Deezer launches desktop app that supports lossless audio
Deezer has just launched a desktop app in beta that offers high-definition lossless audio, making it the second major streaming service to support FLAC on desktop after Tidal. The 16-bit FLAC support is offered to subscribers of Premium+, which costs $9.99 per month, until January 2018. After that, Deezer users will have to subscribe to Deezer HiFi, at $19.99 per month, to stream in loseless. Tidal’s HiFi loseless subscription also costs $19.99 per month.
The desktop app also includes Flow, a feature that recommends a stream of songs based on your previous listens, as well as videos of interviews and performances. Spotify tested loseless audio on its platform this past winter, but there’s no word on if or when that will launch.