Spotify Rumored to Launch HiFi Audio as Part of New Top-Tier 'Supremium' Subscription Plan

Spotify is planning to introduce a more expensive premium tier that includes high-fidelity audio, Bloomberg reports.

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The subscription tier, dubbed "Supremium" internally, will become Spotify's most costly plan and include HiFi audio. Spotify first announced its intention to offer HiFi audio in 2021 but subsequently delayed the launch of the feature for unknown reasons.

Spotify's existing "Premium" tier costs $9.99 for individuals or $15.99 for families. To maintain the appeal of this subscription plan following the launch of "Supremium," Spotify will give Premium subscribers expanded access to audiobooks via a specific number of free listening hours or titles.

Apple Music gained support for Lossless audio in 2021 and users do not need to pay more to get access to it. There are no ‌Apple Music‌ subscription tiers, so Lossless audio is included in all plans with the exception of the ‌Apple Music‌ Voice Plan. An ‌Apple Music‌ subscription costs $10.99 per month for individuals or $16.99 for families. ‌Apple Music‌ is also included in all of the Apple One subscription bundles, which range from $16.95 per month to $32.95 per month.

With Spotify Premium costing just $1 less than ‌Apple Music‌, it seems highly likely that the streamer's Supremium Tier will come in at a higher price point than Apple's rival service. Spotify's new top-tier plan will apparently launch this year starting in non-U.S. markets.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ?️ Avatar
15 weeks ago
What's up with the fancy word, "Supremium"?

I prefer Apple Music any day. The music quality is really unmatched.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
15 weeks ago
Superium sounds like Apple naming convention for the triple-stacked chip above Ultra.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
De4our Avatar
15 weeks ago
I have Tidal’s HiFi service and have compared it to Apple Music’s Lossless albums (as well as Spotify but they’re compressed obviously) and it’s interesting that Tidal noticeabley leans more into the low’s, it’s a beefier sound, and Apple Music accentuates the highs, less oomph but more sparkle.

From A to B comparisons between different albums it’s hard to say which one is “better” necessarily, but if you like the rap and pop genre’s for instance Tidal is definitely the way to go, but for rock and anything with dense composition they can definitely sound muddier than Apple Music.

I’m interested to see where Spotify HiFi falls, currently comparing the compressed (but still 320kbps) to Apple and Tidal the sound is very “flat,” like you’ve capped the high’s and accentuated the mid’s. I’d love to stop paying for both Tidal and Spotify, currently I use Spotify for playlists and then sync between the two services to get the better sound…not very cost effective lol.

(Just my e-cents!)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedTheReader Avatar
15 weeks ago
I’m amazed that Apple not only entered this segment earlier than Spotify but years earlier than Spotify.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Apple Fan 2008 Avatar
15 weeks ago
Just get Apple Music at those prices.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ch3ckM4te Avatar
15 weeks ago
They’re gonna “Supremium” themselves into the ground.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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