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"Maybe you just want to stream Apple Music to Roku but it seems to have a restriction on them. Is there any way to unlock them?"

Roku (Roku Streaming Player), as a series of digital media player set-top boxes, is capable of playing streaming music and video, also your photos. The streaming music services supported by Roku include Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, and more (https://channelstore.roku.com/browse/music), but Apple Music is not mentioned in this list. So this page shows you a guide on playing Apple Music songs on Roku as your home's music hub.

Stream Apple Music on Roku

Why Apple Music Songs Can’t be Played on Roku Directly

Because the Apple Music application did not join in Roku and we have no direct way to access it on Roku, besides, all Apple Music songs are M4P files which are not supported by Roku for playback. We just glance at the table below and only to find that M4P is not included in the list.

Roku Audio Playback Format

Audio format AAC, MP3, WMA, FLAC (firmware 5.3 and later), WAV (firmware 5.3 and later)

Is There Any Way to Stream Apple Music Songs to Roku?

Even though the Apple Music songs can't be played directly on Roku, there is still another way out to make up for your regrets, especially you can large libraries in which you download many Apple Music songs but suffer from the streaming restrictions like playback and transmission.

The way to let you out is removing the protection from these songs you download from Apple Music to make them personal and converting them to the audio format supported by Roku. So it is important to find a decent Apple Music converter to relieve your worries. Here you can try Sidify Apple Music Converter if you haven't.

Why Choose Sidify Apple Music Converter?

All things you need to prepare are including: a laptop running Windows or Mac system, the latest version of iTunes and most importantly, an Apple Music converter installed.

apple music converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • ok Convert Apple Music and M4P files to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV or AIFF.
  • ok Unlock from iTunes
  • ok Preserve high fidelity sound quality after conversion.
  • ok 5X conversion speed; Keep ID3 tags and metadata.

How to Convert Apple Music Songs and Stream them to Roku

Step 1 Add Apple Music Songs to Sidify

Here we will take Windows PC as an example. Please launch Sidify Apple Music Converter after installation, then click + to add Apple Music songs to Sidify. And the Apple Music songs you downloaded will be listed like the picture below.

Add Apple Music contents

Step 2 Customize the Output Settings

You can click Setting button button on the top right of the Sidify interface to set the output format as MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF and output quality up to the highest 320 Kbps.

Customize the output settings

Step 3 Start Conversion and Find the Converted Apple Music Files

After all the settings are done, you can click the "Convert" button to start converting the Apple Music songs you added. And all the converted Apple Music files can be found by going to Converted section.

Start converting Apple Music

Step 4 Play the Converted Apple Music to Roku

Now, the Apple Music songs you converted with Sidify Apple Music Converter are saved on your music library and it’s easy to stream them to Roku with the flexible options. For example, you can store the converted Apple Music songs to a USB drive and then connect it to Roku for playback with a media player like Roku Media Player, PlayOn, Plex, and more on Roku Channel Store.

1. Roku Media Player

Roku Media Player allows you to listen to your music files, watch your video files, and view photos by using the Roku device’s USB port or by accessing a media server on your local network. DLNA also enables sharing of content like music, videos, and photos between devices connected over a network. To play content stored on another device or computer on your Roku device using DLNA, the other device must be running DLNA server software and must be on the same network as your Roku device.

Play Apple Music with Ruku Media Player

2. Plex

Plex usually comes preinstalled on Roku and you can download the Plex Media Server program for your computer, and follow the instructions to sync music, videos, and photos. Then link your account by entering a code and now you can listen to the music from your computer on Roku.

Play Apple Music with Plex

Note: The trial version of the Sidify Apple Music converter has a 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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