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The Best 3 Methods to Play Apple Music in a Car

hanna ellis By Hanna Ellis
Updated on: April 23, 2024

There are various approaches to play digital music files in a car, and there is no exception for Apple Music files. If you are Apple Music subscribers, you probably have large music library to save your favorite tracks, and it must be enjoyable to play your Apple Music songs in a car while long-distance driving. Here we sort out the best 3 simple tips about how to play Apple Music in a car, and you can choose the appropriate one according to your own conditions and needs.

Play Apple Music in a car

Method 1: Play Apple Music Songs in a Car via iPhone

1. Bluetooth

You can connect your iOS device (Android phones included) with a compatible car stereo using Bluetooth, and this is the easy solution to streaming your Apple Music. You just need to pair your iPhone and car stereo system correctly, then you can skip tracks, play or pause and adjust the volume from controls on the steering wheel or dashboard. And you can also use other stereo players to play Apple Music outloud in your car via Bluetooth if you like.

Play Apple Music in a car via Bluetooth

2. Auxiliary Input

Most of the cars come with an auxiliary input, either 3.5mm or USB. If it's USB, you can easily connect your iPhone via its Lightning cable. If it’s a 3.5mm input, you’ll need a 3.5mm to 3.5mm Aux Audio Cable to 3.5mm adapter. In this way, you can play Apple Music songs in a car without audio quality losing.

Play Apple Music in a car via Auxiliary Input

3. Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is specially designed for connecting iPhone to car, which takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and puts them on your car’s built-in display, so if you have an iPhone with iOS 7.1 or higher, this is the best method you can choose to play Apple Music songs in a car which comes with CarPlay options. While playing music, you are able to answer calls, see Apple maps and hear messages.

Play Apple Music in a car via Apple Carplay

4. FM transmitter

If you have a FM transmitter at hand, you can listen to your Apple Music from iPhone. It produces a short-range FM broadcast signal from a portable audio device like iPhone to a standard FM radio and tunes it into your car stereo.

Play Apple Music in a car via FM transmitter

Method 2: Play Apple Music in a Car via USB Drive

Is it possible to transfer Apple Music to USB drive for listening in the car If you do not want to use iPhone or other portable audio devices?

Theoretically, Apple Music songs are protected by DRM which prevents users from copying or transferring Apple Music files to USB drive, but it doesn’t mean there is no feasible solution to make it. You can resort to Sidify Apple Music Converter to help you remove the DRM protection from Apple Music files and convert them to audio formats like MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC losslessly, so that you can transfer the converted Apple Music songs to USB drive for playback in the car.

Let’s take a look at how to transfer Apple Music to USB drive for enjoying in the car, and here we take Windows PC as example.

Sidify Music Converter

Sidify Apple Music Converter

  • ok Work for Apple Music, iTunes M4P Music and Audiobooks.
  • ok Convert Apple Music songs to common MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF or ALAC.
  • ok Keep original audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion.
  • ok 1-click to burn Apple Music to CD or upload Apple Music to Cloud.
  • ok Highly compatible with the latest Mac/ Windows OS and iTunes.

If you are looking for a tool to convert any streaming music (such as Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Deezer, YouTube, YouTube Music, SoundCloud, DailyMotion …) to MP3, Sidify All-In-One is the go-to choice.

* If you don't see the "Choose Conversion Mode" option in Step 1, please check this page for more detailed instructions.

Step 1 Choose Convertion Mode

Open Sidify Apple Music on your computer, and then you can choose App Mode as your conversion mode.

choose conversion mode

After choosing [App Mode], a main intermain of Sidify will show as below:

sidify main interface

Step 2Set the Output Parameters

Click "Settings" to choose the output format, output quality and output path. Here you can choose MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF or ALAC as the output audio format and audio quality.

Choose output format

Step 3 Add Apple Music to the Convert

Drag and drop the track and the playlist you want to download to the Sifify. Sidify will automatically recognize and list the songs in the playlist.

convert apple music to mp3

Tick the box to select the songs you want to convert as MP3, and after all songs are selected, clcik "Convert" button to start the conversion.

convert apple music to mp3

Step 4 Start Converting

After the conversion is completed, you can go to Converted to find the converted MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC music.

Finally, you can plug your USB drive to computer and start transferring the converted Apple Music songs to it for listening in your car.

conversion history

Method 3: Burn Apple Music Songs to CD to Play in the Car

If you have CD player in your car which supports the audio playback for MP3, WAV, then you can try to burn the converted Apple Music to CD for playback in your car and for your personal collection. Because the Apple Music songs can be converted to MP3 or WAV with Sidify Apple Music Converter, you just need to use another program like iTunes or Windows Media Player to burn the converted Apple Music songs to CD.

>> Learn more about how to burn Apple Music to CD >>

Conclusion: Here are the best 3 tips you can make references to help you simply play Apple Music songs in a car. Each way has its own pros and cons, and it all depends on your personal circumstances to choose the appropriate one. Just have a try to enrich your media life!

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 1-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.

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Hanna Ellis | Content Writer

Hanna Ellis is an experienced writer with a strong passion for technology, music, and software. Her experience allows her to skillfully infuse her passion into her writing, creating comprehensive, informative, and practical content that appeals to a wide range of audiences.