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Miss your old iPod? This site will allow you to bring it back. Sort of.

Twenty years ago, everyone wanted an iPod. It was the device that revolutionized how we consumed music on the go. But when the iPhone came along, it slowly cannibalized the entire iPod line, eventually consigning one must-have device to the pile of obsolete music players.

But some people have never given up on the iPod experience. In 2021, a web-based iPod music player was unveiled, turning a Spotify or Apple Music account into an old-school iPod Classic experience, right down to the click wheel and Cover Flow.

The app, created by a guy named Tanner Villarete, is getting some new life thanks to a couple of boosts from TikTok users. Click here to give it a try. Hey, we’re all struggling to get back to work after the holidays. We could use a fun time-suck.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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One thought on “Miss your old iPod? This site will allow you to bring it back. Sort of.

  • I still use my old iPod quite often. It is wired into my car via a factory connection so although the battery won’t hold a charge anymore, at least I can listen to the 7000 or so songs that I have on it!

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