How to Listen to Apple Music Through the Apple TV

The Apple TV offers a number of different channels through which you can watch videos. There are some free options like YouTube, as well as options that require a subscription, like Netflix or Hulu Plus.

But one of the more interesting features of the Apple TV is AirPlay. This allows you to stream content from other Apple devices to the Apple TV so that the content can be viewed or listened to through your television. The Apple Music app on your iPhone is an app that is compatible with this feature, and you can learn how to AirPlay Apple Music using the steps described below.


AirPlay Apple Music on the Apple TV

The steps in this article were performed using an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 8.4. AirPlay will work for most iPhone models running most versions of iOS. However, the steps may be different for versions of iOS other than 8. Note that Apple Music is only available on iPhone models running iOS 8.4 or higher. You can read here to learn how to update to iOS 8.4.

In order to use AirPlay, your iPhone and your Apple TV must be connected to the same wireless network. Click here to read about connecting your Apple TV to a wireless network, or read here to learn about connecting your iPhone to a wireless network. Additionally, your Apple TV must be turned on, and you should switch the input on your television to the source to which the Apple TV is connected.


  • Step 1: Open the Music app.
  • open the Music app



  • Step 2: Find the music that you wish to listen to.
  • find a song to listen to



  • Step 3: Tap the name of the song to start playing it.
  • tap the name of a song to start playing it



  • Step 4: Tap the Now Playing bar at the bottom of the screen to expand it.
  • open the Now Playing screen



  • Step 5: Tap the screen icon to the right of the volume bar.
  • tap the screen icon next to the volume bar



  • Step 6: Touch the Apple TV option.

select the apple tv option



Have you signed up for Apple Music, but aren’t sure if it is something that you wish to continue using? You can turn off the automatic subscription renewal to make sure that you are not automatically charged when your subscription is set to renew.

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