Spotify HiFi rolling out within a month, price details and more leaked
Even though we haven’t heard much about Spotify HiFi since it was introduced in February 2021, the company appears to be readying the debut of a premium tier called Platinum. An unsubscribed Spotify user contacted 9to5Mac (opens in new tab) to report that the company’s email urging him to resubscribe included a link to a $19.99 monthly Spotify Platinum plan (twice the standard price). It was mentioned that Spotify HiFi was available with the Platinum package.
The email mentions high-resolution audio as well as Studio Sound, Headphone Tuner, Audio Insights, Library Pro, Playlist Pro, and limited-ad Spotify podcasts, but we don’t know what these features entail. According to the aforementioned email, the different membership levels will be available within the next month. This could mean that Spotify HiFi will be released within the next week or two, possibly with a new Platinum label.
Apple Music’s lossless audio and spatial audio functionality is already included in the base $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 monthly membership price. It’s plausible that Spotify’s upper management feels the need to provide more features to justify the price increase. If the resubscribe email is accurate, we won’t have to wait long to find out, and you can be sure to read all about it right here as soon as Spotify makes any type of formal statement.
SPOTIFY HI-FI PLAN PRICES AND MORE INFORMATION
According to the information provided, the Spotify Hi-Fi or Platinum plan costs $19.99 a month. This premium service, which includes many extra benefits, is justified, in the platform’s view, by its high quality and extensive features. We hope that the podcast will also be available in Hi-Fi quality on Spotify Platinum in addition to the music library. However, they are not the only advantages (thankfully). Audio Insights, Headphone Tuner, Library Pro, Playlist Pro, and Studio Sound are just some of the extras included in this plan. The actual thing may arrive officially in the coming months, and Spotify is sure to add more features here.
And now for the reality: both Apple and Amazon provide their consumers with lossless music via their respective streaming services, Apple Music and Prime Music, respectively. Spotify has apparently been working on its plans for the market for quite some time but has been delaying the introduction until later for its customers. If Spotify is able to keep up with the increased demand for this unannounced feature, it may be a welcome addition. We think that the price of the plan will be different in places like India, maybe closer to Rs 500 based on how the market is going right now.