YouTube Music now has audio quality options, similar to what Google Play Music has.
However, there is no YouTube Music lossless audio option, with the max bitrate set to 256kbps.
According to the YouTube Music team, there are currently no plans to offer bitrates higher than 256kbps.
YouTube Music might seem like a great service, but serious music listeners have likely balked up until now due to the absence of one integral feature: audio quality controls.
Today, YouTube Music is finally rolling out audio quality control options which will allow listeners to get better quality than the default “Normal” bitrate setting of 128kbps AAC.
The biggest limitation that will no doubt ruffle the feathers of audiophiles is that the peak bitrate one gets with the “High” quality setting is 256kbps AAC.