Announcements

Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

[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
PaulMac

Wouldn't that be something, Billy Eilish announcing HiFi. 

 

Given Spotifys track record would anyone actually believe it? 

FlameXop

please bring it now its been 3 years since it was announced i joined premium cause Spotify felt best for me in terms of song suggestion but now i found that there is no lossless option available

Jondavis1992

This is insane now. 

Spotify are a disgrace. I have put my cancellation in and got tidal Hifi. 

it’s a shame because nothing else compares to Spotify for music curation, recommendations etc

 

But another recent price rise and still no lossless. 

time to go! 👋 

SumitSaha

Please team Spotify introduce Lossless music and Hi Res quality music onto your platform or your competitors are gonna capture the market like Apple Music, to which i currently switched because of music Quality 

mrhank3y
Totally - here’s why it’s not happening

https://youtu.be/mkSmUTK2FlY?si=TRGxEhClx6dt9tAY


ronsal

Sure Spotify, take your time. Meanwhile see ya.

Aakash6

oh yeah, sure take ur time spotify, ill wait.... ahh nvm im gone 

Aakash6_0-1716386375181.png

 

Lybec85

Another well known, very popular provider offers a family subscription with high resolution audio for less than what your family subscription is. Isn't it about time you gave everyone what they wanted?! Fair enough if you remove audio books it brings the cost very close, but you don't offer high resolution audio and they do. It's been on the cards for years and still nothing. Please sort it out!

MLos70

I'm new on this Spotify Community. Have been a Premium subscribers for about 3 months now. But something is bothering me a lot...  Spotify isn't HiRes...  I have a Bose sound system in my car and I like it a lot.  Except when I use Spotify... The quality is not nearly what it should be.  It's "acceptable", that's all, but that's not enough. I've tried about everyhing to improve it, but unfortunately, it's not good enough.  A friend connected his iPhone with Apple CarPlay in my car, and it blew my mind....  Isn't it about time Spotify offers a HiRes subscription...?   When I listen to Spotfy on my laptop, it's OK, but when I switch to Apple Music - with same volume level - that sounds so much better...  It's 2024... Come on Spotify....  Where's the HiRes..?

fatgutsrob
Time to move to a high resolution service