How to Play Tidal on iPod Touch/Classic/Nano/Shuffle

By Miley Swift Updated on 2023-12-14 / Update for Tidal Tips

Known for its high fidelity music streaming, Tidal has become a popular choice for music lovers. However, many iPod users have wondered if they can enjoy Tidal music on their devices. The iPod, including the Nano, Shuffle, Classic and Touch, has been a beloved music player for years. While Tidal iPod integration is still a challenge, this article describes effective ways to play Tidal on iPod models.

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Part 1. Does Tidal Work on iPod

iPod is a series of media players for music and videos developed and marketed by Apple, including iPod Classic, iPod Mini, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and iPod Touch. Most of them are popular after released among Apple fans. However, all iPods are no longer in production.

When you search Tidal iPod integration on Google, the results always are ambiguous. As a matter of fact, the Tidal music app is compatible with iPhone and iPad running iOS 13 or later, and iPod Touch is included in this compatibility. Regrettably, there is no soup for other iPod models, like iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, or Classic.

Part 2. How to Play Tidal on iPod Touch [7th Generation]

Does Tidal work on iPod Touch? The Tidal app is currently only compatible with iOS devices running iOS 13 or later, which means that it can be installed on the iPod Touch 7th Generation but not on other iPod models. If you have an iPod Touch that meets this requirement, you can follow these steps to play Tidal music on iPod device.

Note: If you're unsure about iPod Tidal compatibility, it's recommended to navigate directly to Part 3 to see a comprehensive approach, regardless of your iPod model.

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Step 1. Check if your iPod Touch is running iOS 13 or later. If not, update your device to the latest iOS version.

Step 2. Open the App Store on your iPod Touch and search for "Tidal" in the App Store search bar.

Step 3. Tap on the "Get" or "Install" button to download and install the Tidal app on your iPod Touch.

Step 4. Open the Tidal app and find your favorite songs, albums, playlists, or artists.

Step 5. Tap on the desired Tidal content to start playing it on your iPod Touch.

Part 3. How to Stream Tidal on iPod Touch/Classic/Nano/Shuffle

For iPod models that do not support the Tidal app, such as the iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle, users can utilize the AudFree Tidal Music Converter to convert Tidal music to a compatible format for playback on their devices. This software is well-designed for all Tidal users to download and convert Tidal music, playlists, albums to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B in high quality.

iPod is fully compatible with both AAC and MP3. On this basis, it could be easier to sync Tidal downloads to your iPod Touch, Classic, Nano, or Shuffle. It ensures that the converted Tidal music maintains its original audio quality. This means you can enjoy high-fidelity music on your iPod devices without any loss in sound quality.

AudFree Tidal to iPod Converter

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  • Download Tidal music locally at 5X faster speed.
  • Convert Tidal to iPod supported AAC and MP3.
  • Keep ID3 tags and lossless audio quality.
  • Play Tidal on iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle, Classic, etc.

The following could be divided into two parts. One is how to use AudFree Tidal Music Converter to convert Tidal songs to MP3 or AAC, the other is how to add albums to iPod from Tidal with the assistance of Tidal. Let's check the detailed tutorial below.

How to Convert Tidal to iPod Compatible Files

Step 1Load Tidal Songs to AudFree
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Please download and install AudFree software and the Tidal app on your computer. And then open AudFree Tidal Music Converter, the Tidal app will be launched automatically. You can start to discover Tidal albums that you'd like to use with iPod. Once found, please go to the item page, click the 'three-dot' icon to select 'Share' > 'Cope Tidal Track' button, then paste it to the search box of AudFree and click '+' to load Tidal songs.
Step 2Define Tidal Music Output Format for iPod
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To adjust the Tidal output format as AAC or MP3 that iPod can support, please click the 'Menu > Preferences > Convert' bar of the top-right corner to launch the setting window. In this new window, you can choose MP3 or AAC as the output format. You're recommended to set MP3 so that converted Tidal files can not only be playable on iPod but also other MP3 players. Besides, you can customize the conversion speed, sample rate, etc.
Step 3Convert Tidal Music for iPod
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As the most-rated tool for Tidal, AudFree Tidal Music Converter could be the fastest software to convert Tidal songs and playlists. It runs at 5X conversion speed. Just click the 'Convert' button, and then you will convert Tidal to MP3 or AAC files on your computer for a while.

How to Sync Tidal to iPod with iTunes

Congratulations! Tidal songs can be played on iPod now. It's time to transfer Tidal songs and playlists to iPod with iTunes.

sync tidal to ipod via itunes

Step 1. Open iTunes on your computer and navigate to the 'Music Playlists' option to choose 'New Playlist' to create a new playlist to store Tidal songs.

Step 2. Click the 'File' > 'Add to Library' to transfer Tidal music to iTunes.

Step 3. Plugin iPod Nano, iPod Touch or iPod Shuffle into PC via the USB cable. In the iTunes app, please click the 'iPod' icon to load information of your iPod.

Step 4. Hit on 'Music' > 'Sync Music' > 'selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres' button to choose the 'new playlist' you created.

Step 5. Tap the 'Apply' button and then Tidal songs will be automatically synced to iPod.

Step 6. Now, you can play added Tidal songs on any iPod models as you wish.

Part 4. Conclusion

You can enjoy Tidal music on iPod Touch 7th generation by installing the Tidal app from the App Store. For other iPod models like iPod Classic, iPod Nano, or iPod Shuffle, you can use third-party tools like AudFree Tidal Music Converter to download and convert Tidal music to a compatible format for your device. With these methods, you can listen to your favorite Tidal tracks on your iPod and enjoy high-quality music on the go.

Miley Swift

Miley Swift

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Miley Swift is a professional content creator in the field of music entertainment and tech. Passionate about Tidal streaming technology, she is adept in offering and updating relevant tech skills and tools of Tidal music.

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