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How to Download / Record Spotify Music to iPod

Wilson Kent
BY Wilson Kent   
LAST UPDATED: Dec. 21, 2016

If you are a fan of Spotify and own an iPod, you might want to know some tricks to download or record Spotify music and listen on iPod offline. Good news! This guide will show you 3 methods on how to easily download Spotify music and transfer them to iPod.

Part 1How to Directly Download Spotify Music

Spotify is compatible with all the iPod classic models, iPod shuffle and iPod Nano. You can sync Spotify music to any of them by using the USB cable. But there is one exception - iPod touch. To sync Spotify music to iPod Touch, you need to download Spotify's mobile app to listen to local tracks.

Notice: Spotify mobile app is incompatible with the first generation iPod touch.

Step 1. Launch Spotify on the computer.

Step 2. Plug your iPod into your computer via USB. Then agree to erase your iPod and sync it with Spotify. After Spotify erases your iPod, you will see two options: Sync All Music to This iPod and Manually Choose Playlists to Sync. Now choose the first one.

Erase iPod and Sync Spotify

Step 3. The iPod will automatically start syncing all your music from Spotify. When the sync is complete, you should unplug your iPod from the computer. Now you would see that all your Spotify music is on your iPod.

Part 2How to Record Music from Spotify

This method is going to tell you how to download Spotify music for free instead of paying monthly. With a Spotify music downloader like Streaming Audio Recorder, you can easily download Spotify music and save them as MP3, AAC. After that, transfer the songs to your iPod, so that you can enjoy the music offline. What about the quality of the songs? This program will surprise you with 100% lossless quality as well as ID tags. Now let’s take a look at how to perform this program.

Streaming Audio Recorder - Spotify Music Downloader

The easiest way to record Spotify as well as other streaming music (Pandora, Deezer, Vevo and so on) and transfer them to iPod.

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Step 1. Install and Launch Streaming Audio Recorder

Download and then install this program on your computer. You can easily find the "Record" button on the bottom of the interface.

Step 2. Choose Output Format

Before you start to download music from Spotify, you can choose the output format by doing the following steps: "Settings" > "Recording settings" > "Output" > "Format".

For iPod users, you are supposed to select MP3 or AAC as your output format.

Choose Recording Output Format

Step 3. Download Music from Spotify to iPod

Open Spotify App on your PC or go to Spotify website. Search for the songs you desire to download. Now switch back to the main interface and press the "Record" button. Play the music, Streaming Audio Recorder will automatically record audio from Spotify. Click "Stop" button to end recording process.

Start Recording Online Audio

Finished tasks will be shown in the "Library" tab. In most cases, this program will automatically identify the ID3 tags (title, artist, album, etc.) for you. It also allows you to edit the ID3 tags by using the "ID3 Tag Editor".

Click on "Open Folder" to find the music files on your PC and then you can copy them to iPod via USB.

Open Folder    

Part 3Search Music in Streaming Audio Recorder

Being an all-round software, Streaming Audio Recorder also provides countless music resources for you.

Go to "Search" tab and type in the name of the songs you hear from Spotify. Then click "Add to Download". Now you can download the songs for free!

Add to Download

Besides downloading Spotify songs to computer, Streaming Audio Recorder is also able to download music from YouTube, Spotify, and other music sites. With this software, it is just a piece of cake to add the Spotify Music to iTunes. You can add the downloaded music to any devices you want, including iPad, iPhone, Samsung devices, Sony MP3 players and so on.

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