November 30, 2023

Wow, have we been ready for a very long time for this one.

Spotify has been rumored to be releasing a extra premium plan than, nicely, its present premium plan. The rumored plan has been anticipated to incorporate higher-quality audio, bringing the music streaming service according to what Apple Music has been providing for fairly some time now. Now, it seems that we lastly know among the particulars of the plan in addition to what the corporate has determined to name it.

Chris Messina took to Threads at present to disclose particulars about Spotify’s upcoming Excessive-Fi plan. Very first thing’s first — it’s not going to be referred to as HiFi. That’s been rumored for some time, however in line with Messina, that branding is now useless. As a substitute, the plan goes to be referred to as “Spotify Supremium.” The plan, as anticipated, goes to price $19.99 per 30 days.

Along with a cool identify, the brand new plan will reportedly internet subscribers 24-bit lossless audio, 20-30 hours of audiobook listening earlier than having to pay for the entire e-book and an entire bunch of instruments and stats that true music nerds love. You’ll be able to take a look at the complete listing of anticipated options, in addition to a have a look at the “Supremium” emblem, beneath:

  • “Your Sound Capsule”
  • Superior playlist mixing instruments (BPM, vibe, temper, exercise and style, and many others)
  • AI playlist era instruments
  • listening stats (“Highlights)
  • 20-30 hours of audiobook listening
  • 24-bit lossless audio (HiFi model is useless)

Put up by @chris

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Whereas we now take a look on the emblem and the anticipated options, we nonetheless don’t know the date that the brand new plan will really be out there to subscribe to for the corporate’s prospects. Messina says that an actual date continues to be unclear, however that he expects the brand new plan to be out there by the tip of the yr.

Right now’s leak is available in the identical week that Spotify introduced that its Premium subscribers would now be capable to pay attention to fifteen hours of audiobooks per 30 days as a part of their subscription. The characteristic is already out there for subscribers in the UK and Australia and can be rolling out to customers in america by the tip of the yr.

Spotify prospects have been ready for this one for a very long time, so it’s good to see the corporate is honing in on an precise launch. It is smart that it took till now as nicely since it could be onerous to ask prospects to pay extra for less than larger high quality audio — particularly when Apple Music is providing to prospects at no further cost. Apple Music additionally presents songs in Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos at no further price — one thing that doesn’t look like included in Spotify’s upcoming plan.

Personally, I’m an Apple Music fan. And, after the iOS 17 replace and the brand new Now Taking part in display, Apple’s app is getting much more stunning. I’ll admit, nevertheless, that Spotify makes a a lot nicer app for the Mac — the Apple Music app is full rubbish in comparison with the Spotify app for the desktop. Spotify additionally nonetheless guidelines for suggestions, though Apple has been making some traction there with its new Discovery Station.

We’ll see if Spotify makes a dent with this Supremium plan, however I’ve a sense this now’s going to be for a really area of interest variety of prospects. It’s nonetheless good it exists, although.