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
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. 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 written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).