Waiting for better-sounding audio from Spotify? Keep waiting.

One of the big announcements from Apple at the end of last year was that they’d converted all 95 million songs in their streaming library to higher-quality audio. Amazon, Tidal, Quboz, and one or two other streamers are offering higher bitrates and less (if any) compression. So what about Spotify?

Users have been waiting for something called Spotify HiFi, which was supposed to make its debut in selected markets back in November. It’s now January and nothing has happened.

Spotify’s Community website is filled with comments asking WTF is going on. Spotify offered this:

“We know that HiFi quality audio is important to you. We feel the same, and we’re excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to Premium users in the future. But we don’t have timing details to share yet. We will of course update you here when we can.”

Spotify fans are not happy.

(Via Variety)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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