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Spotify announces HiFi music streaming

jtwrace

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Spotify announces HiFi music streaming

Artists and fans have told us that sound quality is important to them. We agree, and that’s why today at Stream On we announced Spotify HiFi.

Beginning later this year, Premium subscribers in select markets will be able to upgrade their sound quality to Spotify HiFi and listen to their favorite songs the way artists intended.

Read on for five things you need to know about our new high-quality music experience:
  • High-quality music streaming is consistently one of the most requested new features by our users.
  • Spotify HiFi will deliver music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers, which means fans will be able to experience more depth and clarity while enjoying their favorite tracks.
  • Ubiquity is at the core of everything we do at Spotify, and we’re working with some of the world’s biggest speaker manufacturers to make Spotify HiFi accessible to as many fans as possible through Spotify Connect.
  • HiFi will be coupled with Spotify’s seamless user experience, building on our commitment to make sure users can listen to the music they love in the way they want to enjoy it.
  • Spotify HiFi will begin rolling out in select markets later this year, and we will have more details to share soon.
Want to learn more? Listen as American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish and record producer FINNEAS speak about the importance of high-quality audio options for creators and fans:

For more information: https://newsroom.spotify.com/2021-02...ify-stream-on/
 

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They're tardy for the party. I'll stick with Qobuz. Spotify's user base probably doesn't care about HiFi so I expect this to flop. The fact that UAPP does not have API access to Spotify is going to make this DOA for audio enthusiasts.
 

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I’ll probably try this Spotify is very ubiquitous in the Swedish market it’s basically the only thing you can have if you have family and friends . Everyone just expects to be able to hog the stereo with a mobile app and they have playlists they want to share with you .
 

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I’ll probably try this Spotify is very ubiquitous in the Swedish market it’s basically the only thing you can have if you have family and friends . Everyone just expects to be able to hog the stereo with a mobile app and they have playlists they want to share with you .
It's true network effects benefit Spotify more than any other streaming service but I doubt many people will upgrade their Spotify accounts to lossless.
 
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