Looks like Spotify Hifi (lossless) finally on the way:Spotify HiFi is a lossless streaming tier coming later this year - The Verge . This will be very tempting - I find Spotify has the best curation, playlists.
I use Spotify when I’m mobile and prefer the lower, more reliable, bitrate. However, you are correct in that their curation and playlists are great so I’d use them more at home if it sounded better. I will need to know what they are using for their format before I get excited. FLAC, sure. MQA, not so much. Something else, way not so much. Spotify Connect works great and that may solve the “exclusive mode” issue that Amazon HD had at launch (may still have as I stopped paying attention). To do “HD” right a handful of things have to line-up. It’s not just about pushing more bits. I look forward to learning more.