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How to Cast Apple Music Songs to Your Speakers with Chromecast Audio

Posted to Apple Music to Devices Tutorials by Linda Shaw on November 30, 2017

Summary

With Chromecast Audio, you can easily cast music, radio channels and podcasts from your mobile device, tablet or laptop to your speakers. Chromecast Audio supports MP3, AAC and WAV audio formats, however, AAC here only refers to unprotected M4A audio format, downloaded offline Apple Music tracks are in M4P format which is protected AAC audio. If you want to cast Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio, you need to convert Apple Music songs to M4A or MP3 first. And Apple Music Converter is the best software solution for this.

Things You Need to Know about Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio

Chromecast Audio is an audio-only model of the second generation Chromecast models and it was released on September 29, 2015. Chromecast Audio comes with an integrated 3.5 millimeter audio jack/mini-TOSLINK socket which can be attached to speakers and home audio systems. Designed for use with audio streaming apps, Chromecast Audio helps you cast your favorite music tracks, radio channels and podcasts from your iOS, Android, Windows or Mac device to your speakers. You can spend $35 to get a Chromecast Audio dongle.

Chromecast Audio natively supports MP3, AAC and WAV audio containers encoded in HE-AAC, LC-AAC, MP3, Vorbis, WAV (LPCM), FLAC and Opus audio codec. Chromecast Audio covers the mainstream audio formats and basically it’s enough for daily music playback. Songs or albums purchased from iTunes Store are 256kbps DRM-free AAC audio (*.m4a files) which can be also cast to Chromecast audio.

However, if you try to cast downloaded Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio, nothing will happen because Apple Music songs are DRM protected M4P files. To cast Apple Music to your speakers with Chromecast Audio, you need to convert your Apple Music songs to MP3 or M4A (unprotected AAC) first.

Cast Apple Music to Speaker with Chromecast Audio

Apple Music Converter – Best Helper for Casting Apple Music with Chromecast Audio

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter is the best solution for casting Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio. It can effortlessly convert Apple Music M4P songs and other iTunes supported audio formats to MP3 or M4A with ID tags retained.

  • Remove DRM protection from Apple Music M4P songs and M4B audiobooks
  • Convert Apple Music songs to Chromecast Audio supported MP3 or M4A audio
  • Keep ID tags including artist, album, genre, artwork, track number, etc.
  • Rename and sort output MP3 or M4A songs by ID tags
  • Perform 16X faster conversion speed to convert a bunch of Apple Music tracks in no time
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows 10, macos Mojave and iTunes

How to Cast Apple Music Songs to Your Speakers with Apple Music Converter and Chromecast Audio

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter

Launch TuneMobie Apple Music Converter and iTunes will be automatically opened as well. All Apple Music tracks will be listed in Music playlist and Apple Music playlists will be listed on its playlist name in the bottom of the panel. You don’t have to download the Apple Music tracks to your PC first, but make sure you have added them to your iTunes library first.

TuneMobie Apple Music Converter interface

Step 2: Choose Your Favorite Apple Music Tracks

Click Music playlist or standalone Apple Music playlist and tick the checkbox to choose the song. You can check entire playlist by ticking the top checkbox. Or you can use built-in search box to locate any favorite Apple Music tracks quickly.

Step 3: Choose MP3 or M4A for Chromecast Audio

Apple Music Converter provides 7 audio output formats, Chromecast Audio supported audio formats including MP3, M4A and WAV are all included in the list. Here you can choose MP3 or M4A for Chromecast Audio. Choose output quality in profile list and set output folders as you like.

Choose M4A as output

Step 4: Start Converting Apple Music Tracks

Now simply click Convert button to start conversion. The programs performs 16X faster conversion speed and your favorite Apple Music tracks will be converted into MP3 or M4A in a short time. Click “Open Output File” to locate the output songs.

Converting Apple Music to M4A

Step 5: Cast Converted Apple Music Songs to Your Speakers with Chromecast Audio

If you have successfully set up your Chromecast Audio, you can now plug Chromecast Audio into your speaker using the audio cable, then cast your converted Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio via Google Home app on your Windows or Mac. Your computer and Chromecast Audio should be on same WIFI network. If it’s your first time to use Chromecast Audio, please follow official Chromecast Help to set up Chromecast Audio first.

Plug Chromecast Audio to device

Of source, you can also cast converted Apple Music songs using your Android or iOS device, just copy the output audio files to Android or sync output audio files to iPhone or iPad first.

By converting Apple Music tracks to MP3 or M4A, casting Apple Music songs to your speakers with Chromecast Audio is as easy as 1-2-3.

Final Words

If you have got a Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra and want to cast iTunes M4V videos to HDTV, you will need TuneMobie M4V Converter Plus to remove DRM from iTunes M4V videos and convert them to Chromecast supported MP4 video first. In fact, you can also use Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra to cast converted Apple Music tracks as well. If you need to cast both Apple Music tracks and iTunes M4V videos, then iTunes Converter Toolkit will be the best iTunes to Chromecast solution as it includes both Apple Music Converter and M4V Converter Plus.

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