Spotify HiFi

Looks like it may actually happen this time. Curious to know what the final monthly will be for this tier?
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In case anyone is interested The Verge released the following article a few hours ago, which is interesting and can be found here. Small excerpt:

The Verge has recently learned that Spotify HiFi has been ready to go for more than a year. The technical work to bring the feature to market is largely complete, and the company has re-ingested its entire music catalog in lossless quality. Spotify employees have access to HiFi. But since it was originally intended to cost more than the standard plan (and thus boost Spotify’s average revenue per user), the launch was spoiled by Apple bundling lossless into Apple Music for free. If you read into Söderström’s answers, it’s clear that Spotify doesn’t intend to do the same. You can now expect HiFi to eventually appear as part of a more expensive plan — likely one that also includes spatial audio/Dolby Atmos and other perks related to audiobooks and podcasts.

The when remains naturally unclear. "Educated" guess is 2028. And if I remember correctly, Spotify HiFi will be CD quality bit rate.

And if I remember correctly, Spotify HiFi will be CD quality bit rate.

CD quality?  Wow, that’s great, ehem.  Qobuz has been offering CD quality as its base resolution rate for years, and much of their content and almost all their new content is available in hi-res for about $13/month last I looked.  Talk about behind the curve.  Jeez.  Enjoy waiting for Spotify to finally offer something that’s still not competitive.


Very sad news.  I had Spotify premium for a while.  In my opinion, between Tidal,Qobuz,and Spotify, Spotify hands down has the superior library. They also have the best app out of the three.  Unfortunately, the sound quality is the poorest.  I currently have a subscription to Qobuz.  I was actually looking forward to going back to Spotify when I heard they were going to offer HiFi.  I guess their idea of HiFi and mine are different.