> Tutorials > Listen to Apple Music on iPod classic

How to Listen to Apple Music on iPod classic

Zoey Wesson
BY Zoey Wesson   
Last Updated: Oct. 27, 2016

Apple has updated a new lineup of iPod including iPod mini, iPod nano, iPod shuffle, iPod touch, etc. with improved internals and design feature over these years. However, if you ever owned a version of the iPod classic, you might agree that it was the best MP3 player for music lovers. It can hold up to 140,000 tracks on the 160GB hard drive in the 6th generation of iPod classic. But now all I get from my iPod classic is nothing but disappointment.

Part 1 A Sad Truth about iPod classic/nano/shuffle

Actually, I'm not alone because most of the users are finding it difficult to sync Apple music and listen to it with an iPod classic, iPod nano or iPod shuffle. Whenever you try to sync offline Apple Music tracks to an iPod nano/shuffle/classic, you'll meet this disappointing message: "Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod."

iPod Classic

As a result, I decided to get help from a third-party program called Apple Music Converter to download and keep a collection of songs on the iPod classic. Now I can finally listen to Apple Music offline and I can still own the songs after canceling the subscription. Here I would like to share the exact way to listen to Apple Music on iPod classic, iPod nano, etc.

Before we get started, check out the iPod classic's supported audio formats:AAC (8 to 320 Kbps), Protected AAC (from iTunes Store), MP3 (8 to 320 Kbps), MP3 VBR, Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+), Apple Lossless, AIFF, and WAV.

Part 2 How to Listen to Apple Music on iPad classic

Note: The iPod touch is the only iPod in the line that can get Apple Music.

For now, Apple Music Converter is the perfect solution to remove the DRM protection on your purchased iTunes or Apple Music. By helping you convert the Apple Music songs to plain MP3, you can save the tracks to wherever you like and listen to the music whenever you want. Aside from music, this program is capable of extracting audio files from iTunes movies, TV shows and podcasts with lossless quality. It supports both Windows and Mac.

Step 1. Install and run the program properly

Before we move on, you need to make sure that the iTunes is installed on your PC previously. Run the program and iTunes will get launched automatically within seconds.

Launch Apple Music Converter

Step 2. Preview and select Apple Music from Playlist

The great thing about this program lies in its ability to sync all iTunes music library automatically in the Playlist. That's why you need to make sure iTunes is installed and launched on your PC properly. You can preview the Apple Music songs in the "Library" tab. After previewing, click on the songs you like one by one.

Select iTunes Music to Convert

Step 3. Select output format and output destination

You can specify the output settings in the "Output Settings" tab. You can choose the audio format you like from the output format drop-down list and then select a destination folder for keeping the converted files.

Select Output Format and Output Folder

Step 4. Convert Apple Music to MP3

Now click on "Convert" and the program will start the conversion immediately. Once it's done, you can directly transfer the music songs to your iPod device.

Convert Apple Music to MP3

Step 5. Sync Apple Music to iPod Classic with iTunes

1. Copy and paste 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 Nano

So, listening to Apple Music song on iPod classic is not wishful thinking, you can actually make it real by using Apple Music Converter. It's a great program that fully compatible with iTunes and nothing will be done to your iTunes library except for syncing the files. Why not download the trial version and have a try for free? Have fun!


Subscribe to our newsletter to receive exclusive offers and the latest news on our products and services.

Copyright © convertanymusic.com All Rights Reserved.

iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®, iTunes®, Apple Music®, and Mac® are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Our software is not developed by or affiliated with Apple Inc.