Facebook copies Snapchat, and Spotify copies Tidal.
The top music streaming service is planning to introduce lossless audio — or CD-quality music — to subscribers for a higher monthly price, according to a report in The Verge.
That report was based on a Spotify user source who got the option to sign up in what looked like a test of potential pricing, and some Reddit users who did, too. A Spotify spokesperson told the publication that “We are always testing new products and offers but have no news to share at this time.” Spotify gave the same statement to Mashable.
The pricing test offered users an upgrade to high-quality audio for between $5 and $10 more per month than the usual $10-a-month Spotify Premium. That would be $15 to $20 a month total for lossless audio Spotify subscribers.
Tidal was the first — and for a while, only — major streaming service to offer lossless audio, which it describes as a “fully detailed, richer sound.” Tidal charges $19.99 a month for lossless sound quality, or $16.99 a month if users pay for six months at a time.
Tidal, hold on to Beyoncé.