The Spotify app includes many settings to customize the experience and control how much data is used while listening. Spotify Premium members can access premium streaming audio quality on their iPhone and iPad. By default, Spotify automatically controls the audio quality based on a variety of factors that are not explained. If you are a subscriber and prefer to maximize audio quality most of the time, these controls can be manually set to "Very high" to improve music quality.
Spotify Premium subscribers can travel with their favorite music offline and away from their iPhones. The Apple Watch can download up to 100 songs per playlist for offline listening directly from the Apple Watch. AirPods or Bluetooth headphones can be connected directly to Apple Watch, taking the paired iPhone out of the loop completely.
Spotify Connect makes your iPhone into a remote control when playing Spotify content on other devices. Spotify Connect is supported by over 2,000 devices including smart speakers, TVs, game consoles, and more. Instead of streaming from your iPhone over a Bluetooth connection, the Spotify app plays content directly on the remote device.
The Spotify Apple Watch app has a new look. Spotify has delivered with an improved library view, larger controls, and swipe gestures for the Apple Watch. Owners of more recent Apple Watch models will enjoy larger artwork, bigger buttons, and new animations. The changes come as Spotify continues to offer its subscription pricing at $9.99 per month with no ads.
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By default, Spotify streams podcast video whenever it's available. While this makes your favorite podcasts more like watching a TV show or televised interview, it also sucks up data. If you're only listening to the podcast, why stream video at all?