auditior
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On the AudFree Apple Music Converter, please click the first Add button (named 'Load iTunes Library') in the bottom left corner to add downloaded Apple Music streams from the iTunes library to the AudFreee program. Alternatively, you can drag and drop offline Apple Music files to the conversion window directly.
Step 2Set Apple Music Output Format and Quality for Sony Walkman
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Proceed to click on the Audio icon from the converter's bottom-right corner. Then the Format Setting window will pop up, in which you can define the output format for added Apple Music songs as MP3, FLAC, AAC, M4A, or other Walkman-supported audio formats. Also, you can change the Apple Music bitrate, sample rate, audio channel, as well as codecs to promote audio quality.
Step 3Convert Apple Music for Offline Playing on Walkman
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Simply press the 'Convert' button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface. AudFree Apple Music Converter will automatically export added Apple Music files as local files in the target audio format you set before for full compatibility with Sony Walkmans. Once completed, tap on the bottom File icon to preview all converted Apple Music tracks on your computer.

How to Transfer Apple Music to Sony Walkman

Now, it's time to import the converted Apple Music tracks to your Sony Walkman for offline listening without limitations.

Via Windows Explorer/Finder

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your computer and Sony Walkman.

Step 2. Please choose the 'WALKMAN' folder from the left panel on Finder (on Mac) or Windows Explorer (on PC). Then you will see the 'Storage Media' folder of Walkmans.

Step 3. Drag & drop the conversions to the 'Storage Media' folder. Now, you can listen to Apple Music offline on your Sony Walkman.

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Via iTunes

If you fail to import Apple Music converted files to Sony Walkman using the first method, you can also give iTunes a shot.

Step 1. Connect your computer and Walkman using a USB cable. Once connected, there will be a Walkman icon on your computer. Open it and choose the 'Music' folder of Walkman.

Step 2. On the iTunes app, create a new playlist and upload the converted songs to the playlist.

Step 3. Drag and drop the new playlist from iTunes into the Music folder of Sony Walkman.

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Via Windows Media Player

On a PC, you can use Windows Media Player to move the conversions to the music player if you have installed the WMP. The WMP will detect the Walkman automatically.

Step 1. After pairing your computer with the Walkman via a USB cable, click on the 'Sync' tab on WMP.

Step 2. Use the Drag-an-drop action to put the converted Apple Music files into the 'Sync list' section on WMP.

Step 3. Hit the 'Start Sync' button to commence the transfer to Sony Walkmans.

transfer apple music conversions to walkman via wmp

Note: Some Sony Walkman models may come with a music manager program such as the Music Center for PC app and the Content Transfer for Mac app. Thus, you can install one of the software for transferring and listening to Apple Music on Sony Walkman without the Apple Music app.

Part 4. Conclusion

Here is all about how to play Apple Music on Sony Walkman's different models. People who are using the Sony Walkman NW-A100/300 series and NW-ZX500/700 series can stream Apple Music on those music players through the Apple Music app directly.

For other models and series of Sony Walkman users, AudFree Apple Music Converter can be the best shot. This intelligent software endows you the ability to turn your Apple Music or iTunes songs to MP3, AAC, etc. for playing on Sony Walkmans and other players such as SanDisk MP3 player, iPod Nano and Shuffle, etc. offline without Apple Music subscriptions.

Note: The trial version for AudFree Auditior is available forever but has the limitation of conversion time, you’d better purchase the full version to get more conversions.

James Blair

James Blair

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James Blair is an experienced writer and music lover. Reviews and tips on using popular music, like Apple Music, can be found in his articles.

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