Final February, Spotify introduced that “music in CD-quality, lossless audio format” can be coming to the music streaming platform. We’ve been ready for Spotify HiFi ever since, and there have been lastly some indicators of life this week. In keeping with one consumer that not too long ago canceled Spotify Premium to change to Apple Music (through 9to5Mac), the service despatched him a survey that talked about a brand new, unannounced subscription tier dubbed “Platinum.”
Right here’s what 9to5Mac reader Drew instructed the positioning concerning the survey he obtained:
The survey shared with me particulars of Spotify’s upcoming subscription tiers accessible and requested if I might change again “within the subsequent 30 days” for one among these options.
Spotify listed three plans on the survey: Free, Particular person, and Platinum. Spotify says that the Platinum plan has every little thing the Particular person plan provides, plus HiFi, Studio Sound, Headphone Tuner, Audio Insights, Library Professional, Playlist Professional, and limited-ad Spotify podcasts.
The survey reveals that the plan will value $19.99 — double the value of the Particular person plan. To place that into perspective, Apple introduced Spatial Audio and Lossless Audio to Apple Music at no further value in Might 2021. A person Apple Music plan additionally prices $9.99.
Lossless audio alone isn’t going to persuade many customers to spend twice as a lot on Spotify. The corporate is clearly banking on the opposite advantages of the Platinum plan drawing in music followers. That stated, we don’t know what these perks are. We might take some educated guesses, however there’s no point out of Library Professional, Playlist Professional, or Stereo Sound anyplace on the Spotify web site. Due to this fact, we don’t know in the event that they’re value $20 a month.
Given the language of the survey, we would not have to attend lengthy to seek out out. Spotify appeared to counsel that the Platinum tier can be accessible throughout the subsequent 30 days. Nonetheless, it’s only a survey, and there’s an opportunity we’ll by no means see any of those options.