Hello-fi! Spotify is stepping into the high-quality audio enterprise with Spotify HiFi. At its online-only Stream On occasion on Monday, Spotify introduced Spotify HiFi, a brand new lossless tier that will probably be priced at greater than the present Spotify Premium subscription (Rs. 119 monthly / $9.99 monthly). Spotify did not present a worth for Spotify HiFi, or when it might be rolled out — besides to say that it’ll solely be obtainable in choose markets — I would not count on India to be on the listing. Devices 360 has reached out to Spotify and can replace once we hear again.
Spotify is way from the primary main music streaming service to go down the hi-fi route. Tidal (obtainable in 56 international locations, not together with India) rolled out master-quality recordings in January 2017. Tidal HiFi prices $19.99 monthly within the US, double of the usual Tidal Premium plan at $9.99 monthly. Amazon Music adopted in September 2019 with Amazon Music HD (once more, not in India) that is available in at $14.99 monthly / $12.99 in the event you’ve Amazon Prime, not as a lot a steeper climb from $9.99 monthly / $7.99 monthly in the event you’ve Amazon Prime for the usual plan.
It will be fascinating to see the place Spotify HiFi lands on the pricing spectrum. Nevertheless it will not be obtainable till later in 2021, Spotify mentioned. For now, Spotify maxes out at 320kbps audio bitrate.
Spotify HiFi “will ship music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your gadget and Spotify Join-enabled audio system,” Spotify mentioned, and that it is “working with a number of the world’s greatest speaker producers to make Spotify HiFi accessible to as many followers as potential by way of Spotify Connect.”