Sonos users will receive music as Hi-Res from the streaming service Qobuz. For the owners of Sonos, this primarily means the availability of high-quality music, which does not need to be searched out and stored on local storage. To do this, it is convenient to use the Sonos S2 application — it can play 24-bit files. But streaming with Qobuz will certainly expand the possibilities.
To listen to 24-bit audio, Sonos owners will need to subscribe to any of the Qobuz packages: Studio Premier or Studio Sublime. The same Sonos S2 app is suitable for playback. It is compatible with most Sonos models, including the recently introduced Sonos Roam speaker.
The fact that Qobuz was the first streaming service to broadcast Hi-Res for Sonos can be partly explained by tradition. It was Qobuz that first provided 16-bit streaming to Sonos devices back in 2013. One way or another, but the largest services like Tidal or Amazon Music HD were in the position of catching up.
Sonos owners in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States can listen to 24-bit audio streaming with Qobuz.