Spotify Hi Fi: Everything You Need to Know

Updated by Adam Gorden on Nov 25, 2021 10:24 AM.

In order to fight against Tidal, the only major music streaming service that has offered an option lossless audio tier, Spotify finally decide to launch its lossless streaming service known as Spotify Hi-Fi, aiming to provide customers with lossless CD-best audio. Till now, those Spotify premium subscribers have already received the news from Spotify, allowing them to upgrade their sound quality to Spotify HiFi and listen to their favorite songs the way artists intended soon.

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Although there's no word as to when Spotify Hi-Fi would officially arrive to all customers, it has said that Spotify HiFi will begin rolling out in select markets later this year. As more people now care about the quality of the music they listen to, they have shown high expectation to Spotify lossless service and great interest to join the Hi-Fi streaming when it's available.

Are you a Spotify subscriber? Do you want to try the lossless streaming? To help you know better about Spotify HiFi streaming music before it's finally released, we've collected all important information you may be interested to know.

Part 1. Spotify Hi-Fi: What Is It?
Part 2. How to Get Spotify Hi-Fi Music
Part 3. How to Download Spotify Hi Fi Audio via ViWizard
Part 4. What's the Difference in Spotify Premium and Tidal Hi-Fi

Spotify Hi Fi: What Is It?

Currently, Spotify provides four types of audio qualify for its streaming music, including Low, Normal, High, and Very High at 24kbit/s, 96kbit/s, 160kbit/s, and 320kbit/s. Although 320kbit/s is quite a high bit rate, it's still not the best. Therefore, Spotify HiFi, explicitly defined as CD-quality lossless audio, is to offer customers thte perfect quality of the music they listen to.

Lossless audio files are compressed without quality loss. It's like songs copied from a CD to your hard drive and then zipped to reduce reduce the file size. An average lossless song can be five to ten times bigger then a 320kbps song. To get the best experience of the lossless music, you are required to use a proper audio set-up or professional headphones. Otherwise, you can distinguish the difference between 320 kbps audio and lossless audio at all.

How to Get Spotify Hi-Fi Music

According to the news from Spotify Newsroom, they announced Spotify HiFi will begin rolling out in select markets later this year, and they will have more details to share soon. It has been almost a year since it's reported Spotify was testing the Hi-Fi streaming. Spotify confirms the existence of Spotify HiFi, but declines to give details of lossless audio service.

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In other words, the official releas of Spotify HiFi remains unknown yet. So, the only thing we need to do now is just to wait for the release of this feature. And there is no official way to show you how to upgrade the sound quality to Spotify HiFi. If you are eager to get the lossless streaming music, we'd suggest you switch to other services like Tidal and re-join Spotify when the Hi-Fi music arrives someday in the future.

How to Download Spotify Hi Fi Audio

However, some music streaming platforms such as Tidal, Qobuz, Amazon Music HD, and Apple Music Lossless have offered lossless audio streaming. In a sense, it's a little later to roll out Spotify HiFi. Meanwhile, only those premium subscribers in select markets will have the chance to upgrade their sound quality to Spotify HiFi and get a CD-quality listening experience.

Unfortunately, there is no way to join in Spotify Hi-Fi testing. Also, there is no accurate date when Spotify HiFi rolls out. But if you want to stream Spotify music in CD-quality, lossless audio format to your device, you could give a though to ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, a professional and powerful music downloader and converter for Spotify.

In an alternative way, as Spotify music is encoded in the OGG Vorbis format, which still has quality loss in the music streaming, you can use ViWizard Spotify Music Converter to download and convert Spotify music to a lossless and better format such as FLAC. As a smart Spotify music converter, this tool can help you get the highest quality of Spotify music, thus you can experience more depth and clarity while enjoying your favorite tracks.

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Key Features of ViWizard Spotify Music Downloader

  • Convert Spotify music tracks to MP3, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A, and M4B
  • Download Spotify songs, albums, artists, and playlist without premium
  • Get rid of all digital rights management protection and ads from Spotify
  • Support the importing of Spotify music to iMovie, InShot, and more
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Step 1Add target songs to the converter

Start by opening ViWizard Spotify Music Converter then it will automatically load the Spotify app on your computer. Now go to browse your library in Spotify and add any track or playlist you want to download to the conversion list. There are two options for you to add target songs: drag-and-drop or copy-and-paste.

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Step 2Set the output audio parameter

Go to menu bar, select the Preferences option from the drop-down menu then switch to the Convert tab. In the pop-up window, you can set the output audio format, bit rate, sample rate, and channel. ViWizard software supports up to six output formats, and for Spotify Hi-Fi music, set FLAC as the output audio format.

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Step 3Download Spotify Hi Fi music

Once completing the settings, click the Convert button to initiate the download and conversion of Spotify music. Wait for a while, and ViWizard software will save the downloaded music files to the folder where you want to save your Spotify songs. After conversion, click the Converted icon to launch the history list and browse the downloaded music tracks.

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What's the Difference in Spotify Premium and Tidal Hi-Fi

When you decide to switch to other services like Tidal to get lossless audio, so you would want to know the difference in Spotify Premium and Tidal HiFi. Here we will compare the differences in Spotify Premium and Tidal HiFi.

  Spotify Premium Tidal HiFi Tidal HiFi Plus
Sound Quality Up to 320 kbps in Ogg Vorbis Up to 1411 kbps in FLAC Up to 9216 kbps in FLAC
Library Content 70+M songs and 2.6M+ podcasts 80M+ songs and 350K+ videos 80M+ songs and 350K+ videos
Decices Support Compatible with Spotify Connect Compatible with Tidal Connect Compatible with Tidal Connect
Offline Listening Listen offline with unlimited skips Listen offline with unlimited skips Listen offline with unlimited skips
Ad-free Streaming
Availblility 58+ countries 52 countries 52 countries
Price Student - $4.99/mo
Individual - $9.99/mo
Duo - $12.99/mo
Family - $14.99/mo
Student - $4.99/mo
Premium - $9.99/mo
Military – $5.99/mo
Family – $14.99/mo
Student - $9.99/mo
Premium - $19.99/mo
Military - $11.99/mo
Family - $29.99/mo

The Final Words

That's all! Maybe you have a basic understand of Spotify HiFi. If you want to know more about Spotify's upcoming CD-quality streaming, you could pay attention to Spotify Newsroom. Also, we will update you as soon as as we know more about Spotify HiFi. By the way, have a try of ViWizard Spotify Music Converter, and you'll find it out.


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