This article outlines exactly which devices are, or are not, compatible with Apple Music.
Luckily there are workarounds for some of the devices listed here which aren’t necessarily compatible with Apple Music, so you may find a way to enjoy your Apple Music experience after all!
15 Devices YOU CAN Use with Apple Music:
PlayStation 5 is compatible with Apple Music, unlike its predecessor, PlayStation 4.
To download the Apple Music app on PS5, follow these steps:
- Start up your PS5 and go to your media home.
- Select ‘All apps.’
- Search ‘Apple Music’ and download.
- Next, open Apple Music and log into your account to begin listening to music.
It is possible to listen to your Apple Music library while in gameplay with certain compatible games – a feature that PS5 owners love.
Apple Music is compatible and easily accessed with Roku devices.
In May 2022, the Roku Platform announced that Apple Music is now available in their Roku Channel Store.
As well as getting the most mileage out of the 90 million songs available in the Apple Music library, Roku also stated:
“What’s more — music junkies can create personalized playlists, access expert-curated playlists, or tune-in to the award-winning Apple Music Radio live streaming today’s newest music as well as hits, classics, and country.”
PlayStation 5 is the only PlayStation that works with Apple Music. PlayStation 4 does have a workaround, but it technically is not compatible.
Any models older than this will not work with Apple Music.
4. Apple TV
Apple TV is 100% compatible with Apple Music.
Subscribers can use the Apple Music app on their Apple TV to gain access to the 90 million songs available in Apple Music’s catalog.
Apple TV users can listen to songs personally recommended by Apple, keep up with the latest musical trends, watch thousands of music videos and also gain access to their personal Apple Music library.
While you can access Apple Music on Apple TV, the service does not include a subscription to Apple Music.
5. Apple Watch
Owners can easily listen to Apple Music using their Apple Watch so long as they are subscribers.
All you need is a Bluetooth-compatible device, such as a speaker or headphones, and you are ready to stream without being near your phone.
You can also sync any downloaded music or podcasts to your Apple Watch for offline listening, making it a great alternative to carrying your phone out on a morning run.
Apple Music subscribers can easily cast music from their Android device to another device using Chromecast.
This is because of the inbuilt support features that Android’s Apple Music app has for Chromecast technology.
All you have to do is:
- Open Apple Music on your Android device.
- Tap the cast icon in the top right.
- Next, all you have to do is a select chosen device that you want to cast to.
If you succeed, you will see the cast icon turn red and soon hear the song play on your device.
Apple CarPlay allows Apple Music subscribers to listen to their music while on the road.
Using the car’s built-in display, subscribers can safely listen to and switch between their favorite tracks without needing to touch their iPhones.
CarPlay also gives Apple users the ability to:
- Make and receive phone calls.
- Use Siri to dictate and send messages.
- Receive directions with maps and much more.
8. Google Play
Google Play was designed and developed by Google to support its Android devices.
It is an online shop with all our favorite apps, games, and more.
Apple Music is available on the Google Play Store, boasting over 50 million downloads.
To listen to Apple Music on your android device, go to the Play Store and type ‘Apple Music’ into the search bar. When the icon appears, tap and select download.
9. LG Google TV
LG TVs are renowned for being one of the best smart TVs on the market.
Apple Music subscribers can listen to their music on an LG Google TV using these two methods:
- Downloading the Apple Music app or
- Using Apple Airplay 2.
LG TV owners can also synchronize their Apple Music library to other AirPlay-compatible devices in their homes.
10. Samsung Smart TV
The Apple Music app is only available on select Samsung Smart TVs, so the model you own will determine whether you can access your Apple Music library.
A spokesperson for Samsung has stated:
“If the Apple TV or Apple Music app does not appear in apps, then it is not compatible with your TV.”
So to find out if your TV is compatible, open up your apps. Apple Music will automatically appear if compatible; you will not need to download it.
11. Vizio Smart TV
Vizio Smart TV owners can listen to Apple Music using its inbuilt AirPlay 2.
AirPlay 2 enables users to stream music and movies from their iPhone, iPad, or Mac straight to their smart TV without any other necessary devices.
12. Google Home
The Google Home app is available on both iOS and Android devices. It is smart home automation that allows users to control Google Nest, home lights, speakers, and even cameras.
Apple Music subscribers will be happy to hear that Apple Music is available on Google Home.
To play songs, Apple Music subscribers must link their Apple Music account via the Google Home app.
iPads are just as common as iPhones nowadays, and it’s useful to know their compatible apps.
Apple Music subscribers can tune into their favorite songs on an iPad because the app is available across all iOS platforms.
You must open the App Store from your device’s home screen and type ‘Apple Music’ into the search bar. Next, download the app by tapping ‘Get.’
14. Smart TVs
Smart TVs are a great option to play music when hosting a party or simply chilling yourself, and as a general rule of thumb, Apple Music should work with your Smart TV.
Apple states on their website which devices can be used in conjunction with Apple Music, and Smart TVs are one of the compatible devices mentioned.
However, certain makes and models may not support the Apple Music App. For example, it is known that not all Samsung Smart TV models support Apple Music so other brands may follow suit.
The best way to tell is to open the App Store on your Smart TV and see whether Apple Music is available. If you can’t find the app, the chances are your particular smart TV does not work with Apple Music.
Sonos is an incredibly advanced sound system renowned for its multi-room control settings.
Sonos is compatible with Apple Music, meaning Apple Music subscribers can listen to multiple different songs in their Apple Music library, all around their entire home.
Apple Music’s family membership also works on Sonos, so up to six accounts can all be easily accessed with the Sonos system.
5 Devices You CAN’T Use With Apple Music:
Unfortunately, PlayStation 4 does not support the format of music files downloaded from Apple Music, and there is no app you can download onto your device.
PlayStation 4 supports only the following formats:
Apple Music files have a specially encoded format called M4P, a protected format unsupported by PlayStation 4 consoles.
So, technically speaking, you cannot use Apple Music on a PlayStation 4.
It is possible to use workarounds to stream Apple Music on your PlayStation 4, but the process can be fairly complicated.
Microsoft’s Xbox consoles boast an impressive amount of music apps, such as Spotify and Pandora, but unfortunately, there is no app specific to Apple Music.
Xbox owners can, however, use these two methods to gain access to Apple Music on their console:
- Remotely cast their Apple Music using AirPlay direct from their iPhone or iPad.
- Use the third-party application called ‘AirServer.’
Amazon’s Fire TV Sticks are not automatically linked with Apple Music because ‘Amazon Music’ is the default streaming service used by these devices.
However, there are multiple ways in which Apple Music subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV Stick to stream Apple Music, but no standalone app is available.
The quickest and simplest way to work around the Amazon Music default settings is to use the Alexa app available for Android and iOS to link Apple Music to the Firestick.
Unfortunately, there is no in-home app for Apple Music on Xfinity, so subscribers cannot listen to their Apple Music using Xfinity.
Xfinity does have the majority of our most popular apps, but when it comes to music, the only apps supported are:
Teslas are, unfortunately, not compatible with Apple Music.
Check more here on Teslas and commuting.
It seems strange that two companies known for their advanced technological designs can’t find a way to work together, which has frustrated Tesla and Apple owners for quite some time.
Tesla does have an iPhone app that allows Apple iPhone owners to use their phone as a key, which is pretty exciting. You can also adjust the temperature and charging settings using the iPhone app, but to this day, you cannot listen to Apple Music.
The only way for Apple Music subscribers to listen to their music in a Tesla is to stream it via Bluetooth.