Spotify code reveals new details about the platform’s Hi-Fi subscription. We learn of the existence of some features, but also of the expected price of the offer: 20 dollars per month. Which would make it an expensive subscription, more expensive than that of other services.
Logo Spotify // Source : Alexander Shatov – Unsplash
We’ve been hearing about the arrival of HiFi on Spotify for years and for good reason: Spotify itself has been talking about it for almost three years. The problem is that the project has already been postponed and the platform had to confirm that it was still working on it a few months ago. Latest news to date: Spotify Hi-Fi would be launched this year. Its arrival seems to be confirmed since we already have an idea of the price of the subscription which will allow you to benefit from it on the music streaming platform.
What the Spotify app code tells us
We knew that the special offer would be called “Supremium” as revealed by Bloomberg. Information corroborated by the discoveries of Internet user Hypixely on Reddit, who recounts his discoveries in the code of the Spotify application. Named “Nemo” internally, this would be a new subscription offered to users.
It would thus include 24-bit Lossless music, i.e. music without loss of quality. Spotify could also specify that “their technology has no lag or delay”. No doubt to ease the price pill, there should be other advantages offered with the Supremium subscription. Hypixely mentions in particular 30 hours of listening to audiobooks per month (accessible only for Individual, Duo and Family plan managers), or 20 hours for Premium accounts.
An extract from the source code of the Spotify application // Source: Hypixely on Reddit
In addition, users would be able to create playlists using AI, but also to filter their library according to their mood, activity or genre. His playlist could also be ordered according to his heart rate, whether the music is danceable or not, etc. Supremium would also offer advanced mixing tools.
20 dollars per month to enjoy the best quality on Spotify: it’s expensive
But the information that we will remember is undoubtedly the price at which the Supremium subscription could be sold. Hypixely lists the price on Reddit as $19.99 per month, based on information it found in the app’s code. The Internet user specifies that this could just be a figure put in the application for configuration and not the final price.
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This corresponds to 18.80 euros according to the current price. The subscription would therefore be more expensive than the Premium offer, currently sold at 10.99 euros per month (after an increase two months ago). Thus, Spotify’s Hi-Fi offer would be more expensive than other platforms. For example, Deezer offers this quality at 11.99 euros, Apple Music is at 10.99 euros, just like Amazon Music.