How to Download Spotify on iPod Touch/Nano/Shuffle/Classic

Q: How to put Spotify music on iPod? I'd like to listen to streaming music using iPod when I'm doing exercise outside. It is more convenient than carrying a giant smartphone. But when I search for the answer on how to sync Spotify to iPod, almost all topics are from 2014 or older. Is there a recent and professional tutorial of playing Spotify on iPod?

To use Spotify on iPod Nano, Shuffle, or Classic, you will encounter some obstacles. Previously, it's able to sync Spotify music with all iPod devices directly. But Spotify has removed its feature from its desktop app for some reason. Nowadays, this function is only available for iPod Touch 5th generation or above.

However, take it easy! No matter which iPod model you are using, you can find an effective way to listen to Spotify on it in this article.

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Part 1. Why You Can't Sync Spotify to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic

As we said before, you can download music from Spotify to iPod via the Spotify desktop app with a few steps. But, Spotify has removed this amazing feature a while ago.

It can't be denied that iPod versions have played an important role in portable devices. They help music lovers enjoy music entertainment easier. Over 390 million music addicts use iPod devices to listen to favorite music files.

But apart from iPod Touch, other iPod devices were discontinued by Apple. As a result, you can't sync Spotify with iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and iPod Classic. Besides, downloaded Spotify music is cache files, which you can't locate on a computer. That's to say, you also couldn't sync Spotify to iPod like other common files.

Part 2. How to Get Spotify on iPod Touch 5th Generation or Higher

If you are using an iPod Touch 5th generation or later, it's an easy task to get Spotify music. Besides, a Spotify Premium account is one of the necessary conditions. Please make sure your subscription didn't expire. Now, let's see how to do that on iPod Touch.

Step 1. Download the Spotify for iPod Touch app on your computer and iPod device.

Step 2. Launch it on your computer and then connect the iPod Touch to the computer via the USB cable. You can find the 'iPod' folder on your Spotify window's left sidebar.

Step 3. Hit on the "Erase your iPod & Sync this iPod with Spotify" button. Now you can choose to sync all your music to your iPod or manually sync favorite playlists to iPod.

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Part 3. How to Download Spotify on iPod Nano, Shuffle, Classic

There is no built-in Spotify app in iPod Nano, Shuffle, and Classic, which is not the same as iPod Touch. But you can put Spotify on iPod, only if Spotify tracks are local files and compatible with iPod devices.

Here, we can meet AudFree Music Converter for Spotify. It is well-designed to download Spotify music to the computer locally. It can also convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, M4B, and AAC. In this case, it's able to use Spotify on iPod Shuffle, Nano, and other devices. Because iPod is compatible with MP3, M4A, and WAV files well.

It's worth mentioning that it can keep near 100% lossless output quality. You don't need to worry about the listening experience on iPod.

AudFree Music Converter for Spotify

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  • Download any content from Spotify, like songs or playlists
  • Convert Spotify OGG Vorbis to MP3, WAV, M4A, etc. for iPod
  • Classify output audio tracks by artist or album
  • Work at 5X faster speed and keep original music quality and ID3 tags

How to Download Music from Spotify to iPod Compatible Files

AudFree Spotify Music Converter is available for Windows and Mac operating systems. You can choose the right version to install on your computer. And then, you can refer to the following tutorial to download music from Spotify to iPod supported audio files. By the way, this solution works for both free and premium users.

Step 1Drag Spotify songs or playlists to AudFree
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Launch this smart tool, and the Spotify app will be opened automatically. You can discover the favorite Spotify songs, playlists, and albums on the opening app. Drag and drop them to the conversion window of AudFree. Or you can copy and paste the URL of Spotify tracks to the search box. Click the '+' button to load them.
Step 2Choose Spotify output format for iPod
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iPod devices support MP3, WAV, M4A, and other common audio formats. You can touch the top menu -> 'Preference' -> 'Convert' to open the format window. In the new window, you can set the output format as one of them. You can also customize the output audio quality by changing the bit rate, sample rate, etc.
Step 3Download music from Spotify for iPod
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You can personalize the destination folder by tapping the 'file' icon. Or just skip this step and touch the 'Convert' button to convert added Spotify tracks. Once done, you can locate Spotify downloads in the target folder you set before.

How to Sync Spotify to iPod Shuffle, Classic, Nano

The last thing you need to do is to transfer Spotify songs to an iPod device. There are so many iPod transfer programs that can help you do that in the market. But you can use iTunes to sync local Spotify to iPod Nano, Shuffle, and Classic for free. Here, the following guide is to tell you how to put Spotify music on iPod with iTunes.

Step 1. Launch iTunes app and enter to the top menu to click the 'File' -> 'Add File to Library' and select Spotify songs to upload. If you don't know clearly, please visit this helpful page: How to Transfer Spotify Music to iTunes Library.

Step 2. Connect your iPod device with your computer via USB cable. Once connected completely, there is a device icon from the top of the main interface of iTunes.

Step 3. Simply touch the device icon, and you will see that iPod and media files on iTunes appear on the sidebar.

Step 4. Choose imported Spotify music. And click the 'Sync' button to begin to sync Spotify to iPod Classic or other models automatically. After then you can play Spotify music on iPod offline without restrictions.

In Conclusion: How to Sync Spotify to iPod

Tthere is a direct way to get Spotify on iPod Touch. If you have any issue with the steps on how to put Spotify on iPod, please leave it in the comment area. We will provide a more complete explanation for you soon.

Jul 13, 2021 8:43 PM

Posted by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips