all devices with spotify
(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)
My Question or Issue
I was wondering what happens, when I set, for example, extreme quality for stream and normal for download: does spotify automatically start streaming in extreme quality, when it is possible or does it just use the selected, downloadet file?
If it streams anyway, whether I downloadet it or not, then it wouldn't make sense to download it to save datavolume as long as the (possible) streamingquality is higher than the downloadet one... Or am I totally false?
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Thanks for getting in touch!
If you set the streaming quality to Extreme, and the download quality to normal, you'll be streaming the highest quality whenever you are connected to the internet. But as soon as Spotify is offline, it will play the normal quality version which is saved on the phone.
However, If there is an extreme quality version of a song cached on your phone because you were listening to music while online, it will play that version instead.
Hope this clarifies some things. Let us know if you have further questions.
Have a nice day!
Thanks for reaching out about this.
Whenever you have a song downloaded for Offline play the app will stream the cached version of the song, with the quality you have downloaded it in, even if you're connected to the internet.
If you don't have a song downloaded, the app will stream it depending on the quality setting you've selected and the network available.
Note that cache issues might affect this, so sometimes a downloaded song might be streamed from the internet and not from the downloaded file.
Hope this clears things up. Don't hesitate to reach out again if you have more questions.