‘Can you Chromecast Apple Music?’: How to connect your Google streaming device with Apple’s music library

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You can Chromecast to play Apple Music content including podcasts, radio stations, and playlists through a connected device. Hadrian/Shutterstock
  • You can use a Chromecast-enabled device to listen to Apple Music as long as you have an Apple ID and an Apple Music subscription.
  • To cast your favourite Apple Music podcasts, radio channels, and curated playlists using Android devices and Chromebooks, they will need to meet model and software specifications.
  • Before casting your Apple Music library, make sure your smartphone or tablet with the Apple Music app are on the same Wi-Fi network as your Chromecast.
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Android and Google device users no longer need to envy their Apple iOS-supported friends. You can now play the millions of songs in the Apple Music library, along with the app’s podcasts, albums, and radio channels through your Chromecast device. Both Android and iOS users can also sync their Apple Music app to a Google Home or Android Smart TV.

To connect your Apple Music account to your Android and iOS devices, you’ll need a subscription to Apple Music, and you’ll need to be logged in to the same Apple ID across your various devices. Finally, for Android users, your phone or tablet will need to be running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) or later. For those using a Chromebook, it will have to be a model that supports downloading Android apps. You will also need a later version of a Chromecast or Google home device that supports audio.

Here’s how to listen to your Apple Music library using your Android and Google devices.

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How to cast the Apple Music app using your Android and Google devices

1. Download the Apple Music app from the Google Play Store if you haven’t already.

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Type Apple Music into your Google Play search bar to find the app. Abbey White/Business Insider

2. Open Apple Music on your Chromebook or Android-based phone or tablet.

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Your app should open on the Library tab. Abbey White/Business Insider

3. Locate the media you want to play and begin streaming it.

4. While it’s playing, tap the song, podcast, or radio channel at the bottom of your screen

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This will bring up the full-screen player. Abbey White/Business Insider

5. Towards the bottom of the player, locate the Casting icon, and tap it.

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This icon will be between the lyrics and playlist icons, directly beneath the Play/Pause button. Abbey White/Business Insider

6. Select the Chromecast or other Google device you want to connect Apple Music to.

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A list of your available devices will appear in a pop-up window. Abbey White/Business Insider

7. You can also cast your device without playing a song by selecting the Cast icon at the top of the app screen.

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This icon is located next to the Apple Music app Search icon. Abbey White/Business Insider
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