Who will try out Amazon’s HiFi service at launch later this year? Looks like it may be ready by Christmas, and I’m looking to buy a family music sub. What features does everyone like in a streaming service? I want a music sub with the following features:
1. Support for family members who don’t reside in the same household (looking at you Spotify and Google); 2. CD quality or higher; 3. Reliable/not too buggy (looking at you Tidal); 4. Google casting; 5. Multi-device control - I like Spotify’s ability to use one device as the remote for another endpoint device; 6. Anything else?
Does anyone know whether Amazon will use MQA for its higher-than-CD quality tier? If not, Tidal may really feel the pain. I’m not committed to MQA yet as I haven’t bought a compatible DAC, and I would actually benefit from higher PCM streams with my current setup. Either way, I’m interested to see whether high res goes mainstream.