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Spotify Chromecast downgrading bitrate

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Bit shocked to see this on Reddit:

Spotify High/Extreme now 256kbps for Chromecast/web player

https://www.reddit.com/r/audiophile/comments/6yimii/spotify_highextreme_now_256kbps/

Can't understand why they have done this
 

drummerman

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Elliott Leishman said:
Phew!

Was making me consider my subscription and going completely tidal, as much as I like tidal it's catalogue is tiny compared to Spotify.

Just wish Spotify would hurry up with their hifi tier
Perhaps they do do that to get more folks subscribing to the to be launched (?) Lossless'ish service?
 

daveh75

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Perhaps I'm missing something but the max bitrate of the Spotify web player has always been lower than desktop and mobile

Clicky
 

daveh75

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insider9 said:
daveh75 said:
Perhaps I'm missing something but the max bitrate of the Spotify web player has always been lower than desktop and mobile

Clicky

 
Good point, but does this apply to Chromecast?
Presumably yes, if you initiate 'casting' from the web player.
 

Native_bon

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daveh75 said:
Perhaps I'm missing something but the max bitrate of the Spotify web player has always been lower than desktop and mobile

Clicky

 
Am glad of your direction to that page. I made mention of this on another thread yesterday, that the sound from my fire stick was not very good on spotify. This explains it all.
 

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