Listening on SoundCloud has just gotten even better with high quality audio streaming now available for top subscribers.
SoundCloud have given their audio an upgrade with high quality streaming now offering their best sound yet. The new enhanced quality is available now for SoundCloud Go+ subscribers and applies to over 30 million of their Premium tracks available with a Go+ subscription.
The new level of quality will be available for their selection of Premium tracks, which include label music like you find on traditional streaming services. It also includes all of the user-uploaded music that made SoundCloud’s platform the established music site it is today. If music has been uploaded directly to SoundCloud in lossless or high bitrate formats then that will also be available for streaming in high quality.
The option to stream in high quality is available as an opt-in for subscribers of Go+ from their SoundCloud settings under ‘Streaming Quality’. SoundCloud launched SoundCloud Go in 2016 to help combat issues with creating revenue on a free, uploader-based website. Offering ad-free listening for their massive catalogue of user-created content and also introducing a new library of music like that of other streaming services for a subscription cost helped bring them into a new light.
Regarding their introduction of high quality streaming for their top subscribers, SoundCloud say: “When you discover a track on SoundCloud, it’s all about connecting as closely as possible to the creator’s sound and vision. With high quality audio streaming now part of your SoundCloud Go+ subscription, you can experience what’s new, now and next in music on a higher level.”
SoundCloud Go+ is available at a monthly cost. They also offer Go without the ‘+’ at a cheaper price but with fewer features, including no new high quality streaming. Of course SoundCloud still runs it’s free tier letting people come and listen at no charge. If you want to sign up, head here: soundcloud.com/go