Spotify’s high fidelity streaming deferred indefinitely
Spotify subscribers waiting for its HiFi level are in for a long wait.
The organization reported designs for the level back in February 2021, uncovering that CD-quality streaming was quite possibly the most mentioned features by client stayed with 320kbps.
The carry out was to start for “Premium subscribers in select markets” to upgrade… “later this year” … “and listen to their favourite songs the way artists intended.”
Plans were to collaborate with “some of the world’s biggest speaker manufacturers” to guarantee high loyalty or lossless audio was “accessible to as many fans as possible”.
During that time reports of screenshots of the Spotify HiFi logo on the application turned out to be dubious, followed by an onboarding video for the feature leaked online.
Eleven months after the original declaration it appears Spotify hasn’t deserted the thought.
Yet, it isn’t by and large approaching regarding when it may show up, or the number of Spotify’s 30 million tunes would be accessible in top audio quality.
A moderator on Spotify’s forums said: “We know that HiFi quality audio is important to you.
“We feel the same, and we’re excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to Premium users in the future.
“But we don’t have timing details to share yet. We will of course update you here when we can.”
A justification for the deferral is that Apple Music offers its HiFi free of charge, which implies Spotify has been compelled to reconsider as it intended to charge higher than the current Premium plan.