Add and download music from Apple Music or buy music from the iTunes Store

If you subscribe to Apple Music, use the Apple Music app to download songs or add them to your library. If you want to buy a song or you don't subscribe to Apple Music, use the iTunes Store.

Use Apple Music to download music or add it to your library

To use Apple Music, you must subscribe to Apple Music.

On your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Android device

  1. On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, open the Music app. Or on your Android device, open the Apple Music app.
  2. Find music that you want to add to your library.
  3. To add a song to your library, tap the add button . To add an entire album or playlist, tap +ADD.
  4. To download music so that you can listen to it offline, add it to your library. Then tap the download button .
  5. If you want to access your music library across all of your devices, turn on Sync Library.

On your computer

  1. Open the Music app or iTunes. 
  2. Find music that you want to add to your library.
  3. To add a song to your library, click the add button .  To add an entire album or playlist, click +Add.
  4. To download music so you can listen to it offline, add it to your library. Then click the download button .  Or find a playlist in the sidebar and click the download button .
  5. If you want to access your music library across all of your devices, turn on Sync Library.

Buy music from the iTunes Store

If you don't subscribe to Apple Music or want to buy a song, purchase music from the iTunes Store.

On your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

  1. Open the iTunes Store app.
  2. At the bottom of the screen, tap Music.
  3. Find the song or album that you want and tap the price to buy it.
  4. The music appears in your library in the Apple Music app. To download music so that you can listen to it offline, tap the download button .

On your Mac using macOS Catalina

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. Use the Search bar to find the song or album that you want.
  3. Click the iTunes Store button below the volume controls. Don't see the iTunes Store?
    The Apple Music app on a Mac showing the iTunes Store button below the volume controls, next to the Your Library button.
  4. Click the price to buy the song or album.
  5. The music appears in your library. To download music so you can listen to it offline, find the song or album in your library, then tap or click the download button 

On your PC or on a Mac using macOS Mojave or earlier

  1. Open iTunes.
  2. Choose Music from the pop-up menu, then click Store in the navigation bar.
  3. Find the song or album that you want and click the price to buy it.
  4. The music appears in your library. To download music so you can listen to it offline, find the song or album in your library, then tap or click the download button 

If you don't see the iTunes Store on your Mac

  1. Open the Apple Music app.
  2. In the menu bar, choose Music > Preferences.
  3. Go to the General tab and select iTunes Store.
  4. Click OK.

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