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Spotify Bitrate: What Bitrate Does Spotify Stream At?

By Iris Holmes

Updated on October 18, 2019

What bitrate is Spotify use? What bitrate does Spotify stream at? Before you choose Spotify as your music partner, you shall think these 2 questions before you make up your mind. To help you better in learning about the Spotify streaming bitrate, we will tell you about the Spotify free bitrate and Spotify Premium bitrate in this post and the best way to get Spotify music freely downloaded with the same and even high-quality bitrate. Now, let's get started.

Part 1. What Bitrate Does Spotify Stream At?

Spotify offers automatic, low, normal, high and very high streaming quality with different bitrates for different users by formatting the music as OGG Vorbis format. Following is the full table about all the bitrates that Spotify streaming at.


Streaming Quality

Free or Premium


24 kbps



Desktop, mobile and tablet

96 kbps



Desktop, mobile and tablet

128 kbps



Web Player (AAC)

160 kbps



Desktop, mobile and tablet

256 kbps



Web Player (AAC)

320 kbps

Very High


Desktop, mobile and tablet

Pay Attention: Low Streaming Quality isn’t available on Windows desktop app.

Related Reading: What is Bitrate?

Now, you have learned the Spotify bitrate and the streaming quality of Spotify. And you may have noticed that Spotify music format is OGG Vorbis format, which is hard to get it playable on different platforms. What's worse, Spotify Music is under the protection of DRM, leading to the difficulty to transfer Spotify Music beyond the Spotify app. So is there any way for you to get your Spotify Music fully download for free with High Quality of 160 kbps and premium 320 kbps? That is what we are going to share with you with a feasible and best way to download Spotify for free with Spotify high-quality bitrate. Keep reading.

Part 2. How to Download Spotify Music for Free with Spotify High Quality Bitrate?

For downloading Spotify Music for free, you need to prepare a Spotify Music Downloader. Here we recommend TuneFab Spotify Music Converter for both Spotify Free and Premium users for downloading Spotify Music to High quality.

TuneFab Spotify Music Converter is the best Spotify High Quality Music Downloader to download Spotify Music, playlists, albums and more with high quality (For Spotify Premium, reach up to 320 kbps, for Free users, reach up to 160 kbps) to various and common music file formats like MP3, M4A, WAV and more. Besides, it allows you to convert Spotify Music to MP3 with 5X conversion speed for saving your time. There are various features you can get it by clicking the following download button to have a try.

Step by Step: Download Spotify Music For Free with Spotify High-Quality Bitrate

Step 1. Go to Spotify to Set High Quality as Streaming Quality

Open Spotify on your Windows or Mac, and then click to the "Down-arrow" button to enter the Settings Page. On the Settings page, scroll down to Music Quality. Under the Music Quality, there is Streaming Quality. Click to the down-arrow button to High quality(if you are Premium, then you can choose Very High quality). After the music quality has set as your desired, then you can move onto the next step.

Set Spotify Music Quality

Step 2. Run TuneFab Spotify Music Converter

When you have fully downloaded and installed Spotify Music Converter, click to run it for getting ready to download Spotify Music for free with high quality.

Step 3. Add Spotify Music/Playlists/Albums to Spotify Music Converter

On the main interface of Spotify Music Converter, there is an "Add Files" button. Click to "Add Files" button, then you can add the Spotify music by copying the Spotify URL and paste it onto the main interface or dragging the Spotify Playlists/Albums and dropping them onto the Spotify Music Converter. When it is over, bear in mind that click on to "Add" again.

Add Music to Spotify

Step 4. Choose MP3 as Your Output File Format

Now, click to "Options" and then customize your output settings. If you want to choose the output folder, you can click to General to customize the output folder at one click. If you want to choose the file format, you can move onto Advanced to setting your music format from MP3, WAV, M4A and FLAC. Here we highly recommend choosing the output file format like MP3 with 320 kbps bitrates, which is helpful for you to download Spotify Music as the high music quality.

Set Music Parameter

Step 5. Click to Convert to Download Spotify Music with High-Quality Preserved

One step closer to fully download Spotify Music now. Just click to "Convert" and then to download Spotify Music with High Quality. Just waiting for several minutes, then you can enjoy Spotify Music with high quality fully downloaded.

Converting Spotify Music to MP3

That's all for today. It is time for you to make up your mind on choosing your favorite music bitrate that you want to enjoy on your Spotify Music. However, no matter what bitrate you may be going to choose, you can free from the problem with downloading Spotify Music with the High quality now. Thanks for reading, hope you will enjoy Spotify freely right here. See you!

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