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

By Elle Johnson

Updated on April 27, 2022

With the invention of new technological devices, people love to use pocket-size and handy devices to listen to their music too. For such purpose, an iPod was released. From which you can move freely with 1000 songs and listen to them anywhere and anytime. But if we talk about music streaming services, the best one Spotify comes at the top, which offers 10,000 songs to its users.

You will experience obstacles if you have tried to play Spotify on iPod models like iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle, or Classic. Many of you have asked about how to stream music from Spotify to iPod, as Spotify music tracks are protected that limits you from playing on iPod Touch, Nano, Shuffle, and Classic. To fix this issue, we will introduce you to 2 different ways to make it easier to access your favorite tracks on the iPod for Spotify.

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Part 1. How How to Download Spotify on iPod Touch

iPod Touch allows users to directly download music, albums, playlists, etc. from Spotify on iPod Touch. Users only need to connect iPod to Wi-Fi then download and install Spotify from the App Store. Here is how to do that.

Step 1. On the iPod Touch, find and open the App Store.

Step 2. Search for Spotify and click the “Get” tab to install it on the iPod.

Step 3. Open Spotify and log in to your premium account.

Step 4. In the “Your Library” section, find the album, playlist, or podcast you’d like to download.

Step 5. Click the down arrow to start downloading the selections.

Step 6. Enter “Settings” and turn on “Offline Play” in the “Play” tab. Then you can listen to Spotify music without an internet connection.

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Part 2. Play Spotify for iPod Shuffle/Nano/ Classic: Key Tool

Other than the iPod Touch, other generations of iPods like iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and iPod Classic are not authorized by Spotify Music, which means you can’t get Spotify directly.

There is an alternative method to download and convert Spotify songs via a third-party music converter. This method removes the Digital Rights protection from Spotify. It also converts Spotify songs to iPod-supported formats, such as MP3, AAC, FLAC, PCM, and so forth. So finally, you can sync Spotify to iPod (any generation) for listening.

To make it happen, you may need AudKit Spotify Music Converter, which is designed to convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, and other iPod-supported output formats. You can load up to 100 tracks from Spotify to the converter at 5X speed. With it, it is simple to download Spotify songs and transfer Spotify on iPod Nano, Shuffle, and Classic.

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Main Features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert Spotify to M4A and other iPod-supported formats
  • Fast working speed in a 5-times fast conversion rate
  • No loss in output quality after conversion
  • Available to listen to Spotify music offline without Premium


Part 3. How to Download Spotify on iPod Shuffle/Nano

Follow our user guide for AudKit Spotify Music Converter and learn how to download music to iPod with the Spotify app.

How to Get Spotify on iPod Nano/Shuffle

Preparation Download and Register for AudKit Spotify Music Converter

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Download the AudKit Spotify Music Converter on your computer. After the completion, you have to launch the converter. Then, the Spotify desktop app will be automatically opened. Form the menu, go to the ‘Register’ option, and get the full version by your licensed email and registration code. After registration, you can access the top-notch features of AudKit Spotify Music Converter.

Step 1 Add and import songs from Spotify for iPod

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It does not matter that you are a paid or free Spotify user. Just search for the music tracks, playlists, albums, or podcasts from the Spotify app. After searching, right-click on the song, choose ‘Select’ and then ‘Copy Song Link.’ Now, you have to paste the link of the song which you want to convert into the search box of AudKit’s interface. Choose the ‘+’ icon to import it, or you can drag and drop songs from Spotify to the converter.

Step 2 Customize the output settings for iPod

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Now, you can edit the output settings from the menu. Click the ‘Preferences’ and choose the format in which you want to convert your Spotify song to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, or WAV to be compatible with iPod. For the high-quality conversion, you can also edit the parameters such as sample rate, bit rate, or channels.

By default, the running speed of AudKit Spotify Music Converter for Windows is 5X. However, you can reset to 1X for a stable conversion. For Mac, the conversion speed for AudKit Spotify Music Converter is 1X. 

Step 3 Start conversion from Spotify for iPod

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Choose the ‘Conversion’ option from the bottom right corner. Your Spotify music will begin to convert. All of your converted songs will be saved as the selected output files on the local folder of your computer. 


Part 4. How to Use Spotify on iPod Shuffle/Nano

Once your favorite Spotify tracks are downloaded in an audio format that is supported by iPod, you can transfer these downloaded Spotify songs to your iPod for listening on the go. Here are three ways for Windows and Mac users to sync Spotify songs to iPod.

Method 1. How to Sync Spotify to iPod from the Finder

To transfer Spotify songs to iPod using Finder, you need macOS Catalina.

sync spotify to ipod from finder

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the Mac via a USB cable, or use a Wi-Fi connection if you have Wi-Fi sync set up.

Step 2. Open the Finder on Mac, and then choose your iPod in the Finder sidebar.

Step 3. On the top of the Finder window, hit Music > Sync Music to [your iPod name].

Step 4. From the Finder window, select the Spotify music files to sync or the selected Spotify music files. Then choose Apply to start syncing Spotify songs to iPod.

Method 2. How to Get Spotify on iPod with iTunes

If you’re using a Windows computer, macOS Mojave or an earlier macOS version, please use iTunes to transfer Spotify songs to your iPod.

move spotify to ipod from itunes

Step 1. Connect your iPod to the Windows computer via a USB cable, or use a Wi-Fi connection if you have Wi-Fi sync set up.

Step 2. Launch iTunes on your Windows computer, then create a new playlist in iTunes by clicking File > New > Playlists to save Spotify songs.

Step 3. Tap the iPod Touch near the top left corner of the iTunes window, then select Music.

Step 4. Select Sync Music, then choose to transfer your entire music library or selected playlists, artists, and albums.

Step 5. After you select the Spotify songs you want to transfer, click Apply to start moving Spotify songs from your Windows computer to iPod.

Method 3. How to Use Spotify on iPod via Apple Music

If you have an Apple Music subscription, you can open your synced libraries and access them by downloading Spotify music from Apple Music on your iPod.

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Step 1. Open Apple Music on a Mac.

Step 2. From the top menu bar on the screen, select Music > Preferences.

Step 3. Go to the General > Sync Library for Mac users.

Step 4. Then transfer Spotify music to Apple Music to sync Spotify music across all your devices.

Step 5. Turn on Settings > Music > turn on Sync Library on iPod, then download Spotify tracks from Apple Music on iPod.


Part 5. Conclusion

In the above article, we have discussed how to get tracks, playlists, albums, radio, or audiobooks from Spotify on iPod. You can follow our user guide on AudKit Spotify Music Converter to get avail of the best features on all types of iPod and enjoy Spotify music offline with lossless sound quality.

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