LG is Introducing a New High Fidelity Music Download Service
LG is jumping into the music business, via a new music download service that’ll work on premium smartphone devices. Available from the LG SmartWorld and website later in August, the service is being called the “Hi-Fi.”
The service will hit almost 70 countries including U.S., China and Russia. Actually, this won’t be the first time this service is hitting the digital realms, it was started last year in South Korea.
Keep in mind that it isn’t a streaming service and users will have to download songs onto their smartphone devices. The main attraction of this service is the sound quality it is offering.
Users will experience highly fidelity audio, which is a step-up from the usual MP3 downloads. However, it will only work on devices that support 24-bit playback.
- LG G4
- LG G3
- LG G2
- LG G Flex 2
According to LG, audio quality will be “close to the original sound with playback of 24bit/192kHz, about six times richer and clearer than the sound quality of a typical CD (16bit/44.1kHz).”
Starting price for per song download is set at $2, but that will vary depending on your country and discounts available.
Users will get two free songs per month and will have the option of getting songs for half the price, occasionally. Music will be provided by LON Music from South Korea, and the catalog will grow over time.
Sounds promising? Give it a try later this month to find out how it fares against other similar services.