Picture this: It’s 2006, you’re unaware of the cruelties of the world, and all you have is a chunky iPod in hand. Maybe you’re listening to the “High School Musical” soundtrack, or maybe it’s “Pressure” from that new band, Paramore. Whatever it is, life is full of emo bangs, flip phones, and unadulterated Y2K bliss.
Now, if you want to recreate a bit of that, here’s something for you: An iPod Classic web emulator exists, where you can play tracks from your fave modern-day music streaming sites.
Thanks to developer Tanner Villarete, Apple’s mid-2000s portable music player now comes in a playable web page, complete with customizable themes, cover flow, and the click wheel we all know and love. Users can connect their Spotify or Apple Music account, and it’ll automatically have their saved tracks stored—no need for sketchy Limewire downloads and iTunes syncing.
And it doesn’t stop at that, too. The iPod emulator also comes with the classic “Brick” game, which is completely playable even if your track’s still playing. The site works on most devices with a web browser, but if you’re in it for the full Y2K experience, we recommend logging in to the site with a touch-screen device. Check it out here.
Screenshots from iPod.js emulator