If you have your music library in iTunes, you can easily copy the files over to your Barnes & Noble Nook. iTunes won’t detect the Nook as a device and list it within the software like an iPod would, but there is a workaround.
- Connect the Nook to your computer using the included USB cable.
- The Nook should install as a removable disk drive. Locate it under My Computer or Computer for Windows users, or the Finder for Mac users.
- Open iTunes.
- Within the removable disk that represents the files on your Nook, you should have a my music folder. Drag and drop music directly from iTunes over to the my music folder.
- Once you are finished copying the files over, be sure to properly eject the Nook from the computer.
Now you’ll be able to listen to music while reading by selecting audio on the Home screen or Open Audio Player in the Reader.
Why aren’t some of my music files showing up on my Nook?
They may be DRM protected. If they are, you cannot play DRM protected files on any device other than an Apple device. Learn how to check which music files are DRM protected.