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Apple Music on PS4 [PlayStation 4]: Possible Ways



Apple Music on PS4

Listening to music is one of the most favorite things for everyone. It helps in changing the mindset. Every gamer wishes to hear their most loved songs while playing or after an interesting game session. But music apps like Apple Music are not available on the PS4 app store. There are some workarounds to get Apple Music on your PlayStation 4 console. Using any music converter software and a USB drive, you can listen to Apple Music songs on your PlayStation 4.

How to Stream Apple Music on PS4

Though the Apple Music app is unavailable in the PlayStation Store, you can stream Apple Music through a Music converter or DLNA. The music or audio formats supported by Playstation 4 are MP3, AAC, FLAC, and M4A. Apple Music has an M4P format. So, you have to use the music converter to convert the song format.

How to Listen to Apple Music on PlayStation 4

You can use popular music converters to convert the format from M4A to MP3. After converting them, you have to send them to PS4 through USB Pendrive.

1 – Download and launch ViWizard from a trusted source. You can use any of the music converters.

2 – Open ViWizard and import Apple Music audio files into it by dragging and dropping files into the home screen.

Apple Music on PS4, drag and drop file.

3 – Click on the Magic Wand icon to change settings like volume, speed, and pitch.

Apple Music on PS4, edit audio attributes.

4 – Once the changes have been made. Click on the OK button to save the settings.

Apple Music on PS4, click ok to save changes

5 – Select the Edit icon and open the Tags tab. Make changes to Album Metadata and Album Artist in this window, and save changes by clicking on the OK button.

Apple Music on PS4, edit audio attributes.

6 – Click on the Format area on the bottom left of the Viwizard application.

Apple Music on PS4, choose format.

7 – Choose the Format you wish to convert and click on the OK button in the popup window.

convert to format to stream Apple Music on PS4,

8 – Select the Convert button on the bottom right to convert the files to the desired format.

Convert audio

9 – Wait for the progress indicator to fill up completely.

Progress bar Viwizard software

10 – Then, click the Converted icon in the top middle section of the app.

Converted file Viwizard software

11 – Connect a USB Pendrive to the PC.

12 – Create a folder inside the root of the USB named Music.

13 – Move the converted music files inside the Music folder and eject the USB drive.

Eject the USB pen drive.

14 – Insert the USB Pen Drive into the USB port on the PS4 console.

Connect USB drive
Insert the USB drive into the PS4 console

15 – Go to the PS4 home screen and find the app tile USB Music Player.

USB Music Player on PS4

16 – Now, start playing your favorite music on USB Music Player.

USB Music player UI

How to Play Apple Music using DLNA

1 – On the PS4 home screen, highlight the Playstation Store icon.

PS store app tile.

2 – Highlight the Search button on the PS Store and select it.

Search button PS Store.

3 – Type Media player in the search and press ???? on the controller to load the results.

On-screen keyboard PS Store search

4 – Look for the Media Player app title on the search results and open the app.

Open Media player app search result.

5 – Select the Download button to download the Media Player app.

Media Player download button.

6 – Wait for the progress bar to fill up. This would mean the download is complete.

Download progress bar.

7 – Once the download is complete, the progress bar will turn into the Start button and select the Start button.

Launch Media Player.

8 – Open the Media Player app on PS4, and wait for DLNA to detect your phone.

Media Player waiting for DLNA network of iPhone.

9 – On your iPhone, install and open the iMediaShare app. If you don’t have the app, install it from the App Store.

Tap on iMediaShare app icon to open.

10 – Wait for a couple of seconds. The iMediaShare app would show a splash screen and freeze. At the same time, it tries to set up the DLNA network for the Media Player app on PS4.

Wait for iMediaShare to setup a DLNA network.

11 – Once the DLNA network is set up by the iMediaShare app, the Media Player app on PS4 will detect and load a list of devices.

List of devices on DLNA network.

12 – Select the iMediaShare Personal (iPhone) item on the list and press the button on the controller.

List of devices connect to network

13 – Inside the iMediaShare Personal (iPhone) folder, highlight the Music folder and open it.

14 – You will get the list of audio files inside the folder.

Apple Music on PS4. folders list on iPhone

After completing the connection, you can choose your favorite playlist to stream in the gaming session. You can connect your Bluetooth headphones to your PS4 to listen to the songs.

Apple Music on PS5

In the PlayStation 5 consoles, you can install the Apple Music app directly from the store. You can sign in to your Apple Music account and listen to all the songs. As of now, the Apple Music app is available only for the Play Station 5 consoles. To get Apple Music on PS3 or PS4, you need to use the above-mentioned two workaround methods.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is it possible to connect Apple iPhone to PS4 to share files?

Yes, it is possible. But you only have limited choices. You cannot do it via the USB, you have to use the DLNA to do so.

Sam is a tech enthusiast, who has keen interest on technology and loves to explore new innovative tech products.

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