“How to sync music to iPod from Apple Music?" Many iPod users will meet the issue when copying Apple Music streams to iPod devices. You will find that you can transfer Apple Music to iPod Touch. But you can't do that on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic. So, how to make Apple Music iPod to work?
In the following article, we will tell you the detailed reasons why you have no rights to add Apple Music to iPod MP3 players. Also, we will introduce some tips for you on how to put Apple Music on iPod Nano/Shuffle/Classic/Touch. Let's learn more about them in the parts below.
- Part 1. Why Can't Sync Apple Music to iPod
- Part 2. Use Apple Music on iPod - Best Way
- Part 3. Download Apple Music to iPod Touch
- More Tips: Differences between Nano and Shuffle
- FAQs about Apple Music iPod
Part 1. Why You Can't Add Apple Music to iPod
"Does iPod Nano have Apple Music?" Not all iPod devices support to add Apple Music songs to them for playback. With the built-in Apple Music app, it's an easy task to stream Apple Music songs in Apple Touch without any limitations. So, you will be confused why iPod Nano and Shuffle can't support syncing Apple Music.
When you get an iPod Nano or Shuffle, you will find that they don't have Apple Music app for downloading Apple Music songs. What's worse, there is no WiFi capabilities on iPod. That means Apple can't authenticate whether you are one of the subscribers of Apple Music. So, you can't access the Apple Music library on Nano and Shuffle. Perhaps, you'd like to move and enjoy Apple Music on iPod Nano or Shuffle.
Yet, the digital protection on Apple Music songs will prevent you from copying music files to iPod and other iOS devices. So, how to download music to iPod Shuffle/Classic/Nano from Apple Music? That's easy. You can follow the ways below.
Part 2. How to Put Apple Music on iPod Nano and Shuffle - Best Way
From the above, we know that there is no way to add the Apple Music app and WiFi network to iPod Nano and Shuffle. So, what if you do want to listen to Apple Music songs on iPod Nano and Shuffle? Please don't worry. To do that, you can discover an Apple Music DRM removal software to bypass DRM protection from Apple Music. And then convert DRM M4P files to Nano and Shuffle compatible formats.
Here, we can meet DRmare Apple Music Converter. It is an extraordinary and professional DRM cracker. It enables you to get rid of DRM restrictions at a 30X faster speed. And it can transfer Apple Music to supported formats by iPod Nano and Shuffle like MP3 and others with zero quality lossless. Thanks to this smart tool, you can sync Apple Music to iPod devices. Also, you can keep Apple Music on iPod forever even if you have canceled your Apple Music subscription.
DRmare Apple Music to iPod Converter
- Break the lock of DRM protection from Apple Music M4P tracks
- Convert Apple Music M4P to MP3, M4A and other common formats
- Customize output parameters, like ID3 tags and chapter info
- Unbelievable fast converting speed and keeping lossless quality
How to Download Music to iPod Shuffle/Nano from Apple Music by DRmare Apple Music Converter
To add Apple Music to iPod, you should prepare the following things. You need a Mac or Windows computer, an iPod Nano, Shuffle or Classic, the latest Apple Music app or iTunes Store, and DRmare Apple Music Converter. Once all things are ready, you can refer to the complete guide to sync music to iPod from Apple Music with no effort.
- 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, Apple Music library will show up. And 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
- 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. Please be patient to wait for the end of the conversion process. In general, it will work at 30X faster speed.
How to Add 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.
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 the 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 sync 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 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 Download and Play Apple Music on iPod Touch
If you use an iPod Touch (5th to 7th generation), then you can get Apple Music iPod Touch to work with ease. With the iOS 15 operating system, you can access millions of songs on Apple Music app with your Apple Music subscription. Now, let's learn how to get Apple Music on iPod Touch for playing.
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. At last, you added Apple Music songs to your iPod Touch. And then you can start to play Apple Music on 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|
FAQs about Apple Music iPod
Q1: Which iPod Device Can Work with Apple Music?
A: You can use Apple Music on iPod Touch. Yet, it requires the Touch from the 5th to the 7th generation with iOS 8.4 or later. Also, you will need an Apple Music subscription.
Q2: Do I have to Be an Apple Music Subscriber to Download Apple Music on My iPod Touch?
A: Nope. You can also buy an Apple Music song via the iTunes Store on your Touch. And then you can download music to iPod Touch for listening offline.
Q3: Can I Put Songs from Apple Music on My iPod?
A: You can't move Apple Music songs to iPod for use in a direct way because of the protection on Apple Music. If you want to do that, you can use DRmare Apple Music Converter to convert Apple Music files to plain audio. Then you can transfer and add Apple Music to iPod for listening.
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