On Feb. 22, Spotify announced that it will launch a new high quality streaming tier later this year called ‘Spotify HiFi.’ The new subscription will offer CD-quality audio, meaning it will have lossless compression. It will be available in select markets to start.
The company stated that HiFi would be an add-on to its Premium subscription tier, which runs at $10 per month. With equivalent high quality streaming service tiers, such as Tidal’s high fidelity premium tier, costing around $20 per month, it is likely that the ‘Spotify HiFi’ add on will come out to an additional $10 on top of the initial premium payment.
“Artists and fans have told us that sound quality is important to them. We agree, and that’s why today at Stream On we announced Spotify HiFi,” wrote the company in a post on their website. “Beginning later this year, Premium subscribers in select markets will be able to upgrade their sound quality to Spotify HiFi and listen to their favorite songs the way artists intended.”
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