Category: Apple Music Tools

No iTunes, Still Play Play Apple Music on Google Pixel 3

If you are Apple Music user, you can also download Apple Music for Android App like Spotify and enjoy Apple Music on your Google Pixel 3. However Apple Music for Android App is not ideal like Spotify, as you know Apple Music is mainly used by ios users. Would you like to try to enjoy Apple Music without iTunes or Apple Music for Android App? You can just enjoy Apple Music from Google play without limitations.

Guide to play Apple Music on Google Pixel 3 without iTunes

Before conversion, you need to know that you can’t use the general audio converter to convert Apple Music files, because they are DRM protected. In order to play Apple Music freely, we need Macsome iTunes Converter, which is a powerful Apple Music Converter which helps users decrypt the DRM protection from Apple Music and then users can get full use of Apple Music without limitations any more.

Step 1. Click the next button to free download the latest version of Apple Music Converter, install and run it.

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Step 2. Click “+” button to select the Apple Music files you want to convert, and then click “OK”.

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

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Set the output format or output folder.

Here are four choices including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV for users to choose as the output format.

Preferences output Settings

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

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Step 5. Upload the converted Apple Music files to Google Play.

Just Log into Google Play Music account and head to My Music section, then click “Upload Music” button and choose the converted Apple Music songs to upload.

Now you can play these converted Apple Music files from your Google Play account on your Google Pixel 3 anywhere and anytime as you like.

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How to set a sleep timer on your iOS

There are various habits before going to bed for sleep. Someone maybe do some reading, and someone would like to listen to music songs before going to sleep. Soothing music is good and helpful for sleep.

The process to use the sleep time to set the playing time is very simple. Start playing some music files, set a timer and watch or listen until you doze off. After the set time has elapsed, the playback will end and, in some cases, the device will power off.

Step 1. Launch the Music app, and start listening to Beats 1 radio or the songs available on Apple Music.

Step 2. Now launch the Clock app from your iPhone or iPad’s Home screen.

Step 3. Tap the Timer tab.

Step 4. Select the time after which you want Apple Music or Beats 1 radio to stop playing using the picker.

Step 5. Tap on When Timer Ends.

Step 6. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the screen.

Step 7. Tap Stop Playing from the list of options.

Step 8. Tap Set at the top right corner.

Step 9. Tap Start to activate the sleep timer.

Set Sleep time on iPad

The sleep timer will start and will automatically turn off Apple Music or Beats 1 radio after the time set by you. If you take on an average half an hour to fall asleep, then set the Sleep timer for 30 minutes.

Please note that if you need to change it back to one of the Ringtones if you want to get an alarm when the timer ends, for the sleep timer isn’t a separate timer.

Source from https://www.macsome.com/guide/set-sleep-time-for-apple-music.html

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How to Transfer Apple Music playlist to Fiio X3

Some days ago, someone which have a FiiO X3 Gen 2 for his main music player , and want to transfer iTunes music playlist via Apple Music to FiiO X3, and how?

As one of most popular streaming music service, uses can stream a large number of various music files, and download them for offline playing. It seems Apple Music is so powerful. The downloaded Apple Music files can’t be transferred because of DRM limitations, not to say that you want to transfer the Apple Music playlist to other audio player devices like Fiio X3 and so on.

Please don’t worry. Macsome iTunes Converter supports ideal and wonderful solution for users to remove DRM limitations from Apple Music and convert Apple Music files to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format with quite fast conversion speed and excellent output quality.

Guide to Transfer Apple Music playlist to Fiio X3

Befor the conversion, please go to download Macsome iTunes Converter at the first.

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Step 1. After you download the program, double click to install the trial version of Apple Music Converter on your PC, and then run it.

User Interface

Step 2. Click the Add button and select the audio files you want to convert from iTunes library.

Add Downloaded Apple Music

After you choose the music files you would like to convert, click “OK”, and then all the audio tracks files you selected would be listed on the main window.

Step 3. Set the output format by clicking the Setting icon, here we choose MP3 format. After iTunes Converter V3.0.0, the default conversion speed is super fast. There is no need to set the conversion speed.

Set MP3 as the output format

Step 4. Click the Convert button to start converting.

Convert M4P to MP3

After the conversion, you get the unprotected MP3 music files from protected Apple Music files.

Step 5. Transfer converted files to FiiO X3.

Connect FiiO X3 to your computer, drag the converted files to your FiiO X3.

After this, you have put all the Apple music files you like on your FiiO X3, and you can play and enjoy them anywhere and anytime.

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Audible files to MP3? Yes you can

Audible’s .aa file format encapsulates sound encoded in either MP3 or the ACELP speech codec, but includes unauthorized-playback prevention by means of an Audible username and password, which can be used on up to four computers and three smartphones at a time. Licenses are available for schools and libraries.

ost AA / AAX from Audible.com are protected, that is to say, users can freely play these AA / AAX audio files on most audio player. If users can convert AA / AAX to MP3 format, there is no need to worry about the limitations of AA and AAX anymore.

Steps to use iTunes Converter to convert AA / AAX to MP3

Here we use Macsome iTunes Converter(Win | Mac) to convert audiobooks from AA / AAX to MP3. Through the conversion, users can also keep audiobook’s chapters when you convert to AAC format. Since it doesn’t support the split function, which will be added in the future.

First, free download the software according to your computer system, and install it on your computer.

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Then run the iTunes Music Converter, and choose the Audio book files you want to convert from the iTunes Books library.

Please make sure that you have authorized the purchased Audiobooks to the device or the computer so as to play them normally.

And now click Profile button and select the required profile in Output File Format drop-down list.

You can also click the software menu and select Preferences to customize the Output Settings by clicking Choose… to set the destination.

Finally, click the Convert button to start the conversion.

After the conversion is done, you can play the converted audio book files on any MP3 or other audio players as you like.

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Useful Tips to play Amazon Audiobook on MP3 player

All the purchased Audiobook from Amazon are protected and limited, and users can’t easily play, transfer or backup these Amazon Audiobook freely. The following will show you tips to help users to play Amazon Audiobook on MP3  player or other audio player devices.

Here Macsome iTunes Converter can help you, which supports converting audiobooks and apple music even on the latest iTunes 12.6.1.27, and supports saving audiobook’s chapters when you convert to AAC format. But it don’t support the split function.

All the steps to get rid of the DRM are quite simple, and no additional app to install.

First, free download the software according to your computer system, and install it on your computer.

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Then run the iTunes Music Converter, and choose the Audio book files you want to convert from the iTunes Books library.

Please make sure that you have authorized the purchased Audiobooks to the device or the computer so as to play them normally.

And now click Profile button and select the required profile in Output File Format drop-down list.

Preferences output Settings

You can also click the software menu and select Preferences to customize the Output Settings by clicking Choose… to set the destination.

Finally, click the Convert button to start the conversion. Meanwhile the paid Audiobook’s DRM is removed as well.

Converting Audio books to MP3

After the conversion is done, you can play the purchased Kindle Audiobook on any MP3 or other audio player as you like without DRM any more.

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Apple Music Now Available on Amazon Fire TV

Good news for Amazon Fire TV with Apple Music users, there is no need to convert Apple Music and then upload to Amazon Music Unlimited. You can directly ask Alexa to play songs from the Apple Music service.

Amazon today expanded its Apple Music integration to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing Fire TV owners to ask Alexa to play songs from the Apple Music service.

According to CNBC, Apple Music on the Amazon Fire TV is available starting today.


The expansion comes three months after Apple allowed Apple Music to be streamed on Amazon Echo speakers using the Alexa voice assistant.
On the Fire TV, users can use commands like “Alexa, play music by Stevie Nicks,” or “Alexa, play a Fleetwood Mac album” to play content directly from Apple Music.
It can be enabled by going to the Alexa app on an Android or iOS device and activating the Apple Music skill. Those who have already set up Apple Music with Alexa for Echo devices will not need to repeat the steps.
Right now, Apple Music is limited to the Fire TV and Amazon Echo speakers, though it may be expanded to third-party Alexa devices in the future.
Apple’s effort to allow Apple Music to be streamed on third-party platforms is part of a deeper push to grow services revenue. Apple is also planning to expand iTunes to Samsung Smart TVs in the form of an iTunes app, and AirPlay 2 functionality is being built into recent smart TV sets from a number of manufacturers like Sony and LG.

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How to play Apple Music via Amazon Echo

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Apple Music supports streaming music like Amazon Music Unlimited, which are DRM protected. That is to say, you can’t freely transfer them to other audio players even you have “downloaded” for playing offline

Similarly, you can’t upload these downloaded Apple Music songs to Amazon as well. If you can remove the annoying DRM, and then you can upload them to Amazon without limitation any longer.

Macsome iTunes Converter is the tool which you are looking for. It supports an ideal solution for converting protected iTunes Audio files, including downloaded Apple Music files, and purchased music and Audiobooks from Audible.com and so on.

First of all, free download the Apple Music files you want.

Open your iTunes, and find your whole Apple Music category. And then select the Apple Music files, click “…” to add them to “Playlist”. After this, you can choose the Playlist and click the cloud icon to download it to play offline.

Second, free download the latest version of Macsome Apple Music Converter, install and run it.

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Third, when you click “+” button, all the music files including the downloaded Apple Music files will be listed, now select them and click “OK”, and all the music files has been added. Batch conversion is also supported.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Forth, after you add these music files, now you can click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder. Here are MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV for kinds of users.

Preferences output Settings

Fifth, you can click “CONVERT” button and start conversion.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

Upload the Converted Apple Music Songs to Amazon

After the conversion, you can upload the converted Apple Music songs to My Music on Amazon from your computer. And then you can control the music playing via your Alexa device.

Amazon.inc supports free users up to 250 songs storage to My Music.

Now Run Amazon Music app on your PC or Mac and log in your ID, then drag and drop files from your computer into the Upload selection in the right sidebar under Actions.

Upload Apple Music to Amazon music

And then Select My Music > Songs > choose Offline filter in the right navigation sidebar and click the upload icon to choose the converted Apple Music files or folder to upload. And now you can start uploading.

Upload music to Amazon

After the above steps, you can use Alexa to play these songs on your Amazon Echo and so on.

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