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How to Listen to Apple Music Songs After Canceling Subscription

Apple Music is now one of the largest paid music streaming services in the world. It allows users to transfer more than 100 million songs to their devices on demand. You need to pay for the service. Apple Music provides users with different subscription plans. And if you're a new user, the best thing is that you can get a 3-month free trial. But once you start the free trial, you will automatically activate the automatic renewal service. Of course, you can cancel at any time.

What will happen when canceling the subscription? All songs you added to My Music before can’t be played anymore. How about the downloaded tracks? The tracks you downloaded when your subscription is still active will also disappear. In other words, you can’t keep anything after canceling the subscription to Apple Music. It just likes the differences between purchasing and renting a car. If you choose to rent a car, you will lose the right to use the car once you stop paying the rental. That’s annoying! So we aim to solve this problem most of you will encounter. Read this page and you will get the most effective way to keep listening to Apple Music after canceling your subscription.

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Three Steps to Download Apple Music Onto Computer

What is the format of Apple Music tracks? It’s in M4P format. And what is the .m4p file? It’s the default format of Apple Music and every time you download songs from Apple Music, you will get the file. Although they have the same audio quality as the common .mp3 files, these .m4p files are under a proprietary DRM technology. The users can’t copy or move to playback on any unauthorized devices. From what we could gather, many media players are still not on the list of Apple's authorized devices.

In this way, we should convert the Apple Music into a plain format if we wish to keep the songs playable after canceling the subscription. NoteCable Atunes Music Converter can help you finish the conversion. NoteCable will always bring the most straightforward and fastest music conversion experience to every user with a very intuitive user interface. It can freely convert songs between MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, ALAC and AIFF at 10X faster speed.

Don’t worry about the audio quality, since NoteCable has a customizable design on the output settings. When you set up the bit rate as 256 Kbps and the sample rate as 44, 1 kHz, the converted songs will be the same as the original sound quality of Apple Music.

The Tool You Need:

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NoteCable Atunes Music Converter

  • Download playlists and albums from Apple Music Web Player.
  • Convert Apple songs, albums, playlists to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/ALAC/AIFF.
  • Keep ID3 tags and lossless audio quality.
  • No need to install Apple Music apps.
  • Support converting songs at 10X faster conversion speed.
  • Step 1Install and Run the NoteCable Atunes Music Converter and Choose Conversion Mode

    Launch the NoteCable Atunes Music Converter on your computer. And then you can choose App Mode or Webplayer Mode as your conversion mode.

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    Step 2 Sign in to Apple ID

    If you choose Webplayer Mode, you will find that NoteCable is based on an Apple Music web player, and you don't need to install or open any other extra apps. Visit the built-in web player to log in to your Apple ID as guidance. This step is secure, and its purpose is to connect to the Apple Music catalog.

    Please be assured: NoteCable won't collect your information other than the tracks. It is only for personal use. Also, you must be an Apple Music subscriber in order to convert Apple Music with NoteCable.

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    Step 3 Set up the Output Settings
    Following should be an essential step of the conversion. Hit on the Settings button at the top right corner of the toolbar. There you will be allowed to select the output format. (Auto mode is the default option, and the conversion speed under this mode will be the fastest.) You can change the bit rate, the sample rate, the output folder, the output file name, and more by yourself.

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    What is bit rate: The higher bit rate means the higher quality of audio. At the same time, the songs with a high bit rate will have a larger file size.
    What is sample rate: Sample rate works in the same way that frame rate does for a video. The more sounds collected in a shorter time, the more accurately the sound is reproduced.

    Step 4 Start Converting Apple Music to the Selected Format
    When you finish Step 1&2, go ahead to the song, album, playlist, or artist you wish to keep forever. Click to open it, and you will see a Click to add button, which allows you to load all songs on the page. Tap on it, and then check the pieces of music you're going to convert. Select Convert to begin.

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    That’s it! You have got the songs above from Apple Music as MP3 or other files onto your computer. Browse the converted items on the Converted module. Play the songs within NoteCable program or drag the local music files to any media players or devices you want.


    Want to save yourself from the frustrating conversion process? NoteCable Atunes Music Converter will never let you down. Are you concerned about losing your playlists? After converting your favorite Apple Music playlist into MP3, AAC, FLAC, or other widely-used formats, you can cancel the Apple Music subscription at any time. Purchase one and let’s begin to convert Apple Music from now on!

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