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Stream On: Spotify announces new HiFi sound quality

MattSuda
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Speaker shootout

(Photo Source: Jan Hammershaug)

 

During Spotify's Stream On event it was announced that starting later this year, Premium subscribers will be able to upgrade their sound quality to Spotify HiFi and listen to music the way artists intended, in CD-quality, lossless audio via their devices and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers. High fidelity sound will offer more depth and clarity while you are enjoying your favorite songs.

 

Lossless quality has been one of the most requested features here in the Spotify Community, and now it is becoming a reality.

 

I think I speak for everyone with high fidelity music equipment that this update coming to Spotify is a huge deal. We have been wanting this quality for some time and it's a joy to hear that it's going to be happening. The music will sound closer to the original recording. I have a high fidelity sound system in my living room and for my computer and being able to hear more depth and clarity when listening to music will be greatly appreciated.

 

Spotify HiFi will start rolling out in select markets later this year. More details on the launch are coming soon, so stay tuned.

 

Check out this news article for more information:

Five Things to Know About Spotify HiFi

 

35 Comments
Hubo
Rock Star 16
Rock Star 16

Pumped for this! To be honest, I've always been a bit jealous of people that use Hi-Fi streaming services and I'm just so glad this is coming to Spotify and I can enjoy the best sound quality on my speakers/headphones in combination with my favorite user interface. I'll be sure to upgrade once this comes out here in The Netherlands! 😍

LulaMarques
Music Fan

This joint will be a killer one: Spotify Connect + Spotify HiFi.

 

AyuTheHuman
Composer

Woo hoo!

russellh1
Music Fan

I'm hoping they'll also address the lack of gapless playback on Spotify Connect.

Nkiwi35
Newbie

I was thnking an efficient idea would be to be able to turn of the "liked songs" feature on the default playlist, i find it hard to manage and organize. (:

AyuTheHuman
Composer

that's a good idea!

Weisschwartz
Casual Listener

"selected markets" can you elaborate on that please?

MattSuda
Rock Star 24
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@Weisschwartz At this time the information is not available. Spotify will be releasing more information about HiFi in the coming months. I too am curious to know.

Flanstario1
Composer

Will Spotify HIFI be available or not  to free users.

 

that would be nice for free users a better sound quality.

 

 

 

Weisschwartz
Casual Listener

nope it wont be, there is no business in this

Flanstario1
Composer

We the users free always a  bad sound quality. 

AeroZ
Composer

Why would people who doesn’t want to pay for a service get any benefits?

Contz
Music Fan

That's super great news!

Can't wait for it

supergeek
Newbie

About time, thanks for this! I will definitely return to Spotify! Please let Italy be one of the select markets when this will be ready for public on day 1. Looking forward to HiFi sound.

vkza
Newbie

Now can you imagine HiFi sound quality on the Apple HomePod?  What a dream.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/iOS-Implement-Native-HomePod-Support/idc-p/5159575#M2143...

erickMA0810
Newbie

Esperemos que se cumpla porque hace unos años estaban ofreciendo hi fi en algunas regiones y fue nomas una decepción no se confíen mucho. Muchos usuarios ya están en otras plataformas porque ahora bueno mi comentario va a que todavía nos hacen esperar más hasta finales de este año. Hubiera sido más sorprendente que ya estuviera listo  hi fi en Spotify lo estuviéramos disfrutando en estos momentos ¿valdrá la pena la espera? 

Andrewfd
Newbie

I think many people will want to combine lossless and hires content with external DACs, either for speakers or headphones.

Currently, Android devices resample streams by default making the transport of lossless or hires impure.

 

I would like the Spotify App developers to include options to bypass and ensure that the stream gets to a device UsB and onto an external DAC without any interference by Android.

 

Has this been mentioned or requested?

Ramkmr7
Newbie

It would be delight for indian audiophiles if hifi subscription made available to india and good for spotify also as they can capitalize hifi market earlier

D1N0
Casual Listener

 

  • Spotify HiFi will begin rolling out in select markets later this year, and we will have more details to share soon.  

I am eyeing Qobuz so better speed up and and The Netherlands is a select market m'kay!

 

Knef76
Newbie

Great news on Spotify Hi-Fi. Hi-Res audio is hopefully just around the corner. That is what followers of good music in Australia want. 

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