Add and download music on Mac
As soon as you join Apple Music, you can add songs, albums, playlists, and music videos from Apple Music to your music library, which is accessible from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch whenever you’re signed in to Music.
After you add music to your music library, you can download it to your computer or device to play at any time, even when you’re offline.
Note: Apple Music, lossless, and Dolby Atmos aren’t available in all countries or regions. See the Apple Support article Availability of Apple Media Services.
Add music to your library
In the Music app on your Mac, do any of the following to find music you want to add:
View recommendations tailored for you: Click Listen Now in the sidebar on the left, then find music you recently played, personal playlists created for you, genres you might like, and more.
See what’s new in Apple Music: Click Browse in the sidebar on the left, then find music by mood, new releases, charts, and more.
Search the Apple Music catalog: See Search for music.
To add music to your music library, do one of the following:
Move the pointer over an item, then click the Add button .
Move the pointer over an item (such as a song or album), click the More button , then choose Add to Library.
Drag the item to the sidebar.
The item is added to the appropriate section. For example, if you drag the Chill Mix playlist to the sidebar, it’s added to your library under Made For You and also appears under Playlists.
Note: When you add an Apple Music playlist to the library, the songs in the playlist are updated whenever the owner updates them; however, each individual song doesn’t appear in your list of songs.
If you don’t see these options, either you’re not signed in to Apple Music using your Apple ID, you haven’t joined Apple Music, or the Sync Library option is not selected in Music preferences: Choose Music > Preferences, click General, make sure Sync Library is selected, then click OK.
Ask Siri. Say something like: “Add this song to my library.” Learn how to ask Siri.
Download music to your computer
Note: Music you download from Apple Music to your computer can’t be burned to a disc or added to a device, such as iPad or iPod. Music can only be downloaded to a device directly from Apple Music. See About syncing your Mac and your devices.
In the Music app on your Mac, click any option under Library in the sidebar. For example, click Songs to see all the songs in your library.
To download music you’ve added to your music library to your computer, move the pointer over an item, then do one of the following:
Click the Download button .
Click the More button , then choose Download.
If the music you’re downloading is available in Dolby Atmos, the Dolby button appears next to the item, and you can download it either in Dolby Atmos or in stereo. To download music in Dolby Atmos when available, choose Music > Preferences, click General, then select the Download Dolby Atmos checkbox. See Listen to spatial audio in Dolby Atmos.