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How to Play Spotify Songs with iPod Nano

Posted to Spotify Music Converter Tutorials by Peter Stewart on February 21, 2018


Spotify is the most popular streaming music service and iPod Nano is one of the best MP3 players. So many people may want to enjoy Spotify music on iPod Nano. Unfortunately, with Spotify Free you couldn't download music for offline listening , and with Spotify Premium, what you downloaded are DRM protected Ogg Vorbis files which are not compatible with iPod Nano. To play your favorite Spotify songs on iPod Nano, you can use Spotify Music Converter provided below to download Spotify songs as MP3 or M4A.

Spotify Is Not Available for iPod Nano with Both Free or Premium Account

Some time ago, Spotify desktop app could be used to sync songs to iPod Nano, just launch Spotify and connect iPod Nano to computer with USB cable, then you can use Spotify to sync local MP3 songs to iPod Nano. However, such a feature had been removed.

Spotify user "rafaellourenzo" asked on Spotify Commmunity: "Can i sync my Ipod nano with spotify?
I have an ipod nano and i cant sync he with spotify. I´ve seen that i can put my spotify music there. But i dont understand the process at all. I conect the ipod to desktop version, but the app dont recognizes the ipod and dont pops up the bar "devices" or the option "erase your ipod and sync to spotify". I´m little confused about this, if is possible or not. Someone help? (Windows 8/ Ipod nano 7 generation)

And the marked solution to his question is as below: "Hey there, unfortunately it is not possible to sync any songs from Spotify to the iPod Nano. The feature you are referring to is an old feature of the desktop app that allowed you to sync MP3s to the iPod, however this never allowed you to sync Spotify songs to the iPod. This feature was removed a while ago from the desktop app."

Sync Spotify Songs to iPod

It's known to all that Spotify Free users must have an internet connection to play Spotify songs and offline listening is not available for them. Spotify Premium users can download Spotify songs for offline listening, either on PC with Spotify desktop app, or on iOS or Android with Spotify App, however, the downloaded songs are Ogg Vorbis files with DRM protection and can't be recognized or played on iPod Nano.

iPod Nano can only play MP3, M4A or WAV songs, so if you want to play Spotify songs on iPod Nano, you need to download Spotify songs in these formats. That is exactly what TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter can do.

Software Solution to Download Spotify Songs for iPod Nano

Spotify Music Converter can download Spotify songs, albums or playlists as MP3, M4A or WAV, preserve all ID3 tags like song title, album, artist, genre, artwork, year, etc. no matter you are using Spotify Free or Spotify Premium.

Spotify Music Converter is extremely easy-to-use, and available for both Windows and Mac, and it fully supports latest Windows 10 and macOS High Sierra.

As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can download Spotify songs to computer and there won't be advertisement any more. One of the biggest advantage of Spotify Music Converter compared to audio recording software is that you can use Spotify Music Converter to download songs, albums or playlists in bulk, and you don't need to click and click again like using audio recording software.

Now download the free trial version of Spotify Music Converter to have a try. It can convert 3 minutes of each song.

Easy Guide to Play Spotify Songs on iPod Nano with Both Free or Premium Account

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

Start the Spotify music downloader and Spotify program will be automatically launched as well. Please keep running Spotify and do not close it during downloading and converting.

Spotify Music Converer Interface

Step 2: Add Your Favorite Spotify Songs, Albums or Playlists

You can easily drag songs, albums or playlists directly from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter, Or you can browse your favorite song, album or playlist in Spotify, and right-click to get the link of the song, album or playlist, then paste the link in the search bar at the bottom of the program and click + or Add button.

Add songs from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter

Spotify Music Converter will analysis your input and pop up a dialog to ask you to choose what songs to download. By default, all the songs will be downloaded and you can uncheck the songs you don't want to download.

Step 3: Choose Output Music Format for iPod Nano

Spotify Music Converter supports MP3, M4A, WAV or FLAC as output format and MP3, M4A or WAV can be played on iPod Nano. Choose one of them depending on your need. By default, Spotify Music Converter will use 320kbps and 44100hz MP3 as output format. Click Options to change output format in Advanced tab if necessary.

Choose Output Folder and Output Format

Step 4: Start Downloading Spotify Music

Now, simply click Convert button to start downloading Spotify music to computer. All ID3 tags in Spotify songs will be preserved.

Downloading Spotify Music

After conversion, you can click History button and open the output folder to locate the output songs.

Step 5: Transfer Downloaded Spotify Songs to iPod Nano

Now, you can connect your iPod Nano to computer with USB cable. Launch iTunes and add the downloaded Spotify songs to iTunes library, create a playlist and add the Spotify songs to it, then sync to iPod Nano via iTunes.

If you don't want to install or use iTunes, there are many iPod transfer programs which can help to transfer local songs to iPod Nano directly instead of using iTunes. Generally speaking, such iPod transfer programs will be much more convenient than iTunes.

By using either way to sync Spotify Songs to iPod Nano, you can play your favorite Spotify songs on iPod without any limitation.

Final Words

Though Spotify Music Converter can download Spotify songs, albums and playlists as MP3/M4A/WAV songs with either free or premium account, you can download Spotify songs with better audio quality if you have have Spotify Premium subscription. By the way, Apple Music songs are not available for iPod Nano either, if you want to play Apple Music songs on iPod Nano, you can try Apple Music Converter to get Apple Music songs in MP3/M4A format as well.

With Spotify Music Converter, you can not only enjoy Spotify songs on iPod Nano, but also on other iPod models like iPod Shuffle, iPod Classic and iPod Touch as well as other MP3 players.