Why Won’t My Apple Music Play On My Macbook?

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Are you having trouble getting Apple Music to play on your Macbook? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Many Mac users have experienced similar issues with their audio playback. Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to get your music playing again.

First, check the control at the top of the iTunes window and make sure the computer’s output volume is set correctly. You can also adjust the volume in the Sound and Audio Devices Properties control panel. Additionally, try playing a different audio file or disc on your device or another computer or media player to isolate the problem.

If you are still having trouble getting your music to play, try signing out of Apple Music and then signing back in again. Try deleting any songs with error codes and downloading them again from the source. If you are using iOS 14, you may need to adjust some settings in order to get your music playing again.

The good news is that Apple Music is a powerful streaming service that provides access to millions of songs across all genres. The service also offers personalized radio stations based on your tastes, as well as exclusive shows and playlists curated by popular artists and DJs. Plus, with iCloud Music Library, you can store up to 100,000 songs from your personal collection in one place – accessible from all of your Apple devices!

So if you’ve been having trouble getting Apple Music to work on your Macbook, don’t give up hope yet! Follow these tips and tricks and see if they help restore audio playback on your device. Enjoy listening!

Troubleshooting Apple Music Playback on a Computer

There could be several causes for Apple Music not playing on your computer. The first step is to check the control at the top of the iTunes window and the computer’s output volume (in the Sound and Audio Devices Properties control panel). If both of these settings are correct, then try playing a different audio file, CD, or DVD to determine if it is an issue with Apple Music specifically. If nothing else will play either, then there may be an issue with your computer’s sound card or software. Another option is to try playing the file or disc on another computer or media player to isolate the problem.

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Playing Apple Music on a Macbook

To play Apple Music on your Macbook, open the Music app. Look for Apple Music in the sidebar and click it. You can choose from a variety of music genres, curated radio stations, and personalized playlists to listen to. To start playing a station, show, or playlist of your choice, move the pointer over it and then click the Play button. For some stations, you can also use the Next button in the playback controls or your Touch Bar to skip songs.

Troubleshooting Apple Music Song Playback Issues

There could be several reasons why your Apple Music songs won’t play. Some of the most common issues are:

1. Network connection issues: Make sure you have a strong network connection, as the poor connection can cause playback issues. Try switching to a different network if possible.
2. Corrupted files: Some files may become corrupted due to corruption during download or storage, or from an app or virus on your device. Try deleting the songs with the error code and downloading them again.
3. Incorrect Apple ID: Make sure you are logged in with the correct Apple ID and password in Settings > [Your Name] > Media and Purchases before trying to stream music again.
4. Outdated software: If you’re using an older version of iOS or macOS, try updating it to its latest version for optimal performance.
5. Server outage: There may be a server outage that is preventing your music from playing; try again later if this is the case.

Does Apple Music Work on Macs?

Yes, Apple Music works on Mac! Once you’ve subscribed to Apple Music, you can access your music library from either your Mac or an Apple device like iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Apple TV. You’ll be able to add songs, albums, playlists, and music videos to your library and stream them whenever you’re connected to the internet. You can even access your music library offline by downloading it on any of the supported devices. Additionally, if you have an Android device, you can still stream music from Apple Music with the free app available in the Google Play Store.


Apple Music is an excellent streaming service that offers users of all ages access to millions of songs and curated playlists. It is easy to use and provides a great way to discover new music and stay up-to-date on the latest releases. The sound quality is excellent, and controls are available for fine-tuning playback. Additionally, Apple Music is compatible with many different devices, making it a great option for anyone looking for an easy way to listen to their favorite tunes.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.