How to play Apple Music on Google Home


There was a time when Apple's music service only worked on Apple products. Thankfully, those days are long gone, as Apple has made Apple Music available to Amazon Echo users, after also making it available on Google Home and Nest Audio devices.

If you are an Apple Music subscriber, you can now play over 70 million songs from the entire Apple Music catalog on your Google smart home device. If you want to, here we will show you how to enjoy Apple Music on Google Home even after you cancel Apple Music subscription.


How Do I Play Apple Music on Google Home?

To play Apple Music on Google Nest and Google Home speakers, you need to link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app.

  1. Open the Google Home app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Music.
  4. In the More Music Services section, tap the link icon next to Apple music.
  5. Tap Link Account.
  6. Use your fingerprint sensor, or log in using your Apple ID.
  7. Tap Allow.
  8. Enter your Apple ID verification code.
  9. Tap Allow.
  10. Apple Music is now linked to Google Home.

To play Apple Music on your Google Nest or Home speaker, just say, “Hey Google, play (song name) on Apple Music.”

Once it's playing, you can control it manually in the Home app. Just go to the Google Home app's home screen, tap the media toggle and then you can choose to play, pause, skip tracks, adjust the volume or choose to have the music play from another Google Home or Chromecast audio enabled speaker or dongle. 

Songs on Apple Music are only available to subscribers of the music service. Therefore, you must subscribe to Apple Music in order to play Apple Music on your Google Home, Google Nest and other similar devices. However, if you want to stream Apple Music to Google Home even after you cancel Apple Music subscription. Follow below steps:

How Do I Play Apple Music on Google Home after subscription?

The secret to play Apple Music on Google Home after subscription is to download Apple Musisc songs to MP3, M4A, etc. before you cancel Apple Music subscription. Then you can play them anywhere even after Apple Music subscription. To download Apple Music to MP3, the best tool we recommend is Pazu Apple Music Converter.

Apple Music Converter

Apple Music Converter

  • Download Apple Music to MP3, M4A, etc.
  • Preserve 100% original quality.
  • Keep all ID3 tags.
  • Fast download speed.
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Part 1 Download Apple Music to MP3 format

Here's how to download songs, albums and playlists from Apple Music to MP3.

Step 1 Launch Pazu Apple Music Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Apple Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.

Apple Music Converter

Click the key icon to activate the full version if you have purchased a license, otherwise you can only use the trial version.

Apple Music Converter

Step 2 Log in your Apple Music account

Follow the on-screen instructions to sign in with your Apple ID.

sign in Apple Music account

Step 3 Choose output format

The default format is M4A in 256kbps. Apple Music Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV and AIFF. Click icon if you want to change output format or output folder.

Apple Music song format

Here you can also customize song name format with any combination of Playlist Index, Track Number, Title, Artist and Album.

file name format

Or set Pazu Apple Music Converter to archive output song with Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.

organize songs

Step 4 Choose a playlist, artist or album you want to download

Follow the instructions to choose a playlist, artist, or album that you want to download.

open a playlist

Step 5 Add songs

Click the Add button to select songs for converting.

add songs

All songs in the playlist or album are selected by default. Uncheck the songs you don't want to download if there are any, then click Convert button.

open a playlist

If you are using the trial version, you will get below pop-up window indicating trial version limitations, just click Try if you haven't purchased a license.

trial version

The songs you selected will be downloaded to the format you want.

convert Apple Music songs

After conversion, click to quickly locate the DRM-free Apple Music songs. Transfer them to your phone.

convert Apple Music songs


Play Apple Music on Google Home with Bluetooth

  1. On your phone, turn on Bluetooth.

  2. Say, “OK Google, start pairing.”

  3. Pair the speaker to your phone.

  4. Play the downloaded Apple Music songs on your phone. It will stream wirelessly to your Google Nest or Home speaker.