Qobuz brings hi-res audio streaming to Sonos

Hi-res audio provider, Qobuz is the first music service to deliver 24-bit hi-res audio streaming on popular consumer speaker, Sonos.

Marked as being one of Qobuz’s broadest expansions of hi-res streaming support, Qobuz customers can now listen to studio-quality music on their Sonos speakers, preserving all the details and colour of the original recordings. Users simply press play in the Sonos S2 app to play the hi-res content.

“Qobuz has always strived to make the highest quality audio accessible, as people become more interested in better sound,” said Dan Mackta, Qobuz managing director. “Now, on Sonod devices, we’re making it easy for millions more people to experience the improvement hi-res audio can make.”

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In 2013, the music service was the first to offer 16-bit FLAC streaming on Sonos devices. Now, eight years on, Qobuz is continuing to expand its access to higher resolution streaming on Sonos by introducing 24-bit streaming, compatible with most products on the Sonos S2 platform, which supports up to 48 kHz/24-bit audio resolution.

“Our open platform enables partners to bring the best of their experiences to the Sonos system and our mutual customers,” added Ryan Richards, director of product marketing at Sonos. “Qobuz has been at the forefront of high-resolution music streaming, and we look forward to customers enjoying their music with the clarity, depth, and room-filling sounds of Sonos.”

With over 70 million tracks on the Qobuz platform, and more being added in full hi-res quality every day, the Sonos integration will make Qobuz streaming capabilities accessible to an even wider audience.

Qobuz 24-bit hi-res streaming is now available on Sonos in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, UK, and the US.

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