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

Updated by Adam Gorden on Jun 13, 2022 7:24 PM.

A while back, Apple decided to discontinue producing all iPod models except for iPod touch, but the role that it ever played cannot be ignored. During the last 15 years since the first-generation iPod was released, iPod models have been used by over 390 million people as the best music player. However, recently if you try to sync Spotify to iPod, things might be different, just like the following user:

"I have an iPod nano but I can't sync it with Spotify anymore. I connect iPod to Spotify desktop version, but the app doesn't recognize the iPod nano and doesn't pop up the bar 'devices' or the option 'erase your iPod and sync to Spotify'. Can someone help?" - Henya from Spotify Community

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Most Spotify users might encounter such error when they want to transfer Spotify playlist to iPod shuffle, nano, and classic. In fact, only the iPod touch 5th or higher generations are able to sync with Spotify well. If you're using other iPod models, take it easy. In this post, you'll find the best solution to download and sync Spotify to iPod shuffle, nano, or classic. So, you are able to listen to Spotify on iPod shuffle, nano, or classic offline easily and effectively.

Part 1. Can I Download My Spotify Playlist to My iPod?
Part 2. Ultimate Method to Downlpad Spotify to iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic
Part 3. How to Transfer Songs from Spotify to iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic
Part 4. How to Download Music from Spotify to iPod Touch
Part 5. FAQs about Downloading Spotify Songs to iPod

Can I Download Music from Spotify to My iPod?

Spotify is the best way to search for any track, artist or album and listen for free. With its great feature, it has attracted lots of users from around the world. You can listen to Spotify on many devices, including iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Android phone, and more. Some users would ask: can I download songs from Spotify to my iPod? Sure! You can download and install Spotify on iPod touch. But if you have an old iPod device like iPod shuffle, you need to make use of a third-party tool to help you download Spotify songs to iPod for playing.

Ultimate Method to Sync Spotify to iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic

To make Spotify playable on iPod nano, classic or shuffle, something called Spotify music downloader comes to help. With it, you can easily download Spotify songs offline and listen to them on all iPod models, including iPod nano, shuffle, and classic. Here we'd like to share you with the most-rated solution, that is, ViWizard Spotify Music Converter.

2.1 What You'll Need: ViWizard Spotify to iPod Converter

As you may know, Spotify tracks are protected by Digital Rights Management, which restricts you from playing Spotify songs on iPod nano, shuffle, or classic, as well as, other non-approved devices. Now with ViWizard, you can completely remove DRM from Spotify and download Spotify songs to iPod-compatible MP3 or AAC format. Before getting started for the tutorial of converting Spotify to iPod, make sure you have ViWizard Spotify Music Converter installed on your computer.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Download Spotify tracks, artists, albums, and playlists for free
  • Convert Spotify to MP3, AAC, M4A, M4B, FLAC, WAV
  • Save Spotify music with the original audio quality and ID3 tags
  • Work at 5× faster speed and organize output music by artists
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2.2 How to Download Music from Spotify to MP3 via ViWizard

Now we'll instruct you how to download Spotify songs to iPod for offline listening in 3 steps only, no matter you are subscribing to Spotify Free or Premium. Or you can simply watch the video tutorial below.

Step 1 Add Spotify Songs to ViWizard Spotify Downloader

Open ViWizard software, and directly drag and drop any music track, playlist, or album from the Spotify app into the application window. Or you can copy and past the link of the track into the search box of ViWizard to load Spotify songs you want to download.

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Step 2 Set MP3 or AAC as the Output Audio Format

Click the menu bar in the top-right corner and select the Preferences option to load the output settings window. Here you can set the output format, bit rate, sample rate, conversion speed, and output directory. To make Spotify syn with iPod, you are suggested to set MP3 or AAC as the output format.

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Step 3 Download and Convert Spotify Music to MP3

Now click the Convert button to download and convert songs from to iPod supported audio format at 5× faster speed. Once done, you'll get the DRM-free Spotify music tracks with the same ID3 tags as the original files. You can find offline songs by clicking the converted folder.

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

After downloading your favorite Spotify songs, you can move Spotify songs to iPod by following these simple steps. When completing the transferring from Spotify music to iPod, you can listen to Spotify music on iPod anytime and anywhere. Here's how to sync Spotify to iPod using your Mac or PC computer.

3.1 How to Put Spotify Songs on iPod with macOS Mojave or earlier or a PC

If you're using macOS Mojave or earlier or a Windows PC, use iTunes to sync Spotify music to your iPod nano, shuffle, or classic.

Step 1Import Spotify songs to iTunes

Open iTunes on your computer. Then import your downloaded Spotify songs in MP3 or AAC format into iTunes library by clicking the top menu File > Add File to Library.

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Step 2Connect iPod to the computer

Connect your iPod to your PC or Mac computer with a USB cable. Then click the iPod icon in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window to load the info of your iPod model.

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Step 3Go to sync content using iTunes

From the list under Settings on the left side of the iTunes window, go to Music, select the checkbox next to Sync Music, and choose Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

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Step 4Sync Spotify music to iPod

Under Playlists, check Recently Added where your uploaded Spotify songs are saved. Then click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the window and Spotify tracks will be automatically synced to your iPod as expected.

3.2 How to Put Spotify Music on iPod with macOS Catalina

Starting with macOS Catalina, syncing with the Finder is similar to syncing with iTunes. Learn how to put Spotify on iPod nano, shuffle, or classic.

Step 1Connect iPod to the computer

Open a Finder window and connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable. Then you would find your iPod appears in the sidebar of the Finder window and click the iPod icon to select it.

Step 2Add Spotify songs to Finder

After trusting your iPod, click the Music menu, select the checkbox next to Sync music onto your iPod, and then choose Selected artists, albums, genres, and playlists.

Step 3Sync Spotify songs to iPod

Now go to browse your downloaded Spotify songs on your computer and select the checkbox next to each item that you want to sync. Finally, click the Apply button in the lower-right corner of the window to start syncing Spotify music to your iPod.

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How to Get Spotify on iPod Touch for Playing Music

As we discussed above, this method only works well for iPod touch users who have 5th generation or later. Also, you need to have a Spotify Premium account. If you don't, you can still refer to the aforementioned solution. Next, let's see how to download songs from Spotify to iPod touch for listening offline. Before getting started, make sure you've the Spotify app installed on your iPod touch.

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Step 1. Launch Spotify on your iPod touch and find albums or playlists you want to download for offline playback.

Step 2. Switch the Download icon on at the top right of any album or playlist, and it will download Spotify music tracks for offline use.

Step 3. Proceed to open Spotify Offline Mode by going to Library > Settings once you've downloaded all the music or playlist.

Step 4. Under Settings, tap on Playback and toggle on Offline. You're now able to listen to the downloaded Spotify songs on your iPod touch without internet connection.

FAQs about Spotify Not Available on iPod

About Spotify to iPod, you would have a bunch of questions. And you would figure out what you need to do when you want to listen to Spotify music on your iPod. Here we've collected some frequently asked questions, and also gives the answer.

Q1. Can you get Spotify on iPod touch?

A: Sure, you are able to play Spotify music on iPod touch running iOS13 or above. And you can also use voice commands to control what plays with Siri on your iPod touch.

Q2. How to install Spotify on iPod touch?

A: Tap the App Store icon on your Home screen and search for Spotify. Then press Get to install Spotify to your iPod touch.

Q3. How to put Spotify playlist on iPod nano, shuffle, or classic?

A: Since Spotify is not available on those older iPods, you can use a Spotify music downloader to download Spotify songs to your iPod for listening.


What we have shared here is all we want to help you download Spotify songs to iPod for playing with ease. If you have an iPod touch, you are able to easily install Spotify and then download your desired songs with a premium account. But if you are using an old iPod, you need to turn to ViWizard Spotify Music Converter. Then you will have the chance to transfer Spotify songs to your device for playing without limits.

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