Apple Music is one of the most popular streaming services available. Being able to listen to unlimited music rather than paying for individual songs was an amazing upgrade in the music industry.
While many people listen to music on the go with a phone, others would like to use Apple Music on a Windows PC. Doing so is very easy and simply requires an internet browser.
The one downside of Apple Music on a PC is that there is no dedicated app to listen to. In comparison, Spotify has an app for PC and Apple Music even has apps for other devices, such as Android. The good news for Apple Music users is that you can listen on any device that has a web browser. But there is a workaround for PC that lets you use the iTunes app to listen to Apple Music.
Let’s break down exactly how to use Apple Music on your Windows computer.
Step 1: Get an Apple Music Subscription
The first thing you need in order to listen to Apple Music on a Windows PC is a subscription if you don’t already have one.
There are a couple of options to get a subscription, including signing up on your phone or from the Apple website here.
Additionally, there is a bundle option called Apple One which includes other services. Plus, you can even upgrade to an Apple Music or an Apple One family subscription.
Step 2: Open Your Web Browser
Next, you need to go to your computer and open your preferred web browser. This method doesn’t require you to install anything, so you will be listening to music directly from the Apple website. Therefore, you will need to keep the browser open at all times when listening.
Step 3: Go to the Apple Music Website
Once you are on the internet, you need to navigate to the Apple website here. By following the link, you will be taken directly to the Apple Music sign-in page.
Otherwise, you need to select Entertainment from the top menu and then Apple Music from the dropdown menu.
Step 4: Sign in to Your Apple Account
Now it’s time to sign into your Apple account. Do this by selecting the sign-in button, if available.
If you used the link above, there will be an option to sign in or create an Apple account.
However, if you accessed Apple Music from the main menu, you will need to click the Try 1-month free button and then choose to sign in. Additionally, you will need to complete the two-factor authentication if enabled.
Step 5: Browse for Music
After successfully signing in, you can begin browsing for music to listen to. The good news is that all of your playlists are available in the browser. Additionally, radio stations are also available, as well as other collections of music. Besides just listening to music, you can also manage playlists, adding or removing songs from your playlists as well as creating new ones.
Step 6: Start Listening
Finally, it is time to start listening. All you have to do is select a song or playlist to start playing it. You can also use the controls at the top to pause, skip, and shuffle. There is also a volume adjustment, but it is separate from the computer’s volume controls.
Don’t forget you can also connect AirPods or a speaker to your computer for a better experience.
Check out this informative video tutorial that walks you through the step-by-step process of seamlessly enjoying Apple Music on your Windows computer. Learn how to set it up, access your playlists, and immerse yourself in the Apple Music experience, right from your PC!
Apple Music with iTunes
As previously mentioned, there is a workaround to using an app to listen to Apple Music. Although many people haven’t used iTunes in quite a while, it is still updated regularly. One of the features that it currently supports is the ability to listen to Apple Music. Surprisingly, it’s very easy to use this app and may be worth installing if you regularly listen to Apple Music.
All you have to do is download the iTunes application from the Apple website or the Microsoft Store. Once installed, you need to sign in just like you would on your phone or web browser. After that, you will have access to all previously purchased content from iTunes as well as access to stream Apple Music through the iTunes app.
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