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 post, we will mainly discuss how to play Apple Music on iPod models.
Part 1. Everything about Apple Music to iPod
Q1: What iPod Touch Has Apple Music?
A: iPod Touch from the 5th generation with iOS 8.4 or newer has access to Apple Music.
Q2: Can You Put Apple Music on iPod?
A: You can use Apple Music on iPod Touch. However, it requires the fifth generation above with iOS 8.4 or later. Other iPod models cannot access Apple Music.
Q3: Can I Download Songs from Apple Music to My iPod Touch?
A: Yes. You can download Apple Music songs to your iPod Touch once you have an Apple Music subscription. Or you can buy an Apple Music song via the iTunes Store on your Touch. And then you can download music to iPod Touch for listening offline.
Q4: Can You Sync Apple Music to iPod?
A: No. Due to digital rights management (DRM), you cannot sync or move Apple Music to any device. This is to protect the copyright of Apple Music. Once your iPod device doesn't have the Apple Music app, you can't sync Apple Music to it. But don't worry, read on and learn how to download Apple Music to iPod Shuffle/Classic/Nano/Touch.
Part 2. How to Put Apple Music on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch
You can't sync Apple Music to iPod due 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 it, you can easily play Apple Music or iPod Shuffle, Nano, 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.
DRmare Apple Music to iPod Converter
2.1 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
- 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 iPod
- Please touch the "Format" panel to open the new window. Then you can see a list of supported output formats. You can set MP3, M4A or other output formats supported by iPod Nano and Shuffle. Also, you can customize the output parameters, like bit rate, sample rate, audio codec and channel.
- Step 3Convert Apple Music songs for iPod Shuffle/Nano/Classic/Touch
- 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.
2.2 How to Sync Apple Music to iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic
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.
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".
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 play Apple Music on iPod Nano/Classic/Shuffle/Touch offline.
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.
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.
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 Music songs on iPod without any limits.
Part 3. How to Put Apple Music on iPod Touch (iOS 8.4 or Newer)
If you use an iPod Touch (5th or above generation) running iOS 8.4 or newer, you can easily find the Apple Music app. You can then access Apple Music library with an active Apple Music subscription. You can also download Apple Music to iPod Touch for offline listening. Now let's see how to get Apple Music iPod Touch to work with ease.
Step 1. Power on your iPod Touch, then start the Apple Music app. 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.
More Tips: Differences between iPod Nano & iPod Shuffle
This part aims to provide some useful information for iPod addicts who like to purchase iPod MP3 players but has no idea about which one to choose. The following chart discusses the major differences between iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano.
|iPod Nano||iPod Shuffle|
|Battery Life||24 hours||15hours|
|Charge Time||3 hours||4 hours|
|Color||Gray, Drak gray, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink, Red||Gray, Blue, Green, Orange, Pink|
|Dimensions||1.48 x 1.61 x 0.35 inches||1.14 x 1.24 x 0.34 inches|
|Feature||Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, FM Radio||Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks|
|Portabiligy||Solid Clip||Spring-action Clip|
|What Comes with||Earphones & USB Cable||Earphones & USB Cable|
Apple Music is only available on iPod Touch running iOS 8.4 or later. 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/Audible and convert Apple Music/Audible to iPod-supported audio formats. Then you can easily listen to Apple Music or Audible books on your iPod device without limitation. You can also move the converted music files to any other device for offline playback.