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How to Download Apple Music Playlists to MP3

“I've downloaded my Apple Music playlists for offline streaming, but I can't find a way to transfer them to my MP3 player. Can I save the Apple Music downloads as .mp3 files?”

It’s known to us all that we can download music from Apple Music for offline listening. Are there any restrictions with the Apple Music downloads? Can we save the Apple Music playlists in MP3 format? If yes, what’s the best solution to achieve it? We are going to explain everything clearly in this article.

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Q1: Can we download Apple Music for offline streaming?

Music streaming service has become even popular in recent decades. There are plenty of brands available in the market now, among which Apple Music is one of the most popular ones. We can sign up for its individual plan ($9.99/month) or create a family account ($14.99/month, up to six people). By subscribing to Apple Music, we can access the large music library it offers – over 90 million songs & 30000 playlists and download music from Apple Music for offline streaming as well.

Q2: Are there any restrictions with the Apple Music downloads?

The offline download feature has indeed brought us great convenience. It enables us to access Apple Music anytime, anywhere. In the case of no network, we can still listen to the downloaded offline Apple Music without consuming any data. However, the Apple Music downloads are restricted to be played with the iTunes/Music app. They can’t be copied or exported for use on other devices.

Q3: What’s the best solution to download Apple Music playlists to MP3?

Apple Music is a music streaming service. The downloaded files are encrypted cache files stored in the cloud, instead of regular single files that can be played normally. Undoubtedly, if we want to listen to Apple Music more freely, the best solution is to download Apple Music as MP3 files. Is there any way to download Apple Music Playlists to MP3? Definitely yes!

Although we cannot directly save Apple Music playlists as MP3 files, we can make it through a simple and easy-to-use third-party tool - Sidify Apple Music Converter.

Tool Required – Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter is an easy-to-use tool used to convert Apple Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC. It’s one of the best Apple Music downloaders available in the market, supporting Windows 7/8/10/11 and macOS 10.11 – 12 Monterey, keeping original audio quality and retaining ID3 tags after conversion.

In addition, Sidify Apple Music Converter can be used to convert iTunes M4P music, audiobooks and our local audio files to a regular format. We can also use it to burn Apple Music to CD, upload Apple Music to OneDrive and edit ID3 tags.

Key Features of Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • OKDownload music from Apple Music to the computer;
  • OKConvert Apple Music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC;
  • OKPreserve lossless sound quality after conversion;
  • OKKeep ID3 tags, including Title, Artist, Album, Artwork, Track Number, ....


How to Use Sidify to Download Apple Music Playlists to MP3

The best part of Sidify Apple Music Converter is that it’s a beginner-friendly program. Just make sure you have installed Sidify Apple Music Converter and iTunes/Music app on your PC/Mac. Then you can easily download playlists from Apple Music to MP3 in 5 simple steps:

Step 1 Open Sidify Apple Music Converter

Open Sidify Apple Music Converter, and the iTunes/Music app would be launched automatically in the background.

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Step 2 Add an Apple Music Playlist to Sidify

Open Sidify Apple Music Converter, click the "+" button, select the Apple Music playlist that you'd like to convert to MP3 format and then click OK.

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Step 3 Choose MP3 as the Output Format

Click the "Settings" icon in the upper right corner and select MP3 as the output format. You can also choose the output audio quality, specify the output folder, customize the way you'd like to sort out the downloaded files, and so on.

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Step 4 Convert the Apple Music Playlist to MP3

Click the "Convert" button and Sidify Apple Music Converter would immediately start exporting the Apple Music playlist as MP3 files.

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Step 5 Find the Apple Music Downloads in MP3 Format

Once the conversion is done, you can click the "Converted" tab in the left column to check what have been converted successfully. You can also go to the output folder set in Step 3 to find the MP3 downloads.

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Conclusion

By subscribing to Apple Music, we can download music from Apple Music for offline streaming, yet the Apple Music downloads are saved in an encrypted format stored in the cloud, instead of regular .mp3 files.

Sidify Apple Music Converter is the best solution to download Apple Music playlists to MP3. It’s a simply-designed tool that can be used to convert Apple Music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC in 5 simple steps.

Video Tutorial: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

Note: The free trial version of Sidify Apple Music to MP3 Converter can convert the first three minutes of each audio file. If you want to unlock the time limitation, you can purchase the full version of Sidify.