more than two years ago, Spotify promised to release a level hi fi for audiophiles and people who wanted the best music experience possible, something that follows in the plans of the Swedish company.
As he recalls a report published on the website of BGRAt that time, only Tidal offered such high sound quality at a high price, but people believed that Spotify would be the one to bring higher sound quality streaming to an even larger audience.
While the company faced delays, Apple went ahead and announced in mid-2021 not only support for High-Res Lossless songs and Spatial Audio, but all of these features at no additional cost. Then eventually Amazon Prime and Deezer followed, but Spotify was nowhere to launch a HiFi version of its service.
In these two years, the streaming company opted for original podcasts, renewing some of the buttons, bringing more personalized experiences and even redesigning the app. Now, in an interview with The Verge Spotify co-chairman Gustav Söderström spoke about the future of HiFi.
Spotify plans with HiFi feature
“We announced it, but then the industry changed for various reasons. We’re going to do it, but we’re going to do it in a way that makes sense to us and to our listeners. The industry changed and we had to adapt”, Söderström said in the latest episode of Decoder.
The publication tried to get some more details from Söderström, but he only said: “We want to do it in a way that also works for us from a cost perspective. I am not allowed to comment on our label deals, or what other players in the industry have done, for obvious reasons.”.
While Apple Music and Amazon Music can add more features without charging more since their core businesses do not come from streaming, Spotify has faced not-so-great quarters due to investments in original content and the unprofitable business of streaming. in general.