I'm running Google Play Music 8.16.7620-1.J on Android 8.1 running on a Nokia 6.1, and I'm having a hard time getting high-bitrate music to play back.
I've set all the possible streaming and download quality settings to
Always High as possible, and I've made sure to clear existing downloads as well as the cache. After re-downloading a playlist, I believe the downloads are high-bitrate because of the space they're taking up on the device, but playing any song from the playlist makes it sound like a 96kbps YouTube rip from 2007.
I've also tried power cycling the phone, but that didn't seem to do much.
Are there any further steps to take to restore the audio quality on Google Play Music?