Some users are already seeing a HiFi icon in the Spotify app
What you need to know
- Some Spotify users have noticed a HiFi icon in the app.
- This has increased rumors that the company is ready to launch its lossless tier.
It looks like Spotify might try to launch its HiFi streaming quality tier before Apple Music can roll out its lossless feature in June.
As reported by MacRumors, at least one user has discovered the option in the Spotify app. When they tapped on the icon, it brought up a screen that said the music would stream in 16-bit, 44.1kHz.
It's still unclear if Spotify plans to charge more for its HiFi streaming tier, a feat that just got more difficult since Apple just announced that it will be bringing lossless audio quality to Apple Music for no additional cost in June.
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