Deezer Globalizes Its Elite Music Service, Abates The US Only Limitation
Deezer has launched its HD-quality music streaming service globally. The roll out follows US-only offering of the ‘Deezer Elite’ in October, 2014.
“You can now listen to performances as the artist intended with digital lossless capture of the original analogue audio sources. Experience the music at five times the bitrate [of MP3]: 1411kbps vs 320kbps,” Deezer explained the offer in an email, it sent to the subscribers.
However, to access Deezer’s rich library of quality tracks, users will have to pay $14.99 per month, which is certainly more than the charges for its regular services that are $9.99 per month. But the customers can get the ‘Elite’ services at regular prices if they subscribe for entire year or more. In this case, they will have to pay $120 per year after discounts.
Those who are currently subscribed to Deezer premium can upgrade by to Elite for $40. However, special favor will be given to the Sonos customers as they will be able to upgrade for absolutely no charges.
Deezer keeps an immense music library with over 35 million tracks at standard of 1,411 kbps or higher. These songs are in the form of FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files. The France-based company boosts of the standard music it provides through Sonos speakers. Its streaming standard is almost three times greater than any other streaming service. Not to forget, most of those streaming services in the market come at 320kbps.
The service is superb, the offers are enticing, but Deezer is not the only star if we see the galaxy of high quality audio service providers. Couple of other competitors to Deezer include: Pono, Aspiro and others. Developed by top musician Neil Young, Pono offers some great quality music services. Similarly Aspiro, which was recently acquired by rapper Jay-Z, is continuing its high definition music services.
Though the France company aspires to challenge the big names in music world, it would be pretty unfair to compare Deezer with colossal Spotify or Rdio. But without any doubt, Deezer is progressing at a amazing pace — which is well substantiated with its claims of having 16 million monthly users.