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How to Get Apple Music on iPod Touch (4th Generation)

Roger W.
BY Roger W.   
Last Updated: Feb. 08, 2017

Apple Music iPod Compatibility

As a legacy product, iPod is the perfect way to carry your music collection in your pocket. But if you want to access to Apple Music from your iPod, you may be disappointed, unless you own an iPod touch 5 or iPod touch 6.

You might have heard some discussing the state of Apple Music on the iPod nano and shuffle: neither the iPod nano nor iPod shuffle supports streaming from Apple Music. And then how about iPod touch? When Apple Music launched, iOS 8.4 was released adding support for the new streaming music service. That means you need an iOS 8-compatible iPod to get in on the action. So if you own a 4th generation iPod touch, you are out of luck.

Previously, we have discussed how to make Apple Music available on iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Classic. In the post, let's continue to discuss how to get Apple Music on iPod Touch 4.

Apple Music iPod Compatibility

How to Sync Apple Music to iPod Touch 4

For the users who are really intent on using Apple Music on iPod touch 4, there is a silver lining. You can simply take Apple Music Converter have a try.

If you receive a message saying that "Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod" when you are trying to sync Apple Music to iPod touch, it is not strange. That's because all Apple Music songs are DRM-protected. To sync Apple Music to iPod Touch 4, iPod nano and iPod shuffle which is the devices don't support Apple Music, you have to remove DRM from Apple Music first.

Apple Music Converter is helpful and useful. It can easily remove DRM from Apple Music and convert Apple Music to plain MP3, M4A, M4R, etc. which can be synced to iPod touch via iTunes. Follow the steps below to see how Apple Music Converter works like a charm.


Step 1. Download and Install Apple Music Converter

Click the "Download" button above to download and install Apple Music Converter on your PC or Mac. Once the software is launched, the iTunes will be launched automatically at the same time.

Download and Install Apple Music Converter
Step 2. Select Apple Music Songs

In the left side, click the relevant playlists category and select one or more Apple Music file you want to convert. Please note that you must download and save all the Apple Music songs on your computer first.

Select Apple Music Songs
Step 3. Choose Output Format

After the Apple Music files are selected, select an output format in the bottom of the main window. Here we recommend you choose MP3 as the output format and choose the 256 kbps as bitrate.

Choose Output Format
Step 4. Remove DRM and Convert Apple Music to MP3

When all the settings were done, click "Convert" button to start converting. After conversion, you can transfer the DRM-free Apple Music songs to iPod touch 4 via iTunes without any trouble.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 5. Sync Apple Music to iPod Touch with iTunes

1. Copy the converted Apple Music songs on your iTunes library on your computer.

Add Apple Music to iTunes

2. Connect your iPod to iTunes. Then, click "Music" > "Sync Music" > "selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres".

3. In "Playlists" sections, choose "Recently added" which includes the Apple Music songs that you put on iTunes library.

4. Click "Apply" and iTunes will sync the converted Apple Music to your iPod.

Sync Apple Music to iPod Touch

What's next? Download Apple Music Converter and enjoy Apple Music on iPod touch now!


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