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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.


Agreed with @Dismiss


This has been announced in 2021, now we're 2023... When is it avaible? Other streaming services already have this for a long time...! When is it finally coming?

If there's any chance of it being released it may be announced at the next 'stream on' event this coming march, rumour has it.
I think people should just subscribe to one of the other services which is the ultimate protest, enjoy the improved sound quality and if Spotify decide to bring out the 'platinum hifi' tier people can always come back if they prefer.
That's what I've done, I moved to Qobuz but not sure if I'll ever come back to Spotify as I'm personally not interested in the podcasts etc, just the music and improved sound quality.
Perhaps if they release the 'Platinum Hi-fi' tier at a tempting / competitive price I may consider it, but otherwise I'll just stay with Qobuz as I'm personally quite happy with it.


I did quick joke/meme about it. Enjoy.


@TheMechanic4657 what most likely happened is that they announced HiFi coming as a priced addon (cause they probably figured you can‘t really give away the added quality for free) and then were surprised by Apple just rolling it out for no additional cost (& amazon following suit).


They‘re probably struggling to get this out with a good enough marketing spin as to not have customers bark at the fact, that they want to charge for something other platforms offer for free.


Why you shouldn’t currently bother to use Tidal if you care about sound quality:

Tidal offers albums in both CD quality and MQA. Just skip the MQA versions.

Spotify Hifi. 

A service you can grow old waiting for!