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How to Transfer Apple Music to USB Drive to Listen in Car?

Since its launch in 2015, Apple Music has hitting 745 million subscribers until now. How is Apple Music growing so quickly? That brand power and reputation is undoubtedly a key factor in the early success of the service, with heavy advertising and software advantage. And more and more people were wondering if they can transfer their Apple Music to USB driver for enjoying in their car.

Is it possible to transfer Apple Music to USB drive for listening in our car? Yes, it is - and here is a guide about how to easily transfer Apple Music to an external USB drive.

Transfer Apple Music to USB Drive

How to Transfer Apple Music to USB Drive for Enjoying in Car?

Being protected by Apple's Digital Rights Management (DRM), Apple Music can't be directly copied to USB drive. This means the Apple Music you’ve accumulated outside of iTunes becomes unplayable if you ever cancel your Apple Music subscription. If you need to enjoy your Apple Music downloaded from iTunes, it's better to convert Apple Music to be unprotected MP3 file by third party software.

Here we would recommend you to try Sidify Apple Music Converter (Mac Version | Windows Version), which can download and convert Apple Music tracks to plain audio formats with lossless audio quality and all ID3 tags kept. After converting Apple Music to plain audio format, you can use them on any media player. In this article, we would take Windows version of Sidify Apple Music Converter as an example, Mac version is almost similar operations.

Equipment Preparation:

  • A Computer running Mac OS or Windows OS
  • iTunes is well-installed
  • Sidify Apple Music Converter

Step 1Launch Sidify Apple Music Converter

After downloading and installing Sidify Apple Music Converter, launch the program and then you'll see the user-friendly interface of this Apple Music Converter. The program is compatible with Windows and Mac.

Main interface

Step 2Import Apple Music Tracks to Sidify

Click the "Add" button, and you'll see a pop-up dialog which shows you your entire iTunes library. Tick the audio files that you'd like to get as MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC files and click "OK" button to add them to Sidify.

Add Apple Music

Step 3Adjust Output Setting

Click the "Settings" button on the upper right. Here you can choose output formats (MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, AIFF, ALAC), output quality(320kbps, 256kbps, 192kbps, 128kbps) , output folder and how you like the audio files to be organized and so on. If you don't change the output path, the output audio files will be saved under the default folder.

Set output as MP3

Step 4Start Conversion

After the conversion is done, you can find the converted audio files by clicking the "Converted" button or directly go to the output folder that you set in previous step. All the ID3 tags, including title, artist, album, year, track number and genre, are preserved in the output audios.


Now, plug your USB drive into your computer. Open the USB drive once it is recognized. Drag the folder of chosen music files from your desktop into your USB drive. The Apple songs will be stored on your USB drive and you can listen to your Apple Music in your car via USB drive where you go.

Play Apple Music in Car

Note: The trial version of Sidify Apple Music converter has 3-minute conversion limit. If you want to unlock the time restriction, purchase the Sidify Pro now.

Important Notes

Sidify strictly complies with the US copyright regulations. We adopt a leading technology to record the unencrypted audio data which is outputted to the system sound device, with the highest quality.

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