What are the specifics for each Sound Quality setting?

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Answer

 

Audio quality options vary depending on the devices you’re playing on and your subscription level.

 

Desktop

  1. Click the arrow in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  2. Under Music Quality, select your preferred settings. You can choose from the audio quality settings in the table in Music quality details below.

Mobile and tablet

  1. Tap Home 
  2. Tap Settings 
  3. Under Music Quality, select your preferred settings. You can choose from the audio quality settings in the table in Music quality details below.

Note: You can have different settings for listening online (Streaming quality) or offline (Download quality). The higher the stream quality, the more data will be used. The higher the download quality, the more space is used. 

 

Web player

It's currently not possible to adjust music quality on the web player. Download the app to get more features!

 

Music quality details

Check out a side-by-side comparison below.

  Free 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 (Premium only)- Equivalent to approximately 320kbit/s

*The low quality option isn't available on the Windows desktop app.

 

For more info about audio settings, check out this help article.

 

 

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