Promised by 2021, HiFi quality is still not relevant on the music streaming service. However, Spotify still plans to satisfy its most discerning audiophiles.
Spotify had promised it more than 10 months ago, it is clear that things have fallen behind. At the beginning of last year, the music streaming platform announced the arrival of HiFi Lossless audio for 2021. A way for the company to compete head-on with Apple Music, which had cracked a similar statement last May. Time has passed, and it seems finally that the announcement has made a lot of noise for nothing.
It was in a brief statement shared on the company’s community blog that Spotify put HiFi quality back on the table. Via one of its moderators, the platform simply let it be known: “We know that HiFi audio quality is important to you. We agree with that too, and very excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to our Premium members in the future. However, at the moment we have no calendar to share with you ”. Good news therefore, it confirms that Spotify has yet to give up on the idea of Lossless resolution. However, it will still take patience.
Blame it on Apple?
It’s hard to know why ten months after its formalization, HiFi is still not accessible to Premium subscribers. The most likely reason, however, would be to think that it was the competition that cornered Spotify, and more specifically Apple Music. At a time when certain platforms such as Tidal and Qobuz are openly positioning themselves in a more qualitative sector, Spotify and Apple Music pull each other’s (big) consumer coverage for several years already. Last May, Apple announced a Lossless offer at no additional cost for its subscribers. A pressure surge for Spotify, which was undoubtedly forced to react in an emergency.
If you have subscribed to a Spotify Premium subscription, you will have to wait a little longer before enjoying the high resolution audio.