Later this year, Spotify will offer subscribers access to high-quality lossless audio. Dubbed, Spotify HiFi, the new program will be an additional subscription that promises “CD-quality” sound for an extra fee per month.
While the price is not yet known, CNET reports that the upgrade will be “priced competitively with other high-quality-audio streaming tiers,” speculating that it will likely be an additional $10 a month on top of the basic Spotify subscription cost. Spotify HiFi was announced during Spotify’s recent Stream On live stream event.
On an informational page dedicated to the upgrade, Spotify shared that they’ve been working with speaker manufacturers to ensure that HiFi will be available on many devices through the use of their cloud-based Spotify Connect. “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,” it reads.
Spotify HiFi is set to launch to “select markets” sometime in 2021. At the time of writing, neither a specific release date nor information as to what countries will have access are known.