Hi-fi! Spotify is moving 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 can be priced at increased than the present Spotify Premium subscription (Rs. 119 monthly / $9.99 monthly). Spotify did not present a worth for Spotify HiFi, or when it will be rolled out — besides to say that it’s going to solely be obtainable in choose markets — I would not count on India to be on the checklist. Gadgets 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 in 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 comes in at $14.99 monthly / $12.99 when you’ve Amazon Prime, not as a lot a steeper climb from $9.99 monthly / $7.99 monthly when you’ve Amazon Prime for the usual plan.
It’ll be fascinating to see the place Spotify HiFi lands on the pricing spectrum. But it will not be obtainable till later in 2021, Spotify mentioned. For now, Spotify maxes out at 320kbps audio bitrate.
Spotify HiFi “will deliver music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers,” Spotify mentioned, and that it is “working with some of the world’s biggest speaker manufacturers to make Spotify HiFi accessible to as many fans as possible through Spotify Connect.”