Spotify promises Lossless Audio formats later this year with Spotify HiFi

Spotify promises Lossless Audio formats later this year with Spotify HiFi

Spotify promises Lossless Audio formats later this year with Spotify HiFi

Spotify is finally delivering one of its most requested features, support for lossless audio formats. Like practically all streamed media, Spotify uses compressed formats to reduce internet bandwidth usage, but that is going to change with Spotify HiFi, a new service that’s coming to Spotify Premium later this year. 

Spotify HiFi will deliver audio in a CD-quality lossless audio format in selected regions, enabling a superior audio experience. Songs will sound as their artists intended them to sound, and audiophiles may finally be able to find the quality of Spotify’s music streams to be acceptable. 

Right now, the pricing of Spotify HiFi is unknown. Spotify’s upgraded audio quality is not expected to be available for free to existing Premium subscribers, as Spotify HiFi has been marketed as an “upgrade” and not as a new feature. Premium Subscribers to Spotify will be expected to “upgrade their sound quality”, suggesting that Spotify HiFi will be a higher cost option, just like Netflix’s HD and 4K video options. 
 

    Read on for five things you need to know about our new high-quality music experience:

– High-quality music streaming is consistently one of the most requested new features by our users.
– Spotify HiFi will deliver music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers, which means fans will be able to experience more depth and clarity while enjoying their favorite tracks.
– Ubiquity is at the core of everything we do at Spotify, and we’re working with some of the world’s biggest speaker manufacturers to make Spotify HiFi accessible to as many fans as possible through Spotify Connect.
– HiFi will be coupled with Spotify’s seamless user experience, building on our commitment to make sure users can listen to the music they love in the way they want to enjoy it.
– Spotify HiFi will begin rolling out in select markets later this year, and we will have more details to share soon

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Spotify promises Lossless Audio formats later this year with Spotify HiFi