What Audio Formats Does the iPod Touch Support?

Play popular file formats for music, audio books, and podcasts

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 seventh-generation iPod Touch include:

  • AAC-LC
  • Apple Lossless
  • Audible (formats 2, 3, 4, Audible Enhanced Audio, AAX, and AAX+)
  • Dolby Digital (AC-3)
  • Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3)
  • FLAC
  • HE-AAC
  • HE-AAC v2
  • Linear PCM
  • MP3
  • Protected AAC

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

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