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Spotify Hi-Fi Could Finally Launch After Six Years

A full six years after it was first teased, a newly surfaced leak indicates Spotify’s Hi-Fi tier could finally be launching, offering 24bit lossless audio, and incorporated AI to help create playlists.

A Spotify source code was found referencing the lossless tier, also backing up previous reports that say the tier will be called ‘Supremium.’

The leak reveals Spotify will refer to the audio as having “no lags and delays,” and says the company will be providing 30 hours audiobook listening a month, and the ability to order a music library by mood, activity, or genre.

There are also mentions of advanced tools allowing the ordering of playlists by beats per minute, and blending one song into another. A feature called ‘soundcheck’ will also show what “mix of sounds is uniquely you,” based on listening habits and history.

Currently, the expected price is $19.99, however this is still to be confirmed. It was previously mentioned there would be a Premium tier including Hi-Fi’s lossless audio. This premium tier currently costs $12.00 AUD a month.

The company are staying quiet surrounding the accuracy of the leak, however a spokesperson revealed that while Spotify is “constantly iterating and ideating to improve our product offering and offer value to users”, it wouldn’t “comment on speculation around possible new features and do not have anything new to share at this time.”

The Hi-Fi tier was first teased in 2017, and was officially announced in 2021. In March this year, Spotify confirmed the tier was still coming, without saying when.

Since the original announcement, Apple Music and Amazon Music began offering lossless audio, at no extra fee.

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