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How to Download Apple Music Playlist to MP3 Player

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By Justin SabrinaUpdated on February 26, 2024

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Do you want to download Apple Music playlist to MP3 player for listening anywhere you want? This article helps you how to download and convert Apple Music playlist to MP3 format, so that you can play Apple Music playlist & albums on Sony Walkman, iPod nano, iPod touch(7th Generation) and more MP3 players.

Apple Music is a popular streaming music service, the Apple company uses AAC files to store its tracks in Apple Music streaming platform, and you need to log in your Apple ID account (with Apple Music subscription) in Apple Music app, Apple Music web player or iTunes to stream Apple Music playlist/songs. When you download songs, album and playlist with Apple Music app, the downloaded song will be in AAC format; When you download a song on the iTunes, the downloaded song will be in M4P format, both the downloaded AAC and M4P songs comes with DRM protection. If you want to play Apple Music on MP3 player, iPod nano, Sony Walkman, SanDisk Clip Sport Go MP3 player, SanDisk Clip Jam mp3 player, A&norma SR35 and other MP3 players, you need to convert Apple Music to MP3 format, then you're able to keep Apple Music forever, and listen to Apple Music playlist/albums on any MP3 player.

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As we all know that Apple Music and iTunes doesn't support to convert Apple Music to MP3. Therefore, many Apple Music users looking for a Apple Music converter and Apple Music to mp3 downloader to download Apple Music to MP3 player, they may ask similar question: “Can I download Apple Music to MP3 player?” “How to play Apple Music on iPod nano” “How to download Apple Music playlist to MP3 player”

In this post, we'll focus on a most-asked question on Apple Music – how to download Apple Music songs and playlist to MP3 player? Keep reading this article, you will learn the best way to download Apple Music playlist to MP3 to offline listen on any MP3 player - iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod classic, Sony Walkman, SanDisk, etc.


Part 1. Download Apple Music Playlist to MP3 Player

Apple Music songs are protected by Apple's Fairplay DRM and you can only play Apple Music songs on limited authorized devices with iTunes or Apple Music app. However, if you want to play your favorite Apple Music songs on Sony Walkman NW-A105, iPod touch(7th Generation), iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic, more any MP3 player or any mobile phone, you will need to convert Apple Music tracks to MP3, so that you can enjoy Apple Music freely.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is a professional Apple Music to MP3 converter and Apple Music downloader, a built-in Apple Music web player in the program so that boost download efficiency and easily, it can convert Apple Music to MP3 in high quality that is almost the same as the original one. With the built-in Apple Music web player, it lets you download any songs, album, playlist from Apple Music based on the Apple Music web browser. Besides converting Apple Music to MP3 WAV, M4A, AAC, FLAC and AIFF formats.

Besides, unlike some ordinary audio converters, this tool can remove Apple Music DRM, making it possible for you to listen to Apple Music on any MP3 player. After download and converting Apple Music to MP3, all downloaded songs will be stored on your computer forever, you can play them with any media player such as iTunes, Windows Media Player, QuickTime, VLC, Spotify, etc. In addtion, you can play Apple Music on MP3 player, iPod Nano, USB drive, SD card, iPhone, iPod, Roku, Android, car player, PSP, Xbox, smart TVs and more devices.

Key Features of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter

  • Download songs, albums, playlists from Apple Music web browser.
  • Free convert Apple Music songs to MP3/M4A/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF.
  • Preserve the 100% original music quality after conversion.
  • Convert iTunes M4P music, DRM protected AAC and unprotected AAC songs to MP3, M4A, etc,.
  • No needs to install the Apple Music/iTunes app, built-in Apple Music Web Player.
  • Keep song title, artist name, album name, genre, artwork and more ID3 tags after conversion.
  • Faster conversion speed to batch convert Apple Music tracks on Windows & Mac computer.
  • Directly convert Apple Music tracks to MP3 without downloading to computer.
  • Set audio codec, bitrate, sample rate and channel easily.
  • Organize output songs by artist, album, artist/album, album/artist.
  • Manage your music lirbary by customizing output quality and sort output songs.
  • Offline enjoy Apple Music on MP3 player, iPod touch(7th Generation), PSP/PS3/PS4, mobile phone, etc,.

Free download UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on Windows or Mac computer:

Tip: The trial version allows you convert the first 3 minutes of each audio files, so you can this Apple Music Converter free version to convert less that 3 minutes of Apple Music songs online. If you want to convert more that three minutes of each Apple Music files, please buy the full version and register to unlock the restrictions.

How to Download Apple Music Playlist to MP3 via Best Apple Music to MP3 Converter

Simple Apple Music to MP3 Conversion Guide: How to download Apple Music to MP3? Please download the free trial version of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter(available for Windows and Mac computer) and install it on your computer.

For Apple Music songs, you don't need to download them to your computer first. Just add songs, albums or playlists to your Apple Music library in advance. First, launch the UkeySoft program and login to your Apple ID to enter the Apple Music web browser on UkeySoft. Next, customize the output settings like output format, output quality, output folder, output organized and more. Then open any Apple Music tracks, playlists, albums to load and add the songs to program. Finally, click on "Convert" button start converting Apple Music to MP3.

Detail Apple Music to MP3 Conversion Guide: How to convert Apple Music to MP3 step-by-steps.

Guide: How to Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 1. Run UkeySoft Program and Log In Account
Launch the UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on computer firstly. Click "Sing In" to log in your Apple Music account.

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Log in your Apple ID(with Apple Music subscription).

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Step 2. Choose Output Format
Choose output format. The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click "Setting" icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

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Step 3. Add Apple Music to Converting List
Browse a playlist, artist or album you want to download, click the "Add" icon to add songs/playlist to the "Converting List".

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By default, it will select all the songs in the playlist. You can tick the checkbox to unselect some ones.

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Step 4. Start to Convert Apple Music
Then, just click "Convert" button, the program start to convert Apple Music to MP3 format you set.

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Step 5. Check Converted Apple Music Files
After the conversion is complete, you can click "History" icon or go to the output folder to get all converted Apple Music files.

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With a built-in music player, you can click the Play icon to play any converted Apple Music tracks on the UkeySoft software directly!

Part 2. Rip Apple Music to MP3 through Audio Recorder (1:1 Speed)

To convert Apple Music to MP3, you may be looking for more tool for help. In this part we will present a great recording tool for you, which enable you to record Apple Music songs to MP3 without DRM protection. If you are interested in a free way to convert Apple Music to MP3, you can't miss this Audacity Audio Recorder. It is an easy-to-use tool contain advanced feature.

Step 1. Launch Audacity Audio Recorder on computer, in the dropdown menu under Audio Host choose Windows WASAPI.
Step 2. In the recording device drop-down, choose default speakers or headphones of your computer.
Step 3. Select the option labeled Loopback depending on your setup or what sort of sound card your computer has.
Step 4. Click the Record button to begin recording and start playing Apple Music songs you want to record at the same time.
Step 5. Click the Stop button to end the process of recording at anytime, and save the recorded Apple Music songs to your computer as MP3.

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A. The output audio files will be original quality loss.
B. You can only record Apple Music one by one, instead of do a batch recording.
C. It can't be setting format of output files.

Part 3. Convert Unprotected Music to MP3 through iTunes For Free

Though the Apple Music app and iTunes cannot convert a unprotected Apple Music songs to MP3, you can use the Apple Music app or iTunes application to convert your unprotected song files to compressed MP3 and uncompressed formats (Apple Lossless Encoder, AIFF or WAV). Converting music songs to MP3 file in iTunes or Music app is free, but it doesn't touch your original sound quality. So that you're able to transfer the converted MP3 (compressed files) to MP3 player for listening anywhere and any time, or backup music into your USB drive to save more disk space.

iTunes is not only a smart media player, but also a powerful tool for converting audio files. iTunes makes converting unprotected music to MP3 easy! If you have DRM-free music files, then you can convert music songs into MP3 format in iTunes. Follow the detailed steps below:Let's get started.

Step 1. Open iTunes app on your Mac or Windows PC.

Step 2. Change the MP3 import settings.

On Windows PC:

Click 'Edit' in the menu bar and select 'Preference'. Tap the 'General' tab > 'Import Settings', and select 'MP3 Encoder' in the 'Import Using' option.

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On Mac:

Click 'iTunes' and select 'Preferences', click on the 'General' > 'Import Settings', and choose 'MP3 Encoder' from 'Import Using:' option. Click 'OK' to confirm your settings.

convert music files to mp3 in itunes for mac

You can set 'High Quality' from the 'Settings' option. Then click 'OK' to confirm.

Step 3. In the iTunes library, select the music songs that you want to convert to MP3. Then click the File menu, choose 'Convert' > 'Create MP3 Version'.

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Step 4. Wait a few minutes, and you can find the created MP3 version in iTunes library.

Part 4. Convert Unprotected Music to MP3 via Apple Music App For Free

As of macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple has killed its iTunes app and released separate apps for Music, Podcasts, and Books. If you're running a Mac with macOS 10.14 or earlier, you can still use iTunes on your Mac to convert music files to MP3 audio.

Step 1. Open the Apple Music app on your Mac.

Step 2. Go to the menu bar, select 'Music' > 'Preferences'.

Step 3. Then click the 'Files' tab, and click 'Import Settings'.

Step 4. Click the menu next to 'Import Using', choose 'MP3 Encoder', then click 'OK'.

convert music to mp3 for free

Step 5. Select your music files in your library, then tap 'File' > 'Convert' > 'Create MP3 Version'.

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Extra Tips

If you are a deep Apple user, you probably know all Movies and TV shows purchased from iTunes Store are also DRM-protected. If you want to play iTunes purchased moives on any devices offline, you need to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert iTunes M4V to MP4, what you need is a professional iTunes Video DRM removal software - UkeySoft M4V Converter, which is a popular iTunes M4V to MP4 Converter, it can help you convert any purchased iTunes movies, TV shows and music videos to plain MP4 video format for offline watching on any MP4 compatible devices.


If you need to convert Apple Music to MP3 for free, you can try the ways in part 1 and part 2. However, the tool we introduce to you in the second part is not perfect enough. When you need to convert Apple Music keeping its original audio quality, or do a batch music conversion, you should consider to get the help of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter in part 1 we have mentioned. Then you can offline playback Apple Music on any devices without limits, like Sony Walkman NW-A105, iPod touch(7th Generation) and more MP3 players.

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Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina

Justin Sabrina has over 10 years of content writing experience. She specializes in product reviews, how-to guides, tips and tricks, top lists, etc. on data encryption, multi-media conversion, screen recording and iOS unlocking. At UkeySoft, she performs in-depth research SEO copywriting and collaborates with our R & D team to offer effective software solution, most of her articles on software are helpful and easy to read, helping our reader easily solve problems through using software or apps.


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