Apple Music is one of the best music streaming platforms available today. It has tons of features and content for anyone to enjoy, and it’s a subscription-based service, which means you need to pay a monthly fee to enjoy the service.
If it’s a subscription-based service, can you use your Apple Music on more than one device? To put it simply, yes, you can use your Apple Music account on several devices, but there are a few things to keep in mind.
In today’s article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about using Apple Music on more than one device. Let’s dive in.
How Many Devices Can You Use Your Apple Music On?
There are two ways you can enjoy Apple Music on more than one device. Let’s discuss each method in detail.
1. Apple Music Family Subscription
Apple Music offers a family subscription plan that allows up to six people with six different devices to enjoy Apple Music.
Each user will have their own music library and can enjoy all the features of Apple Music.
How to Subscribe to Apple Music Family
First, you’ll need to start a family group on your Apple device. You’ll be the family organizer, which means you’ll be able to control the group, and you’ll be paying the subscription fee.
To start a family group, you can proceed with the following steps on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch:
- Go to “Settings”
- Press on your name
- Select the “Family Sharing” option
- Tap on “Set Up Your Family”
- Tap “Add Member” and select the people or devices you want to invite to your group
After creating your group, the following steps will guide you through the subscription process:
- On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Apple Music Application
- Press “Listen Now” or “For You”
- Click the free trial offer if you haven’t used it before. It offers one trial per person or family group.
- Select “Family”
- Click on “Start Trial”
- Sign in with your Apple ID and select a valid payment method
- Tap “Join”
2. Signing in With the Same Apple ID on Multiple Devices
If you have an individual subscription, you can sign in with the same Apple ID on other devices. This way, you’ll be able to use the same Apple Music account on more than one device.
However, there’s one problem with this method; you can’t play music on more than one device with the same Apple ID simultaneously.
In other words, only one device can use a given Apple Music account at any given moment, but once you close Apple Music on that device, you can start using Apple Music on another device. This method can come in handy if you have more than one Apple device.
Using Apple Music on Apple TV and HomePod
One of the best things about the Apple ecosystem is that you don’t need a family plan to use Apple Music on Apple TV or Apple HomePod mini.
You can use Apple Music on your Apple TV and home devices at the same time you’re using Apple Music on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, or any Apple device.
Apple AirPlay 2
Apple AirPlay 2 allows you to stream music to multiple audio devices simultaneously.
For example, you can stream a song on your Apple TV in your living room while HomePod is playing another song in your bedroom. At the same time, you can play a different song on your iPhone.
Apple AirPlay 2 is an awesome feature if you want to use your Apple Music on more than one device.
Devices that support Apple AirPlay 2 include:
- iPhones and iPads running iOS 11.4 and newer versions
- Apple TV running tvOS 11.4 and newer versions
- HomePod running on HomePod 11.4 and newer versions
Frequently Asked Questions
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How much does the Apple Music Family plan cost?
The Apple Music Family plan costs $14.99 per month. However, prices are subject to change from the time we’re posting this article and from one country to another.
Can you access your music library on other Apple devices like Mac?
You can access your entire music library on any device with your Apple ID. You can access the library online, or you can download music and listen to it offline.
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So, can you use your Apple Music on more than one device? The answer is yes! You can enjoy all Apple Music features on up to six devices with the Apple Music Family plan.
To add, if you’re subscribed to an individual subscription plan, you can sign in with your Apple ID on other devices and use Apple Music. In this case, however, you can’t play music on more than one device at the same time. This doesn’t apply to Apple TV and Apple HomePod, as they don’t count as additional devices.