March 15 (Portaltic/EP) –
Spotify has confirmed that the platform version with high quality and lossless sound hi fi still standing and “will come at some point”noting that it was not released earlier because “the industry changed and we had to adapt.”
The streaming music and podcast platform announced in February 2021 that would release a high quality version known as SpotifyHiFi. This novelty is characterized by incorporating a CD-quality, lossless audio format.
However, later, in January 2022, Spotify communicated that he had no details on when high-quality audio would arrive on the platform, delaying this quality indefinitely.
Now, as stated by the Spotify co-chairman Gustav Söderströmin an interview with The Vergethe HiFi version is still on the way and it has not been released during these years because “the industry changed for various reasons.
In this sense, Söderström has clarified that yes Spotify HiFi will be launchedthat “it will arrive at some point”, but that it will in a way that “makes sense” both for the company and for the listeners. Thus, he has stressed that in case of launching it has to “work” from a cost perspective.
As The Verge has learned, this version high quality spotify It has been ready to be launched on the market for more than a year. However, it was planned to be introduced into a subscription plan with a higher cost to the standard plan.
In addition to all this, it must be taken into account that other platforms music streaming already have this technology as Apple Music or Amazon Musicwhich offer high quality and lossless sound without any additional cost for the user.