Are you an audiobook enthusiast? If so, keep an eye out for Spotify’s newest premium subscription tier launching later this year. The “Supremium” tier is rumored to offer additional hours of free audiobooks each month or possibly a select number of additional titles.
Spotify added audiobooks for purchase last year, bringing over 350,000 titles to the platform in sample format. An additional app, the Spotify Web Player, is required to buy the full audiobook.
The potential new premium tier is also expected to include HiFi audio, first announced by Spotify back in 2021 though it has yet to be released to listeners. Sources report the delay of “lossless streaming” was due in part to Amazon Music and Apple Music offering the same feature without additional costs.
Spotify hasn’t officially announced the new premium tier features just yet, though. As reported by The Verge, Spotify’s Laura Pezzini released a statement regarding the rumored premium tier:
“At Spotify, we are constantly iterating and ideating to improve our product offering and offer value to users. But we don’t comment on speculation around possible new features and do not have anything new to share at this time.”
As for how much the new premium tier could cost, there’s no word on that yet either. The current Spotify Premium plan for an individual is cheaper than other music streaming platforms, only $9.99 per month. And there is still the free version, but you won’t get ad-free listening. Students can get an account for only $4.99 along with the ad-supported version of Hulu with proof of enrollment
The Dou membership costs $12.99 to include two accounts. A Family plan offers six accounts is $15.99 and includes Spotify Kids, which allows parents to block explicit content. The “Supremium” tier is predicted to be Spotify’s most expensive tier yet, though no amount has been disclosed.
Check back with Cord Cutters News as we await substantiated word from Spotify about the upcoming launch of “Supremium” and what features we can expect.