Can I Sync Spotify Music to iPod? Solved!

How to Put Spotify Music on iPod? I'm the newbie to Spotify and going to subscribe Spotify Premium plan for listening to streaming music using iPod when I'm doing exercise outside rather than to carry the giant smartphone. But when I search the answer on how to transfer Spotify songs to iPod, almost all topics are from 2014 or older. Is there the recent and effective tutorial of playing Spotify songs on iPod?

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If you have tried to play Spotify music on iPod models, like iPod Nano, Shuffle or Classic, you will also encounter some obstacles. You can access to Spotify songs, playlists or albums on a wide variety of platforms, such as Windows and Mac OS, iOS and Android mobile phone, etc. But iPod devices, including Shuffle, Nano, and Classic are not included in the supported list anymore. In the following article, we will explain the reason why you can't sync Spotify to and introduce a great workaround to put Spotify music to iPod.

Part 1. Can You Download Spotify Music to iPod Directly?

As a matter of fact, you were permitted to sync Spotify music iPod via Spotify desktop app with a few steps. Launch Spotify app and connect iPod device to computer via USB cable, you could start to stream Spotify to iPod Shuffle, Nano and Classic for offline listening. However, Spotify has removed this amazing feature from the Spotify desktop app.

It can't be denied that iPod versions have played an important role in helping music lovers enjoy music entertainment easier. Over 390 million music addicts use iPod devices to listen to favorite music files offline. But Apple has announced to discontinue manufacturing older iPod modes expect for iPod Touch. As consequence, you can use Spotify and access Spotify content through the Spotify app on 5th generation iPod Touch or above that running iOS 10 or above.

Part 2. Best Way to Transfer Spotify Music to iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic

Although we can’t sync Spotify files to iPod directly via Spotify desktop app and there is no built-in Spotify app in iPod Nano, Shuffle and Classic as same as iPod Touch, we can convert Spotify music to MP3 files and then transfer converted Spotify music files to iPod devices that are compatible with MP3, M4A and WAV songs.

Spotify music downloads are encoded in special Ogg Vorbis format with DRM technology that can't be playable on iPod Nano. Before converting Spotify Ogg to MP3 audios, we need to take away the DRM protection from Spotify songs. Here, we can meet AudFree Music Converter for Spotify, which is designed to remove DRM from Spotify tracks and download and convert Spotify music to MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, M4B and AAC. It's worth mentioning that it can keep near 100% lossless quality in downloaded Spotify files. You don't need to worry about the listening experience.

AudFree Spotify to iPod Converter

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

Part 3. Steps to Remove DRM and Convert Spotify to MP3 for iPod

AudFree Spotify Music Converter is available for Windows and Mac operating system, you can choose the right version to install on your computer. Once installed successfully, you can refer to the following tutorial to convert Spotify to iPod supported audio files no matter you are using a free or premium account.

Step 1Drag Spotify songs or playlists to AudFree
import spotify playlist
Launch AudFree Spotify converter from your computer desktop, and Spotify app will be opened automatically. And then you can discover the favorite Spotify songs, playlists and album and drag and drop them to the conversion window of AudFree. Or you can copy and paste the URL of Spotfy tracks to the search box and click the '+' button.
Step 2Choose output format as MP3 for iPod
set output format
Since iPod devices can 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 output format as the favorite one and customize the output audio quality by changing the bit rate, sample rate, etc.
Step 3Convert Spotify music to DRM-free formats
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Now, you can personalize the destination folder by tapping the 'file' icon. Or you can just skip this step and touch the 'Convert' button to convert DRM Spotify music to unprotected audio files. Once done, you can locate Spotify downloads in the target folder you set before.

Part 4. How to Stream Converted Spotify Music to iPod

To play Spotify songs, playlists or albums on iPod, the last thing you need to do is to transfer Spotify songs to iPod device. There are so many iPod transfer programs that can help you sync local Spotify music to iPod Nano, Shuffle and Classic in the market. But you can also use iTunes to achieve it. 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 computer via USB cable. Once connected completely, there is a device icon from the top on 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 stream Spotify to iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic automatically. After then you can listen to Spotify music on iPod without restrictions.

July 14, 2018 16:43 pm

Updated by Charles Davis to Spotify Tips