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How To Change The Quality Of Music Download On Spotify

The popularity of the Spotify music app in recent times has skyrocketed. It is easily one of the most widely used…

By TrendsTechBlog , in APPS TECHNOLOGY , at April 2, 2020

The popularity of the Spotify music app in recent times has skyrocketed. It is easily one of the most widely used audio streaming services and comes with a ton of features.

First of all, it’s an online music sreaming service, so unlimited streaming is something you get in both the premium and free versions of Spotify.

But certain features such as the ability to download songs to listen to them offline, is something that we only see in the premium version. Now for straeming, one can easily change the audio quality of their choice, which is set to normal (96 kbit / sec) by default and change it to high (160 kbit / sec) or very high (320 kbit / s).

How to change the quality of music download on Spotify?

However, the quality you get with your downloaded songs is different. You cannot simply set its streaming quality to high and expect it to download in high quality as well.

The settings for changing the quality of songs downloaded on Spotify are different, and this article is here to guide you through the process easily.

How to change the quality of music on Spotify:

To change the transmission quality, you can access the settings and easily find the transmission quality selection option. But to change the quality of the downloaded songs, the process is a little different.

However, the general process is similar for Android and iOS users. However, offline downloading and listening is a premium feature, and for this method to work you must have a premium Spotify subscription.

  • Tap the Spotify app to open it.
  • Tap the settings icon in the upper right corner.
  • Scroll down and find the option that says “Music Quality”. Touch it once you find it and it will take you to a different screen.
  • Scroll here and look for the “Download” option, and tap on it. A drop-down list will appear.
  • From the drop-down list, select the quality you want from Normal, High to Very High. There will be another option, “Streaming”, which will have the same options, but it is only for the songs you listen to online.
  • Once you have selected the quality of your choice, simply press back and close the settings. Now download any song you want to add to your offline library in your preferred quality.

Spotify Music Quality Details

Check out a comparison of audio quality on Spotify below.

Free Premium / paid
Web player AAC 128kbit / s

AAC 256kbit / s


Computer, mobile and tablet Automatic – Depends on your network connection
Low * – Equivalent to approximately 24kbit / s
Normal – Equivalent to approximately 96kbit / s
High – Equivalent to approximately 160kbit / s
Automatic – Depends 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

* Low quality option is not available in Windows desktop application.

Now you are ready to do it. You can download any of your favorite songs and music in the best possible quality.

Feel free to comment if you have difficulties with this method.

Also Read: How To Unsubscribe Spotify Premium From Your Android Phone