Sync Apple Music songs to iPod Touch

Jib21

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 1, 2015
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Hi guys,
To be honest I'm loving the curated playlists and content I have access to on AM but...
Apple Music songs I add to my library on my iMac don't sync to iPod Touch with a message stating that Apple Music songs can't be copied to an iPod.

Obviously this is intentional, but it's also a massive pain in the behind.
I was hoping I would be able to, for example, put the back catalog of a band I'd discovered onto the iPod and then listen to it offline.
I assume it's done for DRM purposes?
I can stream it or download to my phone or pad I guess...

Haven't seen anyone else complaining about this so I guess it's just a me thing :)
 

Blujelly

macrumors 65816
Sep 2, 2012
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South East England
This...

And to add:

Apple Music: CANNOT sync songs added to library to an iPod (for, say, working out - I use a Shuffle)
iTunes Match: CAN sync matched/downloaded songs to an iPod
Apple Music + iTunes Match: CAN sync songs matched/downloaded to an iPod

Tested this shortly after launch.

That is all.
Does this help?
 

Jib21

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 1, 2015
4
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Does this help?
It might do actually!
I am Match customer as well so I'll give it a try...just run a Match scan to pick up the songs downloaded from AM and then sync the iPod I assume?
 

cornycopier

macrumors member
Aug 13, 2014
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It might do actually!
I am Match customer as well so I'll give it a try...just run a Match scan to pick up the songs downloaded from AM and then sync the iPod I assume?
This will not work. Songs added to your library from Apple Music are not "matchable".

The only ways to get a song to your iPod are one of the following:
  • Purchase song from the iTunes Store
  • Obtain a copy of the song from another (legal) source, which will then be matched (if in the iTunes catalog)
So if you're an iTunes Match subscriber, really, nothing has changed where that process is concerned.
 

Jib21

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 1, 2015
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Got you. Thanks.
Looks like my solution for cheaper access to offline music is to get a phone with bigger capacity next upgrade and sync all my songs to that. Sorted.