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How to Sync Spotify Music to iPod Shuffle

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)

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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 remove DRM from Spotify music easily, download and convert them to MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV with 100% original quality.

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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.

Part 1: Convert Spotify Music to MP3 Format

Step 1: Import Tracks or Playlist from Spotify to Spotify Music Converter for Windows

Launch Spotify Music converter for Windows. Click add music button or click center of NoteBurner, then you will see a pop-up window which indicates you to copy and paste the playlist link from Spotify. You can copy and paste the link on the URL window and click "Add". Then you can click "OK" to finish adding tracks.

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Step 2: Choose Output Formats

Click the Setting button on the top-right to choose output format. In Convert settings, you can choose output format (MP3, AAC, FLAC or WAV), output quality (High 320kbps, Medium 256kbps, Low 128kbps). In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

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Step 3: Start Downloading

When finish customization, click "Convert" button to start downloading. After downloading, you can get DRM-free Spotify music, and transfer them to any devices as you want.

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Part 2: Transfer Converted Spotify Playlist to iPod Shuffle

After finishing converting, you can use iTunes or Syncios to connect your computer with iPod, and then transfer converted Spotify music to iPod. Syncios is a free iPod/iPhone/iPad Transfer, it can manage/backup/transfer your iPod Shuffle with just a few clicks. Free, Safe and Powerful! Here we will show you how to copy Spotify converted music to iPod shuffle with Syncois.

Step 1: Download and install Syncios on your computer.

Step 2: Connect your iPod shuffle to computer with USB and launch Syncios.

Step 3: Go to the left panel of Syncios, Click Media tab on the left panel.

Unfold Media tab, highlight Music on the right panel, then you will find those options: Import, Export, Remove, New Playlist, which enables you transfer music to your iPod shuffle freely and easily!

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Step 4: Import Converted Spotify Music to iPod shuffle :

1.Click "Import" button.
2. Choose Converted Spotify audio files in your computer and import to your iPod shuffle.

After copying or transferring Spotify tracks or playlists to your iPod, now you can easily listen to Spotify songs on iPod shuffle while traveling or exercising.

Note: The free trial version of NoteBurner Spotify Music Converter allows you to convert the first 3 minutes of each song. You can buy the full version to unlock this limitation.

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