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How to Play Apple Music on VLC Media Player

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By ChesterUpdated on February 07, 2024

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Wondering how to play Apple Music on VLC media player? In this post, we will introduce you the best way to download Apple Music songs/playlists/albums to MP3 or other common audio formats, so that you can play Apple Music on VLC media player without any limitations.

VLC is highly regarded as a media player compatible with both Mac and Windows systems. It serves as an excellent substitute for players such as Windows Media Player or iTunes due to its user-friendly interface and seamless handling of various audio and video formats. But there's a catch with Apple Music songs in the M4P format. Even though VLC can handle most media files, it can't play these protected songs from Apple Music. That's because Apple's DRM protection stops them from playing on non-Apple players like VLC.

Tool Required - UkeySoft Apple Music Converter

In this way, to play Apple Music songs on VLC media player, you'll need an Apple Music Converter. UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is specifically designed to remove restrictions from downloaded Apple Music songs and convert them into standard audio formats compatible with VLC Media Player.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is a professional tool tailored for Apple Music conversion. It effortlessly downloads Apple Music songs and converts them into various common audio formats such as MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF, delivering high-quality results at a remarkable 10x faster speed. This allows you to seamlessly import Apple Music songs into VLC Media Player or other preferred players. Furthermore, it retains essential ID3 tags like album, genre, title, artist, year, and track number, ensuring a comprehensive music experience. With this comprehensive solution, Apple Music subscribers gain complete control over their music, enabling them to enjoy their favorite tunes on non-Apple media players and devices hassle-free.

UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is equipped with a built-in Apple Music web player, you can search, browse, download and play music in one-stop, there is not necessary to install the official Apple Music app or other extra apps.

built-in web player

Main Features of UkeySoft Apple Music Converter

Break DRM Protection
UkeySoft Apple Music Converter efficiently removes the DRM protection applied to Apple Music songs, allowing users to gain full control over their music library.

Download Apple Music to Multiple Formats
This versatile tool enables users to download Apple Music tracks and convert them to popular audio formats including MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF, ensuring compatibility with a wide range of devices and players.

High-Speed Batch Conversion
With UkeySoft Apple Music Converter, users can convert Apple Music files at an impressive 10x faster speed, making the conversion process quick and efficient, even when converting multiple tracks simultaneously.

Preserve ID3 Tags and Original Quality
While converting, UkeySoft Apple Music Converter keeps important details like album, genre, title, artist, year, and track number intact, so your music library stays organized. Plus, it preserves the original sound quality of your Apple Music tracks, ensuring a top-notch listening experience.

Intuitive User Interface
Designed with simplicity in mind, UkeySoft Apple Music Converter features a user-friendly interface that is both intuitive and efficient, allowing users to easily navigate and utilize its powerful functionality without any hassle.

Built-in Apple Music Web Player
UkeySoft Apple Music Converter includes a built-in web player, eliminating the need for users to have the official Apple Music app installed on their device. This feature provides added convenience and flexibility, allowing users to access and convert their Apple Music library directly from the converter software.

Play Apple Music on Various Devices
By converting Apple Music files to widely supported audio formats, UkeySoft Apple Music Converter enables users to enjoy their favorite tracks on a variety of devices, including VLC Media Player, smartphones, tablets, MP3 players, and more.

Cross-Platform Compatibility
UkeySoft Apple Music Converter is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems, ensuring that users can access its powerful features regardless of their preferred platform.

Tutorial: How to Download Apple Music for VLC

Here's a comprehensive guide to help you download Apple Music and convert it to MP3. Please ensure that you have downloaded and installed UkeySoft Apple Music Converter.

Step 1. Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter
Launch UkeySoft Apple Music Converter on your computer, then proceed to log in using your Apple ID. Make sure to use the Apple ID associated with your Apple Music subscription.

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Step 2. Choose Output Format
Click on the "Gear" icon, and a new settings window will appear. UkeySoft Apple Music Converter offers support for six output formats: M4A (default), MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Please choose MP3 as the desired format.

choose output format

Step 4. Add Apple Music Songs to Download
Choose the playlist you wish to convert, then click the "Add to List" button to include all tracks from this playlist in the conversion list.

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By default, all songs in the playlist or album are selected. If there are any songs you don't want to download, simply deselect them.

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Step 5. Start Download Apple Music to MP3
To convert the chosen songs into MP3 or other DRM-free music files, simply click the "Convert" button to initiate the conversion process.

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After the download finishes, you'll notice a blue "output folder" icon next to each converted song. Click on the "Open Output File" option to access the DRM-free Apple Music songs in MP3 format.

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Step 6. Import Apple Music to VLC for Playback
Open VLC Media Player on your computer, navigate to the "Media" section, and then select either "Open File" or "Open Folder" to import the converted Apple Music songs into VLC for offline playback.


UkeySoft Apple Music Converter enables you to seamlessly transfer Apple Music to VLC Media Player. Additionally, it effortlessly converts Apple Music songs, playlists, and albums to MP3 or various other audio formats. This ensures unrestricted playback of your favorite Apple Music content across any device of your choice.

Play Apple Music on VLC


Chester is an experienced editor for UkeySoft focused on tech article writing, software & hardware produce review and tutorial. He specializes in composing posts about music conversion, video downloading, video conversion, screen recording and other tech knowledge tips. He always understands user needs and pain points and familiar with all kinds of multimedia conversion software and streaming music downloader on the market. So far, he has published 400+ helpful tech articles of software reviews, how-to guides to help reader in need.


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