LG (Life’s Good) have once again stunned markets by announcing mid last week that they will be bringing a new, as yet unnamed Hi-Fi (High Fidelity) music service across selected LG branded smartphones.
The Hi-Fi service will be available in a huge range of countries across the globe, including but not limited to;
- The United Kingdom
- The United States of America
In total, the Hi-Fi music service will come to 70 countries. The App itself will be available via the LG SmartWorld app and will also be downloadable from www.lgworld.com. It will also only be available on certain phones – the LG G4, G Flex 2, G3 and G2 are at current the only smartphones which will be able to access this service.
Sources close to the development of the App indicate that users will be able to download 2 free tracks every month though it is not yet defined how this will be measured. Will it be 2 tracks per account? Will it be 2 tracks per device? Or will they be limiting it by household / IP address? This leaves some to speculate whether families who have entirely LG products will be left slightly in the lurch, but somehow I doubt it.
The app itself is definitely true to expectations as well. The high quality streaming service will offer a 24-bit, 192kHz quality which is quite a big difference when you realize that standard CD quality audio is recorded at 16-bit, 44.1 kHz. LG Owners can now expect this service towards the end of the month, according to LG it will be available “from September”. Hopefully that gives them enough time to think of a name that is better than Samsung’s Milk Music.
One thing is for certain and that is the LG Hi-Fi service is definitely not a rival for Apple’s Music or Spotify. Still, I’m personally looking forward to this since when my contract ends on my current S4 Mini in a month I will be buying an LG phone!