When you’re connected to your carrier’s network and you’re using data, it is important to conserve it as some of us out there do not have unlimited data plans. This is why when it comes to music streaming, users have the option of selecting the quality which can help reduce data usage when you’re not connected to WiFi.
According to a report from 9to5Google, it seems that in the latest update to Google Play Music, Google has finally added streaming quality options to its app when used on WiFi. Prior to this, those streaming quality options were only offered when it detected that users were not connected to WiFi. We can only assume that this is because when connected to WiFi, data caps aren’t something to be concerned about and that users probably want to stream the best quality possible.
With this update, users can now choose the stream quality even when on WiFi. We’re not sure why anyone would want to choose anything less, but if you do share the home or office WiFi with a ton of people and don’t want to be hogging the bandwidth, we guess this should help alleviate some of that.
The quality by default is currently set to “Always High”, but users can now choose between Low, Normal, and High. The update also brings about the option to force “Always High” even when on mobile networks.