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Spotify tests Hi-Fi streams to deliver music in high quality

03 March, 2017, 00:46 | Author: Jan Cross

One of Tidal's main attractions, for example, is its superior "HiFi" service, which allows users to stream CD quality lossless tracks for an additional fee. An unsuspecting user accidentally stumbled across a "special offer" while browsing the app, which allowed users to upgrade to "hi-fi quality lossless" music.

Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless audio version of its streaming service, according to multiple sources. One thing is for sure that if this service is liked by the existing Spotify users then definitely this music app will attract more users who use different applications for this goal. Now that Spotify moves inside Tidal's turf, it will give its 40 million subscribers more options.

Facebook copies Snapchat, and Spotify copies Tidal.

"We are always testing new products and offers but have no news to share at this time". Some screenshots of the offer also mention discounts on limited-edition vinyl records and even a free record for signing up.

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When it comes to pricing, different Spotify users have been given different prices for Hi-Fi. Another screenshot, however, is making the rounds on Reddit, showing no features apart from lossless audio streaming but for $10 a month.

From swiping right on collaborations with Tinder to eyeing up a potential purchase of SoundCloud, streaming giant Spotify isn't adverse to looking for ways to get an edge on its competitors.

For the average music listener, as long as you have your mp3s or your music streaming service and working earphones or headphones, then you're good to go. While users have been excited by the new offering, it doesn't appear to be functional yet.

Spotify Premium now offers lossy files up to 320 kpbs which, for many, is quite enough.


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