Spotify says HiFi streaming continues to be coming, however who is aware of when

Spotify’s HiFi streaming continues to be coming, the corporate says. However there isn’t a details about when that may occur.

Spotify subscribers can nonetheless look ahead to the corporate launching HiFi streaming, the corporate has confirmed. However there’s treasured little details about when that may truly occur.

Whereas Spotify introduced its HiFi providing in February 2021 and promised it will be accessible in some nations that very same yr, we’re nonetheless ready for that to occur greater than two years later. Now, there’s extra hinting that it could possibly be on the horizon. Or perhaps not. No one appears to know.


“We introduced it, however then the business modified for a bunch of causes,” Spotify co-president Gustav Söderström stated in an interview with The Verge. “We’re going to do it, however we’re going to do it in a manner the place it is sensible for us and for our listeners. The business modified and we needed to adapt.”

Since Spotify stated that it will launch a HiFi plan we have seen the competitors beat it to market. Apple Music gives lossless audio, as does Amazon Music and each are free additions to the present subscriptions individuals have already got.

Curiously, The Verge reviews that Spotify’s technical work is finished and dusted, or a minimum of it is “largely full.” The report goes on so as to add that “the corporate has re-ingested its whole music catalog in lossless high quality.” What’s extra, Spotify staff are stated to already be streaming music through the HiFi tier.

So what is the delay and why cannot all of us hearken to the higher-quality streams that others have already got entry to? It has been urged that the problem is pricing, with Spotify initially having deliberate on charging extra for higher-quality streams. However with Apple Music and others doing the other and giving higher high quality choices away without spending a dime, charging cash goes to be troublesome for Spotify.

For now, we’re left at nighttime as to what occurs subsequent. Söderström would not be pushed any additional than to say that Spotify HiFi “is coming sooner or later.”