Spotify Moves On Hi-Res Streaming

Spotify has launched tests on Tuesday about a new offer called Spotify Hi-Fi and to deliver music streams in particularly high quality.

The leaked promotion was spotted by Reddit users in the U.S. on 1 March, with some posting screenshots showing the new tier priced at $5 above the current $9.99 a month cost for Spotify Premium (£9.99 in the UK), and others with notifications stating that the upgrade would cost $10 or more.

Spotify appears to be readying the launch of a new lossless audio version of its music streaming service. As the below image shows, some of the ads indicate Hi-Fi will also include a free vinyl record and discounts on vinyl purchases. When trying to sign up, however, some report that the service wasn't available in their area or that they instead received an error message.

But now that Apple has started to move away from the headphone jack and encouraging the use of Lightning and Bluetooth headphones, there's more of an opportunity that lossless audio can take off.




The days of low-quality audio streaming may be behind us, at least as far as Spotify is concerned.

Spotify is reportedly working hard on providing high fidelity music for its subscribers and is now studying the pricing.

While the growing user numbers are impressive, it should be noted that Spotify has yet to turn a profit, having lost almost $200 million on $2.2 billion in revenue in 2015, the most recent public figures available. At present, one of the many advantages of buying CDs is that people can rip music off them in lossless quality, which audiophiles highly prefer.

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