After much speculation as to when or, even, will it?, the popular hi-res streaming platform from France, Qobuz, has announced it will be available throughout Canada starting in May of this year. All I can say to that, considering Qobuz was launched in 2007 and is currently available in 25 countries, including the US since 2019, is, what took you so long? I know, licensing issues. Glad to hear those were settled and that soon we’ll have access to lots more hi-res music.
Here’s Qobuz’s press release announcing the news:
Qobuz high-quality music platform soon available in Canada
PARIS and MONTRÉAL, Feb. 17, 2023 /CNW/ – Qobuz, the pioneering French high-res online music platform that is a touchstone for audiophiles worldwide, will be coming to Canada in May 2023.
Rediscovering music with Qobuz
Since its founding in 2007, Qobuz has continued to grow its community of passionate fans of all kinds of music. With its catalogue of more than 100 million titles, Qobuz offers a diverse environment where everyone can discover, learn, collect, and share their music. For demanding audiophiles and music lovers, Qobuz—the platform that pioneered high-resolution sound—guarantees unequalled sound quality approximating that of the artists’ original studio recordings (24-bit/up to 192 kHz).
An authentic cultural medium, Qobuz also stands out for its rich editorial content, including album reviews, panoramas, liner notes, interviews, biographies and testing grounds, and close to half a million articles to let music fans enrich their musical culture. Qobuz also offers a customized approach to music: recommendations made by a team of experts, to seek out tomorrow’s talents and enable local and international artists to emerge.
Founded in 2007 and a pioneer in high-quality sound, Qobuz is the French music streaming and downloading platform for everyone who wants to fully experience and share their passion for music. Available in 25 countries around the world, in Europe, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and Japan (high-res downloading service only), Qobuz offers exclusive editorial content written by a team of experts. With its vast catalogue of over 100 million titles, Qobuz also offers the richest choice of high-resolution recordings on the market. Qobuz has a Hi–Res AUDIO licence from the Japan Audio Society. To learn more, go to qobuz.com.