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Solved: How Can I Download Spotify on iPod Nano

By Tony Moton

June 22, 2018

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services, which allows you to have access to millions of songs online on iPhone, Android phone, Windows, Mac or tablet, etc. But when you need to do sports or exercising, carrying a giant smartphone to enjoy music is troublesome. So, people prefer to use an MP3 player such as iPod Nano to relax while running or bicycling.


That's why people asked: Can I put my downloaded music on my iPod Nano/iPod Nano 7th generation? Or how do I sync Spotify music to my iPod Nano? How can I enjoy Spotify Premium on If you have the same question, you have come to the right place. Below are the answers you may need. Now, let's start:


CONTENTS


Part 1. Can You Use Spotify on An iPod Nano?

On Google, there are some confusing results that say Spotify is compatible with all the iPod classic models, as well as the iPod shuffle and iPod Nano. And in these post, you can even found the detailed steps to sync Spotify music to iPod via a USB cable connection. But if you scroll down the search page, there are also some people says it's impossible to sync Spotify to iPod Nano. So, who's right?


At first, let's check the list of the device that are supported and which you can use with Spotify.


Model

Device

OS

iPhone

iPhone 4S or above

iOS 8 or above.   100 MB free space

iPad

iPad 2 or above

iOS 8 or above. 100 MB free space

iPod

5th generation iPod Touch or above

iOS 8 or above.   100 MB free space

Android Phone

Any device

Android OS 4.0.3 or above. 500 MB free   space

Android Tablet

Any device

Android OS 4.0.3   or above. 500 MB free space

Mac

Any device

OS X 10.9 or above

Windows

Any device

Windows 7 or above


From this table, we can see that only the iPod Touch 5 or above can install the Spotify app to listen to Spotify music. And according to Spotify website, Spotify content may only be accessed with the Spotify app, the Spotify web player website, or apps otherwise authorized by Spotify. Therefore, you can't use Spotify on iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle.


And, unfortunately, it is still impossible to sync any songs from Spotify to the iPod Nano via USB cable. Why can you find this wrong result on Google? Because the feature referred in the post is an old feature of the desktop app that allowed you to sync MP3 to the iPod, however, this never allowed you to sync Spotify songs to the iPod. Additionally, this feature was removed a while ago from the desktop app.


Except for this, the failure of converting Spotify songs to iPod Nano directly also results from the DRM protection of Spotify Music. Although the format that Spotify used to encode the songs are open free, which means that the format is totally protection-free, Spotify has added DRM-protection to its songs additionally. As a result, users could not transfer for converting the songs in Spotify even you have subscribed to its premium plan.


Part 2. Record Spotify Music to MP3 Format

If you are a subscriber of Spotify and want to sync the downloaded music to iPod nano, there is a solution to complete the task. What you'll need is to convert the Spotify to MP3. Since the Spotify music from Spotify Premium are inserted DRM protection which limits you play music on other music app or transfer to the non-supported device for offline use, you'll need a third party software to help. I found a useful guide which shows how to record Spotify songs and keep them in MP3 format. You can read on below:

How to Convert Spotify Music to MP3 Format


After you convert Spotify Music to MP3 format, you can add the common MP3 files to iTunes and then sync it to your iPod nano. If you don't know how to sync Spotify Music in MP3 format to iPod nano, you can follow the steps below:

Step 1. Open iTunes and add MP3 files via "File" > "Add to Library".

Step 2. Connect your iPod to computer with USB cable. Then click "Music" > "Sync Music" > "selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres".

Step 3. In "Playlists" section, choose "Recently added" which includes the Spotify songs you added to iTunes library before.

Step 4. Click "Apply" button and iTunes will sync the converted Spotify songs to your iPod nano.

Sync Songs to iPod


Part 3. Convert Spotify Music to DRM-free Songs

Except for recording Spotify Music, you can also by virtue of TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to convert the DRM-ed songs to a free one.


This newly launched program developed by TuneFab is a powerful tool for Spotify users to convert the songs in Spotify Music to DRM-free music with MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC, etc.. With this program, you can easily get DRM-free Spotify songs and downloaded them to any of your devices. TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is easy-to-grasped, and you just need to simply drag the songs into the program for conversion.

Note: TuneFab Spotify Music Converter offers a free trial version but now is only available on Mac.

Here is the guidance on how to use TuneFab Spotify Music Converter:

Step 1. Launch TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Click on the button above to download TuneFab Spotify Music Converter.

Install 
TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

Step 2. Add Spotify Songs to TuneFab Spotify Music Converter and Select Them

Click on "Add Files" on the upper-left corner on the main interface of the program, then you could see a new interface pop up. You can drag and drop the songs from Spotify to TuneFab Spotify Music Converter program directly, to copy and paste the link of the song to the search bar.

Add Spotify Songs to TuneFab Spotify Music Converter


Then, tick the Spotify songs that you have added to the program, and click on "Add".

Select Spotify Songs

Step 3. Select Output Format and Output Folder

Go to Options > Advanced, you can select the output format of the Spotify songs according to your need.

Select Output Format

Turn to the section "General" right beside "Advanced", and you can select the output folder to save the converted songs.

Select Output Folder

Step 4. Convert Spotify Music to DRM-free One

When you finish the conversion above, you can now click on "Convert" to start the conversion. When finished, the Spotify songs can be transferred to your iPod Nano!

Convert Spotify Songs


That's it! Once you remove DRM from Spotify Music, you can easily save them to your iPod Nano. Now you have got how to sync your Spotify Music to your iPod Nano. You can also contact us if you have the better solution. In addition, we had already got the solution to listen to Apple Music on iPod. Check it below if necessary.


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