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How to Play Spotify Songs on All Generations of iPod Touch

Peter Stewart | February 27, 2023 | License plans: 1 month $14.95, 3 months $29.95 & more | Buy Windows Version | Buy macOS Version


Spotify is one of the most popular streaming music services, and the iPod Touch, Apple's entry-level iOS device, is also popular. The iPod Touch has been discontinued, but users can still install the Spotify App on the 6th and 7th generation iPod Touch to play Spotify songs. However, if you use TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter, you can convert Spotify songs to MP3, M4A, WAV, etc., so you can also listen to Spotify songs on iPod Touch including old versions. If you are a Spotify Free user, you can also avoid the interference of advertisements.

Play Spotify Songs on iPod Touch with Spotify App

On May 11, 2022, Apple announced that the iPod touch will be discontinued until sold out. As of July 5, 2022, Apple has completely removed the iPod touch from its official website, and the product cannot be found through searches. In the early years, Apple has successively discontinued the iPod Classic, iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano. This means that the iPod, a product line of more than 20 years, has officially bid farewell to the mass market.

The last version of iPod Touch is the 7th generation, and the iOS version can only be upgraded to iOS 15.7.3 released on January 23, 2023, and cannot be upgraded to iOS 16. As for the iPod Touch 6, it can finally be upgraded to iOS 12.5, while the final iOS version of the iPod Touch 5 is 9.3.5. On iPod Touch 5/6, you can install the old version of Spotify App on the App Store, and there is no problem with playing songs, but many new functions of Spotify cannot be used. With the updated version of Spotify, the iPod Touch 7 will also face the same situation. The following are the system requirements for installing the Spotify app on Spotify's official website as of February 2023.

System Requirements of Spotify

Playing Spotify songs on iPod Touch is a very simple matter, just need the following simple steps.

Step 1. Install the Spotify app from the App Store.

Step 2. Tap Spotify icon to launch this app, then log in to your Spotify account. Either Spotify Free or Spotify Premium will work.

Step 3. Play your favorite song, album or playlist.

If you are using Spotify Free, when playing Spotify songs on iPod Touch, you will have to endure the ads and other limitations, just same as using Spotify on other devices. If you aure using Spotify Premium, you can also download songs to iPod Touch under Wifi network and enjoy the downloaded songs offline.

However, if you still own an old iPod Touch like iPod Touch 4, and you want to play songs it, there will be no old-version Spotify app for it. The only way you can play Spotify songs on these older iPod Touch generations is to convert Spotify to MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. which can be played on iPod Touch regardless of its generation.

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter: Great Solution to Play Spotify on All iPod Touchs

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter can easily convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to iPod Touch compatible audio formats like MP3, M4A, WAV and AIFF with either Spotify Free or Spotify Premium account. It provides 20X faster conversion speed, diverse output formats, easy-to-use interface, flexible output options and high-quality output files. It's a great solution to enjoy Spotify songs on all generations of iPod Touch offline, and improve your music experience without the ads when using Spotify Free.

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

  • Convert Spotify songs, albums and playlists to MP3, M4A, WAV, etc. for all generations of iPod Touch
  • Support both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium, skip Spotify Free ad automatically
  • Convert Spotify songs with a built-in Spotify web player without using Spoitfy app
  • Preserve ID3 tags like title, album, artist, track number and artwork
  • Sort output files into folders by artist, album, album/artist or artist/album
  • Rename output files in bulk by artist, title, album, track number, hyphen, space, etc.
  • Enjoy incredible 20X faster conversion speed on both Windows and macOS
  • Fully compatible with latest Windows and macOS (Intel & Apple silicon)

If you have an iPod Touch 5/6/7, you can either use Spotify app or the help of this converter to play Spotify songs. If you owned an iPod Touch or an older model, and want to play Spotify songs on it, please do not hesitate to download TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter to have a try first. The free trial version can only convert 3 minutes of each song and only convert 3 files at a time, but it's enough for you to test whether you can enjoy your favorite songs on iPod Touch.

Step-by-step Guide to Play Spotify Songs on Your iPod Touch

TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter is so easy to use that even beginners who are new to computer software can quickly figure out how to use it. If necessary, you can also refer to the following steps to achieve the purpose of playing Spotify songs on iPod Touch.

Step 1: Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter and Log in

Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter and you will see a built-in Spotify web player. Click "Log in" button at the upper right corner to log in your Spotify account with email address and password. If necessary, you can check "Remember me" option so that you don't need to log in the converter again next time.

Launch TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter

Step 2: Choose Output Format

By default, TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter uses Auto option which is 256kbps M4A. No matter which generation of iPod Touch you are using, you can use this output format directly. However, if necessary, you can click Settings icon at the upper right to open Settings dialog and change to the format to MP3, M4A, WAV or AIFF. When using MP3 or M4A, you can choose the bitrate. If you choose WAV and AIFF formats, the output file will become very large, unless you have special requirements, generally do not choose these two formats. Considering that the capacity of iPod Touch is generally not very large, MP3 or M4A can be used in most cases.

Spotify Music Converter output settings

There are also some useful options which you can adjust depending on your need.

Step 3: Choose Spotify Album or Playlist

Now go back to built-in Spotify web player and browse your favorite albums and playlist. Open the detailed page of an album or a playlist you want to convert.

Browse built-in web player

Step 4: Add to Conversion List

In the detailed page of an album or a playlist, you will see a button in the middle right. Move your mouse to the button and it will be changed to "Add to List". Click this button to add the album or the playlist to conversion playlist.

Add Spotify album/playlist to conversion list

Step 5: Select Songs

The converter will show you all the songs in a list with checked status. If necessary, you can uncheck any songs you don't want to convert.

Select songs

Step 6: Start Spotify Music Conversion

Now simply click the Convert button and selected Spotify songs will be converted to selected audio format.

Converting Spotify songs

Step 7: Transfer Output Songs to iPod Touch

After conversion, you need to add the output songs to iTunes library or Music app first. On Windows, launch iTunes and click the menu "File" > "Add File to Library" to add the output files. On macOS, launch Music app and click the menu "File" > "Import" to import the output files. After that, connect your iPod Touch to your computer with USB cable. Then use iTunes on Windows or use Finder on macOS to sync the output files to your iPod Touch.

Add songs to iTunes library

After syncing, you can enjoy the converted Spotify songs offline with your iPod Touch on the go! This way there will be no more ads interrupting your music playback if you are a Spotify Free user.

FAQs about iPod Touch and Spotify

We have collected frequently asked questions about Spotify and iPod Touch, which may be helpful for you to solve the problems when you need to play Spotify songs on iPod Touch.

Q: Will there be an iPod Touch 8?

A: No. Apple has discontinued the whole product line of iPod including iPod Touch. iPod Touch 7 is and will be the latest generation of iPod Touch.

Q: Which Generations of iPod Touch Can I Install Spotify App?

A: At least you need to use iPod Touch 5 and you need to upgrade iPod Touch 5 to iOS 9.3.5. You can install old versions of Spotify app from App Store. iPod Touch 6 with iOS 12.5 or iPod Touch 7 with iOS 15.7.3 will be better.

Q: Can I play Spotify songs offline on iPod Touch?

A: If you are using iPod Touch 5/6/7 and you have subscribed Spotify Premium, you can download Spotify songs to iPod Touch under a Wifi network and enjoy the downloaded songs offline. Or you can use TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter, which is introduced above, to convert Spotify songs to MP3, M4A, WAV, etc., then transfer the output files to iPod Touch via iTunes or Music app. The latter way can be applied to all generations of iPod Touch.

Q: I am using Spotify Premium, can I use the downloaded songs in other apps?

No. Spotify songs are streamed in Ogg Vorbis format, what is more, it's encrypted. It can be only played in Spotify app.

Q: What is the audio quality of Spotify songs on iPod Touch?

A: You can enjoy up to 160kbps Ogg audio quality when using Spotify Free or up to 320kbps Ogg audio quality when using Spotify Premium. It's also related with your audio quality settings in Spotify app. If you use TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter, the audio quality is also related to your output settings and your Spotify plan. We recommend 320kbps MP3 or 256kbps M4A for iPod Touch.

Q: I want to play Spotify songs on an MP3 player rather than using mobile phone, should I buy iPod Touch 7 or other devices?

A: You can consider it from price, storage, sound quality, OS, etc. Apple has discontinued iPod Touch product line, and the iPod Touch 7 isn't known for its sound quality. If you have enough budget, Sony Walkman may be a better choice. But iPod Touch 7 is still a good choice for children.

Final Words

Playing Spotify music on iPod Touch 4/5/6th generation with free or Premium Spotify subscription has never been this easy. We recommend TuneMobie Spotify Music Converter is just because it has powerful features and an excellent conversion performance. Comply with the trend of music lovers who like to enjoy music with Spotify and iPod Touch, trust us, TuneMobie will be a perfect helper in your wonderful musical enjoyment.