Solved: Best Way to play Apple Music on PS4/PS3/PSP

Apple Music has been released on PlayStation 5, but there is no mention of a PlayStation 4 release. When Apple TV was brought to the PlayStation 5 console last year, it was explicitly mentioned that Apple TV would be coming to both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This time, we didn't see such an announcement, so most likely, Apple Music is exclusive to PlayStation 5 for now. So many PS4 owners are wondering whether there are some other ways to listen to Apple Music on PS4.

The PS4 is a fantastic games console with one of the best game libraries ever assembled. It supports all of the best video streaming apps, and it provides a premium gaming experience. So it has been a resounding success since its launch back in 2013, becoming one of the best-selling consoles of all time.


  1. Is Apple Music available on PS4?
  2. Listen to Apple Music on PS4 from USB storage device
  3. Conclusion

play Apple Music on PS4

Is Apple Music available on PS4?

But you may find that some in-game soundtracks are annoying. When you prefer to listen to your playlists, you can stream music from Spotify by installing Spotify app on your PS4. However, there is no direct app for Apple Music like there is for Spotify. If you are an Apple Music subscriber, it is impossible to play Apple Music on PS4 directly while you play a game. Is there a way to play Apple Music on PS4? Yes, you can try to listen to the Apple Music in the USB music player.

Listen to Apple Music on PS4 from USB storage device

PS4 Media Player allows you to play your video and music files direct from your home media server or a USB storage device.

Apple Music PS4

PS4 can play FLAC, AAC, and MP3 music files from a USB storage device. You can listen to music in the background without interrupting games, the Internet browser, or other applications.

All songs in Apple Music are in M4P format with DRM protection, then you can not play Apple Music on non-apple devices, or transfer Apple Music to PS4 via USB drive. You need a third-party tool to remove the DRM protection and convert Apple Music songs to common audios formats. Pazusoft Apple Music Converter can easily download Apple Music songs and convert songs to popular formats including MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, and others at a very fast conversion speed. It can remain lossless quality in the output songs and preserve ID3 tags, name, album, artist, etc. In this way, you can transfer Apple Music to the USB drive and listen to Apple Music on PS4. The following step-by-step guide can help you convert Apple Music songs to FLAC, AAC, or MP3 format by Pazusoft Apple Music Converter for playing on PS4/PS3/PSP.

About Pazu Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter

Pazu Apple Music Converter

  • Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.

Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 format

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

organize songs

Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs.

Click to view all downloaded songs. You can check them by converted date, artist or album.

Part 2 Play DRM-free Apple Music on PS4/PS3/PSP from USB drive

  1. On your computer, create a folder called "Music" on the USB storage device.
  2. Copy the converted FLAC, AAC, or MP3 format Apple Music to the "Music" folder.
  3. Connect the USB storage device to your PS4. Select “Applications” in the content area. Select “USB Music Player” in the content area. To set (USB Music Player) as your default music application, highlight (USB Music Player) in the content area, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Use for Music Playback from USB].
    play Apple Music on PS4
  4. Select the music you want to play. To play all of the converted Apple Music in the folder, highlight the folder, press the OPTIONS button, and then select [Play].
    play Apple Music on PS4


Although Apple Music is not available on PS4, luckily PS4 supports playing music files from a USB storage device in the background while you are playing games. This article teaches you how to download Apple Music songs to MP3 and transfer the USB drive, so you can play the Apple Music songs on PS4.