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Roku is an American Corp. that manufactures streaming devices for TV. This helps in accessing Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other services on a non-Android or non-smart TV. Roku comes pre-installed with a number of music services such as Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Music, and others. Roku doesn’t yet support Apple Music and that’s a huge bummer. Apple Music has lots of fans and people have their favorite playlists on their Apple Music and they want to play Apple Music on Roku.
In this article, we will be showing you How you can Play Apple Music on Roku by following few simple methods.
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Can I play Apple Music on Roku?
Yes and No! No, because Roku doesn’t directly support Apple Music, the service hasn’t been integrated yet. The reason is, Apple Music is in MP4 Fairplay format which is not supported by Roku. Apple Music files are DRM protected so you can’t directly play them using the Media player built-in Roku.
Yes, cause there are few sideloading methods using which you can use Apple Music to stream music on Roku. You can use the Android App, “Play on Roku” to play music from your phone on Roku connected device.
Easy Methods to stream Apple Music on Roku
There are 3 methods using which you can play music through Apple Music on Roku. The methods mentioned here are simple and easy to follow. We will be using cast screens from our Android phones and iPhones and also using media file convertors to follow the side route to stream music on Roku using Apple Music.
Through Screen Mirror from Android
Step 1. Open Apple Music in your Andorid Phone the log in with your Apple ID.
Step 2. Now open notification panel, click on Cast Screen.
Step 3. Look for the Roku device on the list, now click on the device to connect it.
Step 4. Now back to your phone, play music on your phone and it will be playing on your Roku device.
Note: Both the Roku TV and the smartphone need to be connected to the same WiFi to use this cast screen feature.
Through Screen Mirror from iPhone
Step 1. Go to Store and download the app, Mirror for Roku. [On your iPhone]
Step 2. Go to the store and download the app, Mirror for Roku. [On your Roku Device]
Step 3. Launch Mirror for Roku on your iPhone, now select your Roku device from the list.
Step 4. Click on “Start Mirroring” then select, “Start Broadcasting”.
Step 5. That’s it now open Apple Music and play the song of your choice and it will play on your Roku device.
Screen Mirror from PC to Roku device
Step 1. Log in with your Apple music ID here or on the official website of Apple Music.
Step 2. Now press Windows Icon + P on your keyboard. This will open a side tab that will show a lot of options to cast your PC screen too.
Step 3. Choose “Connect to a Wireless Device“, from the list. Now select your Roku device from the list.
Step 4. Now your screen has been shared. Play your music from the Apple Music tab and it will start playing on Roku TV.
Converting Apple Music to MP3 format
Step 1. Download and Install the Apple Music Converter on your PC or Mac. This will also launch the iTunes service on your PC automatically.
Step 2. Now in iTunes, select your playlist and the songs which you want to convert.
Step 3. Now select, Convert to MP3, after selecting your songs. OR select FLAC format. To convert songs in the best format, select a 256-kbps bit rate.
Step 4. Now transfer these converted files to your Roku and play them using the built-in media player in your Roku TV.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Roku devices support Apple music?
Roku devices are not integrated with Apple Music so you can’t use them on any of those. Apple Music is only for Apple Devices and Android phones.
How do I AirPlay Apple music to Roku?
First keep both your iPhone and Roku devices connected to the same WiFi network. Now open your Apple Music app and then select your song then tap More, then select AirPlay.
Can you stream apple music on Roku?
Yes, you can stream Apple Music on Roku by following the methods mentioned above.
Does apple music work on Roku?
Yes, it does but with a few side tricks. To know the tricks, read the article above.
So this was our short article on How you can listen to music on Roku devices using your Apple Music Subscription. We hope the article helped you. If you have any doubts or issues comment them down and we will try to solve them asap. Share this article with your friends and family members who wish to use Apple Music to stream music on Roku-powered TVs.
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