Setting Up Your iTunes Library
To listen to music on iPod shuffle, you first need to get that music into your iTunes
library on your computer.
There are three ways to get music and other audio into your iTunes library:
Purchase music and audiobooks or download podcasts online from the iTunes Store.
Import music and other audio from audio CDs.
Add music and other audio that’s already on your computer to your iTunes library.
Purchasing Songs and Download Podcasts Using the iTunes Store
If you have an Internet connection, you can easily purchase and download songs,
albums, and audiobooks online using the iTunes Store (available in selected countries).
You can also subscribe to and download audio podcasts, and you can download free
educational content from iTunes U. Video podcasts can’t be synced to iPod shuffle.
To purchase music online using the iTunes Store, you set up a free iTunes account in
iTunes, find the songs you want, and then buy them. If you already have an iTunes
account, you can use that account to sign in to the iTunes Store and buy songs.
You don’t need an iTunes Store account to play or download podcasts or iTunes U
To enter the iTunes Store, open iTunes and click iTunes Store (under Store) on the
left side of the iTunes window.
Setting Up iPod shuffle
Adding Songs Already on Your Computer to Your iTunes Library
If you have songs on your computer encoded in file formats that iTunes supports, you
can easily add the songs to iTunes. To learn how to get songs from your computer into
iTunes, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Using iTunes for Windows, you can convert nonprotected WMA files to AAC or MP3
format. This can be useful if you have a library of music encoded in WMA format. For
more information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Importing Music from Your Audio CDs Into iTunes
iTunes can import music and other audio from your audio CDs. If you have an Internet
connection, iTunes gets the names of the songs on the CD from the Internet (if
available) and lists them in the window. When you add the songs to iPod shuffle, the
song information is included. To learn how to import music from your CDs into iTunes,
open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.
Entering Song Names of and Other Information
If you don’t have an Internet connection, if song information isn’t available for music
you import, or if you want to include additional information (such as composer
names), you can enter the information manually. To learn how to enter song
information, open iTunes and choose Help > iTunes Help.