"I use iTunes to download music and I'm wondering if it's possible to play them on my PS4."
Music downloaded from iTunes usually has DRM protection which prevents users from playing them on other devices. To transfer Apple Music to PS4, the first problem you need to solve is removing the DRM protection from the Apple Music you want to play on PS4. After removing the DRM protection, you can stream Apple Music to PS4 or transfer Apple Music to PS4 to play them. All in all, as long as you can get the DRM removed, you will have a lot of different ways to play your Apple music songs on PS4. Here's how to play iTunes DRM-protected music on PS4.
Part 1: iTunes DRM Removal Tool to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Music
As is said before, the first problem you need to tackle before you can transfer Apple Music to PS4 is the DRM protection applied on the songs you download from iTunes. Moreover, considering the compatibility of format, you should convert iTunes to PS4 compatible format like MP3. Therefore, an iTunes DRM Removal tool and converter will be in need. There are so many DRM removal tools available for you, but DRM removal software with conversion function is less. In this post, there are two powerful programs recommended to help you out and make iTunes music smoothly play on PS4.
1. Leawo Music Recorder to Remove DRM Protection from iTunes Music
iTunes music you downloaded is often in DRM-protected M4P format that is incompatible with PS4. And the audio formats available for PS4 include MP3 and AAC (M4A). In order to play iTunes music on PS4, you can remove DRM from iTunes music and convert M4P to M4A or MP3.
Leawo Music Recorder will be the simplest software that can make it. Leawo Music Recorder, regarded as a top-notch music recording software, enables you to record free music from any built-in input audio, computer audio and even online music sources, such as YouTube, Spotify, AOL Music, Last.fm, and what’s more, save the output audio in MP3 or WAV format with lossless quality. It is user-friendly so that you can remove DRM from iTunes M4P music while recording and save iTunes music in MP3 just when you are enjoying the music. Here comes the detailed guide that would be helpful.
Leawo Music Recorder
☉ Record any sound from computer stream audio and built-in input audio.
☉ Record music from 1000+ music sites like YouTube, Facebook, Veoh, VEVO, etc.
☉ Schedule music recording via the internal recording task scheduler.
☉ Automatically/manually add and complete music tags like artist, album, cover, genre, etc.
☉ Save recorded musicfiles into either WAV or MP3 format for wide uses.
Step 1. Install Leawo Music Recorder and launch it on your PC
After you enter the recording main interface, click the Audio Source icon in the middle to set audio source firstly. Since you are going to record streaming audio from iTunes music, please select Record Computer Audio option here.
Step 2. Start Recording iTunes Music
You must see the red Start button on the top menu or in the middle of the interface, click anyone of it to begin the recording. And then start playing iTunes music. A friendly advice is for you here: you'd better first start music recording before playing your iTunes music to make sure that there will be no data loss.
Note: If you are strict in recording the music exactly for an accurate period of time, you could use the Task Scheduler to set the recording start time and duration. What you should do is to click the Recording task scheduler icon on the bottom-left corner to call out the Task Scheduler, and then you can feel free to set proper timeline.
Step 3. Edit Music Tags
After the song is over, the audio recorder will automatically save the song. And you will find the recorded iTunes music on Media tab. The song will be saved with its original music tags, including name title, artist, album, year and genre. If the tags are not automatically generated, you can edit them by yourself as well.
Now the music saved is in DRM-free MP3, you can transfer the music to PS4 and play the DRM free iTunes music smoothly as you like. Or you can also stream iTunes m4p Music to Squeezebox or other devices that support the MP3 format after you get the DRM-free music.
2. Leawo Prof. DRM to Remove DRM from iTunes Music
Except for removing DRM with the music recorder, there is also an excellent DRM removal tool recommended in this post. The iTunes DRM removal tool is known as Leawo Prof. DRM. It’s a powerful iTunes DRM protection removal program designed to remove DRM protection from Apple music as well as other iTunes media content like TV shows, movies and audiobooks. Both rented and purchased media contents can be converted to files in common formats. It’s the perfect Apple Music to PS4 converter to remove DRM protection from your iTunes music and convert iTunes music to PS4 supported format.
Here’s how to remove DRM protection from iTunes music and transfer Apple Music to PS4. After removing the DRM protection, you will be able to transfer Apple Music to USB flash drive and play music on PS4.
Step 1. Import iTunes M4P music to the program
Start Leawo Prof. DRM and then click the Add Files button on the main interface to pop up a panel where you can add the source iTunes music file into the program. And then all the songs your downloaded from iTunes will be listed there. Select those songs you are intended to play on PS4 and then click the Add button to import them to the program.
Note: You need to authorize the computer by signing in with your Apple ID to play the M4P music file purchased or rent. During the iTunes DRM removal process, you are not allowed to open iTunes.
Step 2. Choose output Channel, Sampling Rate and Bit Rate
After you import the source files to Prof. DRM, you can customize the parameters of the music files. There's an Edit button to the right of the title of each song. Click on it and then you can start to adjust parameters of the files. Parameters including Channels, Sampling Rates, and Bit Rates are all open to adjustments.
Step 3. Set the output path for the Apple music files you are converting.
The default output directory is shown at the bottom-right corner of the interface. And you can change to to whatever path you like by clicking the "..." button.
Step 4. Remove DRM and Convert iTunes music to MP3
After setting up the output directory, click on the Convert button to start converting Apple Music songs to ordinary MP3 music files. The progress of the removal and conversion will be shown on the interface. And you will get DRM free MP3 files in a short while.
Note: Before the program initiates the conversion, you will be asked to authorize the computer with your Apple ID entered for playing the iTunes music if you have not authorized the computer yet.
Step 5. Check the converted music files
After the conversion is finished, click on Converted tab to check out all the converted iTunes music files. And then you will have access to open the output MP3 file by clicking the Open file option at the end of a target file. Besides, you can alternatively take advantage of the quick searching bar at the bottom for fast locating the converted files.
Part 2: How to Remove DRM from iTunes Music and Transfer Apple Music to PS4
After you’ve removed DRM protection from the Apple music songs, you will have them in MP3 format which allows you to transfer and play them on any device you like. One of the simplest ways to play music on PS4 would be to use a USB storage device. PS4 has a built-in USB Music Player that can recognize and play music you store on a USB storage device. Thus, after you remove the DRM protection from the iTunes music and convert iTunes music to PS4 supported format, you can use USB to transfer the converted music of iTunes to USB first. The guide is offered here.
Step 1. Connect your USB drive to your computer. And then create a new folder named “Music”. Copy or transfer all the music files you would like to play on PS4 to music folder in the USB storage. Once finished, “safely remove” the USB drive from your computer.
Step 2. Connect the USB to your PS4.
Step 3: Use the internal USB Music Player to play the songs in the drive.
Note that the songs have to be stored in the Music folder or they can't be recognized by the PS4.
This is the simple way for you to transfer Apple music to PS4. You know that PS4 also allows users to play videos in MP4 on it. In case that you would like to play iTunes movies on PS4, you can also follow the guide in this post since Prof. DRM removes DRM from iTunes movies and converts iTunes Movies to MP4 that is supported by PS4.
What’s more, Prof. DRM is also a Spotify music converter that enables you to remove DRM from Spotify and convert Spotify music to common format including MP3, M4B, M4A, AAC, WAV, FLAC for freely playing on different music players and devices. All the converted songs perfectly retain the 100% original quality from Spotify. Besides, Prof. DRM allows to edit the music parameters by adjusting the audio channel, bit rate, sample rate etc. to enjoy high quality music. With this program installed, Spotify users won’t be bothered by the advisements or the limitation of downloading any more. Although the music service nowadays locks their way to enjoy their music mutually, the program greatly makes it possible to enjoy all the music from different music platforms. With this program, you can import iTunes music to Spotify or play Spotify music on iTunes after remove their DRM and convert the music to the compatible music.