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What Is Qobuz?

High-definition audio streaming is coming to the US

Qobuz is a music streaming and downloading service founded in 2008. The service started in France and expanded to other major European countries. It became available in the United States in 2019. Qobuz’s goal is to provide high quality digital music for serious listeners.

The Qobuz music service takes its name from an ancient Kazakh/Central Asian musical instrument known as Kobyz, which is often used in religious rituals to combat evil spirits and disease.

Qobuz is available in:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • France
  • Germany
  • Luxemburg
  • Holland
  • Spain
  • Swiss
  • UK
  • united states of america

A Qobuz account is linked to the country in which it was created. However, you can use your account to listen to music anywhere in the world (depending on country account offers). Due to differences in licensing and distribution agreements, not all music offerings are available on all country-specific accounts.

Qobuz Streaming and Download Plans

Qobuz offers a 30-day free trial. If you continue after the free trial, you will be charged according to the plan you chose when you signed up.

You must provide a valid payment method when registering for the free trial and you will not be charged if you cancel before the end of the free trial period. You can listen for free until the end of the 30-day period.

All plans offer streaming and download options (US). Here are your choices:

  • Premiere in the studio: CD quality stream (16 bit/44.1 kHz) and high definition quality stream (24 bit at 192 kHz) in FLAC format. $14.99 per month or $150.00 per year.
  • sublime+: High definition quality streaming plus 40-60% off regular high definition download prices. $249.99 per year (no monthly options).

Sublime+ features are not included in the free trial offer. Also, there is no MP3 quality plan anymore. The old Hi-Fi and Studio plans have been merged into the Studio Premier plan.

Download Qobuz for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

What Qobuz content should we expect?

To complete the sound quality, Qobuz provides a lot of content including:

Music

Over 40 million songs can be streamed or downloaded, including over 200,000 albums with hi-res audio (185,000 for streaming, the rest available for download only).

Download prices for certain music offerings may vary.

Large selection of Qobuz

panoramas

In-depth articles designed to expand your musical experience and knowledge about an artist, label, time period, genre, album or discography.

Panoramas Qobuz

The Taste of Qobuz

Browse music via Qobuzissime, which includes new releases recommended by Qobuz, discographies, etc.

The Taste of Qobuz

News and more

Music and Artists News, Hi-Fi (equipment news and reviews of Qobuz compatible equipment), Qobuz and You (how to use Qobuz features), and Videos (video of the day, musical performances and artist interviews and portraits).

Qobuz News Feed

How to create a Qobuz account

To create an account, open the Qobuz home page on a PC or mobile, then Try it for free or My account. You will be directed to a login or registration page. Choose Become a member, Enter the required information and follow any additional prompts.

Qobuz web player

Qobuz can be accessed directly in a compatible web browser using the WebPlayer option. You don’t need to install any app on your PC or mobile device as long as you have an account.

Qobuz WebPlayer is optimized for Chrome but can be played in other browsers.

Example of Qobuz web player

Qobuz link

Qobuz is compatible with many devices supporting Chromecast (also called GoogleCast), Airplay and Bluetooth.

Not all Bluetooth versions and devices support High-Resolution Audio streaming. AAC and MP3 media are the most common. AptX HD supports CD quality, while AptX HD is required for high-resolution audio streaming up to 24-bit/48kHz.

Qobuz link

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Qobuz with Sonos

If you have a Sonos system, add Qobuz to your listening options. Here’s how to do it from the Sonos mobile app:

Hunger sonos app. Faucet AfterTap , then Add music services.

Sonos app - Add music services

Choose kobuz in the list of available music services, then I already have an account.

Sonos app – Select and add Qobuz

on demand, Enter your Qobuz username and password, follow the additional steps and Validate the addition of Qobuz.

Sonos app – Connection and confirmation of the Qobuz account

You can also add Qobuz to Sonos using the Sonos PC or Mac app by following similar steps.

How to renew or cancel Qobuz

Your subscription automatically renews at the end of the month or year of a selected plan.

You can stop a subscription at any time, even during the trial period. You can continue the service until the end of the current period.

After you stop your subscription, you will no longer have access to streaming or downloading, but your account will still be available with previously purchased downloaded content.

Unsubscribe from Qobuz

Connect to your Qobuz account via their website.

Qobuz account login page

After logging in, select My profile.

Invite My Qobuz profile to the homepage

In your account profile, navigate to: Mine Account settings.

My Qobuz account page

Scroll down the account settings page, then unsubscribe or Permanently delete my Qobuz account. Write down the terms of each choice and make sure your action is justified.

Qobuz account unsubscription and cancellation options

If you subscribed to Qobuz from a third-party application (such as Apple or Last.fm), you must cancel your account via this service.

Emphasize

Qobuz is aimed at serious music listeners. It has an extensive content library that is constantly updated with popular and niche music and artists. Music content can be streamed directly or downloaded after purchase.

The integration of editorial content completes the musical offer by providing comprehensive user advice, news and information on the music, artists and equipment available for listening to Qobuz.

The 30-day free trial option helps with the decision to commit to one of the pricing plans.


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What Is Qobuz?

Hi-res audio streaming comes to the USA

Qobuz is a music streaming and download service founded in 2008. Service began in France and expanded to other key European countries. It became available in the U.S. in 2019. The goal of Qobuz is to provide high-quality, digitally delivered music for serious listeners.

The Qobuz music service takes its name from an ancient Kazakstani/Central Asian musical instrument known as a Kobyz, which was often used in religious rituals to combat evil spirits and disease.

Qobuz is available in these countries:

Austria
Belgium
Ireland
Italy
France
Germany
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom
USA

A Qobuz account is linked to the country where it was created. However, you can use your account to listen to music anywhere in the world (based on the offerings of the country account). Because of differences in licensing and distribution agreements, not all music offerings may be available from all country-specific accounts.

Qobuz Streaming and Download Plans

Qobuz offers a 30-day free trial. If you continue after the free trial, you are billed according to the plan you chose when you signed up.

You must provide a valid payment method when signing up for the free trial, and you aren’t charged if you cancel before the end of the free trial. You can listen free until the end of the 30-day period.

All plans provide streaming and download options (U.S.). Here are your choices:

Studio Premiere: CD-quality (16 bits/44.1 kHz) streaming in the FLAC format and hi-res quality streaming (24 bits up to 192 kHz) FLAC format. $14.99 month or $150.00 per year.
Sublime+: Hi-res quality streaming plus a 40 to 60 percent discount off regular hi-res download prices. $249.99 a year (no monthly option).
Sublime+ features aren’t included with the free trial offer. Also, there is no longer an MP3 quality plan. The previous Hi-Fi and Studio plans have been combined into the Studio Premier plan.
Download Qobuz for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
What Qobuz Content to Expect

To complement audio quality, Qobuz provides a lot of content, including:

Music

Over 40 million songs can be streamed or downloaded, including more than 200,000 albums in hi-res audio (185,000 can be streamed, the remaining are available for download purchase only).

Download pricing for specific music offerings may vary.

Panoramas

In-depth articles designed to boost your musical experience and knowledge of an artist, label, period, genre, album, or discography.

The Taste of Qobuz

Check out music via Qobuzissime, which includes Qobuz suggested new releases, discographies, and more.

News and More

Music and Artist News, Hi-Fi (equipment news and reviews about Qobuz compatible equipment), Qobuz and You (how to use Qobuz features), and Videos (video of the day, music performances, and artist interviews and profiles).

How to Create a Qobuz Account

To create an account, open the Qobuz home page on a PC or mobile device and then select Try for Free or My Account. You are taken to a sign-in or sign-up page. Choose Sign-up, enter the required information, and follow any additional prompts.

Qobuz WebPlayer

Qobuz can be accessed directly using its WebPlayer option in a compatible web browser. You don’t need to install an app on your PC or mobile device, as long as you have an account.

The Qobuz WebPlayer is optimized for Chrome but may be playable on other browsers.

Qobuz Connect

Qobuz is compatible with many devices that support Chromecast (also called GoogleCast), Airplay, and Bluetooth.

Not all Bluetooth versions and devices support hi-res audio streaming. AAC and MP3 support are most common. AptX supports CD-quality, while AptX HD is required for hi-res audio streaming up to 24 bits/48 kHz.

Qobuz Qobuz with Sonos 

If you have a Sonos system, add Qobuz to your music listening options. Here’s how to do this from the Sonos mobile app:

Open the Sonos app. Tap More, then tap Add Music Services.

Select Qobuz from the list of available music services, then select I already have an account.

When prompted, enter your Qobuz username and password, follow any additional steps, and confirm the Qobuz addition.

You can also add Qobuz to Sonos using the Sonos PC or Mac app by following similar steps.
How to Renew or Cancel Qobuz

Your subscription renews automatically at the end of the month or year of a selected plan.

You can stop a subscription any time, even during the trial period. You can continue the service until the end of the current period.

After stopping your subscription, you won’t have access to streaming or downloading, but your account will always be available along with previously purchased downloaded content.

To Unsubscribe From Qobuz

Sign in to your Qobuz account via their website.

After logging in, select My Profile.

In your account profile, go to My Account Settings.

Scroll down the account settings page, then select Unsubscribe or Delete my Qobuz account permanently. Note the conditions of each choice and make sure your action is validated.

If you subscribed to Qobuz from a third-party app (such as Apple or Last.fm), you must cancel your account through that service.
The Bottom Line

Qobuz is targeted at serious music listeners. It has an extensive content library that is continually updated with popular and niche music and artists. Music content can be streamed directly or downloaded after purchasing it.

The inclusion of editorial content complements music offerings by providing comprehensive use tips, news, and information on the music, artists, and equipment that you can use to listen to Qobuz.

The 30-day free trial option aids in the decision to commit to one of its pricing plans.

#Qobuz

What Is Qobuz?

Hi-res audio streaming comes to the USA

Qobuz is a music streaming and download service founded in 2008. Service began in France and expanded to other key European countries. It became available in the U.S. in 2019. The goal of Qobuz is to provide high-quality, digitally delivered music for serious listeners.

The Qobuz music service takes its name from an ancient Kazakstani/Central Asian musical instrument known as a Kobyz, which was often used in religious rituals to combat evil spirits and disease.

Qobuz is available in these countries:

Austria
Belgium
Ireland
Italy
France
Germany
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Spain
Switzerland
United Kingdom
USA

A Qobuz account is linked to the country where it was created. However, you can use your account to listen to music anywhere in the world (based on the offerings of the country account). Because of differences in licensing and distribution agreements, not all music offerings may be available from all country-specific accounts.

Qobuz Streaming and Download Plans

Qobuz offers a 30-day free trial. If you continue after the free trial, you are billed according to the plan you chose when you signed up.

You must provide a valid payment method when signing up for the free trial, and you aren’t charged if you cancel before the end of the free trial. You can listen free until the end of the 30-day period.

All plans provide streaming and download options (U.S.). Here are your choices:

Studio Premiere: CD-quality (16 bits/44.1 kHz) streaming in the FLAC format and hi-res quality streaming (24 bits up to 192 kHz) FLAC format. $14.99 month or $150.00 per year.
Sublime+: Hi-res quality streaming plus a 40 to 60 percent discount off regular hi-res download prices. $249.99 a year (no monthly option).
Sublime+ features aren’t included with the free trial offer. Also, there is no longer an MP3 quality plan. The previous Hi-Fi and Studio plans have been combined into the Studio Premier plan.
Download Qobuz for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android
What Qobuz Content to Expect

To complement audio quality, Qobuz provides a lot of content, including:

Music

Over 40 million songs can be streamed or downloaded, including more than 200,000 albums in hi-res audio (185,000 can be streamed, the remaining are available for download purchase only).

Download pricing for specific music offerings may vary.

Panoramas

In-depth articles designed to boost your musical experience and knowledge of an artist, label, period, genre, album, or discography.

The Taste of Qobuz

Check out music via Qobuzissime, which includes Qobuz suggested new releases, discographies, and more.

News and More

Music and Artist News, Hi-Fi (equipment news and reviews about Qobuz compatible equipment), Qobuz and You (how to use Qobuz features), and Videos (video of the day, music performances, and artist interviews and profiles).

How to Create a Qobuz Account

To create an account, open the Qobuz home page on a PC or mobile device and then select Try for Free or My Account. You are taken to a sign-in or sign-up page. Choose Sign-up, enter the required information, and follow any additional prompts.

Qobuz WebPlayer

Qobuz can be accessed directly using its WebPlayer option in a compatible web browser. You don’t need to install an app on your PC or mobile device, as long as you have an account.

The Qobuz WebPlayer is optimized for Chrome but may be playable on other browsers.

Qobuz Connect

Qobuz is compatible with many devices that support Chromecast (also called GoogleCast), Airplay, and Bluetooth.

Not all Bluetooth versions and devices support hi-res audio streaming. AAC and MP3 support are most common. AptX supports CD-quality, while AptX HD is required for hi-res audio streaming up to 24 bits/48 kHz.

Qobuz Qobuz with Sonos 

If you have a Sonos system, add Qobuz to your music listening options. Here’s how to do this from the Sonos mobile app:

Open the Sonos app. Tap More, then tap Add Music Services.

Select Qobuz from the list of available music services, then select I already have an account.

When prompted, enter your Qobuz username and password, follow any additional steps, and confirm the Qobuz addition.

You can also add Qobuz to Sonos using the Sonos PC or Mac app by following similar steps.
How to Renew or Cancel Qobuz

Your subscription renews automatically at the end of the month or year of a selected plan.

You can stop a subscription any time, even during the trial period. You can continue the service until the end of the current period.

After stopping your subscription, you won’t have access to streaming or downloading, but your account will always be available along with previously purchased downloaded content.

To Unsubscribe From Qobuz

Sign in to your Qobuz account via their website.

After logging in, select My Profile.

In your account profile, go to My Account Settings.

Scroll down the account settings page, then select Unsubscribe or Delete my Qobuz account permanently. Note the conditions of each choice and make sure your action is validated.

If you subscribed to Qobuz from a third-party app (such as Apple or Last.fm), you must cancel your account through that service.
The Bottom Line

Qobuz is targeted at serious music listeners. It has an extensive content library that is continually updated with popular and niche music and artists. Music content can be streamed directly or downloaded after purchasing it.

The inclusion of editorial content complements music offerings by providing comprehensive use tips, news, and information on the music, artists, and equipment that you can use to listen to Qobuz.

The 30-day free trial option aids in the decision to commit to one of its pricing plans.

#Qobuz


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