Audiophiles often complain about the loss of sound quality when listening to music on streaming platforms that do not offer high fidelity formats (such as MP3 files). The good news, however, is that Spotify, the world’s leading music streaming company, will soon have a new offering that will satisfy this niche.
During the Stream On event, Spotify announced the upcoming launch of this new offering called Spotify Hifi. According to the company, this is one of the most requested features.
A new lossless format for Spotify
“Spotify HiFi delivers music in CD-quality lossless audio format to your device and Spotify Connect compatible speakers, so fans can enjoy more depth and clarity while enjoying their favorite tracks.”we can read in a company article.
So far, Spotify hasn’t provided many details about this new offering. The company only stated that Spotify Hifi will be available later this year. We also know that this offer will not be available everywhere in the world, but only in a few countries.
With the announcement of Spotify Hifi, the streaming platform is definitely entering a new niche in which some of its competitors are already present, just to name Quobuz, Tidal or even Amazon Music HD.
Spotify now has 345 million users
According to official figures, Spotify now has 155 million premium subscribers and a total of 345 million users when users of the ad-supported free tier are included. And the number of Spotify users should keep growing as the company just announced significant international expansion.
Spotify also used its Stream On event to announce the arrival of the streaming service in several countries where the service was not yet officially available. With this expansion into more than 80 new markets, Spotify can reach a new population of over a billion people.