As of September 2021, French download and streaming provider Qobuz now presents new pricing for Qobuz Studio Premier and Qobuz Studio Sublime. This is the company’s response to the growing competition in the market.
Qobuz is considered one of the leading providers in the download and streaming sector, whereby it is one of those providers that has long since dispensed with lossy compressed content and relies solely on streaming and downloading in at least “CD quality”, and to a large extent also hi-res audio.
Founded in France in 2007, Qobuz offers its services in 18 countries worldwide and sees itself as a provider that not only offers millions and millions of music titles, but also an extraordinary selection of exclusive editorial content.
Qobuz specifically provides its streaming offering in the form of various packages, with lower-cost downloads integrated in some cases. Starting in September 2021, Qobuz now presents a new pricing structure.
Qobuz Studio Premier and Qobuz Studio Premier Family
With Qobuz Studio Premier, one would have access to the entire catalog in hi-res audio and CD quality that is available for streaming. With the Qobuz Studio Premier Family subscription, up to six family members living in the same household can share a subscription with different accounts. Both subscriptions are available as monthly or annual subscriptions.
- Qobuz Studio Premier (12-month minimum term): € 12.50 per month or € 149.99 annually
- Qobuz Studio Premier (monthly cancelable): € 14.99 per month
- Qobuz Studio Premier Family (12-month minimum term): € 20.83 per month or € 249.99 annually
- Qobuz Studio Premier Family (monthly cancellation): € 24.99 per month
Qobuz Studio Sublime and Qobuz Studio Sublime Family
With Qobuz Studio Sublime, subscribers have access to the entire catalog in hi-res audio and CD quality, available for streaming but also for downloading, with extra costs to be factored in for downloads, of course, but in the form of exclusive Qobuz Studio Sublime discounts that can be up to 60 percent off conventional hi-res audio downloads, depending on the album.
- Qobuz Studio Sublime (12-month minimum term): € 16.67 per month or € 199.99 annually
- Qobuz Studio Sublime Family (monthly cancellation): € 29.17 per month or € 349.99 annually.
Getting to the point
Subscribers have probably already known, now follows the official announcement by Qobuz. With a new pricing, Qobuz is clearly responding to the changing market. First and foremost, the entry of Apple Corporation with the offer of Apple Music in Hi-res Audio and Spatial Audio has caused movement here, especially since the company from Cupertino acts with a rather aggressive pricing, to which the competition must gradually react.