What Audio Formats Does the iPod touch Support? 2023


If you download songs, audiobooks, podcasts, and related content from the iTunes Store, the usual format these files come in is the AAC format. However, the iPod touch can handle a few more audio formats than just AAC.

List of Supported iPod Touch Audio Formats

The supported audio formats for the fourth generation and fifth generation devices include:

AAC (Bitrates 8 to 320 Kbps)HE-AACProtected AAC (used for DRM copy protection on the iTunes Store)ALAC (Apple Lossless)MP3 (bitrates 8 to 320 Kbps)MP3 VBR (Variable Bitrate)AA (Audible formats 2, 3, 4) / Audible Enhanced Audio / AAX / AAX+WAVAIFF

In addition to these file formats, your iPod touch supports other streaming media services like Spotify and Pandora.