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    Spotify to offer Lossless Streaming

    I haven't seen this posted anywhere on this forum. Interesting development. https://9to5google.com/2021/02/22/sp...ossless-audio/
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    Great news! I hope it will be available in Canada and for only a few dollars more for lossless streaming like Amazon Music HD (with a Prime sub). I have tried Tidal, AM HD, Deezer and Qobuz, but have always reverted back to Spotify because it is best at personalizing playlists.
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    Too late I feel. My Qobuz library is already 500+ albums. Am I really going to switch back to Spotify?
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    Quote Originally Posted by d6jg View Post
    Too late I feel. My Qobuz library is already 500+ albums. Am I really going to switch back to Spotify?
    Probably not (I wouldn't). But I do think it is good news (for lossless streaming) that Spotify will be in that space. I forget the percentages, but Qobuz and Tidal are very tiny in terms of customers relative to the much bigger players like Spotify. So if either Qobuz or Tidal bites the dust, it is nice to think that there will be some CD quality streaming remaining.
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    I agree that it will be a real plus for the largest streaming service to finally offer CD quality at least as lossless downloads . Spotify has enough of a lead in this market to withstand the troubled economic times we find ourselves in . This will mean as stated above that should one of the smaller companies like Tidal close there will still be high quality streams available .

    I have posted in the Spotify Plugin thread asking if there has been any direct contact with Spotify over ensuring that the new service will work with LMS and Squeezelite I hope so as I would be tempted to sign up for this for the first time provided they do not make the price too expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garym View Post
    I haven't seen this posted anywhere on this forum. Interesting development. https://9to5google.com/2021/02/22/sp...ossless-audio/
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    Spotify to offer Lossless Streaming

    I'll repeat what I just wrote in another thread, to hopefully continue
    the discussion here.

    Whether Spotify HiFi will ever work with Spotty, I can't say. When that
    would be even less so. It will certainly not be available when HiFi
    starts. As Spotty is using an open source implementation of a Spotify
    client, that project will need to be updated before I could even think
    of implementing it in Spotty. And as they don't have any official
    relationship with Spotify, this might take a while. So... don't hold
    your breath. But it's certainly something I'd be happy to implement.

    Once it's really available. Right now we have nothing but the
    announcement of a plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    I'll repeat what I just wrote in another thread, to hopefully continue
    the discussion here.

    Whether Spotify HiFi will ever work with Spotty, I can't say. When that
    would be even less so. It will certainly not be available when HiFi
    starts. As Spotty is using an open source implementation of a Spotify
    client, that project will need to be updated before I could even think
    of implementing it in Spotty. And as they don't have any official
    relationship with Spotify, this might take a while. So... don't hold
    your breath. But it's certainly something I'd be happy to implement.

    Once it's really available. Right now we have nothing but the
    announcement of a plan.
    Spotify claims it will be compatible with existing Connect speakers, so if we're lucky Spotty will just work
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    Spotify to offer Lossless Streaming

    > Spotify claims it will be compatible with existing Connect speakers, so
    > if we're lucky Spotty will just work


    I seriously doubt it. Their current streams are Ogg. I would be
    surprised if _any_ Connect speaker would work without a firmware update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mherger View Post
    > Spotify claims it will be compatible with existing Connect speakers, so
    > if we're lucky Spotty will just work


    I seriously doubt it. Their current streams are Ogg. I would be
    surprised if _any_ Connect speaker would work without a firmware update.
    Ogg/FLAC? Given that they are not (apparently) considering HD might be doable at 16/44.1 on existing hardware.
    Chromecast, Airplay etc devices are all capable enough.
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