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[All Platforms][Music] HiFi Quality - Lossless Streaming 16bit 44.1khz

I've just started a trial of Qobuz - they offer the standard 320kbps as well as lossless FLAC streaming (and high res downloads if you purchase them) the sound quality is noticeably better and on classical it's just wonderful to get all that resolution through your hi-fi or headphones! The catalogue has a way to go to get to Spotify's level, but they are getting there. The iPad app isn't' too bad (the desktop app is in need of an upgrade but I hear they are putting all their efforts into mobile apps right now).
 
So - lossless streaming - if Qobuz can do it then so can Spotify, they must have the same source - and obviously if you are asking £20 a month then those record labels and distributors take enough notice to make the high res tracks available for streaming. What this all means is soon, very soon, we will get lossless streaming and closely followed by high res downloads - but if Spotify aren't careful it will be Apple who get there first with an audiophile premium offering, and when they do it will be a much harder market place to make money in!

Updated on 2022-01-07

Hey folks,

 

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.

 

Take care.

Comments
NoNoise
What exactly do you mean by "knowledge?" Do you mean the recommendations
and end-of-year insights?
superlexa

It is absolutely unacceptable for any paid music streaming service nowadays to stream music in lossy format. Spotify is nothing but rubbish now.

LawLee

Spotify promised to add Hifi a year ago. Where is it? - Hypebot

"But baring an unlikely surprise holiday announcement, 2021 is drawing to a close without the launch of Spotify HiFi."

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By Great Pumpkin, I mean Spotify Hifi... time to move on to a different patch...

LawLee

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Blueshound24

And in that same article by Hypebot, it stated, "That competitors launched lossless audio at no additional cost rather than the $19.99 that many predicted, may be why Spotify moved its “most requested feature” down the priority list; and recent comparative growth stats suggest that the decision has gone almost unnoticed by consumers."

 

It's infuriating to me that consumers don't have a clue when it comes to the benefits of better sound quality, and obviously don't speak up for it!

 

And the fact that Spotify is reneging on their promise of lossless CD quality tells you everything you need to know about their (lack of) integrity! 

Will1831

Any chance anyone from Spotify will comment the topic ?

 

I don't understand their strategy in remaining silent around the hires implementation. Topic for which the demand is high (among the hifi interested people in here) and for which, unfortunately for Spotify, many offers are available and accessible. I guess Spotify isn't afraid of losing a thousands of subscribers to this. 

 

I'm waiting some more but if Spotify doesn't provide some clear info soon, i'll be quitting the ship.

NoNoise
No. They never respond. Go back and read when I just said this a couple
weeks ago, because people keep asking, and no one ever responds for years
now (except the one announcement which, as every one has stated has had no
follow up).
Faintandfuzzy

Spotify, you said lossless would be here by year end. Where is it?  Did you just lie to keep everyone quiet? We expect an update.

Blueshound24
Will1831

Ah ? That's promising, but the news would be too good to avoid a major communication over the media and socials.

Unless their PR spokesman is on holiday without backup ? 😂😂

There is no perfect company 😇

Wait and see....