Spotify to add ‘Supremium’ tier

Spotify is planning to add a new higher-priced tier named “Supremium” in the coming months, Bloomberg reports, citing anonymous sources. The package will include high-fidelity audio and expanded access to audiobooks, and could placate investors who have been eager for the streamer to boost prices and extract more revenue from subscribers. Apple and Amazon recently hiked their standard music plan prices — which include HiFi audio — by a dollar to $10.99 a month; Spotify’s Premium tier has remained at $9.99 since its 2011 U.S. launch.


  • The new tier is expected to debut in overseas markets before launching in the U.S. in October.
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By Jessy Bains, Editor at LinkedIn News

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Spotify Technology SA is planning a more expensive subscription option that’s expected to include high-fidelity audio in an effort to drive more revenue and placate investors who’ve been saying the company should raise its prices.

Dubbed “Supremium” internally, according to people familiar with the strategy, the new tier will be Spotify’s most expensive plan and likely offer a HiFi feature the company first announced it was working on in 2021. Spotify delayed that product’s rollout after two of its competitors, Apple Music and Amazon Music, began offering the feature for free as part of their standard plans. The new tier will launch this year in non-US markets first.

To augment its current “Premium” tier, Spotify will give subscribers expanded access to audiobooks, either through a specific number of hours free per month or a specific number of titles. There will be an option to purchase more. Currently, the company only sells audiobooks a la carte through its app. Spotify plans to introduce that feature in the US in October, after first launching in markets abroad.

“At Spotify, we are constantly iterating and ideating to improve our product offering and offer value to users,” a company spokesperson wrote in an emailed statement. “But we don’t comment on speculation around possible new features and do not have anything new to share at this time.”

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