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

"I got an iPod but Apple doesn't launch an Spotify app for the device, so how can I download Spotify music on my iPod for listening? I have even subscribed to the premium plan! Anyone can help?"

When Apple has accounted to discontinue launching a Spotify app for all iPod models, except for iPod Touch for enjoying the streaming service, users of elder iPod series such as iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano, iPod Classic are facing the trouble of downloading Spotify music to iPods for offline listening. This would be a waste.

Hence, this blog is written here to help users of such demands to download Spotify music and make them playable on all iPod devices, including iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic/Touch. Now, follow me and check through the guide.

How to Play Spotify on iPod

Why Spotify Music Cannot be Downloaded on iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano?

Dating back to the past, Apple has decided not to continue developing the Spotify app for older iPod models except for iPod Touch. That means only users of iPod Touch are supported to install Spotify app and subscribe to the premium plan for enjoying the music download feature provided by Spotify official. For iPod Shuffle, Classic, and Nano users, downloading Spotify music becomes impossible. Even for iPod Touch users, the only access to download Spotify music is paying for the premium subscription. Why would this happen?

Why Spotify Is Not Available on iPods

The core reason stopping people from downloading Spotify music freely is the DRM encryption applied on Spotify content. DRM has a full name called Digital Rights Management, which is a technology used by streaming music providers to protect the copyright of the content from being copied illegally. No matter you are a Spotify premium user or not, the Spotify songs are not allowed to be played outside Spotify platforms, including Spotify desktop software and the mobile apps. This also means that if you desire to download Spotify music for listening on iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano, you need to remove DRM from the songs at first.

How to Put Spotify Music on iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano

Referring to remove DRM from Spotify, the best software for desktops is definitely MuConvert Spotify Music Converter, which has been a leading brand in the market with a large number of user group from all over the world. The highlight of MuConvert Spotify Music Converter should be the embedded Spotify web player inside the program. Users are only required to login their Spotify account, the playlist auto-analysis feature is turned on. This boosts the efficiency in converting Spotify playlists and saves much time for users.

Features of the Out-performing MuConvert Spotify Music Converter

  • Mainstream formats such as MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC provided as the output formats for selection;
  • Guarantee the highest audio quality to save Spotify content offline (320kbps available);
  • 5X faster conversion speed to boost the efficiency and save time;
  • Batch conversion supported;
  • ID3 tags and metadata info preservation.
Welcome Page of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Now, let's also move on to see how MuConvert Spotify Music Converter helps us to remove DRM from Spotify songs and sync them to iPod devices without hassle.

Brief Guide of Removing DRM from Spotify Songs and Sync to iPod

STEP 1. Login Spotify Web Player

When the installation process completes, launch MuConvert Spotify Music Converter and enter the Spotify web player from the welcome page. You should hit the "LOG IN" icon on the upper-right corner of the player to access the Spotify library with your Spotify account.


  1. The conversion would fail if you don't login the account.
  2. It doesn’t require a premium account.
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

STEP 2. Convert Spotify Playlist

When login the account, you are able to access the library. Simply open any Spotify playlist or album, then hit the "+" icon, and MuConvert Spotify Music Converter will directly convert the list for you. When the conversion ends, choose the songs you want to remove DRM and sync to iPods from the list.

Choose Spotify Songs from Playlist to Rip

STEP 3. Customize Parameters

MuConvert Spotify Music Converter enables users to customize the audio parameters freely. You need to go to "Menu" > "Preferences" and under "Advanced" tab, the output format, sample rate, and bitrate of the output Spotify songs can all be adjusted here.

NOTE: You are also able to select an exact output folder to save the downloaded Spotify songs in "General".

Change Parameters in Advanced Settings

STEP 4. Start Removing DRM

Then, when all the settings are completed, simply hit the "Convert All" icon and MuConvert Spotify Music Converter will perform to remove DRM from these Spotify songs in batch. You will get the converted audio files just within a moment in the local output folder. Then you are able to continue the iPod syncing process.

Rip Whole Spotify Playlist in TuneFab

There are two methods to import the DRM-free Spotify songs to iPod based on the device systems. You are able to pick the suitable tutorial for yourself to follow here.

Put Spotify Songs to iPods on PC

STEP 1. Use a USB cable for connecting your iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano to PC, and launch iTunes on it.

STEP 2. Navigate to "File" > "New" > "Playlist" to create a new playlist to saving the downloaded Spotify songs.

STEP 3. Click the iPod device that iTunes has detected. Then navigate to its "Music" section.

STEP 4. Now, choose to "Sync Music" and directly transfer the whole Spotify playlists to the device. Then you will get all the DRM-free Spotify songs saved to iPod for listening offline.

Sync Spotify Music to iPods via iTunes

Put Spotify Songs to iPods on Mac

STEP 1. Likewise, you need to use a USB cable for connecting the iPod device to Mac computer.

STEP 2. Launch Finder on Mac and find the detected iPod in it.

STEP 3. Now, you need to click the "Music" icon on top of the Finder window for selecting the "Sync music onto [your iPod's name] option.

STEP 4. Select the downloaded Spotify songs save on Mac and hit the "Apply" option, then the songs will be put to iPod successfully.

Record Spotify Music to MP3 for Your iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano

Using a lightweight screen recorder with high-quality audio recording feature is also a nice option to make the Spotify songs get rid of DRM protection and allows you to save the audios to iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano for playback. For recording music, VideoSolo Screen Recorder is an ideal pick for you.

VideoSolo Screen Recorder takes low CPU while processing the recording, so it brings the smooth performance to capture video, audio, and take a snapshot on desktops with ease. You are able to select the most widely used format, MP3 to save the recorded Spotify songs. Now, you can check how can we record Spotify music to MP3 via VideoSolo Screen Recorder.

STEP 1. Install VideoSolo Screen Recorder and launch the software. On the main interface, you should hit the "Audio Recorder" section.

VideoSolo Screen Recoder Homepage

STEP 2. Now, enable the system sound on and adjust the volume before the recording.

NOTE: It is recommended to turn off the microphone functionality to avoid unnecessary noise.

Preset System Volume to Record Audio

STEP 3. Click the gear icon above the microphone setting section. In "Preferences" > "Output", you are able to select the audio format as MP3, and also adjust the quality for recording the music.

Preferences Parameter Settings

STEP 4. When the settings are completed, play the Spotify song and also hit the "REC" icon to start recording the music. You are able to control the recording using the floating panel.

NOTE: You are able to preset the recording ending time to automatically stop the recording when it completes.

Recording Spotify Song

STEP 5. When the music ends, stop the recording and VideoSolo Screen Recorder will turn you to the previewing window. Trim the unnecessary parts from the recording and tap "Save" to output the recorded Spotify song to MP3 for preserving on your desktop.

When you access the Spotify recordings in MP3 format, follow the steps in Part 2 to sync them to your iPod Shuffle/Touch/Classic/Nano with ease. After that, you can feel free to enjoy the DRM-free Spotify music on iPods without hassle!


Although DRM has stopped people from downloading music from Spotify to iPod directly, we still get a lot of ways to work it out. These 2 methods are all helpful for you to get offline Spotify music on iPod for listening. If you also think them workable, share the blog with your friends if they also desire the help!

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