Deezer HiFi brings lossless audio and voice control to wireless speakers

Deezer Elite had been limited to Sonos but now the new-look streaming service is coming to Google Cast wireless products and other partners.

Rolling out over the next few months, Deezer HiFi will be available on Chromecast Audio or any wireless speaker with Chromecast built-in. Any speaker with integrated Google Assistant will also be able to control Deezer HiFi using voice control.

Speaker manufacturers name-checked by Deezer include AudioPro, Bang & Olufsen, Devialet, Onkyo, Pioneer, Samsung, Sony and Yamaha, so expect to see Deezer HiFi support coming to those brands' speakers, either via Google Cast or direct integration, in the coming weeks.

Deezer HiFi remains priced at £19.99 per month and grants users access to a library of FLAC files at 1,411 kbps.

The service sits alongside Tidal and Qobuz in offering both lossless and hi-res audio streams. Neither Apple Music or Spotify has yet to make the leap to lossless-quality audio, though rumours suggest Spotify HiFi could be in the pipeline.

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Joe Cox
Content Director

Joe is the Content Director for What Hi-Fi? and Future’s Product Testing, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for almost 20 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).