I recently just upgraded to a Pandora premium member, hoping for better sound quality when chrome casting to my TCL TV (Roku Interface) or playing Pandora from the app on the TCL TV. The sound quality when casting from my iPhone is muffled, not clear, and quite bad (and yes I have put the quality of the sound on High through the settings). I have a iPhone SE (2020). I also have tried the Pandora App on the TCL TV (Roku Interface), again very bad sound quality and it is not very clear. Only when I chrome cast from my desktop computer, the sound quality is amazing! Desktop computer is connected thru an ethernet cable. All other devices are wireless. Yamaha sound system is being utilized for the TV and front 3 speakers are wired, and 2 rear speakers are wireless and run on 2.4 ghz. Internet at home uses 5 ghz.
Any ideas on how to get good sound quality using the Pandora Roku app or when chrome casting from the iPhone? These are the more convenient devices when playing music at home.
mod edit: changed title for clarity
Hi there, @devenmonga. 👋
Nice to see you around the community space.
Here are some details regarding audio quality on Pandora:
Audio Quality on Mobile Devices for Premium Subscribers:
We are constantly testing and evaluating what the right rates are for each setting level and do plan to migrate our high audio quality to 320kbps AAC over time. However, below are the current bit-rates for each audio quality setting on Pandora Premium.
Keep in mind that each setting will affect:
The following are general guidelines for each setting:
Request for Higher Audio Quality:
In the meantime, we do have this existing feature request created by another community member: Higher Audio Quality
If you'd like to see more audio quality settings available on various devices, you can upvote this idea and leave a comment. To upvote an idea, click on the 💙icon next to the title of the request.
Casting to Another Device:
If you're casting sounds very different than how it normally does when you're listening, you can also try running through the standard troubleshooting steps for your iPhone device: iOS Troubleshooting
I hope this information is helpful. 🎧