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.

You can have different settings for when you listen online with Wifi or with cellular (streaming quality).

You can also choose your download quality. 

Higher streaming quality uses more data, and higher download quality uses more space. 

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Under Audio Quality, select your preferred settings.
  1. Click  in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  2. Under Music Quality, select your preferred settings

You can’t adjust music quality on the web player. Download the app to get more features.

Last updated: 26 November, 2020

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