Spotify HiFi remains to be MIA after three years, and now so is my subscription

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I used to be actually hoping I wouldn’t have to do that once more. Final yr, it appeared like there was no motive to consider Spotify would ever roll out its long-delayed HiFi lossless streaming function, which was introduced in 2021 after which by no means talked about once more. However then, one of many firm’s co-presidents stored hope alive, telling my colleague Alex Heath “we’re going to do it.”

That was in March 2023. And now right here we discover ourselves, three years and sooner or later after Spotify HiFi’s buzzy unique announcement, and nonetheless nothing. Like all the time, there are indicators that the corporate is continuous to work on HiFi — though it’s unlikely to be known as that anymore. And in contrast to rival companies, you’re possible going to need to pay much more for it, at any time when it really…

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