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Henya

Why is it that I'm unable to transfer music files from Spotify to my ipod? I'm okay with iphone, and ipad. But ipod is the problem. I'm getting ready to give up on this Spotify deal.

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Peter__

Tracks that you have actually purchased and downloaded (so you own them). This is not part of the spotify premium subscription.

 

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@antonioramir3z wrote:

is there ever going to be any sort of integration with ipod nano or classic with spotify? i totally understand the reasons for why its not possible at this time, but it sounds like its nothing but a software update or a software rewrite. I just want to kindly add my suggestion to your guy's queue of suggestions for future spotify updates 🙂


The thing is, to make this happen, Spotify would need some kind of special integration on the actual iPod device, like a Spotify application. That is never going to happen since Apple and Spotify are direct competitors in my eyes!

 

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Peter__

Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

What is the issue you are having? and what type and generation of iPod? 

 

Also it is worth noting that you can not transfer music from the online Spotify catalogue to iPods that do not support the spotify application thats nanos, classics and shuffles. The spotify client can only be used to sync local tracks that you own to those devices. 

 

Also all questions about ipod integration can be found here.

 

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Henya

I have a nano 6th generation. Silly question...but...What do you mean by  local tracks that I own?

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Tracks that you have actually purchased and downloaded (so you own them). This is not part of the spotify premium subscription.

 

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Henya

Indeed. Thanks.

I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation & found alot of good music but transfer any of the music to my iPod. HELP!!

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@user-removed wrote:

I have an iPod Touch 4th Generation & found alot of good music but transfer any of the music to my iPod. HELP!!


Hey! Welcome to the community 🙂 

 

You just need to install the Spotify application on your Touch and then log in, all your playlists will be there. If you need to sync local tracks from your computer to your Touch, then follow these instructions.

 

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Alvaro74

Hi!

 

I have read the question below and I think I have kind of a similar issue..........Yesterday I connected my ipod to my spotify account for first time, and of course the program asked if I want to sync to ipod up........and I said YES....the big problem was that ALL my music moved from my ipod to the spotify library, so now I have an empty ipod....and that´s a nightmare!!

 

How can I move it back to my ipod?? Please help me!!!!

 

thank you guys

 

Alvaro

zellogi

i cant sync my spotify to my ipod, it the generation before they added the camra to the nanos. can they sync to spotify?

NicoleF5786

Hi 

I need HELP!!!!! I have a premium spotify account. I created it so that I could use it for work. I had to put together some playlists for a party. I purchased the new 7th generation nano ipod thinking I could sync my the playlists i created on spotify with it but I realized after reading through these forums that you can't do it with the new nano. Well I plugged in my old shuffle and it actually recognized my device and allows me to sync local files but it says the playlists i created for the party are not local. What does that mean. I have a premium account doesn't that mean I can put them on my ipod and listen to them? I don't understand what the point in having a premium account is if you can't do that. Am I doing something wrong? Should I just go out and buy the ipod touch and download the spotify app? PLEASE HELLP ASAP I need to find a solution before work on Wednesday. Thank YOU!

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@NicoleF5786 wrote:

Hi 

I need HELP!!!!! I have a premium spotify account. I created it so that I could use it for work. I had to put together some playlists for a party. I purchased the new 7th generation nano ipod thinking I could sync my the playlists i created on spotify with it but I realized after reading through these forums that you can't do it with the new nano. Well I plugged in my old shuffle and it actually recognized my device and allows me to sync local files but it says the playlists i created for the party are not local. What does that mean. I have a premium account doesn't that mean I can put them on my ipod and listen to them? I don't understand what the point in having a premium account is if you can't do that. Am I doing something wrong? Should I just go out and buy the ipod touch and download the spotify app? PLEASE HELLP ASAP I need to find a solution before work on Wednesday. Thank YOU!


You can not put tracks from the Spotify online catalouge onto an iPod (apart from a Touch) since there is no supported application for those devices. Have a read at this topic which explains iPod Integration.

 

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NicoleF5786

Thank you I just realized this after reading through the forums. So should I go out and buy a Touch? Will it 100% work. I assume I just have to log onto wifi right? It can be any wifi though, right?

Thanks your so kind to help

Peter__

Yes, Spotify will work on the iPod Touch (needs to be a modern one only iOS 4 or above is supported, the current generation are iOS 6!), you just need to install the Spotify app and log in with the same details you use on the desktop. A premium subscription is required to use Spotify on any mobile device. And yes, it can be any WiFi network providing the network owner has not decided to block Spotify access to save bandwidth.

 

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NicoleF5786

This might be a stupid question but could you clarify for me....can i go buy the newest Ipod Touch with iOS6 and have it work?

Peter__

Simple answer, Yes 😉 

 

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LemySailing

Just to make sure I am completely clear. The only apple products which will allow me to synch all free music which I have playlisted using a premium account (and therefore indirectly paid for the music) are he iPad, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. I cannot synch free music to an iPod Nano?

Peter__

You are correct, you can only use your Spotify playlists on devices which support the Spotify application, the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch as well as Mac's. The iPod nanos, classic and shuffles are not supported for storage and playback of Spotify catalogue content. 

 

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focus_clarity

First of all, I understand that Spotify isn't going to allow me to put non-local tracks on an iPod that can't run the Spotify software.

 

But I should at least be able to use Spotify to sync my local tracks to an iPod. I'm currently having issues doing this, and I'm not sure why. 

 

 

Much of my local music is greyed out (not within Spotify's catalogue presumably), and so when I try to manually place these songs which ARE locally stored on my computer, I am only able to transfer a select few songs. I also am unable to select individual tracks from the 'local' playlist or fiddle with the playlist once it's on the iPod (it's a newer generation of the shuffle, very minimal interface on the iPod itself). There's minimal viewing options within Spotify for looking at what's been put on the iPod (unless I'm missing something - please help me if that's the case). 

Seems like the easiest solution is to not use Spotify to put tracks on an iPod that doesn't run the Spotify software - it's just a hassle. This, however, is my only complaint about the excellent Spotify service. 

 

 

GeejeeZ

Now that's funny. So what you're saying is: I should cancel my Premium subscription to be able to synchronize music to my Ipod? I must be misunderstanding something...?

antonioramir3z

is there ever going to be any sort of integration with ipod nano or classic with spotify? i totally understand the reasons for why its not possible at this time, but it sounds like its nothing but a software update or a software rewrite. I just want to kindly add my suggestion to your guy's queue of suggestions for future spotify updates 🙂

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