[Mobile] Separate Streaming Quality for Wifi and mobile Data

I use Spotify when I'm at home (connected to wifi) and also when I'm away from home (connected to limited data connection - 100MB per day), and every time I must remember to change the streaming quality from settings (Android app).

It could be useful to have a setting for choosing wifi streaming quality and another setting for data connection streaming quality

Hey folks! This is still very much under consideration by our teams. As soon a we have more info about this we will post here. Thanks for your feedback! 

Comments
dyplodocus
Casual Listener

Several years later... Still waiting. :S

pacoguevara
Casual Listener
It´s never going to happen. I've given up, switched to Play Music.
dyplodocus
Casual Listener

Deezer also has the option. :S

Nibelino
Newbie

+ 1

 

Charlienator
Newbie

Its been a long time since this great idea was proposed (almost five years) and it Is not implemented yet. It Is really under consideration???

Stormageddons
Composer

Spotify plz. I want to take advantage of my audio equipment I have at home while on Wi-Fi, and also conserve mobile data while on the go, without having to switch every time I get in and out of my car.

hmthomas1
Newbie

I would think that this would happen very quickly, but it hasn't! Should have been a no brainer!

ysul0614
Newbie

I'm still waiting for this to happen. Is this currently being worked on?

 

I think this feature should definitely be implemented, especially based on the fact that Spotify Premium users shouldn't be deprived of a feature compared to free users.

 

With Spotify Premium, a user's maximum possible bitrate increases to 320kbps, as opposed to 160kbps for free users. While this seems to only benefit premium users for their extra payment, this puts Premium users at a disadvantage while on certain situations, especially on cellular network. When a user sets the sound quality to "Automatic," a free user's data consumption is, in a way, "restricted" by this 160kbps bitrate limit, while a premium user does not have an ability to limit data consumption to 160kbps, because "automatic" setting will generally use highest quality possible while on fast cellular network. For typical user that wants to keep bitrate to around 160kbps while on cellular, but want to use maximum possible bitrate on wifi, paying for Premium account basically creates extra inconvenience of manually switching sound quality that free users do not have to deal with. This is a bit contradictory.

 

As this post is already getting over 700 votes, I hope Spotify adds this feature as soon as possible.

dyplodocus
Casual Listener

Over 5 years Under Consideration??!! Losing hopes on this idea... 🙁

ozgunbabur
Casual Listener

Please also don't forget to support turning off streaming on mobile data. So instead of providing options "high medium low", please provide "high medium low off".

 

Alternatively, you can make "Stream only on Wi-Fi" as a separate option. This is crucial for Google Fi users. We pay only the amount of mobile data we use each month. And the phone utilizes public Wi-Fi a lot without us noticing. I cannot constantly go online and offline mode as I find or lose Wi-Fi.