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Spotify for iPhone offers 320Kbps streaming

Extreme rate has yet to be introduced to Android app

Spotify is offering iPhone and iPad owners that use its mobile app the chance to stream tracks at 320Kbps.

According to TheNextWeb, until now Spotify for iOS and Spotify for Android only allowed mobile device owners to listen to music at a maximum of 160kbps.

However, an 'Extreme' setting has been discovered on the iOS app that offers a bitrate of 320kbps, the same as the streaming quality used on the Spotify desktop app. Although the 'Extreme' setting is not currently available to those that use the free version of Spotify, only those that subscribe. Furthermore, it has not made it to the Android app yet.

Spotify's Extreme rate offers better quality than Apple's iTunes, which currently offers digital files at a bitrate of 256kbps

The Swedish music streaming service lets users listen to music over the web for no charge although tracks are peppered with adverts just like commercial radio. There's also two paid-for versions that start from £4.99 a month and offer unlimited listening time and the chance to listen to music on a mobile phone, when a net-connection isn't available.


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