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Spotify Testing Lossless Version of Service

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    The Verge is reporting that Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless version of it’s streaming service:

    The streaming service began running a test on a small group of users yesterday, offering the Hi-Fi service for $5 to $10 above the $10 per month price for Spotify Premium.

  2. Tyler Mills

    Bread makes you fat?! Supporter

    The ad shows "Discounts on limited edition vinyl" and "One free vinyl record" but the article doesn't mention that at all. Any speculation on how that might work? Are artists going to sell vinyl directly through Spotify? Or is that already a thing and I'm just behind the times?

    Would be willing to try out the lossless service with or without the vinyl, but depending on how that part works it could be a cool value-add over Tidal
  3. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    In terms of selling vinyl through Spotify I've seen links for that stuff on artist pages but it seems like it goes through some sort of third party that has some deal worked out with Spotify to list stuff for sale on artist's pages.
  4. Kuri44


    Would $10 extra actually be worth it for lossless audio? I'm not too familiar with that term, but from what I've read it's basically a CD quality of the song (?) I'm actually quite happy with the quality Spotify has and personally wouldnt find it necessary to pay $120 extra each year for that option
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  5. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    For most people, I don't think it would be worth it. Cool to have the option though I suppose.
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  6. Snoblin

    Goblin Person Prestigious

    I'd pay an extra 5 for lossless but not 10.
  7. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    $5 would probably be the better price point seeing how much of a failure Tidal is and that would bring it in line with that
    Mr. Serotonin likes this.
  8. Tylar


    I'm very down for this, I think $5 more would be ideal but wouldn't be surprised if it was $10 extra.
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  9. hermanthehermit

    Paris, Texas Climate Accord Supporter

    Looking through the Reddit thread, it appears they're doing $5 for single memberships and $10 for family.
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  10. Ferrari333SP

    Prestigious Supporter

    Pretty good way for them to increase their revenue stream and get near profitability, even if it's not something the masses of Spotify users decide to go with
  11. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    I get Spotify free through work....wonder if they'd spring for this version?
  12. Brenden

    Trusted Prestigious

    Where do you work that does this?
  13. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

  14. The Format


    And yet they still don't allow more than 10,000 saved songs. Priorities people!
  15. Owlex

    free snewt Prestigious

    My understanding is, the difference would be pretty much un-noticable unless you have some really nice audio equipment.
  16. alex miller


    For every awesome feature that Spotify implements, there's always something minor that they haven't ironed out yet. The worst was when they got rid of the "find" or "filter" function to search for songs within playlists. That was terrible.
    Petit nain des Îles likes this.
  17. Kuri44


    I hate that you can't delete a song by swiping in a playlist anymore
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  18. MrCon

    I was trying to describe myself to someone

    Bit disappointed with Spotify currently. the new web GUI (not sure if they've rolled out something similar for the app) is a buggy mess currently and I find it considerably less easy to navigate.

    No idea why they've removed starred songs and connectivity.
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  19. Dave Diddy

    Grief is only love that’s got no place to go Supporter

    Removed connectivity? From the web? Mine is still connected and tracking
  20. MrCon

    I was trying to describe myself to someone

    Since they changed the web player, mine doesn't seem to be connected and I can't figure out how you're meant to do it now. Maybe you only get it with premium?
  21. Dave Diddy

    Grief is only love that’s got no place to go Supporter

    Yeah I'm on premium so maybe that's it? For me, if i click on the gear icon in the lower left hand corner (on browser version) it brings up a list and at the bottom it still says "scrobble to connected as ....". And I logged into and it's still scrobbling
  22. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    I'm not on premium and i just reconnected via the web app. like said above, just click the gear and it is under the social section.
  23. MrCon

    I was trying to describe myself to someone

    What you're both describing is how it used to be done. In the web player I get now, that cog isn't there any more.
  24. Dave Diddy

    Grief is only love that’s got no place to go Supporter

    Ah yeah, sorry my update just got pushed over now. And you're right, I have no idea where the connection is located anymore. I dug through my "account overview" part and didn't see it anywhere and isn't scrobbling for me right now.
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