Qobuz, one of the leading platforms for streaming and downloading high-resolution music, is unveiling My Weekly Q and Apple CarPlay online, two new features that offer a more personalized listening experience for its subscribers.
My Weekly Q: a personalized weekly musical recommendation service
Every Friday, Qobuz now offers its subscribers a personalized playlist that highlights musical discoveries based on similar listeners’ music profiles. Thanks to collaborative Artificial Intelligence, My Weekly Q expands Qobuz’ mission to enrich the musical experience of its subscribers by offering eclectic and personalized tracks. This new feature is available on Qobuz’ iOS and Android apps, as well as on the desktop version.
Spotify is particularly superior to all of the other streaming platforms when it comes to playlist creation and creating personalized ones that match user listening behavior so it’s great to see that Qobuz is finally investing more into this aspect of its platform.
Apple CarPlay online: connecting your music online to your in-car screen entertainment
After deploying CarPlay offline, the onboard iOS solution that allows you to listen to downloaded titles in offline mode, Qobuz is enriching its offering with the CarPlay online functionality. From now on, Qobuz subscribers with iOS devices will be able to view and launch their favorite music directly from the integrated screen in their car. In addition, the interface will allow users to explore Qobuz’ curated new release recommendations, playlists and more.
“Qobuz offers two features that meet both mobility needs and the demands of audiophiles and music lovers. Thanks to these innovative improvements, our subscribers can now take their music anywhere and enjoy a new source of tailor-made discoveries,” says Axel Destagnol, Head of Product at Qobuz.
If Ford ever actually delivers my 2021 Mustang Mach-E (Q1 2022 if I’m lucky), I look forward to trying this with my iPhone and Qobuz account. I have tried Apple CarPlay so far on some other vehicles and was not overly impressed; syncing issues and a lot of bugs.
Qobuz has also provided an update on its pricing tiers as of September 2021.
Studio Premier / Studio Premier Family
Studio Premier gives you access to Qobuz’s entire 70-million catalogue of albums in Hi-Res and CD qualities, all available for streaming. With the Studio Premier Family subscription, family members living under the same roof can share up to six Qobuz accounts in a single subscription.
- Studio Premier: $12.99 per month (no strings attached)
- Studio Premier: $10.83 per month, total of $129.99 billed annually
- Studio Premier Family: $19.99 per month (no strings attached)
- Studio Premier Family: $16.67 per month, total of $199.99 billed annually
Studio Sublime / Studio Sublime Family
Studio Sublime gives you access to Qobuz’s entire album catalogue in Hi-Res and CD quality, all available for streaming and for download purchase, with exclusive Studio Sublime discounts up to 60% on Hi-Res purchases.
- Studio Sublime: $15 per month, total of $179.99 billed annually
- Studio Sublime Family: $29.17 per month, total of $349.99 billed annually
For more information: qobuz.com