How to Play Apple Music on iPod Nano

Summary
When you try to play Apple Music to iPod Nano, you will encounter the error message “Apple Music songs cannot be copied to iPod Nano”. Read this article to find a solution.

People like to put music in the pockets so that they can listen to their favorite music while on the go, doing sports or doing housework. iPod Nano is easy to use, lightweight and convenient, making it your best companion for listening to music. However, things are unsatisfactory. When you try to sync Apple Music to iPod, you will receive an error message “Apple Music cannot be copied to iPod”. If you want to transfer Apple Music to iPod nano series for playback (iPod nano 7th generation, iPod nano 6th generation, iPod nano 5th generation, iPod nano 4th generation, iPod nano 3rd generation, iPod nano 2nd generation, iPod nano), you will find the right solution in this article.

play apple music on ipod nano

Apple Music is dependent on iOS 8.4 or higher, so currently only iPod Touch 5th generation and iPod Touch 6th generation support Apple Music. As we all know, all iPod devices support MP3 or M4A audio format. If you want to play Apple Music tracks on iPod nano/shuffle/classic, you’d better find a way to convert Apple Music from protected M4P to MP3 or M4A. Fortunately, the TunesBank Apple Music Converter uses a special DRM removal technology to help users convert Apple Music to DRM-free MP3/M4A and other common formats without quality loss. Next, take a look at what are the highlights of TunesBank Apple Music Converter.

Decrypt DRM from Apple Music
Convert Apple Music to MP3 and M4A without quality loss.
Easily download tracks, albums and playlists from Apple Music to PC/Mac.
Keep all ID tags, such as title, artist, album, genre, track number, disc number, etc after conversion.
Work at 10X (Windows) and 5X (Mac) speed.
Convert a bunch of Apple Music songs at the same time.
Continue to add songs without interrupting the conversion process.
Works perfectly on the latest Windows 10, macOS 11 Big Sur and iTunes.

Part 1. Convert Apple Music to MP3/M4A with TunesBank Apple Music Converter

Step 1. Open the Software and Add Tracks
Launch TunesBank Apple Music Converter on your computer, and iTunes or Apple Music app will automatically open at the same time. Then, find the music category, you can add Apple Music songs by checking the checkboxes in front of the songs.

select apple music tracks

Step 2. Choose Output Format as MP3 or M4A
Go to the output settings at the bottom, where you can set the output format, codec, channel, sample rate and bit rate. MP3, M4A, AAC, FLAC, AC3, AU or AIFF are all optional output formats. In case of iPod nano, MP3 and M4A are the best choices.

choose mp3 format

Step 3. Convert Apple Music Files to MP3 or M4A
Now you can click the “Convert” button, and TunesBank Apple Music Converter will start to convert the imported Apple Music files to the required MP3 or M4A.

start to download apple msuic to mac

Well, all selected Apple Music songs have been converted to iPod compatible formats. The next thing you need to do is to sync all the converted Apple Music files to your iPod nano for listening. iTunes is a good assistant for iOS data transfer, but it is more complicated. Here we will introduce one of the best iTunes alternatives to help you transfer Apple music songs to iPod nano without complicated steps.

Part 2. Sync Converted Apple Music Files to iPod Nano for Playback

iOS & Android Manager is the best alternative to iTunes, dedicated to helping iOS & Android users transfer music, videos, photos and other data with just one click. Now, please check the following steps to transfer the converted Apple Music files to iPod nano for offline playback.

Step 1. Download and launch iOS & Android Manger on your computer. Then connect your iPod Nano to computer via a USB cable.

Step 2. Next, click on “Music” menu then click “Add File” or “Add Folder” to import the converted Apple Music songs to iPod Nano withone simple click.

sync music to ipod without itunes

Conclusion

It is so easy to play Apple Music on iPod nano/shuffle/classic with help of TunesBank Apple Music Converter. Once you get the MP3 files from Apple Music, you are able to freely listen to Apple Music on any device and keep Apple Music forever.

Play Apple Music on iPod Nano