[HOW TO] Apple Music – Download and Play Offline

Hi readers, today i’ll try to write english blog post. Let me try..

FYI, Apple Music is the new service from Apple for streaming music and also play it offline with subscription per month payment system. It’s different with previous iTunes Store which we need to pay music per album or per single music. It’s really huge benefit for us to enjoy all of music content from Apple iTunes by only $9.99/month and also the first three months is FREE. Check the official site!

Apple Music (source)

Apple Music requires new version of iTunes ( or newer) and iOS device minimum OS version iOS 8.4. After successfully updated your iTunes, open it, and go to tab New, you’ll find a huge collection of music from Apple.

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Search the name of artist, song, or album you want to play on top right side. For example i’m searching “Chrisye”, one of greatest Indonesian musician of all time.

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Click on the song or album you want to download for offline play, and select “Add to My Music”. Switch to tab “My Music” in iTunes, and see the “Recently Added” section, it will adding new song or album you’ve added before. Click ‘cloud’ button icon on bottom right side from Album Cover, to download it.

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And then, it’s downloading now! 🙂

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That’s it! After download process have been finished, you can play music offline without internet connection. Hooray! 🙂


Additional notes:
Are you wondering about piracy with Apple Music? Here is DRM (Digital Right Management) from Apple to secure all of contents from Apple Music from piracy. Format of all musics that have been downloaded is .m4p (protected MPEG-4 audio) which require iTunes and Apple ID account to play the music.

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Last but not least, thanks Apple for launching Apple Music, it’s really huge benefit for us. It’s also my first time experience to subscribe ‘music’ streaming service, try to support all of musicians over the world by enjoy the original content instead of piracy version.

Say no to ‘piracy’! 🙂

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