“You might have heard some discussing the state of Apple Music on the iPod nano and shuffle, two products that just got a minor facelift alongside a larger refresh for their bigger brother, the iPod touch,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “And you might have already guessed that streaming to the devices was a no-go from the lack of Wi-Fi capabilities, but it turns out you won’t even be able to store your offline Apple Music collection on the devices either.”
“By not allowing users to sync their offline songs to the iPod nano and shuffle, Apple can guarantee that users aren’t able to keep a collection of songs on their device after cancelling their Apple Music subscription,” Kahn reports. “That’s unlike other iOS devices that have access to the iOS Music app and Wi-Fi that Apple can use to authenticate an active Apple Music subscription.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Seems eminently logical.
iPod touch, of course, supports all Apple Music features.
Currently, Apple Watch can play Apple Music tracks that you’ve synced to your Watch. Also, with watchOS 2, Apple Watch will be able to communicate directly with known Wi-Fi hotspots, so we hope to see more Apple Music features to hit Apple Watch this fall.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]