How to play Spotify on iPod touch (5th generation) and early models


There are three different iPod touch 5th Gen lines - the original 32 GB and 64 GB configurations released in 2012, the "low end" 16 GB configuration introduced in 2013, and the final entry-level 16 GB configuration introduced in 2014.

Apple is officially discontinuing the iPod touch. On May 10, 2022, Apple announced that "iPod touch will be available while supplies last". Right now, the iPod touch is completely sold out in the US Apple Online Store. The current seventh-generation iPod touch was introduced in 2019, available in six different colors: Space Gray, Silver, Pink, Blue, Gold, and Red. Customers could choose between versions with 32GB, 128GB, and 256GB of internal storage. Although the iPod touch webpage is still available, the product is now labeled as “sold out.”

Spotify to Chromecast

If suddenly Spotify stops working on your iPod Touch, check your iPod Touch iOS version (You can find this by going to Settings > General > About. ) and Spotify requirements.

Spotify says its iOS app requires iOS 12 and above, which means iPod Touch 5th Generation isn’t compatible with the Spotify app, as the latest version for iPod Touch 5th Generation is iOS 9.3.5.

2022.5.18 Update: Spoify now requires iOS 13 or above.

Spotify os requirements

The iPod touch 5th Gen models are fully supported by iOS 6, iOS 7, and iOS 8 and iOS 9, but not supported by iOS 10 or later versions of the iOS at all.

iPod touch 5th Gen (2012, 2013, 2014) iPod touch 6th Gen (2015)
iPod touch 7th Gen (2019)
Earliest iOS:
iOS 6 iOS 8.4
iOS 12.x
Latest iOS: iOS 9.3.5 iOS 12.5.5 iOS 15

Does this mean you can no longer play Spotify music on iPod Touch 5th Generation? Of course not. Although your iPod Touch doesn't support the Spotify app, you can also refer to this method: Download and convert Spotify music to MP3 and then sync the songs to your iPod Touch. This workaround is feasible for both Spotify Free and Spotify Premium listeners. Before getting started, you'll be required to choose a Spotify converter to download Spotify music to MP3. I recommend using Pazu Spotify Music Converter, which is able to record and convert any Spotify music to popular formats like MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF with ID3 tags and 1:1 audio quality kept. After that, you will get Spotify premium for free: offline on-demand playback, no ads, high quality and unlimited skips.

Part1 Download Spotify music to MP3

Pazu Spotify Converter is powerful Spotify music downloader that allows you to download Spotify songs as MP3/M4A/WAV/FLAC/OGG/AIFF. Then, you are able to listen to music on Chromecast, MP3 players, smartwatches, car stereo, and more without Premium. Below are the detailed steps for you.

Spotify Converter

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  • Download Spotify music without premium
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  • 100% original quality with ID3 tags.
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Step 1 Run Pazu Spotify Converter

Download, install and run Pazu Spotify Converter on your Mac or Windows. Log in your Spotify account with the built-in Spotify web player.

spotify converter

Step 2 Select Spotify music

Pazu Spoitfy Converter features built-in Spotify web player for you to browse or search Spotify songs, albums and playlists you want to download directly on the interface. You don’t need to install Spotify app. Click the album or playlist you want to download and then click the red icon to load all songs.

drag&drop spotify songs

Step 3 Choose output format

The default output format is M4A. Pazu Spotify Converter also supports MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, and AIFF. Click the gear icon on the top right corner to change output format or output quality. You can also change output folder and following:

  • Output File Name: Rename your downloaded songs with any combination of Title, Artist, Album, Track Number and Playlist Index.
  • Output Organized: Archive output songs by Artist, Album, Artist/Album or Album/Artist.
  • After Covnerting: None, Open the output folder or Put the computer to sleep.
  • Language: English, Deutsch, Español, Français, 日本語, 简体中文.

spotify song format

Step 4 Click Convert button

Click Convert button to start recording Spotify music to the format you choose. After conversion, click the History icon to quickly locate the DRM-free Spotify song. You can then move and play it anywhere.

remove Spotify DRM

Once the conversion is done, click the folder icon to find the converted Spotify songs.

Spotify DRM free

Part 2 Sync downloaded Spotify music to iPod touch 5th Gen

Now you have downloaded Spotify music to DRM-free MP3 format, you can play them anywhere you want. Connect your iPod touch to the computer with USB cable and sync the Spotify songs.

Sync music to iPod touch on Mac(macOS 10.15 or later)

1. Connect iPod touch and your computer with a cable.

2. In the Finder sidebar on your Mac, select your iPod touch.

3. At the top of the Finder window, click Music, then check “Sync music onto [your iPod’s name]”.

4. Choose the downloaded Spotify songs you want to sync, then click Apply to start transferring Spotify songs to iPod.

Sync music to iPod touch on Mac(macOS 10.14 or earlier)

1. Connect iPod touch and your computer with a cable.

2. Click the iPod touch button near the top left of the iTunes window and choose Music.

3. Check Sync Music and select to transfer Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

4. Choose the downloaded Spotify songs you want to sync, then click Apply to start transferring Spotify songs to iPod.

Sync music to iPod touch on Windows

1. Install or update to the latest version of iTunes on your PC.

2. Connect iPod touch and your computer with a cable.

3. In the iTunes app on your PC, click the iPod touch button near the top left of the iTunes window and choose Music.

4. Check Sync Music and select to transfer Entire music library or Selected playlists, artists, albums, and genres.

5. Select Spotify songs that you want to sync, click Apply to start transferring Spotify music from your Windows PC to iPod.

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Note: The free trial version of Pazu Spotify Converter enables you to convert the first three minutes of each song. You can remove the trial limitation by purchasing the full version.

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