There are four different levels of streaming quality for Spotify. Streaming is all done in the Ogg Vorbis format and uses the following bitrates for each of the quality levels:
Low at 24kbps
Normal streams at 96kbps
High at 160kbps
Very High streams at 320kbps
The quality level you use will depend on your preference and choices around data usage but it’s worth noting that Very High is only available to Spotify Premium subscribers.
The amount of data that Spotify burns through will depend on the streaming quality you choose – more on this in a minute. This is a rough guide for how much data Spotify will get through:
One hour of music playback will use around 50MB of data when the quality is set to “normal”.
At normal quality you can play around 24 hours of music for around 1GB of data usage.
At high-quality 1GB will be used in less than 15 hours.
At extreme quality you’ll use 1GB of data in 7 hours.
You’ll use a lot more data with video playback.
You can check and change the quality of streaming and download of songs using mobile data in the settings on your device.