Listen to Apple Music in apps and on websites

With an Apple Music membership, you can turn on additional music features in apps or on websites.

Some apps and websites1 offer more ways to interact with the music that you love—from discovering the next best artist to finding a new up-tempo playlist for a workout.

An iPhone X open to the Nike Run Club app. A message asking for approval for the app to access Apple Music is in the foreground.

Give apps and websites permission to access your Apple Music membership

Apps might ask your permission to turn on Apple Music features. When an app prompts you for permission, tap OK to allow access to your library, playlists, and personal recommendations.

On iOS devices, you must also have the Music app installed for these features to work. If you removed the Music app, you can redownload it for free. Go to the App Store, search for Apple Music, then tap the Download icon to the right of the app's name.

If you're using a third-party website, open your account settings and look for an option to connect your membership. You might have to first log in to the account that you use with the website.

An iPhone X showing the Media & Apple Music section of Privacy settings. Nike Run Club's access is turned on.

Turn access to Apple Music on or off

On your iOS device, you can individually control which apps have access to your Apple Music Membership: Go to Settings > Privacy > Media & Apple Music. You'll see a list of each app that has asked for permission, and you can turn an app's access to your membership on or off.

For some services, you might have to remove the app from Account Access instead. On your iOS device, open the Music app, tap For You, then tap your photo or the My Account icon in the upper-right corner. On your Android device, tap the Menu icon, then Settings. If you have apps that use this method, you'll see an Account Access section. Tap Apple Music, swipe left on the apps that you want to remove, then tap Delete.

About explicit content

If you can't play explicit songs, you might have restrictions (parental controls) turned on for music on your device. To listen to explicit songs, turn restrictions off on any of your devices.

If restrictions are turned off on all of your devices, but you still can't play explicit songs, you might need to turn restrictions for music on then off again.

Learn more about using restrictions on your iOS device or in iTunes on a Mac or PC.

Apple Music Digital Rights Management for Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer

Content owners use Microsoft PlayReadyTM content access technology to protect their intellectual property, including copyrighted content. This service uses PlayReady technology to protect certain content. If the PlayReady technology fails to protect the content, content owners may require the service to restrict or prevent the delivery of protected content to specified devices or PC software applications. In certain cases, you may be required to upgrade the PlayReady technology to continue to access the service’s content. If you decline such an upgrade, you will not be able to access content that requires the upgrade.


1. You might not be able to use this feature on some web browsers, such as Internet Explorer 11, or with older versions of some operating systems.

Apple Music features might vary by country or region. Learn more about what's available in your country or region.

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