DRmare Apple Music Converter

An audio converter to convert Apple Music, iTunes songs, Audible audiobooks and any audio file

  • Support to convert Apple Music, Audible audiobooks, and more audio files
  • Batch convert audio files in a fast speed with original quality kept
  • Output audio tracks to plain audio formats, like MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Allow to edit the pitch, volume, speed, ID3 tags for Audible audiobooks

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

iPod is a line of portable media players designed and sold by Apple Inc. It was first launched in 2001 and has since become one of the most popular and iconic music players in history.

iPod is known for its sleek design, user-friendly interface and high-quality sound. They come in a variety of models, including iPod Touch, iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and more. Each iPod model has its own unique features. In this article, we will focus on how to put Apple Music on iPod, regardless of model.

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Part 1. Can You Put Apple Music on iPod

Apple Music is compatible with the iPod Touch, but not with the iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, or iPod Classic. The iPod Touch (5th to 7th generation) supports the Apple Music app, allowing users to stream songs and playlists directly from the App Store. On the other hand, the iPod Nano, iPod Shuffle, and iPod Classic do not support the Apple Music app due to their lack of screen or necessary features for streaming music. Below is a table summarizing the compatibility of Apple Music with different iPod models.


iPod Touch

iPod Nano

iPod Shuffle

iPod Classic

Support Apple Music

✔(5th to 7th generation)

Storage Capacity Various options up to 256 GB 16 GB 2 GB 160 GB
Display 4-inch Retina display 2.5-inch Multi-Touch display No display 2.5-inch color LCD display
Control Interface Multi-Touch display Multi-Touch display Control Pad Click Wheel
Connectivity Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Bluetooth, Lightning connector 3.5 mm headphone jack 30-pin dock connector, 3.5 mm headphone jack

Part 2. How to Sync Apple Music to iPod [All Models]

In fact, there is no Apple Music iPod integration on most models. You also can't sync iPod with Apple Musicdue to digital rights management (DRM). But don't worry, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to bypass Apple Music's DRM protection and convert Apple Music to MP3, AAC or other formats supported by iPod. This powerful software runs at 30X speed and supports batch downloads of Apple Music tracks. It also preserves the lossless audio quality and full ID3 tags.

With this Apple Music to iPod converter, you can easily download Apple Music to iPod Nano, Shuffle, Classic and Touch. Also, it works with iTunes music and Audible audiobooks. So if you have some favorite Audible books, you can also sync them to your iPod for listening. Moreover, you can keep Apple Music on your iPod forever even if you cancel your Apple Music subscription.

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DRmare Apple Music to iPod Converter

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  • Break the lock of DRM protection from Apple Music, iTunes, Audible
  • Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV, FLAC
  • Customize output parameters, like ID3 tags and chapter info
  • Unbelievable 30X converting speed, keep lossless quality

How to Convert Apple Music to iPod-supported Audio Format

iPod devices support playing several audio formats including MP3, AAC, M4A, WAV, etc. So, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to convert and download Apple Music tracks to one format of them. Please install this software by clicking the 'Download' button above. And then you can refer to the following complete guide.

Step 1Import downloaded Apple Music to DRmare software
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Please click the shortcut icon on the desktop to launch DRmare Apple Music Converter and its main interface will pop up. Click the first "Add Files" button at the bottom-left corner, and your Apple Music library will show up. You can choose your favorite Apple Music and add them to the DRmare tool.
Step 2Set output format and other parameters for Apple Music
set output format as mp3 for apple music to ipod
Please touch the "Format" panel to open the new window. Then you can see a list of supported Apple Music output formats. You can set MP3, M4A or other output formats supported by iPod models. Also, you can customize the output parameters, like bit rate, sample rate, audio codec and channel.
Step 3Convert Apple Music songs for iPod
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Once all settings are OK, it's time to convert Apple Music M4P files to unprotected MP3 files via the "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner. It will also remove the protection from Apple Music automatically. When it is over, click on the "History" list at the bottom right to find and view the converted Apple Music files.

How to Sync Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch

Now, you got the common Apple Music songs for iPod devices. Here you can follow the steps on how to put Apple Music on iPod Classic/Nano/Shuffle/Touch.

Method 1. By iTunes

Step 1. Locate unprotected Apple Music tracks in the destination folder. Then import them to the iTunes library on your computer by clicking the "File" > "Import File to Library" option.

import apple music songs to itunes library

Step 2. Please connect the iPod Nano, Shuffle or Classic with iTunes via a USB cable. Then touch the iPod icon on iTunes. Next, click "Music" > "Sync Music" > "selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres".

put apple music on ipod with itunes

Step 3. Choose the "Recently added" menu from the "Playlists" section. That includes the Apple Music songs you imported to the iTunes library.

Step 4. Touch the "Apply" button and Apple Music tracks will be synced to iPod.

Step 5. Once synced, hit on the 'Eject' icon next to your iPod device icon on iTunes to disconnect iPod to iTunes. At last, you can transfer Apple Music to iPod Nano/Classic/Shuffle/Touch for offline playback.

Method 2. Via USB Cable

Step 1. Using a USB cable to connect your iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic to your computer.

Step 2. Head to 'My Computer' or 'This PC' to open your iPod device.

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Step 3. Select the 'Tool' option at the top of the file manager window. Then scroll down to find and hit on the 'Show hidden files and folders' option.

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Step 4. Find the folder called 'iPod control' and then head to the music folder of your iPod.

Step 5. Locate the converted Apple Music files and drag them to your iPod device. Then you can listen to Apple iPod Music songs without any limits.

Video Tutorial to Add Apple Music to iPod

You can check out the visual video below to learn how to put Apple Music for iPod Touch/Nano/Shuffle/Classic easily.

Part 3. How to Use Apple Music on iPod Touch [5th Generation or Above]

The iPod Touch is a line of iOS-based mobile devices designed and marketed by Apple Inc. It features a touchscreen interface and is similar to an iPhone, but without cellular connectivity. If you use an iPod Touch (5th to 7th generation) running iOS 8.4 or newer, you can easily find the Apple Music app from the App Store.

You can then access Apple Music library with an active Apple Music subscription and stream songs and playlists. You can also download Apple Music on iPod Touch for offline listening. Now let's see how to get Apple Music iPod Touch to work with ease.

How to Install Apple Music on iPod Touch

Step 1. Ensure that your iPod Touch is running on the latest version of iOS. Apple Music requires iOS 8.4 or later to be installed.

Step 2. Connect your iPod Touch to a Wi-Fi network to ensure a stable internet connection during the installation process.

Step 3. Locate and tap on the "App Store" icon on your iPod Touch's home screen.

Step 4. Tap on the "Search" tab and type "Apple Music", then click the "Search" button.

Step 5. On the Apple Music app page, tap the "Get" or "Install" button.

How to Download Apple Music Songs to iPod Touch

download music to ipod touch from apple music

Step 1. Start the Apple Music app on your iPod Touch. And then log in to the Apple Music app with your Apple ID.

Step 2. Find and touch a song you like in the music library. Then click on the 'Add to Library' button.

Step 3. Next, press and hold your favorite song in the library. Then click on the 'Download' button to download music to iPod from Apple Music.

Step 4. Now you can start to play Apple Music offline on your iPod Touch with ease.

Part 4. FAQs about Apple Music to iPod Models

Q1: What iPod models are compatible with Apple Music?

A: Apple Music is compatible with the iPod Touch 5th generation or newer, and isn't compatible with any other iPod models.

Q2: Can I use Apple Music on older iPod models?

A: You can not use Apple Music with older iPod models directly such as the iPod Classic, iPod Mini, iPod Nano, and iPod Shuffle.

Q3: Do I need Wi-Fi to stream Apple Music on iPod Touch?

A: Yes, to stream songs from Apple Music on your iPod Touch, you need a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection.

Q4: Can I sync Apple Music to any iPod device?

A: To enjoy Apple Music on older iPod Touch/Nano/Shuffle/Classic, you need to convert Apple Music to MP3, M4A, or WAV format using DRmare Apple Music converter, as these older iPod models do not support the Apple Music app.

Final Thoughts

Apple Music is only available on iPod Touch 5th generation or above. If you have other iPod models, you cannot directly sync Apple Music to iPod. But with DRmare Apple Music Converter, you can easily remove the protection of Apple Music and convert Apple Music to iPod-supported audio formats. Then you can easily listen to Apple Music on iPod Nano/Touch/Classic. You can also move the converted music files to any other device for offline playback.

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