Will a VPN avoid bandwidth throttling if I listen with lossless audio quality?

Asked 2 years ago

Help! I find that whenever I try to listen to lossless playlists on Spotify that my internet starts to be throttled, and I can't listen to music and do research on my PC without it slowing down considerably. I'm wondering whether a VPN would negate this issue. Any idea? Then, would a free VPN work, or will I have to get a paid one? TIA.

Filip Dimkovski

Thursday, November 03, 2022

Bandwidth throttling happens when your ISP (Internet service provider) slows down your Internet speed upon doing a specific action. This could happen to a number of reasons, but it's probably due to specific types of data (in your case, Spotify). A VPN is one of the easiest ways to prevent bandwidth throttling, as it will mask the data from your ISP. If your data is masked, then the ISP won't know what data you're receiving, and it probably won't throttle your bandwidth.

Regarding the pricing of the VPN, it being free or paid really doesn't matter, as any VPN can prevent or at least mitigate this. However, free VPNs might be considerably slower and less reliable than paid ones, so make sure to try some out and see which one fits you best.

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