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What Is Qobuz?

High-definition audio streaming is available in the US.

Qobuz is a music streaming and download service founded in 2008. The service started in France and has expanded to other major European countries. It became available in the US in 2019. Qobuz’s goal is to provide high-quality, digitally delivered music to serious listeners.

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The Qobuz music service takes its name from an ancient Kazakh/Central Asian instrument called the kobyz. This instrument was often used in religious ceremonies to ward off evil spirits and disease.

Qobuz is available in the following countries:

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • france
  • Germany
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Swiss
  • Great Britain
  • United States of America

Your Qobuz account is linked to the country in which it was created. However, you can use your account to listen to music from anywhere in the world (based on country account provision). Due to different licensing and distribution agreements, not all music is available in all country-specific accounts.

Qobuz streaming and download plans

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

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

All plans offer streaming and download options (USA). The choices are:

  • studio premiere: CD quality (16-bit/44.1 kHz) streaming in FLAC format and high-resolution quality (24-bit to 192 kHz) streaming in FLAC format. $14.99 per month or $150.00 per year.
  • sublime+: Streaming in high-definition quality and 40-60% off regular high-definition download prices. $249.99 per year (no monthly option).

Sublime+ features are not included in the free trial. Also, no more MP3 quality plans. Previous Hi-Fi and Studio plans were merged into the Studio Premier plan.

Download Qobuz for Windows, Mac, iOS and Android

What Qobuz content can you expect?

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

music

Stream or download over 40 million songs, including over 200,000 Hi-Res audio albums (185,000 streamable, others download only).

Download prices for specific music offerings may vary.

Large Qobuz selection

panorama

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

Covuz Panorama

taste of covuz

Check out the music with Qobuzissime, including new songs, albums and more from Qobuz.

taste of covuz

news, etc.

Music and Artist News, Hi-Fi (device news and reviews on Qobuz-compatible devices), Qobuz and You (how to use Qobuz features) and Videos (Videos of the Day, Music Performances and Artist Interviews and Profiles).

kobooz news feed

How to create a Qobuz account

To create an account, open the Qobuz homepage on your PC or mobile, then select Try it for free or my account. Go to the login or registration page. Choose It is registered, Enter the required information and follow further prompts.

Qobuz web player

Qobuz can be accessed directly via the WebPlayer option of a compatible web browser. There is no need to install any apps on your PC or mobile device with just an account.

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

Qobuz WebPlayer Example

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

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

corbuds connect

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Kobooz with Sonos

If you have a Sonos system, add Qobuz to your music playback options. How to use the Sonos mobile app:

open it Sonos App. win morethen tap Add music service.

Sonos App - Add Music Service

Choose covuz Select from the list of available music services, then i already have an account.

Sonos App - Select and Add Qobuz

When prompted Enter your Qobuz username and password, follow all additional steps, and then Check out Qobuz add-ons.

Sonos App - Sign Up and Authenticate Your Qobuz Account

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

How to renew or cancel Qobuz

Subscriptions automatically renew at the end of the month or year for the selected plan.

You can cancel your subscription at any time, even during the trial period. Services may continue until the end of the current period.

When you cancel your subscription, you will no longer have access to streaming or downloads, but you will always be able to use your account with previously purchased downloads.

To log out of Qobuz

Log in to your Qobuz account through the website.

Qobuz account login page

Select after login my profile.

Qobuz My Profile Prompt on Home Page

Go to your account profile my Account Settings.

Qobuz My Account page.

On the Account Settings page, scroll down and then Cancel Subscription or Permanently delete my Qobuz account. Pay attention to the terms of each choice and make sure your actions are valid.

Qobuz withdrawal and account cancellation options

If you signed up for Qobuz through a third-party app (such as Apple or Last.fm), you must cancel your account through that service.

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

The inclusion of editorial content complements our music offerings with comprehensive usage tips, news and information about the music, artists and devices you can use to listen to Qobuz.

The 30-day free trial option will help you choose any plan.


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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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