Month: February 2018

After you unsubscribed Apple Music, how to still play the offline Apple Music songs

Apple Music is a streaming music service. After you subscribed the streaming music service, there are up to 25,000 tracks for you to choose and enjoy. You can also play them and download them to play offline.

If you unsubscribe and cancel the Apple Music service, all the songs from Apple Music will be either removed from your drive – or probably will have DRM protection which will prevent you from accessing. What you have purchased will remain on your hard drive.

And yes, even you have downloaded them offline, you can’t play them anymore for the DRM. Are there any methods to deal with this case?

The following guide will show you step by step.

How to remove DRM from Apple Music to keep them playable forever

Macsome iTunes Converter supports an ideal solution to remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music M4P to MP3 / AAC format with excellent output quality and up to 20X conversion speed.

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First of all, free download the latest version of iTunes Converter for Mac which supports Mac OS X 10.13 well, install on your Mac and then launch it.

Step 1. Click Add button to add the music files from Music library of iTunes.

Add Apple Music Files to convert

Step 2. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 3. Click CONVERT button to start conversion.

Converting Apple Music to MP3

When finishing the conversion, the DRM of Apple Music songs has been removed, and you can play and keep them as long as you like. as well.

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How to cancel Apple Music on computer

If you are a new user of Apple Music, you can have three months free trail.

After the 3 months, you need $9.99 / month to get access to the full Apple Music experience.

If you don’t like to cost for Apple Music any more, you need to cancel the Apple Music subscription by yourself.

Here we take “How to cancel the subscription of Apple Music on your computer” for example to show you how to do.

1. Open iTunes.

2. If you’re not signed in, sign in with your Apple ID. If your Mac has Touch ID, you can use it to log in when you’re asked for your password.

3. From the menu bar at the top of your computer screen or at the top of the iTunes window, choose Account > View My Account.

View my account

4. Enter your password or use Touch ID, then press the Return or Enter key on your keyboard, or click View Account.

On the Account Information page:

  • Scroll to the Settings section.
  • To the right of Subscriptions, Click Manage.
  • To the right of the subscription you want to manage, click Edit.

Subscriptions Manage

If you don’t see a subscription but are still being charged, make sure that you’re signed in with the correct Apple ID. If so, you might have subscribed directly with the provider and not through iTunes. In this case, contact the content publisher or app developer directly to cancel your subscription.

5. Use the options to manage your subscription. You can choose a different subscription offering, or click Cancel Subscription to cancel your subscription. If you cancel, your subscription will stop at the end of the current billing cycle.

Account Settings

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How to ask Siri to play Apple Music on HomePod

One of the main uses for Siri on HomePod is to control your Apple Music collection. There are Siri voice commands for accessing content like playlists, genres, moods, liking or disliking songs, playing more music based on something you’ve heard, starting a new radio station, and much more.

Because the list of Siri commands is so extensive, this guide won’t be covering every possible option and genre supported by available through Siri, but it should serve as a good starting point when getting to know what exactly your HomePod can do with your Apple Music library.

Playlists and Library

Your playlists may be the content you’ll interact with most often in Apple Music, and Siri on HomePod can play any Apple Music playlist you’ve made in the past on an iOS device or Mac. Siri can also play Apple Music’s personally curated mix playlists.

For items in your library, use the “play my” command and Siri will play albums and songs already added to your library. For everything else, Siri will play any songs available on Apple Music, even if they aren’t in your library yet.

  • “Hey Siri, play my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, shuffle my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, add this song to my Book Time playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, add this to my library.”
  • “Hey Siri, play My New Music Mix.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the A-List Pop playlist.”
  • “Hey Siri, play my music from Sam Smith.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the newest music from Vance Joy.”

Genres, Moods, and Radio

Siri can understand a wide range of commands requesting various musical genres and moods found in Apple Music. You can find some of these moods in Apple Music itself by navigating to the Browse tab, tapping Playlists, then looking through all of the Activities and Moods. You can also request songs based on decades, specific years, and exact dates. We’ve compiled a few examples below to get you started.

  • “Hey Siri, play some recent pop music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some chill music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some romantic music.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some music to dance to.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the best songs from the ’90s.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the top 10 songs from 1986.”
  • “Hey Siri, play the top song from April 17, 1992.”
  • “Hey Siri, create a radio station based on The Killers.”

Here are some examples of more keywords that you could enter into the above commands:

  • Sad
  • Angry
  • Lazy
  • Somber
  • Calm
  • Fun
  • Romance
  • Weekend
  • Cooking
  • Party
  • Workout
  • Focus
  • Motivation
  • Bedtime

You’ll also find the same results for essentially every genre, like Country, Alternative, Blues, and others.

General Controls

There are multiple commands you can relay to Siri to control music playback, with some examples below.

  • “Hey Siri, play music.”
  • “Hey Siri, pause.”
  • “Hey Siri, skip this song.”
  • “Hey Siri, skip forward 30 seconds.”
  • “Hey Siri, jump back 10 seconds.”
  • “Hey Siri, previous track.”
  • “Hey Siri, raise/lower the volume.”
  • “Hey Siri, increase the volume to 50 percent.”
  • “Hey Siri, turn on repeat.”

Other Commands

  • “Hey Siri, play Party in the USA.”
  • “Hey Siri, I like/dislike this.”
  • “Hey Siri, what song is this?”
  • “Hey Siri, what was the last song called?”
  • “Hey Siri, who sings this?”
  • “Hey Siri, who is the drummer in this?”
  • “Hey Siri, what year is this song from?”
  • “Hey Siri, how many songs are on this album?”
  • “Hey Siri, play more like this.”
  • “Hey Siri, after this play Rolling in the Deep.”
  • “Hey Siri, play some Florence and the Machine.”
  • “Hey Siri, tell me more about this artist.”
  • “Hey Siri, I want to hear the live version of this song.”

If you ever want to revisit the playlists and radio stations that Siri creates for you through voice commands on HomePod, head over to the For You tab in Apple Music. If you scroll down a bit, you should see “Recently Played” filled with the content that Siri played on HomePod.

Source from https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/siri-apple-music-playlists-homepod/

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How to copy Apple Music to Sony Walkman

If you are a streaming music fan and Apple Music’s subscribers, you may think about copying your Apple Music to this and that music player like Sony Walkman.

Apple Music to Sony Walkman

How to transfer Apple Music to Walkman Player?

You know that what you purchased from iTunes Store are DRM protected, the subscribed Apple Music has no exception. When you subscribe the service, you can play and listen to and download them, but you can’t transfer the music file directly. And they are incompatible with MP3 players as well.

If you want to transfer Apple Music to Walkman and other MP3 player, Apple Music to MP3 conversion is necessary and needed.

Macsome iTunes Music Converter is the Apple Music to Walkman Converter, which helps you to convert your Apple Music files to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV files compatible with Sony Walkman players.

Follow the next tutorial, you will know how to convert Apple Music to MP3 format and transfer to Sony Walkman MP3 Player easily and quickly.

Step 1, free download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, install and run it.

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Please make sure that you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

Step 2. Click “+” to import the downloaded Apple Music files.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. If it is necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Preferences output Settings

Now the output formats include MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV, you can just to choose a suitable one and set the other parameters according to your need.

Step 4. Click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Step 5. After the conversion, you can connect your Sony Walkman MP3 player to the computer using a USB cable.

Step 6. Drag and drop the converted MP3 files from the computer to the Sony Walkman player.

Step 7. After finishing the transfer, you can disconnect your USB cable, and now you can play your Apple Music files on Walkman freely.