In general, Spotify offers better audio quality than YouTube. Spotify’s highest streaming quality is 320 kbps while YouTube’s highest quality audio format, the Opus codec, is approximately 160 kbps.
However, the actual quality of the audio you hear can also depend on other factors such as the quality of your headphones or speakers, the type of device you are using, and the internet speed and connectivity you have.
Additionally, YouTube does offer some high-quality audio options, such as music videos with lossless audio and videos that have been uploaded in high quality formats like FLAC. But overall, if you’re looking for the best audio quality, you may want to choose Spotify over YouTube.
What is Youtube Music
YouTube Music is a music streaming service offered by YouTube that allows users to access a vast library of songs and music videos. It has a similar interface to the regular YouTube app but is specifically designed for music listening.
YouTube Music offers a free version with ads, as well as a premium subscription service called YouTube Music Premium, which provides ad-free listening, background playback, offline playback, and high-quality audio streaming. The premium subscription also includes access to YouTube Premium, which offers ad-free video streaming on the regular YouTube app, as well as exclusive original content.
Like Spotify, YouTube Music also offers personalized playlists and recommendations based on the user’s listening history and preferences. It also allows users to create their own playlists and download songs for offline listening.