Audio streaming company Spotify has announced plans to introduce a new premium tier that will include lossless audio.
This offering aims to deliver a listening experience of a higher quality, preserving the original data from recordings and surpassing the sound quality typically available on streaming platforms.
Having extensively tested lossless audio over a significant period, Spotify is now poised to unveil this feature to its paying subscribers. The premium tier is projected to cost $10 per month, representing a $2 increase from the current premium subscription.
Lossless audio is commonly equated with the audio quality found on compact discs (CDs) and offers a resolution of up to 16-bit/44.1kHz, resulting in a more immersive and authentic sound reproduction. Currently, both Apple Music and Tidal provide lossless audio options to their subscribers, while Amazon Music is expected to introduce a similar offering in the near future.
Anticipated to roll out in the coming months, Spotify’s new premium tier will undoubtedly captivate audiophiles seeking uncompromising sound quality. Although the specifics of the codecs to be employed for lossless audio remain undisclosed at present, the enhanced audio experience is expected to be available across all devices supporting Spotify.