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Two Ways to Stream Apple Music on Linux

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iTunes and Linux

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.

Stream Apple Music on Linux

Method 1: Run iTunes in Linux via WINE

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. has more extensive instructions on running iTunes in WINE.

Method 2: Convert Apple Music for Syncing to Linux

In order 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

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Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • okRemove DRM and convert Apple Music or iTunes purchase M4P music to MP3/AAC/FLAC/WAV
  • okUnlock DRM from iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks
  • okReserve the original sound quality for converted music
  • okFast Conversion Speed; Keep ID3 Tags & all metadata
  • okHighly compatible with the latest iTunes and Mac/ Windows OS

Guide to Stream Apple Music on Linux from USB Drive

Things You'll Need:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • The latest version of iTunes
  • An External & Portable USB Hard Drive
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

The UI of the Sidify Apple Music Converter is simple and easy to use. To strip restriction from Apple Music tracks, follow the below steps.

Main interface of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 1Add Apple Music with Sidify Apple Music Converter

Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be automatically launched and disappear quickly. Then click "+" or the interface of program, all your tracks downloaded on Apple Music will show out as below. Apple Music tracks that you want to convert. Do so and it’ll give you your familiar iTunes organization in its own window.

Tip 1 : In addition to convert Apple Music, Sidify Apple Music Converter also supports converting all your playable music downloaded from iTunes, such as iTunes M4A, M4B & Audible AA, AAX audiobooks and M4P Music to plain MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV format.
Add Apple Music files

Step 2Choose an Output Format

Clicking the setting button or the tiny gear icon on the top right of Sidify interface, a window would pop up. Here you can choose output format as MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, set the converting speed up to 10X and adjust the output quality up to 320 Kbps. Besides, the output path is also changeable if required.

Set output as MP3

Step 3Start Conversion

Once all the files are added to the queue and all the settings are made, go ahead and click on the “Convert” button.

Converting Apple Music

Step 4Transfer Apple Music to USB for Streaming on Linux

Now, click history to 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.

Check Conversion History
Tip 2 : You can play the converted file on other devices that support the converted audio format. Sidify maintains the quality of the audio like the original audio quality. The converted songs are as good as the original Apple Music. It even keeps all ID3 tags if they are present in the original iTunes music.

Video Tutorial: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3 on Windows

Note : The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, you'll need to spend just $39.95.

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