Sidify Apple Music Converter
If you are a Linux user, there are high chances that you might be using iTunes or Apple Music streaming music service. As iTunes is one of the most used applications across any platform to download, stream and manage music and videos, as well as offers access to tens of millions of Apple Music tracks. While its competitor Spotify has native Linux client, Apple has not bothered to develop a desktop application for iTunes for Linux. Even if iTunes isn’t available in Linux as a native application, you can still eventually try to find a way to efficiently play Apple Music on your Linux. Here we'll reveal best two ways to play Apple Music on Linux.
Though you can't find a Linux version of iTunes, you can still run iTunes in Linux using WINE. It adds a compatibility layer so that Windows applications work on Linux, but the results are far from perfect — At least, it’s stil worth a try. It will be a little complicated but you can follow the steps as below to get iTunes installed on Linux.
Step 1: Install WINE. WINE is a free download available here.
Step 2: Once WINE is installed, check to see if your version of Linux needs any extras installed to support iTunes or its files. One common tool that is used in this situation is PlayOnLinux.
Step 3: With your environment configured correctly, next you'll start installing iTunes. To do that, download a 32-bit or 64-bit Windows version of iTunes from Apple and install it. It will install in the same way as if you were installing it on Windows.
Step 4: If the installation can go smoothly, try an earlier version of iTunes. But it will lack of the latest features.
Step 5: Launch iTunes and sign in your account. Now you can listen to Apple Music on Linux.
AskUbuntu.com has more extensive instructions on running iTunes in WINE.
To successfully stream Apple Music on your Linux, a widely used solution is to download and install an application on your computer called Sidify Apple Music Converter. It is a fantastically flexible easy-to-use tool for converting Apple Music, iTunes M4P music and iTunes/ Audible Audiobook in a faster way.
Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter
Sidify Apple Music Converter
Step 1Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter
After downloading and installing Sidify Apple Music Converter, launch the program and then you'll see the user-friendly interface of this Apple Music Converter. The program is compatible with Windows and Mac.
Step 2Import Apple Music Tracks to Sidify
Click the "Add" button, and you'll see a pop-up dialog which shows you your entire iTunes library. Tick the audio files that you'd like to get as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC files and click "OK" button to add them to Sidify.
Step 3Adjust Output Setting
Click the "Settings" button on the upper right. Here you can choose output formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC), output quality(Low, Medium, High, Very High 320kbps) , output folder and how you like the audio files to be organized and so on. If you don't change the output path, the output audio files will be saved under the default folder.
Step 4Start Conversion
After the conversion is done, you can find the converted audio files by clicking the "Converted" button or directly go to the output folder that you set in previous step. All ID3 tags, including artist, album, year, track number and genre, are preserved in the output audios.
Step 5Transfer Apple Music to USB for Streaming on Linux
Find the converted Apple Music files under target folder on your Windows or Mac computer. Then transfer the converted music to an external USB hard disk for enjoying on your Linux.
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