How to Access Your iTunes Library on a Chromebook

Use YouTube Music to play your iTunes songs on your Chromebook

What to Know

  • There isn't a Chromebook version of iTunes.
  • Workaround: Upload iTunes songs into the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your PC or Mac.
  • Then, access your music from the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your Chromebook.

This article explains how to access your iTunes music library on your Chromebook. First, upload your iTunes music to the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your Windows PC or Mac. Then access your songs using the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your Chromebook.

How to Set Up YouTube Music on a Chromebook

While there isn't a version of iTunes for Chromebooks, you can access your iTunes library using a workaround that includes importing songs to your YouTube Music library.

The first step is installing the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your Chromebook.

  1. Navigate to YouTube Music on your Chromebook's default Chrome browser.

    Navigate to YouTube Music on your Chromebook's default Chrome browser.
  2. Select More (the three dots in the upper-right corner).

    Select More (three dots) from the top right.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Install YouTube Music.

    From the drop-down menu, select Install YouTube Music.
  4. Select Install to confirm.

    Select Install to confirm.
  5. The YouTube Music app is now on your Chromebook.

If you upgraded to Apple Music and your Chromebook supports Android apps, download the Apple Music Android app. Alternatively, stream Apple Music on a Chromebook using the Apple Music Web Player.

How to Copy Your iTunes Songs to YouTube Music

Now, go to the Windows PC or Mac where your iTunes library resides.

  1. Follow the steps outlined above to install the YouTube Music Chrome web app on your Windows PC or Mac.

  2. After installing the YouTube Music web app, select your profile icon.

    After you've installed the YouTube Music web app, select your profile icon.
  3. Select Upload music from the drop-down menu.

    Select Upload Music from the drop-down menu.
  4. On your computer, select the song or songs you wish to add, and then select Open. You've uploaded iTunes music to YouTube Music.

    On Windows, iTunes song files are typically in the following location: Users > username > Music > iTunes > iTunes Media > Music. On a Mac, the default location is usually Users > username > Music > iTunes.

    Be patient, as the uploading process can take a while.

How to Access Your iTunes Music on a Chromebook

Now, you'll be able to access the iTunes music you uploaded to the YouTube Music web app from your Chromebook.

  1. On your Chromebook, navigate to the YouTube Music Chrome web app and select Library.

    On your Chromebook, navigate to the YouTube Music app and select Library.
  2. On the Songs tab, select YouTube Music > Uploads.

    On the Songs tab, select YouTube Music > Uploads.
  3. You can now access and play any songs you uploaded from iTunes.

    You'll be able to access and play any songs you uploaded from iTunes.
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