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Spotify updates iOS app for 320kbps streaming

Spotify Extreme

The latest update for the Spotify mobile app brings higher quality 320kbps music streaming to iPhone and iPod Touch users.

The free update to the mobile app unlocks an 'Extreme' quality mode, which allows iPhone and iPod Touch users to match the highest quality audio mode offered on Spotify's desktop service for the first time on a mobile device.

And while we may not call 320kbps 'extreme' high quality, it's certainly a step in the right direction.

As yet other Spotify mobile apps for the likes of Android and Windows Phone have not been updated, though you'd expect them to follow suit.

To access the new higher quality streams go in to 'Settings' and then 'Stream', where you'll find the 'Extreme' mode.

While Spotify Premium users had already been able to enjoy 320kbps audio on the desktop client, mobile access was limited to 160kbps.

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Joe Cox

Joe is Content Director for Specialist Tech at Future and was previously the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across print and online for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung, reported from CES, the Bristol Show and Munich High End for many years, and provided comment for sites such as the BBC and the Guardian. In his spare time he enjoys mixing vinyl and cycling.