How to Enable iCloud Music Library on Computer

iCloud Music Library allows iOS users to synchronize their music libraries from multiple iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, Mac,etc. so that users are able to access all music file uploaded anytime anywhere. Basically, you are given a free 5GB cloud storage space or you can subscribe to a family plan (up to 1 TB, $9.99 per month). From this point on, all the music that you buy on iTunes will be available in your iCloud Music Library. So before you get started with iCloud Music Library, you need to enable it on your Computer. This guide will show you how to turn on iCloud Music Library on PC.

iCloud Music Library

Here is how you can enable iCloud Music Library on your Mac:

  • Sign in to your iTunes using the same login information (Apple ID and password) as you use for your Apple Music.
  • Go to the menu (on the top of the screen) and choose “iTunes”. Then, go to “Preferences”.
  • In the “General Preferences” tab, make sure you put a tick next to “iCloud Music Library” and click “Ok”.

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Note: once you have done that, you will be prompted to Merge or Replace the music that you already have on your computer. If you choose Merge, the songs that you already have on your Mac will be added to your Library and they will also be available on your other devices connected to Apple Music (if they are from the Apple Music catalogue). However, if you chose “Replace”, then all your music on your Mac will be replaced with your songs from Apple Music Library.

Here is how you can enable iCloud Music Library on your Windows:

  • If you’re not already signed in, sign in to the iTunes Store using the same Apple ID that you used to set up iCloud Music Library on the first computer.
  • Choose Edit > Preferences, and click General.
  • Select the iCloud Music Library checkbox.

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Note: songs which cannot be matched with Apple Music will still be shown on your other devices. Unfortunately, in order to play them you will have to upload them from your Mac first. Otherwise, you will not be able to listen to them.

With the help of iCloud Music Library you can easily synchronize all your music, namely:

  • All tracks that you purchased from iTunes.
  • All music added from Apple Music catalogue (including playlists).
  • All music from any other source which is stored on your Mac computer. It can be music that you created yourself or with your friends or ripped from your favorite CD.

If you cannot see some of your synchronized files on other devices, make sure you turn iCloud Music Library on on all of them. Or if you would like to enjoy Apple Music or iTunes music on non-apple device, you can use our program called Apple Music Converter to convert the M4P files to DRM-free MP3. Then you can enjoy the music wherever you want. Download the trial version from here:

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