Spotify is reportedly close to launching its hi-fi subscription tier, dubbed Supremium. The plan will offer lossless audio quality and other exclusive features to its premium users. It was first teased in 2017 and officially announced in 2021, only to be delayed for unknown reasons. This time, a recent leak suggests that it could be coming soon.
According to The Verge, a Reddit user claims to have found references to Supremium in Spotify’s source code. The plan will cost $19.99 per month and will provide 24-bit lossless audio without delays, mixing tools, and insight into listening habits. The price could be a placeholder, the Redditor warns, but it aligns with a report in 2022 of a Platinum Plan with hi-fi support for the same price.
Other features of the hi-fi plan includes the ability to make playlists with AI, 30 hours of audiobook listening every month, and the “ability to filter the library by mood, activity and genre.”
Hi-fi streaming has been a long requested feature of Spotify users, and the latest development could mean its coming sooner rather than later.
However, this isn’t the first time this has happened. Back in 2017, Spotify teased a hi-fi option for some users, but it never materialized. In 2021, Spotify officially announced that it would launch a hi-fi plan in select markets later that year, but it did not reveal any specifics or pricing.
For their part, Spotify has not confirmed the hi-fi plan’s existence, and the company said it does not comment on speculation. Meanwhile, other music streaming services, such as Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal, already launched their own lossless audio offerings.
In the Philippines, Spotify has a diverse offering compared to other countries. There’s a free plan (with ads, 160 kbps quality, and six skips an hour), a Mini Plan that costs ₱7 per day or ₱26 per week, a Student Plan for ₱65 per month that offers unlimited skips, ad-free listening, and offline mode; an Individual Plan for ₱129 per month; a Duo Plan for ₱169 per month that allows two users to share one account and create a shared playlist; and a Family Plan for ₱194 per month that includes up to six accounts, parental controls, and a family mix feature.
In the meantime, those looking for lossless music can try Apple Music. It is available on both iOS and Android devices and offers lossless quality audio on all of its plans for free, which start at ₱139 per month. Apple Music also supports spatial audio with Dolby Atmos, which creates an immersive sound experience for compatible devices.
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