Qobuz expands to 6 new countries

Music streaming platform Qobuz has expanded its high-res audio offering to six new countries. 

The French brand will now offer streaming in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

Qobuz is now available in 12 countries including the UK, France, Ireland, the U.S., Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

As part of its campaign to deliver digital music with top sound fidelity, Qobuz delivers all its subscriptions in Hi Res at 24-Bit / up to 192 kHz with the aim of reproducing sound as it was recorded in the studio. 

Founded in 2007, Qobuz offers over 70 million tracks, including the greatest number of Hi-Res masters of any streaming service. It also features half a million articles including biographies, musical booklets, album reviews, and interviews.

As part of the platform’s latest expansion, the editorial team has introduced more than 100 new playlists featuring local artists from each new country that Qobuz is available in. 

“Our ambition is to make Qobuz THE global benchmark for high-resolution music streaming and download platforms,” said Qobuz Deputy CEO Georges Fornay.

“Far from a simple streaming service that gives music to consume, Qobuz aims to bring music back to its true value by offering its subscribers the best of music. In mature markets such as Australia, New Zealand, and Northern Europe, these new locations are highly strategic for Qobuz in the context of our international expansion.”