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How to sync Spotify music to iPod shuffle?

iPod Shuffle is the smallest model in Apple's iPod family, and is the first iPod to use flash memory. The first model was announced in 2005; the fourth- and final-generation models were introduced in 2010. The iPod Shuffle is discontinued by Apple on July 27, 2017.The Apple iPod Shuffle has been upgraded many times and are prefect for music lovers.

One great thing about the shuffle is that it isn't your iPhone. If you carry a Shuffle - which is no burden since it's tiny and clips nicely to a shirt or jacket — you have a music player that doesn’t take storage and battery life away from your phone. However, the disadvantage is that you can't use it to access music straming services, such as Spotify, since you can't install app on it. You can only use it to enjoy local songs.

According to Spotify website, you can only install Spotify app on 5th generation iPod Touch or above with iOS9 or above and 100 MB free space. iPod shuffle is not in the compatible list? You may wonder is there any other way to play Spotify music on iPod shuffle? The answer is yes.

Well, the only way to listen to Spotify music on iPod shuffle is to download Spotify DRM-free songs on your computer and them sync the songs to your iPod shuffle. However, songs downloaded with Spotify Premium are DRM protected and can’t be moved anywhere. To get DRM-free Spotify songs, you will need Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter , which allows you to easily download Spotify music in plain formats mp3, m4a, wav and flac. It preserves 100% original quality and ID3 tags of Spotify songs. It also allows users to customize output music quality.

Part 1 How to download DRM-free Spotify music?

This is a detailed tutorial about how to download DRM-free Spotify songs and convert Spotify music to MP3 to enjoy them on iPod.

Step 1 Run Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter
Download, install and run Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter on your Mac or Windows.
download iTunes DRM Media Converter for Mac download iTunes DRM Media Converter for Windows
We will take Mac version as example. The interface is shown as below. Log in your Spotify account, whether free or premium.
spotify music converter

Step 2 Add Spotify songs, albums, playlists or artists
Drag and drop songs, albums, playlists or artists from Spotify App to the interface directly. Or click Add Files icon and copy&paste the link of the song, album, playlist or artist to the bottom area. Boilsoft Spotify Music Converter will automatically load all songs contained in the album or playlist.
add spotify music

Step 3 Choose output format
The default format is MP3, if you want to convert Spotify music to MP3, just move to the next stop.
spotify songs

If you want to change output format(M4A, WAV or FLAC), click Option button. You can also set music quality by changing bitrate and samplerate.
choose spotify format

Step 4 Start to convert Spotify music
Click Convert icon to start converting Spotify music to mp3. After conversion, you will get the drm-free Spotify songs in mp3 format.

Part 2 Sync the DRM-free Spotify songs to iPod shuffle

Now you have gotten the DRM free Spotify songs that can be played on any device. Sync them to your iPod shuffle via iTunes just like your other local songs.

Follow these steps to manually sync the DRM-free Spotify songs from your computer to your iPod Shuffle:

1. Open iTunes. Create a new playlist and drag&drop all DMR-free Spotify songs to the playlist.
2. Connect your iPod Shuffle to your computer using the included USB cable.
3. Click on the device icon . Click Music under Settings on the left side of the iTunes window.
4. Check Sync Music - Selected playlists, artist, albums, and genres.
5. Select the playlist which contains the DRM-free Spotify songs and then click Sync.
6. After syncing, you can listen to the DRM-free Spotify music on your iPod shuffle anywhere and anytime you want.

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