Spotify will charge extra for the feature that other platforms offer as part of their subscription plans!
In 2021 Apple Music included Lossless audio streaming, available to all customers with a subscription to the platform. Since then, this it has become a quality longed for by users of other platforms, including Spotify. Although the wait is about to end.
According to information shared from Bloomberg, Spotify is preparing a new high-end subscription level that will include “HiFi” lossless audio streaming, so users will have to pay more to get it. Although with this, the service is put at a disadvantage compared to Apple Music or Amazon, which offer this feature within the available plans.
He lossless audio refers to lossless compression, so we can maintain high quality audio from every bit that was originally in the file, it can be restored by applying decoding. When this option is not available, the digital format of the audio files that we download or listen to on different streaming music platforms is compressed and loses quality compared to the original recorded files. Something that is done deliberately so that the songs take up much less space.
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Although the price of the new plan whose code name includes the adjective ‘Supremium’, this will be higher than the value of 9.99 euros that is currently paid for Spotify Premium and that, at the moment, is cheaper than the Apple Music subscription. Late last year, Apple raised its prices to €10.99 a month, citing “higher license costs.”
Before him rise of other platformsSpotify executives have floated the idea that its price may increase to match, though nothing has been confirmed.
While Spotify is just catching up with the launch of lossless audio, Apple Music has announced a series of interesting updates that we will be able to enjoy with the official release of iOS 17 in the fall of this 2023, and that some have already been able to try on the first beta for developers, currently available.
Although audioless lossy streaming is expected to arrive sometime this year, it is presumed that it will happen first in other countries, before in the United Stateswhere usually available, before, or at the same time as the world expansion