streaming quality Spotify free connect

streaming quality Spotify free connect







(iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy 9, Macbook Pro late 2016)

Operating System

(iOS 10, Android Oreo, Windows 10,etc.)


My Question or Issue


When you have a Spotify FREE account, and you play music through a streaming device with Spotify CONNECT, what sound quality is used ?

Is it the same as with Spotify premium ?


Thank you !




2 Replies


Hey there @1150939828


Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this. 

Keep in mind it’s not possible to adjust audio settings while Spotify Connect is active. However, there are some differences between the quality of music on free and Premium. 


We suggest you head to this help page and check the section Music quality. You'll find more details on music quality across the different Spotify apps and subscriptions. 


Hope this helps. Let us know if you have any more questions. 

Hi Ivan,
Thank you for mailing me that link,
but i did not found an answer to my question.
I would like to know if there is a difference in sound quality of the music that plays through a streaming device, that's part of a hifi system, with free or premium account.
In other words: on an android tablet you make a connection with a streaming device
with Spotify Connect, and a Spotify free account.
What is the bitrate of the music stream of the streaming device ?

Thank you !


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