Listening to music is a favorite task for everyone, and it helps in changing the mindset. Every gamer wishes to hear their most loved songs while playing an interesting game. Apple Music is the best music streaming app in the world, with great audio quality. If you own an Apple device, there are fewer chances you do not know about this app, and as such, ‘Apple Music‘ is one of the first music streaming apps in the industry. You can stream Apple Music on PS4 and play your favorite games by listening to the songs.
Apple Music has some unique features that pave the way for long-term usage. Unfortunately, Apple Music is unavailable for PS4. But, you can stream Apple Music on the PlayStation 4 in other ways. Apple Music is accessible on the PS5 console. So, it is expected to be made available on PS4 sooner. Apple Music also provides Originals, Concerts, and music shows. It has 30,000+ curated playlists to stream for any occasion.
Apple Music Subscription
The Apple Music subscription costs $9.99 per month and $99.99 per year. It also offers a family subscription for $14.99 per month, and it can be accessed by 6 members. You can download thousands of songs to your device and stream them offline anytime.
How to Stream Apple Music on PS4
Though the Apple Music app is unavailable in the PlayStation Store, you can stream the Apple Music through a Music convertor or DLNA. The music or audio formats supported by Playstation 4 include MP3, AAC, FLAC, and M4A alone. Apple Music has an M4P format, and thereby, you have to use the music convertor for streaming the songs.
How to Listen to Apple Music on PlayStation 4
You can use the popular third-party 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.
2 – Open ViWizard and import audio files into it by dragging and dropping files into the home screen.
3 – Click on the Magic Wand icon to change settings like volume, speed, and pitch.
4 – Once the changes have been made. Click on the ‘OK’ button to save the settings.
5 – Select the edit icon and open the Tags tab. Make changes to Album Metadata and album art in this window, and save changes by clicking on the ‘Ok‘ button.
6 – Click on the format area on the bottom left of the Viwizard windows application.
7 – Choose the Format you wish to convert and click on the ‘OK’ button in the popup window.
8 – Select the Convert button on the bottom right to start converting the files to the desired format.
9 – Wait for the progress indicator to fill up completely.
10 – Once the progress bar shows, the conversion is complete. Open the converted icon in the top middle section of the app.
11 – Connect a USB Pendrive with the PC.
12 – Create a folder inside the root of the USB named Music.
13 – Move the converted music files inside the folder created just now and eject the USB Pendrive.
14 – Insert the USB Pen Drive into the USB port on the PS4 console.
15 – Go to the PS4 home screen and find the app tile USB Music Player.
16 – Now, start playing your favorite music on USB Music Player.
Related: How to Stream Spotify on PS4
How to Play Apple Music using DLNA
1 – On the PS4 home screen, highlight the Playstation Store icon and open the Store.
2 – Highlight the Search button on the PS Store and select it.
3 – Type Media player in the search and press ???? on the controller to load the results.
4 – Look for the ‘Media Player‘ app title on the search results and open the app.
5 – Select the Download button to download the Media Player app.
6 – Wait for the progress bar to fill up. This would mean the download is complete.
7 – Once the download is complete, the progress bar will turn into the ‘Start‘ button and select the Start button.
8 – Open the Media Player app on PS4, and wait for DLNA to detect your phone.
9 – On your iPhone, install and open the iMediaShare app from the App Store.
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 a ‘DLNA‘ network for the ‘Media Player‘ app on PS4 to connect to.
11 – Once the DLNA network is set up by the iMediaShare app, the Media Player app on PS4 would be able to detect and load a list of devices.
12 – Select the iMediaShare Personal (iPhone) item on the list and press the button on the controller.
13 – Inside the iMediaShare Personal (iPhone) folder, highlight the ‘Music’ folder and press the button on the controller to open the list of MP3s inside the folder.
After completing the connection, you can choose your favorite playlist to stream in the gaming session. You can connect your Bluetooth Headphones and Apple AirPods to your PS4 and enjoy the music streaming with good sound quality.
Frequently Asked Questions
No, You cannot download the Apple Music app on PlayStation 4 due to its unavailability. It is possible to stream Apple Music on PS4 from the smartphone.
Any USB drive can be easily connected to a PS4 console via the USB port.
However, the files that cannot be identified by the console won’t be listed on the file browser. Apple music formats are one among them.
Yes, it is possible. But you only have limited choices. You cannot do it via the USB, but you have to use the DLNA to do so.