Spotify has a free tier with ads and a $9.99 per month option that gives subscribers premium features like ad-free streaming and offline playback. Now it looks like Spotify is gearing up to offer a Hi-Fi audio tier and charge a bit more per month for it.
Spotify is currently testing a new Hi-Fi feature, aptly titled Spotify Hi-Fi, which offers lossless CD quality audio — a feature that Tidal subscribers have enjoyed for a while now.
Spotify users have been prompted with a notification about Hi-Fi, but it looks like Spotify is currently testing out a pricing strategy for the new tier. Some customers are seeing that the new feature would charge an additional $5 per month on top of the $10 per month they are already paying. Some customers say that Spotify is asking $10 more per month for Hi-Fi.
Some customers are saying that, despite getting the notification from Spotify, they aren’t able to sign up for Hi-Fi because the feature either isn’t available for them or because clicking the link leads to a dead end.
Spotify’s testing, while limited, does indicate that it’s gearing up to launch the new Hi-Fi feature soon. Would you pay more for lossless CD quality audio?