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How to Sync Spotify Music to iPod Shuffle

Updated on: July 21, 2024
Category: Spotify Tips

Do you meet the same problem as below?

-- I really love Spotify music but hate lugging my smartphones around or strapping to arm during runs, hikes, trips to the gym, and walks in the park. How can I sync Spotify playlist to iPod Shuffle? Please advice.

-- I have Spotify Premuium and I'd like to sync my playlists (offline) to my iPod Shuffle. When I go to sync through spotify - I see the warning on my playlists - "Only local files synced". I have made the playlists available offline, can anyone confirm that my scenrio works and what steps I'm missing. Thanks in advance!

-- Not ideal, iPod shuffle seems to be a good device to play Spotify music for this (being mobile/on the move, etc)

Play Spotify Music on ipod

Smartphone with fragile and expensive screens is so heavy, hard to carry during exercise that many of Spotify users prefer to copy their Spotify playlist to tiny iPod Shuffle for streaming on the move. However, when you go to sync them to shuffle, there is a message pops up suddenly saying "Only local files synced". What is "local files"? According to Spotify’s iPod integration FAQ, "local files" basically means your music - your own MP3 collection, which confusingly doesn't include music from the Spotify catalog that you've downloaded to your computer. It seems that only the iPod touch which was installed Spotify app can be used for listening to Spotify content, right?

Download and Convert Spotify to MP3

Still want to transfer Spotify music to iPod shuffle for enjoying? Luckily, there is great program can help you complete this hard task perfectly. In order to sync Spotify music to iPod shuffle, you need download and convert them to DRM-free "local files" first. NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter is an all-in-one Spotify Music Downloader, which can help you record Spotify music easily, download and convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC with 100% original quality.

  • Convert Spotify music to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC;
  • Up to 10X faster conversion speed;
  • Keep ID3 Tags and 100% original audio quality;
  • Support burning Spotify music to CD;
  • Upload converted Spotify music to iTunes/Music;
  • Timely technical support and prompt customer service.
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Tutorial on How to Sync Spotify Music to iPod Shuffle

The following is a detailed tutorial about how to download and transfer Spotify music to iPod Shuffle for enjoying with Spotify Music Converter for Windows. Please download this useful tool on your computer first before getting started.

Step 1: Add Spotify Songs or Playlists

Launch Spotify Music Converter for Mac, then select "Spotify Web Player" recording mode. Go to your Spotify playlist and click the "+" icon. Here tick the music you'd like to download and confirm "Add".

Add Audio

Step 2: Set "FLAC" as Output Preference

Click the setting button on the bottom-left interface to set output format, output quality, conversion speed and output path. MP3, AAC, FLAC, AIFF, WAV, or ALAC is available to choose, Please choose FLAC as the output format.

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Step 3: Start Converting Spotify Songs

After the above setting, click the "Convert" button the start converting Spotify music. After converting, the output folder will open automatically. Or you can click the "Converted" button to find the converted music. Now you can use iTunes or some file transferring tool to transfer the converted Spotify music to iPod.

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The free trial version only enables you to convert the first 1 minute of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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