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The addition of background music has been one of the most-requested Xbox fan features. In 7/29/2016, background music came to Xbox One finally. With supported music apps, you are now able to play music in the background. Whether its listening to music while you play games or browse the internet, background music can provide the soundtrack to your Xbox experience.

Now with the ability to listen to music in the background. Is there a way to play Apple Music in the background on the Xbox one?

If Apple release Apple Music app on Xbox/Windows 10, and include the ability to use background music, then it will be easier. Sadly, we don't have this option yet. BUT, thanks to third-party Xbox One apps, it's also possible to play DRM-free local music files in the background on Xbox one with a USB drive. As long as you convert your DRM protected apple music tracks/playlists to DRM-free normal MP3 audio file, you can add them to a USB drive for background playing.

To get it work we need two tools listed below:

1. (On your Mac or Windows PC ) Apple Music DRM Removal - Apple Music Converter ( For Mac | For Windows ).

This powerful software let's you remove DRM from Apple Music and convert protected M4P to normal MP3 format with 16X conversion speed and lossless quality. This is one of the best apple music converter I have found. The best part is its free trial version has no function limitation. Although you will have to purchase a license to get rid of time limitation. Download link for both Mac and Windows users are provided below.


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2. (On your Xbox One) Music app -  Simple Background Music Player

This free app will play any music found on a USB storage device: You just need to put it in a folder called Xbox Music Library.

Here's how to listen to apple music in the background on Xbox One with the help of the two amazing software above. Download and intall now to get started!

Remove DRM and convert Apple Music to Xbox One supported MP3 format

Step 1 > Launch Apple Music DRM removal - Apple Music Converter

After installation, launch the Apple Music Converter. iTunes will be launched automatically as well. Then you will find all your iTunes Library and playlists will be displayed on the main interface of the software. If you can not find your Apple Music library or playlist, please follow the Apple offical instructions to turn on iCloud Music Library on all of your devices and do the sync.

launch Apple Music Converter

Tips: There is no need to download the tracks, playlists or albums if your internet connection is fast enough. As long as they are added to your iTunes library, this software will automatically load and show them on the interface.

Step 2 > Select the tracks/playlist and choose MP3 as output format

Click Music or playlist on the left side and select songs you want to convert on the main interface. Batch conversion is supported by this Apple Music Converter, so you can select more than one songs. If you have a very huge library, you can go to "Search" bar to find the tracks you like.

select Apple Music

Check the "Output Format". You can choose output format like AAC, MP3, AIFF as the output format. Here we choose MP3 which is perfectly supported by Xbox One. Customize other settings according to your need. Original ID tags and metadata information will be saved to the output MP3 and M4A audio files. You can also edit them.

Step 3 > Remove DRM & Convert!

convert Apple Music

Click the magical “Convert” button to start the conversion. When the conversion finished, you got DRM-free normal MP3 audio file with the same high quality.

Stream Apple Music to Xbox One with Simple Background Music Player

Step 1 > Copy converted apple music to USB drive

Create a folder called "Xbox Music Library" on your USB key or USB external drive, copy your converter apple music MP3 files into that folder.

Step 2 > Plug the USB key into your Xbox One.

Step 3 > Start streaming!

Start Simple Background Music Player and start play back of all the music in that folder. Then go play your favorite game with your favorite music in the background!

Even from within the game, you will be able to control music playback using the Xbox Guide-based controls. And that includes evening out the game and music volumes with the background volume slider. Enjoy!


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More Tips Every Apple Music User Should Know

Apple Music FAQs 2017 - here's some you need to know
How to get Apple Music free forever after free trial
How to put Apple Music on iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle
How to keep Apple Music songs forever after canceling subscription
What's DRM & how to remove DRM from apple music
How to convert apple music m4p to drm-free mp3