Add and download music on Mac
As soon as you subscribe to 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, iPod touch, Apple TV, or Android device whenever you’re signed in to Apple 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: You can’t add and download music in the Apple Music Voice Plan. Apple Music, Apple Music Voice, 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, 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, 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.
For example, when you drag a song, you can add it to the library or to a specific playlist.
Note: When you add an Apple Music playlist to your library, the songs in the playlist are updated whenever the owner updates them; however, the individual songs don’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 isn’t selected in Music settings: choose Music > Settings, click General, make sure Sync Library is selected, then click OK.
Siri: Say something like: “Add this song to my library.” Learn how to use Siri.
Download music to your computer
In the Music app on your Mac, click any option below 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 > Settings, click General, then select the Download Dolby Atmos checkbox. See Listen to spatial audio in Dolby Atmos.
Note: Music you download from Apple Music to your computer can’t be burned to a disc or transferred manually to a device, such as iPhone, iPad, or iPod. Music can only be downloaded to a device directly from Apple Music. See Intro to syncing your Mac and your devices.