Spotify’s promised Hi-Fi music subscription tier is almost here, if a new survey is to be believed. The company first announced a Hi-Fi streaming tier like Tidal and Apple Music back in 2021, promising users a high-quality audio experience and CD-quality lossless audio. Sadly, that has not seen the light of day, with the company missing the January 2022 deadline. Now in October, the company could be looking to add support for lossless audio through a premium subscription tier which could be close to launching.
The news comes courtesy a Reddit user who claimed to be a former Spotify customer. After he canceled his subscription plan, Spotify shared a survey with the user trying to lure him back to the platform with the promise of high-quality lossless music.
“I received a survey from Spotify today after canceling Spotify Premium for Apple Music after 10 years with Spotify. The survey shared with me details of Spotify’s upcoming subscription tiers available and asked if I would switch back ‘in the next 30 days’ for one of these features,” the post said.
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The survey asked whether the person would switch or rejoin Spotify based on new plans offered by the service. While that usually means a cheaper plan to make it more palatable, the survey mentioned the usual plans including the ad-supported free tier and Spotify Personal. In addition, it also revealed a Platinum tier.
While the Platinum tier does not exist at present, the survey said it could cost $19.99 a month (roughly ₹1,600 in India). This top-tier has additional features including access to lossless audio, along with additional features like Audio Insights, headphone tuner, library pro, playlist prom, and Studio Sound.
Sadly, Spotify has not detailed what the additional features are all about, but based on the labels, they are not hard to guess. We will probably know more about the platinum HiFi streaming tier soon in the coming months. Whether this feature will come to India is a completely different story.