How to Sync Spotify Music to iPod

Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services today. It offers a wide variety of music to its users on different devices such as phones, laptops, tablets, and more. However, the one device it does not support is the iPod. This can be frustrating for users who want to listen to their favorite Spotify tunes on their iPod during workouts, commutes or when they are offline.

In this blog post, we will explore the different methods you can use to sync your Spotify music to your iPod.

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What’s Needed

To sync Spotify music to iPod you’ll need:

  • A computer/laptop with Spotify installed
  • An iPod device
  • A USB cable to connect iPod to computer/laptop

What Requires Your Focus?

For syncing Spotify music to iPod, you will need to focus on two methods:

  • Using a third-party app
  • Converting Spotify music to MP3 format

Different Methods to Sync Spotify Music to iPod

Method 1: Using TunesKit Spotify Music Converter

TunesKit Spotify Music Converter is a third-party application that enables users to download music from Spotify and convert it to different audio file formats.


1. Download and install TunesKit Spotify Music Converter.
2. Open the app on your laptop/computer.
3. Drag the songs you want from Spotify to the converter.
4. Select the MP3 format or any other audio format supported by iPod.
5. Start the conversion process.
6. Connect your iPod to your computer using a USB cable.
7. Open iTunes on your computer and click on the device icon.
8. Select the folder for your iPod and select the option to manually manage music.
9. Now open the folder where the converted Spotify music is saved and drag it into the iTunes library.
10. Finally, select the songs from the iTunes library and drag them to the iPod folder.


  • Tuneskit can convert Spotify music to many different file types including MP3, M4A, M4B, AAC, WAV and FLAC.
  • It is fast and easy to use, with a user-friendly interface.
  • It provides lossless audio quality after conversion.


  • Users need to pay for a license in order to access all of the features.
  • It can only download and convert music from Spotify, not podcasts or other audio content.

Method 2: Using Sidify Spotify Converter

Sidify Spotify Converter is another third-party app that allows users to download and convert music from Spotify. It provides a fast and easy way to get Spotify music onto your iPod.


1. Download and install the Sidify Spotify Converter app.
2. Open the app and drag the Spotify music you want to download to the interface.
3. Choose your output format (MP3, M4A, WAV, FLAC) and adjust the bitrate and other settings.
4. Start the conversion process and wait until it is complete.
5. Connect your iPod to your computer via USB cable. If iTunes does not start automatically, launch it.
6. Click on the iPod icon in the left-hand sidebar of iTunes.
7. Click on the ‘Music’ tab.
8. Check the box next to ‘Sync Music’ and choose either ‘Entire music library’ or ‘Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres’.
9. Drag and drop the converted Spotify songs into the ‘Music’ tab in iTunes.
10. Finally, click on ‘Apply’ to start the music transfer process.


  • Sidify can download and convert Spotify music in batch mode.
  • It has a user-friendly interface and it’s easy to use.
  • It provides lossless audio quality after conversion.


  • Users need to purchase the full version to access all of the features.
  • It can only support some audio formats including MP3, M4A, WAV, and FLAC.

Method 3: Using the “Burn CD” feature on iTunes

Another way to sync Spotify music to your iPod is to burn it onto a CD and then import it into iTunes.


1. Open Spotify and create a new playlist that contains the songs you want to import to your iPod.
2. Insert a blank CD into your computer’s disk drive.
3. Go to ‘File’ and select ‘Burn Playlist to Disk’ on iTunes.
4. Select the CD drive and insert the blank CD.
5. Set the recording speed to maximum and click ‘Burn’.
6. Once burning is complete, eject the CD and put it back into the disk drive.
7. Import the CD into iTunes by clicking ‘Import CD’ in the upper right-hand corner of the iTunes window.
8. Connect your iPod to your computer via USB cable.
9. Click on the iPod icon in the left-hand sidebar of iTunes.
10. Click on ‘Music’ and select the option to sync music manually.
11. Checkmark the newly imported Spotify tracks you would like to add to your iPod and click on ‘Apply’ to transfer them to your iPod.


  • This method does not require additional software.
  • Intermediate level of difficulty to carry out.


  • Audio quality can be compromised during the burning process.
  • This method requires an extra step to import the music into iTunes before transfer.

Why Can’t I Sync Spotify Music to iPod?

Spotify has DRM (Digital Rights Management) encryption which is designed to restrict the transfer of audio files. That is why you are not able to sync Spotify music directly to your iPod.

Additionally, iPod does not support the Spotify app, hence there is no direct way to transfer the music.

However, there are several workarounds to get your Spotify music onto your iPod, like utilizing third-party apps or converting music to MP3 format.

Implications and Recommendations

It is always important to be aware of the implications of using third-party apps to sync your music. It’s worth remembering that this may invalidate the terms and conditions of your Spotify subscription.

Overall, we recommend using a music converter app – such as Tuneskit or Sidify -to sync your Spotify music to your iPod. This will provide the best results in terms of audio quality, ease of use, and compatibility.

5 FAQs about Syncing Spotify Music to iPod

Q1: Can I use Spotify directly on iPod?

A: No. Currently, Spotify does not support iPod devices.

Q2: Can I use all the downloaded songs and playlists if I cancel my Spotify subscription?

A: No. If you cancel your Spotify subscription, you will lose access to the downloaded songs and playlists on your device.

Q3: How long does it take to convert Spotify music using a third-party app?

A: The conversion time depends on the number of songs and your computer’s processing speed. The process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours.

Q4: Can I sync my Spotify music to iPod without a computer?

A: No. You need a computer to use third-party apps to convert or download the Spotify music.

Q5: Are there any free third-party apps that can convert Spotify music?

A: Yes, some third-party apps offer a free version that can convert up to a certain number of songs. However, to access all the features, you need to purchase the full version through a paid license.

In Conclusion

Syncing Spotify music to iPod is not a complicated process, but it does involve several steps. By using any of the three methods explained in this post – Tuneskit, Sidify or burning a CD – you can easily convert your favorite songs and sync them to your iPod. However, it is important to understand the implications of using third-party apps and to follow the necessary steps correctly to ensure a successful transfer.