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MusicKit Download: How to Access Millions of Songs in the Apple Music Catalog


How to Download MusicKit and Why You Should Use It




If you are a developer who wants to integrate Apple Music into your app or website, you might want to check out MusicKit. MusicKit is a set of tools and frameworks that let you access and play music from Apple Music and the user's local music library. In this article, we will explain what MusicKit is, what it can do, how to download and install it, and how to use its features in your app or website. We will also show you some examples of apps and websites that use MusicKit to provide a rich music experience.




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What is MusicKit and What Can It Do?




MusicKit is a collection of technologies that allow you to interact with Apple Music in various ways. It consists of four main components:


  • MusicKit for Apple Platforms



  • MusicKit for Android



  • MusicKit for Web



  • Apple Music API



Let's take a look at each of them in more detail.


MusicKit for Apple Platforms




MusicKit for Apple Platforms is a Swift-based framework that lets you build apps for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, Mac Catalyst, tvOS, and watchOS that integrate Apple Music. You can use it to find content in the Apple Music catalog or in the user's music library, control playback, check the user's subscription status, add songs to the user's library, and more. You can also use it to present music subscription offers to users who may not have an active Apple Music subscription. To learn more about MusicKit for Apple Platforms, visit .


MusicKit for Android




MusicKit for Android is a set of libraries that lets you build native Apple Music features into your Android app. You can use it to let users sign in to their Apple Music account and play music directly from your app. You can also access the Apple Music API to retrieve information about albums, songs, artists, playlists, music videos, and more. To download the MusicKit SDK for Android, visit .


MusicKit for Web




MusicKit for Web is a JavaScript-based technology that lets you stream songs, music videos, and radio from Apple Music on your website. You can use it to create a custom player using JavaScript or use the predefined web components that provide a ready-made player. You can also access the Apple Music API to retrieve information about music items and perform actions on behalf of the user. To learn more about MusicKit for Web, visit .


Apple Music API




The Apple Music API is a web service that lets you access information about music items in the Apple Music catalog and the user's music library. You can use it to retrieve information about albums, songs, artists, playlists, music videos, stations, ratings, charts, recommendations, and more. You can also use it to create or modify playlists and apply ratings to the user's content. The API can be used with apps for Apple platforms, Android apps, and websites. To get started with the Apple Music API, visit How to Download and Install MusicKit


Depending on the platform you are developing for, the process of downloading and installing MusicKit may vary. Here are the steps for each platform:


Downloading MusicKit SDK for Android




To download the MusicKit SDK for Android, you need to have an Apple Developer account and a valid Apple Music subscription. You also need to have Android Studio and the Android SDK installed on your computer. Here are the steps to download the MusicKit SDK for Android:


  • Go to and sign in with your Apple Developer account.



  • Click on the "Download MusicKit SDK for Android" button and agree to the terms and conditions.



  • Save the ZIP file to your computer and unzip it.



  • Open Android Studio and create a new project or open an existing one.



  • Copy the MusicKit folder from the unzipped SDK to your app's libs folder.



  • Add the following dependencies to your app's build.gradle file:



dependencies implementation fileTree(dir: 'libs', include: ['*.jar']) implementation 'com.android.support:appcompat-v7:28.0.0' implementation 'com.android.support:design:28.0.0' implementation 'com.android.support:support-v4:28.0.0' implementation 'com.google.code.gson:gson:2.8.5' implementation 'com.squareup.okhttp3:okhttp:3.12.1' implementation 'com.squareup.okio:okio:1.15.0'


  • Sync your project and build it.



Embedding MusicKit JS in Your Webpage




To embed MusicKit JS in your webpage, you need to have an Apple Developer account and a valid Apple Music subscription. You also need to have a website that supports HTTPS and has a valid SSL certificate. Here are the steps to embed MusicKit JS in your webpage:


  • Go to and sign in with your Apple Developer account.



  • Click on the "Get Started" button and follow the instructions to create a MusicKit identifier and a private key.



  • Download the private key file and save it to a secure location.



  • Copy the MusicKit identifier and keep it for later use.



  • Add the following script tag to the head section of your webpage:



<script src="


  • Add the following script tag to the body section of your webpage, replacing YOUR_MUSICKIT_IDENTIFIER with your actual MusicKit identifier:



window.MusicKit.configure( developerToken: 'YOUR_MUSICKIT_IDENTIFIER', app: name: 'Your App Name', build: 'Your App Version' );


Configuring MusicKit JS




Before you can use MusicKit JS features on your webpage, you need to configure some options and events. Here are some of the common options and events you can use:


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How to find content in the Apple Music catalog or in the user's music library with MusicKit


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How to get recommendations based on the user's preferences with the Apple Music API


How to access charts and ratings from the Apple Music catalog with the Apple Music API


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How to use MusicKit Web Components to customize your web player


How to use JavaScript to interact with the Apple Music service using MusicKit on the Web


How to download and install the MusicKit SDK for Android


How to generate a media identifier and private key for the Apple Music API


How to sign in to Apple Music and prompt the user to download it if not installed using MusicKit authentication


How to use filters and parameters in the Apple Music API requests


How to handle errors and exceptions in the Apple Music API responses


How to use pagination and cursors in the Apple Music API results


How to use JSON Web Tokens (JWT) to sign your developer tokens for the Apple Music API


How to use Swift Package Manager to add the MusicKit framework to your project


How to use CocoaPods or Gradle to add the MusicKit libraries for Android to your project


How to use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to embed a web player using MusicKit on the Web


How to use SwiftUI or UIKit to create a user interface for your app using MusicKit framework


How to use Kotlin or Java to create a user interface for your app using MusicKit libraries for Android


How to use AVPlayer or MediaPlayer frameworks to play music from your app using MusicKit framework


How to use ExoPlayer or MediaPlayer libraries to play music from your app using MusicKit libraries for Android


How to use StoreKit framework or Billing library to offer in-app purchases or subscriptions for Apple Music using MusicKit framework or libraries for Android


How to use NSUserDefaults or SharedPreferences frameworks or libraries to store user preferences and settings for your app using MusicKit framework or libraries for Android


How to use NotificationCenter or LocalBroadcastManager frameworks or libraries to communicate between different components of your app using MusicKit framework or libraries for Android


How to use URLSession or OkHttp frameworks or libraries to make network requests and handle responses using MusicKit framework or libraries for Android



Option/EventDescription


developerTokenA string that identifies your app and grants access to the Apple Music API.


app.nameA string that specifies the name of your app.


app.buildA string that specifies the version of your app.


musicUserTokenA string that identifies the user who


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