Google adds audio quality settings to Youtube Music app

Posted 26 September 2018 23:54 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

An update to YouTube Music for Android allows paid subscribers to Premium to pick the audio quality they want to use for streaming on mobile internet and Wi-Fi. In the settings of the app, users can choose between four quality levels: low, normal, high, always high.

(YouTube audio quality settings — credits: 9to5Google)

Besides the streaming quality settings, the app now also has quality settings for downloads. Users have the choice between low, normal and high. YouTube has also added a new setting in the video settings: “only audio”, according to 9to5Google.

The quality levels will mean YouTube Music will download or stream music with a higher/lower bitrate, unfortunately the music streaming website has not disclosed which bitrates it uses for each choice. Lower quality levels will consume fewer data traffic and consume less disk space.

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