Get music on iPad

Get music on iPad

Use the Music app to enjoy music stored on iPad as well as music streamed over the internet. With an optional Apple Music subscription, you can listen to millions of songs ad-free, stream and download files encoded using lossless compression, listen to thousands of Dolby Atmos tracks, and discover music together with friends.

WARNING: For important information about avoiding hearing loss, see Important safety information for iPad.

Get music to play on iPad in the following ways:

  • Become an Apple Music subscriber: With a subscription and a Wi-Fi or cellular connection, stream as much music as you like from the Apple Music catalog and your music library. You can download songs, albums, and playlists, and share music with your friends. See Subscribe to Apple Music on iPad.

    Note: Services and features aren’t available in all countries or regions, and features may vary by region. Additional charges may apply when using a cellular connection.

  • Participate in Family Sharing: Purchase an Apple Music Family membership, and everyone in your Family Sharing group can enjoy Apple Music. See Share subscriptions and iCloud storage with family members on iPad.

  • Purchase music from the iTunes Store: See Get music, movies, and TV shows in the iTunes Store on iPad.

  • Sync music with Music (macOS 10.15 or later) or iTunes (macOS 10.14 or earlier and Windows PCs) on your computer: See Sync iPad with your computer.

  • Listen to Apple Music radio: Apple Music radio offers three worldwide radio stations broadcasting live on Apple Music—Apple Music 1, Apple Music Hits, and Apple Music Country. Apple Music radio is available on Apple and Android devices as well as popular web browsers at

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