iPod: iTunes does not download streaming songs

Learn how to recognize which songs in your iTunes playlists are streaming radio stations, and that cannot, therefore, be downloaded to iPod.
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You can add streaming radio stations to your iTunes music library. These icons are pointers that allow you to quickly tune into a favorite streaming station. Since they reference a radio station, and not a specific song, they cannot be transferred to iPod.

Globe icon for streaming songs

Later versions of iTunes use a broadcast icon for streaming songs

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Published Date: Oct 7, 2016