How can I enjoy Apple Music on my old iPod Nano?
"I actually wanted to know if the songs i've saved for offline listening can be synced into my ipod nano or my son's ipod shuffle. That would be awesome."
You might have heard some discussing the state of Apple Music on the iPod nano and shuffle, two products that just got a minor facelift alongside a larger refresh for their bigger brother, the iPod touch. And you might have already guessed that streaming to the devices was a no-go from the lack of Wi-Fi capabilities, but it turns out you won't even be able to store your offline Apple Music collection on the devices either. It has been confirmed that iPod nano and iPod shuffle won't get Apple Music to prevent piracy.
When you try to sync offline Apple Music tracks to a nano or shuffle, you're met with this rather disappointing message: "Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod." You'll have to rely on your purchased music for those devices, instead.
Apple music songs cannot be copied to an iPod
More and more people are listening to streaming music, and for good reason: When you can listen to just about any artist, genre, and song you set your heart on, it's a lot more enticing than playing the same thousand songs you own in your library. Apple offers a free three-month trial for everyone when they first subscribe. Apple Music is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8.4 or later; it's also available on Apple Watch 1.0.1 or later; on Macs and PCs running iTunes; on Android; and on the Apple TV. Once those three months are up, you'll have to pay $9.99/mo to continue taking advantage of all that Apple Music has to offer.
Sadly, only the iPod touch is compatible with Apple Music. The new iPod nano and iPod shuffle are limited to tracks you own. We're hoping for a software update from Apple to address this, but it's not likely.
Why did Apple do this?
This is probably an issue regarding priority and time. Apple needed to write a software update for both the nano and the shuffle to recognize and use Apple Music; instead, they get a new paint job and that's about it. (The nano is still using the iOS 6 UI, which is kind of horrific when you think about it.) We suppose there's a small chance that Apple could take the time to update the device's software in the future to allow for this.
This leaves the iPod touch as the lone iPod in the line that can take advantage of Apple Music's catalog in both online and offline formats. It gets Apple Music because it can run iOS 8.4; Apple doesn't need to create a major software update for the iPod touch because one already existed.
The Apple Watch is the future for semi-offline small devices you want to listen to while on the go; the nanos and shuffles of the world are the elegant, ancient weapons from a more civilized age of wired headphones and purchased music.
How to deal with the problem that Apple Music songs cannot be copied to an iPod?
Apple Music is not available on iPod nano and iPod shuffle. What to do if you are trying to sync offline Apple Music tracks to your iPod nano or shuffle, but failed? How to solve the problem? Is there any solution to sync Apple Music to iPod nano and iPod shuffle?
Luckily, Apple Music Converter is helpful and useful, which uses high recording and encoding to MP3 / AAC technology to convert these DRM Apple Music files to MP3 formats with up to 16X conversion speed and as well as CD output quality, and then you can transfer and enjoy and copy apple music to iPod nano and iPod shuffle as you like.
How to Copy Apple Music to iPod nano and iPod shuffle
The following guide demonstrates how to copy apple music to ipod nano and ipod shuffle on Mac. You can also follow the guide if you are Windows users, the steps are similar.
Step 1 Launch Apple Music Converter to Convert Apple Music to MP3.
Download and install the Apple Music Converter. Once the software started, your iTunes will be lauched automatically at the same time.
Step 2 Add Apple Music to Convert.
Choose Apple music you want to convert and copy to iPod. Click the relevant Playlists category and select one or more apple music files you want to convert.
Step 3 Select MP3 as Output Format.
Set MP3 as output format and select the destination folder you want to save your output files in. The profile settings will be adjusted automatically according to the chosen output format. You can also set your own output parameters. You can also set your own output parameters. You can also adjust audio parameters like sample rate, bit rate, etc.
Step 4 Start the Apple music Conversion
After completing the previous steps, click Convert to begin converting Apple music to MP3. When the conversion finishes, you can click Find Target to locate the converted DRM-free apple music files. Then copy and add the mp3 music files to your iPod nano and iPod shuffle as usual.
Step 5 Sync Converted Apple Music to iPod nano, iPod shuffle with iTunes.
Add the converted apple music files to iTunes Library, and then you can sync your iPod nano and iPod shuffle with iTunes.
Apple Music Converter is a simple way to convert Apple Music to MP3 and copy converted apple music to iPod nano and iPod shuffle, Samsung Galaxy Tab, BalckBerry PlayBook, Kindle Fire, HTC phones, Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Droids, car video, any other MP4/MP3 player and cell phone. With a friendly and simple interface, it is very easy to use. Now you can Feel free to transfer unprotected MP3 files to any MP3 player, mobile phone or Windows PC and enjoy them on the go!