How to Cast Apple Music to Google Chromecast

Play Apple Music on your Chromecast device

What to Know

  • From Android, open Apple Music and tap the Cast icon and the name of your Chromecast device.
  • On iPhone or iPad, download the CastForHome iOS app and tap Connected Device > TV name > Music then open Apple Music.
  • Apple Music can be streamed to TV via Chromecast from Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS using the Google Chrome browser.

This article will walk you through all of the best ways to cast Apple Music to another device via Chromecast. The instructions cover how to Chromecast Apple Music from an Android smartphone or tablet, an iPhone or iPad, and a computer or tablet running Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS and also includes some alternative streaming methods for when Chromecast doesn’t work.

For all of the following instructions, your device and Chromecast-enabled smart TV or speaker will both need to be on the same active Wi-Fi network.

How Do I Cast Apple Music From Android to Chromecast?

Casting music from the Android Apple Music app is fairly straightforward as the app features built-in support for Google’s Chromecast technology.

  1. Open the Apple Music app on your Android smartphone or tablet and begin playing a song.

  2. Tap the Cast icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

    It’s the icon that looks like a square with a wireless signal in its lower-left corner.

  3. Tap the name of your TV.

    Apple Music app on Android tablet with Chromecast options.
  4. The Cast icon should turn red to indicate that the connection to your TV has been made. The song should begin playing on your TV within a few seconds.

  5. To stop casting to your TV with Chromecast, tap the Cast icon.

  6. Tap Stop Casting.

    Apple Music app on Android tablet with Chromecast options highlighted.

How Do I Cast Apple Music From iPhone to Chromecast?

The iOS Apple Music app doesn’t support Chromecast so there’s no way to natively send tracks from the app to a TV via Chromecast. One popular method people used to use to get around this limitation was to download a third-party app that could mirror their iPhone or iPad’s screen on their smart TV. Unfortunately, Apple has since updated iOS’s security and now audio from Apple Music won’t play when a device is being mirrored this way.

Currently the only way to send Apple Music audio from an iPad or iPhone via Chromecast is to use an app that can cast locally stored music files to a smart TV. While this does mean that you won’t be able to broadcast any streamed or live audio, you will be able to play albums or tracks you’ve downloaded for offline listening in the Apple Music app. 

There are numerous free and paid iOS apps in the Apple App Store that claim to offer Chromecast music streaming to TVs but many of them no longer work as promised or require an expensive subscription plan to access the features you need.

One of the best apps for Chromecasting music to a TV that we’ve tested and will be using for this example is CastForHome.

CastForHome is free to download and use and doesn’t require signing up for any free trials or paid subscriptions.

CastForHome does place a daily limit on free casting via Chromecast though we used it for two hours with no issues. A one-off $19.99 payment removes this unspecified restrictions and the in-app ads.

  1. Download all of the Apple Music songs that you want to listen to on your smart TV. 

  2. Open CastForHome and tap OK.

  3. You’ll be shown a prompt to make a payment. Wait several seconds for the x icon to appear in the top-right corner and tap it.

    You may be shown ads while using this app. Wait a few seconds for the Close option to appear and tap it.

  4. Tap Connected Device.

    CastForHome Chromecast app on iPhone.
  5. Tap the name of your TV.

  6. Tap Music.

  7. Tap OK to give the app access to the music files on your iPhone or iPad.

    CastForHome Chromecast app casting options on iPhone.
  8. Tap a song to start playing it. The song should begin playing on your TV via Chromecast.

    If you experience sound coming out of the speakers on both your iPhone and TV, simply turn the volume down on your iPhone.

  9. To stop casting Apple Music to your TV, tap the Cast icon in the top-right corner.

  10. Tap Stop casting.

    CastForHome Chromecast app on iPhone with casting options highlighted.

How to Chromecast Apple Music on Windows, Mac, and Chrome OS

You can also stream Apple Music to a TV via Chromecast by using the free Google Chrome web browser on a computer or tablet running Chrome OS, macOS, or Windows.

  1. Open the Google Chrome web browser, go to the official Apple Music website, and log in.

  2. Select the ellipsis icon in the top-right corner of the browser to open its menu.

    Apple Music website in Google Chrome web browser.
  3. Select Cast.

    Apple Music website in Google Chrome web browser with Cast link highlighted.
  4. Select the name of the device you want to Chromecast to.

    Apple Music website in Google Chrome web browser with available casting devices showing in Chromecast options.
  5. The browser window with Apple Music should now be mirrored on your TV.

    If the audio disconnects from your TV, stop the casting and make a new Chromecast connection.

    Apple Music website in Google Chrome web browser with Chromecast active.
  6. To cancel the Chromecast mirroring, repeat the above steps and select Stop casting.

    Apple Music website in Google Chrome web browser with Stop casting option highlighted.

How Do I Cast Apple Music to My TV Without Chromecast?

If you don’t want to use Chromecast or can’t get Chromecast to work with Apple Music, there are several alternative methods that you may want to try.

  • Use a wired connection. You can mirror your Android, iPhone, or computer on your TV by using an HDMI or other compatible cable.
  • Use Miracast. Miracast is another wireless casting technology that’s supported on a range of devices from Windows PCs to smart TVs and even Xbox consoles.
  • Cast Apple Music with Apple AirPlay. AirPlay can be the easiest way to cast Apple Music if you have an Apple TV or a smart TV that supports this Apple feature.
  • TV and console web browsers. Many smart TVs and video game consoles have a web browser which you can use to access the Apple Music website. 
FAQ
  • How do I cast Apple Music to Roku?

    Select the AirPlay audio icon from the Apple Music app and choose your Roku device to begin casting. If you don't see your Roku from the AirPlay device menu, you might need a software update. Check Apple's list of AirPlay 2 devices or visit Roku's support site to confirm AirPlay compatibility.

  • How can I cast Apple Music to Google Home?

    Open the Google Home app and go to Settings > Music > More music services > Apple Music > Link Account. After you link your Apple Music account, you can ask Google Assistant to play Apple Music on your Google Home or Google Nest speaker.

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