Last week, Qobuz announced that it is the first service to add 24-bit Hi-Res audio streaming on the Sonos platform. This will enable Qobuz customers to listen to “studio-quality” music on Sonos speakers via the S2 app.

Qobuz USA Managing Director Dan Mackta said of the partnership, “Qobuz has always strived to make the highest quality audio accessible, as people become more interested in better sound. Now, on Sonos devices, we’re making it easy for millions more people to experience the improvement Hi-Res audio can make.”

Qobuz was the first music service to offer 16-bit FLAC streaming for Sonos and is now enabling 24-bit streaming, which will be compatible with most products on the 48 kHz/24-bit-capable Sonos S2 platform. Some years ago, Qobuz added hi-res compatible hardware on the Android platform. The company says it has always catered to the audiophile and offered “world-class” sound quality and “expert curation” with its available 70m+ tracks via the download store.

“Our open platform enables partners to bring the best of their experiences to the Sonos system and our mutual customers,” said 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 sound of Sonos.”

Currently, Qobuz 24-bit Hi-Res streaming is available on Sonos in the US, UK, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland. For more information, go to Qobuz.

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