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Spotify announces Spotify Hi-Fi, coming "later this year"

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ci1025, Feb 22, 2021.

  1. ci1025

    ci1025 New Member Thread Starter

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  2. Kristofferabild

    Kristofferabild Forum Resident

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    It is finally happening, Spotify is launching a Hi Fi option. Five Things to Know About Spotify HiFi — Spotify

    If it is cheaper than Tidal I am ready to jump to this.
    Spotify has better suggestions, playlists and apps. On the other hand they pay artists much less compared to Tidal.
     
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  3. Uglyversal

    Uglyversal Forum Resident

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    Good, more choice!
     
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  4. Wonder if it will be available in Canada and if they are thinking of offering higher resolutions?
     
  5. sharedon

    sharedon Forum Zonophone

    Not hi res, though, only CD quality..
     
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  6. Waterloo17

    Waterloo17 Forum Resident

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    That’s good enough!
     
  7. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    I’m all for that!
     
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  8. Jeremy Bunting

    Jeremy Bunting Forum Resident

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    Awesome. No one beats Spotify for interface, features, and collection. If they roll out high-res alongside the CD quality tier I'd make the switch from Tidal in a heartbeat.
     
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  9. stollar

    stollar Forum Resident

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    This is faboulous news :)
     
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  10. sparkmeister

    sparkmeister Forum Resident

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    Is it going to cost us more though?
     
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  11. displayname

    displayname Forum Resident

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    I'm excited about this. I haven't seen enough consistency from MQA to put a lot of stock in it. I've enjoyed Tidal, and I enjoy it more with Tidal connect. But if Spotify is as good as Tidal, it's an EASY choice for me.

    I also like the Spotify doesn't say anything about a new subscription tier. If it comes automatically to Premium members they are making the choice very easy.
     
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  12. Keam

    Keam Birds of a feather together flow

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    In aa survey they asked me to take they seemed to indicate a plammed price of ca $4.9 extra, and asked my opinion on that price! :righton:

    Tbh while I like the idea it pisses me a bit bc they already increased the price for the regular premium service. If not for srudent discount I wouldn't afford it :rolleyes:
     
  13. serendipitydawg

    serendipitydawg Dag nabit!

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    Great. I'll be able to stream Neil Young again. Bet that lossless will cost more though.
     
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  14. Carl Steward

    Carl Steward Forum Resident

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    I was more than happy to pay for the $30/month family plan before they reduced it to $16. So if a higher quality product costs more, so what? A small price compared to what most people pay for subscription TV.
     
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  15. jboersma

    jboersma Tower of Power

    Considering the instability of Qobuz, I'd go back to Spotify if there was a Hi-Res option. This is great news IMO.
     
  16. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

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    :biglaugh:

    Already at the top of their game, yet they're stooping to Amazon-like lows.

    "Coming soon: Amazon Music with LemonTM...!"
     
  17. walrus

    walrus Forum Resident

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    Hopefully Apple Music follows suit.

    Undoubtedly, but certainly comparable to Tidal/Amazon/etc. My guess would be $14.99 instead of $19.99 but I don't have any insider knowledge, just what my instinct tells me.
     
  18. Kristofferabild

    Kristofferabild Forum Resident

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    As long as I can only play it via Airplay on my Bluesound, it has no interest to me.
     
  19. mestreech

    mestreech Forum Resident

    Very good news. Now let's wait to see if they can deliver.
     
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  20. russk

    russk Forum Resident

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  21. everton

    everton Forum Resident

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    Thanks for the info. I like Spotify's interface. They will probably ask for $5 more a month.
     
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  22. recstar24

    recstar24 Senior Member

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    Announcement was just made today I believe. Pretty exciting! The Spotify interface is my favorite to use, and the connectivity I have with my Chromecast audio devices and little nest minis, plus my squeezebox touch and even my xfinity Comcast flex streamer has me pretty excited for this.
     
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  23. woodpigeon

    woodpigeon Well-Known Member

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    Well. Fantastic! Thank you for the heads up.
     
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  24. eddiel

    eddiel Forum Resident

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    Heard the news earlier today. It surprised me as I thought they were more aligned with Apple's philosophy of lossy is fine.

    I wonder if Apple will get into the lossless game now?

    Not sure I'll bother with the upgrade. I'll wait for the details on pricing. Due to covid and the resulting WFH situation, I do find myself wanting to play Spotify through my hi-fi more often than I ever did so I might give it a go.
     
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  25. Stereosound

    Stereosound Forum Resident

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    Spotify announced it yesterday morning as was posted here:

    The Official Spotify Discussion Thread

    Although they gave barely any information about it except that they will offer it sometime later this year.
     

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