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iOS: Sound Quality with Premium

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I have an I phone even premium pay accnt did not improve sound which **ahem** I ph 11 


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Hi there, @Zookie. 👋

I moved your post over to the iOS space since you're using an iOS device.

You can use the following steps to change the audio quality on your mobile device.

To change the audio quality on a mobile device:

Go to the Profile tab in the bottom navigation bar and select the Settings gear in the top right corner. 

If you're a Pandora Premium subscriber:

  1. Then select Audio Quality & Download
  2. Next, select either HighStandard or Low quality audio settings for your cellular, Wi-Fi and offline listening. 


Here are the current bit-rates for each audio quality setting on Pandora Premium:

  • Low (32kbps)
  • Standard (64kbps)
  • High (192kbps)

Keep in mind that each setting will affect:

  • Data used while streaming on your cellular network.
  • Bandwidth used when listening on Wi-Fi.
  • Device memory when downloading music for Offline listening.

The following are general guidelines for each setting:

  • Low audio quality is better for data efficiency and device memory.
  • Standard audio quality balances data efficiency, sound quality and device memory.
  • High audio quality is recommend for listeners with high fidelity audio systems, but will use more data and device memory.

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.


If you're still having trouble, could you share a bit more about your experience?

Let me know. 🎧

Alyssa | Community Manager
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