“Play Apple Music on Soundtouch – I have the Bose Soundtouch 30 series 3 and would like to play Apple music through Bose SoundTouch but found no access to Apple music on SoundTouch speakers and app. What should I do to play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch? Can you sync iTunes music library to Bose SoundTouch and enjoy iTunes music in multiroom through Bose SoundTouch device?”

As a top popular home speaker, SoundTouch speaker gives users wireless access to popular music services like Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Internet radio or your stored music library and enjoy these music in multiple rooms in your house. However, there is a disappointment of Bose SoundTouch – it doesn’t support Apple music playback directly. You couldn’t stream Apple music onto Bose Sound directly. Therefore, today we have listed several effective solutions in this guide to help you play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Part 1: Brief Introduction to Bose SoundTouch

Bose SoundTouch is a combination of hardware and software aimed at making the easiest, most seamless wireless music system ever for home digital entertainment. SoundTouch works over Wi-Fi integrated directly into Bose hardware. You could use SoundTouch speaker to wireless access to popular music services like Spotify, Deezer, Amazon, Internet radio or your stored music library on your computer or phones and enjoy these music in multiple rooms in your house.

Unlike some competing products like Sonos, all of Bose’s SoundTouch hardware will also be AirPlay compatible. Both the SoundLink software and hardware are based around a six station preset list that works exactly like the one in your car. Therefore, listening to music is as easy as just pressing one of the six numbered buttons in either the app or on the hardware. You can simply press the number 3 and it’ll launch your Kenny G Pandora station. There’s no need to fire up an app at all.

The SoundTouch app is simple to navigate, and changing the presets works exactly the way it does in your car. Bose’s big gamble here is that the simplicity of the one-touch, six-preset system is going to win over a lot of technophobic clients who are turned off by the prospect of using apps as a matter of everyday music listening.

Part 2: Why Can’t We Play Apple Music Directly on Bose SoundTouch

As known to all, Apple has applied FairPlay as DRM (digital rights management system) to protect all its content on iTunes Store being used on non-Apple devices. FairPlay is a digital rights management (DRM) technology developed by Apple Inc. It is built into the MP4 multimedia file format as an encrypted AAC audio layer, and is used by the company to protect copyrighted works sold through iTunes Store, allowing only authorized devices to play the content.

Therefore, when you have purchased music from iTunes Store, you could actually play back these iTunes music on Apple devices and players like iTunes, iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. If you want to play Apple music on other devices, say Android devices like Galaxy smartphone, you have to firstly remove the DRM protection from purchased Apple music and then convert Apple music to DRM-free music files.

This happens to Bose SoundTouch series as well. You have to convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free music files before you could play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers for home music entertainment.

The below guide would then show you how to play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch in different ways.

Part 3: How to Play Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch via AirPlay

As mentioned above, all Bose SoundTouch devices are compatible with AirPlay. That means you could play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers via AirPlay feature. Check the below steps to learn how to play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers via AirPlay easily:

1. Go to Settings > AirPlay on your iOS devices.

2. You can see all the devices/speakers connected to your home network.

3. Select the SoundTouch home speaker.

4. Directly play back Apple music on your phone. The Apple music you are playing will be streamed directly from the Apple Music app of iOS devices you own.

Playing Apple music on Bose SoundTouch will be as easy as you usually do. However, the disadvantage is that it is only available in Apple’s devices, including iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and Mac.

And unfortunately, you can only play the Apple Music on the previous version of Bose SoundTouch like Series II via AirPlay. The Series III has removed the AirPlay connection due to some reasons, and there is uncertain that the new generation of SoundTouch will support AirPlay in the future. So if you have Series II, AirPlay is a nice choice to stream Apple Music. If you are not sure whether your Bose SoundTouch devices support AirPlay, you could do as the above steps do to check the result.

Part 4: How to Play Apple Music on Bose SoundTouch via Bluetooth

If your SoundTouch system supports Bluetooth, you can easily play Apple Music songs from smartphones or tablets wirelessly on Bose SoundTouch devices over Bluetooth. The below steps would show you how to add Apple music to Bose SoundTouch speakers over Bluetooth.

1. Open the SoundTouch app and then open “Menu” at the top left corner.

2. Open “Settings > Speaker Settings” successively.

3. Select SoundTouch system to view the system details and then choose Bluetooth and click “PAIR” button.

4. Pair your Bluetooth device to the SoundTouch speaker as you usually pair.

5. Once paired, play Apple music on your iOS devices and the Bluetooth will stream Apple music to SoundTouch system immediately.

Playing Apple music on SoundTouch speakers is as easy as you pair your device to other Android devices.

Part 5: How to Play iTunes Music on Bose SoundTouch via Prof. DRM

As mentioned above, Bose SoundTouch speakers could stream music from your local music library. Therefore, you could download and convert iTunes music to DRM-free music files for saving in local drive for streaming to Bose SoundTouch speakers. What you need is actually an iTunes music converter tool that could remove the DRM protection and convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free music files.

Leawo Prof. DRM is exactly what you need. As a professional iTunes DRM removal and converter combo, Leawo Prof. DRM could help you remove DRM protection upon iTunes music and then convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free MP3 music files for unlimited playback. By converting, you could then freely listen to iTunes music on SoundTouch speakers.

Download and install Leawo Prof. DRM on your computer and then follow the below steps to learn how to play iTunes music onto Bose SoundTouch speakers with Leawo Prof. DRM.

Note: You need to authorize the computer by signing in with your Apple ID that you used to purchase or rent the video file (movie and TV show).

Step 1: Add iTunes videos

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM and then on the main interface click the “Add Files” button. Then, on the left sidebar, consecutively open “Library > Video” option to choose the iTunes movie rental files for converting.

Add iTunes videos

Step 2: Set output MP3 parameters

Leawo Prof. DRM would help you convert iTunes music to DRM-free MP3 files. After loading iTunes music files, click the pencil icon in each loaded music file title and then set parameters of output MP3 files. You could determine Channels, Sampling Rates and Bit.

Set output MP3 parameters

Step 3: Set output directory

On the main interface, set output directory to save the final converted iTunes DRM-free music files in the “Output” box.

Set output directory

Step 4: Convert iTunes music for SoundTouch speakers

Finally, click the bottom right “Convert” button. Leawo Prof. DRM would start to convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free MP3 music files immediately. You could view the converting process on the converting panel.

Convert iTunes music

Note: Log in with your Apple ID and passcode to authorize your computer if asked.

Convert iTunes music

Once the authorization is completed, Leawo Prof. DRM would start to convert iTunes music to MP3 files.

3. By default, Leawo Prof. DRM will remove DRM protection from iTunes movie rentals and convert iTunes M4V movies to DRM-free MP4 videos.

After converting, you could then freely listen to converted Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers from your local drive as you usually do. If fact, Leawo Prof. DRM is far more than an iTunes music converter that could remove DRM from iTunes music and convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free MP3 files. It could still remove iTunes DRM and convert iTunes DRM M4V video to DRM-free MP4 video, convert iTunes/Audible audiobooks to DRM-free audiobooks, convert eBooks from Kindle, Kobo and Adobe Digital Edition, and download Spotify music freely.  That means you could also download Spotify music for playing through Bose SoundTouch speakers.

Part 6: Comparison of Above Solutions

The below is a simple comparison between the above mentioned solutions for playing Apple music on Bose SoundTouch speakers. You could learn their differences and decide which one to adopt for playing iTunes music on SoundTouch.

 

Play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch via Bluetooth

Play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch via AirPlay

Play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch via Prof. DRM

Play Apple music on Bose SoundTouch

Yes

Yes

Yes

Directly stream Apple music to Bose SoundTouch

Yes

Yes

No

Remove DRM from Apple music

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM iTunes music to DRM-free music

No

No

Yes

Wireless connection required

Yes

Yes

No

Convert DRM iTunes video to DRM-free MP4 video

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM iTunes audiobooks to DRM-free MP3 audio

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM Audible audiobooks to DRM-free audio

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM eBooks from Kindle

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM eBooks from Kobo

No

No

Yes

Convert DRM eBooks from Adobe Digital Edition

No

No

Yes

Download Spotify music to DRM-free music

No

No

Yes

Obviously, Bluetooth and AirPlay could help you stream Apple music to Bose SoundTouch speakers, but Leawo Prof. DRM offers you much more features to better your home digital entertainment.