"Does Apple Music work with Bose SoundTouch?" This is a commonly-asked question in the Bose community. The answer to this question might disappoint you. Bose currently has no information to share regarding whether Apple Music will be coming to SoundTouch as a music service. Alternatively, you can use Bluetooth, or Airplay on older SoundTouch speakers that support Airplay 1.
Although you can stream any music content that is not yet available within the SoundTouch app using Bluetooth from your mobile device, it is convinced the audio quality streaming via WiFi can be better. Without compromising the quality, we here introduce a better way to help you get Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch with ease.
Part 1. Use Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch: Tool Required
Many SoundTouch customers are still waiting for Bose to announce they will be supporting Apple Music on the Soundtouch products, as a number of them are Apple Music subscribers. Bose claimed that they were moving in the direction to support Apple Music via AirPlay 2, but there seem to be no updates since. Enough with the waiting for Bose SoundTouch Apple Music integration, let's take a look at an alternative way to play Apple Music on SoundTouch with high quality.
Without an Apple Music subscription, we can download our favorite songs for offline listening. However, these downloaded music files are encrypted and cannot be read on other media players or devices except the Apple Music app. Therefore, we introduce you to AudFree Apple Music Converter, a professional software designed to help users remove all restrictions and make Apple Music available anywhere.
With the built-in advanced converting technology, this powerful software can convert Apple Music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B without touching any audio quality. Besides, it is able to preserve the complete set of ID3 tags of the song, such as artists, titles, albums art, track numbers, and so forth. The converted Apple tracks you are going to play on Bose SoundTouch are no different from those you listen to on Apple Music, so to speak.
The AudFree Apple Music Converter is both available for Mac and Windows computer. Download and install the free trial now to experience full features.
Part 2. How to Get Apple Music for Bose SoundTouch: Detailed Steps
Please install AudFree Apple Music Converter and the iTunes app on your computer. MacOS Catalina users can perform the conversion with the Apple Music app directly, no iTunes required.
The following tutorial will take the Mac version as an example and show you how to download Apple Music for Bose SoundTouch step by step.
- Step 1 Download and add Apple tracks to AudFree
- Launch AudFree Apple Music Converter. The iTunes app will open on the Windows computer and the Apple Music app will open on the Mac. Firstly download the tracks you'd like to convert into your Apple Music library with your Apple Music subscription. Back to the main interface of AudFree, hit the first 'Load iTunes Library' button from the bottom-left corner. Then select and load the tracks from Apple Music Library to AudFree.
- Step 2Set output parameters of Apple tracks for Bose SoundTouch
- Click to the 'Format' icon from the right to open the settings window. There are 6 output formats for you to choose as well as other audio parameters including codec, channel, sample rate, and bit rate. For your reference, supported audio formats on most SoundTouch speakers are MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC. After that, press 'OK' to save the settings.
- Step 3Convert Apple Music for Bose SoundTouch
- Now tap the big 'Convert' button from the bottom right. The conversion will start to convert Apple Music at high speed. Once the conversion is done, please tap the 'Converted' icon next to the 'Convert'. You will see all of the converted files listed here. With a built-in mini player, you can play them right away to examine the output quality or locate them in the output folder.
Part 3. How to Play Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch
After you found all your converted Apple Music in local music files, you ready to finally transfer these files to your Bose Apple Music library and enjoy them on your SoundTouch.
- Transfer Apple Music to Bose SoundTouch
Step 1. Start from the SoundTouch app on your computer, and click on Explore from the right.
Step 2. Choose Add Music and click Music Library. Click Add Music Library from the bottom.
Step 3. Next choose whether it's an iTunes or Windows Media Library. If you like, you can name your SoundTouch Apple Music collection here.
Step 4. Open your music library and drag Apple Music track, album, or playlist to a preset number on the left. SoundTouch system can access your computer files directly so please make sure it's connected to the same network as your computer.
Now, enjoy your Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch freely! If you have any problems, feel free to contact us for technical support.