Qobuz Offers Hi-Rez Streaming via Google Chromecast Audio

Earlier this month, Google announced 24-bit/96kHz support for its Chromecast Audio device (see report). Thanks to reader Chris L. for the heads up on this new news from Qobuz: Qobuz Sublime subscribers (219.99£/year) [footnote 1] will soon be able to stream their purchases, including up to 24/96 content, on Google's $35 Chromecast Audio device. A Sublime subscription also buys you "24-Bit Hi-Res downloading at MP3 prices. From 30% to 60% permanent reductions." on a large part of the Qobuz catalog.

Qobuz CEO Yves Riesel also announced via Twitter that the company's financial woes have been relieved by a takeover deal with Xandrie, which is part of the Thebaud group controlled by its founder, Denis Thebaud, and its holding company, Nabuboto.

Footnote 1. Qobuz Sublime is currently available in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.