When will the automatic audio quality change when streaming via wifi or mobile connection?

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When will the automatic audio quality change when streaming via wifi or mobile connection?

jorisvann
Casual Listener

 

Plan

Premium

Country

 NL

Device

(iPhone , iPad)

 

 

My Question or Issue

 When you choose the automatic audio quality level, it chooses the audio quality depending the type of connection you have. 

 

I would like to know when streaming as a premium user, when will it choose the highest or medium level when using mobile connection of wifi/broadband?

 

Is there an overview of what the prerequisites are to determine the audio quality bitrate output level? Is that based on type of connection or connection quality? 

 

Is there a difference when using wifi or a mobile data connection? (broadband at home can sometimes be hampering or when 4G then automatic highest level?)

 

Thank you

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Re: When will the automatic audio quality change when streaming via wifi or mobile connection?

Rock Star 16
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Hey @jorisvann, Welcome to the Community.

Hope you're doing great!

 

It depends on the connection quality. The usage will be the same in both wifi or mobile data, but to save your data you can use this article for some tips.

Here's another support article to learn more about audio quality settings in various systems.

Have a great day! 🙂

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Re: When will the automatic audio quality change when streaming via wifi or mobile connection?

jorisvann
Casual Listener

Dear Lori1607,

 

Thank you for your reply and sharing the links to the information pages. Those pages I have already seen, but I am not concerned about my data streaming usage.

 

I just would like to know, what is the quality that I hear when I am in the car and streaming? (then I use 4G, will I get then the highest quality) When my connections fails or go to 3G, will it drop then in quality? (or what are the conditions to drop in quality?) 

 

What happens at home when I use my wifi? Which quality? And again if my broadband connection is going bad or my children start watching movies online simultaniously, what will then be the quality? At home I connect to bluetooth speakers, so I think i do not use connect or am I?

 

When knowing above information, then I can think whether I would like to download some music offline in a better quality or not. The standard is normal, but above there are the option of high or very high. So I would like to compare this to my streaming quality. For situations when my connection goes bad or I am in an offline situation like in an airplane. (and I do not have endless data storage capacity on all my devices, so there is my challenge)

 

So I think it is fair that Spotify reveils some of their business rules when using automatic streaming quality. For now the answers in the help section are explaining the data streaming usage, but what quality when is chosen is not shared. I do not think it should be a big secret. 

 

Thanks again for the help. May be Spotify itself can reach out for an answer.

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