Spotify announces new Spotify HiFi

Spotify is undoubtedly one of the most popular streaming services yet it’s current maximum audio bitrate is 320kbps, this means that whilst it’s much better than MP3’s it certainly is not the streaming choice of audiophiles.

Deezer, Amazon music and Tidal offer premium high-fidelity music streaming options whilst Apple and Spotify currently do not offer these services. Spotify has confirmed yesterday at Stream On that it plans to launch a Spotify HiFi service in 'select markets' later this year but declined to confirm which markets will get it.

Spotify also failed to provide a launch date or cost for this new service and so the news may not be enough to convince audiophiles to switch anytime soon. Read on for five things you need to know about our new high-quality music experience:

  1. High-quality music streaming is consistently one of the most requested new features by our users.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

Will you be considering using Spotify HiFi when it launches? Let us know.