Determined to compete with the giants of music streaming, the French Qobuz has just launched its service in six new countries.
The French music streaming platform Qobuz confirms its international ambitions. On Thursday April 15, 2021, the company announced the opening of its service to six new countries in Northern Europe (Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Norway), as well as to Australia and New Zealand. An opening that will soon allow millions of potential users to enjoy high-resolution music streaming (Hi-Res 24-Bits and up to 192 kHz) and CD quality (HD 16-Bits and 44.1 kHz), at a time when most streaming giants offer compressed standard quality.
“Our ambition is to make Qobuz THE world benchmark for high-resolution music streaming and downloading platforms” – Georges Fornay, Deputy CEO Qobuz
With more than 70 million titles in its catalog, and nearly half a million editorial content exclusive to its platform, Qobuz is reserved for a decidedly audiophile audience, and ready to pay the price to enjoy listening to music. of superior quality. It must be said that the company has a subscription much higher than that of Deezer, YouTube Music or Spotify, which all align with a single price of € 9.99 per month. Quality requires, Qobuz thus offers a basic formula from 14.99 € per month (subject to an annual commitment), including in particular unlimited streaming in FLAC studio quality (Hi-Res) 24-Bits and up to 192 kHz, as well as access to all the unpublished editorial content offered by the platform.
With this new international expansion, Qobuz can now boast of being present in 18 pays : France of course, where the service was born in 2007, but also the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the United States, and as of this week, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Australia and New Zealand.