Audio quality

Spotify has a range of audio quality options to suit your device, plan, and preferences.

Music quality

Spotify free

Spotify Premium

Web player

AAC 128kbit/s

AAC 256kbit/s

Desktop, mobile, and tablet

Automatic: Dependent on your network connection

Low: Equivalent to approximately 24kbit/s

Normal: Equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s

High: Equivalent to approximately 160kbit/s

Automatic: Dependent on your network connection

Low: Equivalent to approximately 24kbit/s

Normal: Equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s

High: Equivalent to approximately 160kbit/s

Very high: Equivalent to approximately 320kbit/s

Podcast quality

Podcast quality is equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s on all devices except the web player where it’s 128kbit/s.

On mobile/tablet, if you change the audio quality to low, the podcast quality will lower to approximately 24kbit/s.

Change audio quality

Turn music quality up to hear the finer details or turn it down to save data.

Note: You can’t change audio settings when using Spotify Connect to play on another device.

Last updated: 14 January, 2022

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