Just got my first true hi res audio set up. Love spotify's UI and ease of access to finding music, have discovered many new artists because of everything they offer. If they release the hifi service it will definitly beat tidal. Wish I could test it out! Hopefully it is released in the near future.
If Tidal ever lowers their fee to $15 a month for hi-fi downloads, I would quit Spotify immediately. The $20 tidal currently charges is too much. I know it's only a $5 difference, but we gotta draw the line somewhere. Spotify better pray that Tidal doesn't come to their senses and lower their price just a little bit. I have to believe there are many many other people that would jump ship if it was $5 less.
Message to Spotify:
"Invest in lossless downloads or else you'll fall behind the times". Tic Toc Tic Toc......
Deezer just introduced FLAC Lossless streaming last week - though it's $20 CAD. I'd love to try it out, but the Spotify student plan for $5 bucks is just too sweet a deal - for now... I also think Deezer is WAY better desinged than Tidal, so there's that.
TIDAL has me on a six month trial right now and I'm really enjoying the lossless streaming. When that trial is up I'm going to have to choose between Spotify and TIDAL and frankly I don't see myself valuing Spotify's additional bells and whistles over lossless audio.
Would love the invitation to preview the new service. Love the features of Spotify and could not give it up for Tidal. I use Spotify on Sonos throughout the house, but more anxious to hear the difference on my Marantz SR7010 reciever through its Spotify Connect feature and hoping the built-in feature will support new lossess streaming.
You, guys, asking for lossless but none of you actually know that Spotify uses Vorbis 320k which is transparent for 100% people. There are no chances that any of You will hear difference between Vorbis 320 kbps and FLAC.