Spotify Free Edition

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Spotify's free version is now available on Amazon Echo, Sonos and Bose devices. By Nick Pino 20 November 2019. Starting today, you won’t need Spotify Premium to stream music on all your audio.

  1. Spotify Free Trial
  2. Spotify Free Edition App
Spotify

Spotify has a range of audio quality options to suit your device, plan, and preferences.

Music quality

Spotify freeSpotify Premium
Web playerAAC 128kbit/sAAC 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: Equivalent to approximately 320kbit/s

Trial

Change music quality

Turn music quality up to hear the finer details or turn it down to save data.

Note: You can’t change audio settings when using Spotify Connect to play on another device.

You can have different settings for listening online (streaming quality) or offline (download quality).

Higher streaming quality uses more data, and higher download quality uses more space.

  1. Tap Home .
  2. Tap Settings .
  3. Under Music Quality, select your preferred settings.

Spotify Free Trial

  1. Click in the top-right corner and select Settings.
  2. Under Music Quality, select your preferred settings

You can’t adjust music quality on the web player. Download the app to get more features.

Podcast quality

Podcast quality is equivalent to approximately 96kbit/s on all devices except the web player where it’s 128kbit/s.

Spotify Free Edition App

On mobile/tablet, if you change the music quality to low, the podcast quality will also lower to approximately 24kbit/s.