What is the quality when playing downloaded album when I am connected to WiFi

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What is the quality when playing downloaded album when I am connected to WiFi

navidesfahani
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In Spotify App we have two options to select different quality for online streaming and download. I want to select lower quality for download (smaller size on my device) but I don't want to play this low quality when I am online and connected to the WiFi.

So, I want to play downloaded song just if I am offline or connected to cellular. 

Not sure if this is the logic in the app.

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: What is the quality when playing downloaded album when I am connected to WiFi

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Hey, great question! Spotify should default to playing the downloaded versions of the tracks even if you are online. Unfortunately, this does appear to mean that the higher streaming quality you've set would only apply to anything you don't have set to download. 

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Re: What is the quality when playing downloaded album when I am connected to WiFi

navidesfahani
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the problem is when you are using bluetooth to connect and use your mobile app. I think when we are using chromecast or Sonos connection, we don't have offline concept.

 

Re: What is the quality when playing downloaded album when I am connected to WiFi

Rock Star 10
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Ah, I get it now. If using bluetooth, you're playing the files directly from your device so it would reflect the quality you've set on that device. If the songs are downloaded at low quality, it would play at that quality over bluetooth. However, if streaming to another device, such as Chromecast, Sonos, or other Spotify Connect enabled devices, they would be unaffected by the quality of your downloads as the actual stream is not coming from your phone or computer but the speaker instead. My understanding is that you cannot customize the quality settings on these types of devices, so it should play at the highest quality available to the particular device. 

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