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Having missed its self-imposed 2021 deadline for a lossless tier of its music service, Spotify now says it has no idea when it will be ready.

“We know that HiFi quality audio is important to you,” a message to the Spotify Community forums notes. “We feel the same, and we’re excited to deliver a Spotify HiFi experience to Premium users in the future. But we don’t have timing details to share yet. We will of course update you here when we can.

Spotify announced its coming HiFi service in February 2021 as a response, of sorts, to the lossless audio solutions then offered by Amazon Music HD, Tidal, and a few other niche players. Apple would later embrace lossless—and spatial—audio as well. But unlike Spotify, Apple has already shipped its new offerings.

Spotify said that HiFi will offer CD-quality, lossless audio via smartphones, tablets, and Spotify Connect-enabled speakers. But for now, that is just a promise.

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