Mar 01, 2021 App News
For audio lovers, who may be avoiding digital music due to compression leading to loss of quality, Spotify brings good news. With Spotify HiFi, you can stream your favorite music in a quality equal to that of an audio CD without losing playback quality. This type of playback will also be supported on smart speakers. Spotify compresses audio according to the AAC standard via a web browser and OGG via PC and mobile applications.
Selected Spotify users have been trying this feature since 2017, while other platforms like Amazon already offer it. In fact, the coding they provide is superior to the audio CD, which may hurt Spotify's competitiveness in this area. Surprisingly, Apple does not offer this, but it always goes its own way anyway. Due to copyright and licensing issues, it is not confirmed yet, when and in which countries Spotify HiFi will be available.