On October 6th, we here at Qobuz announced the expansion of our universe of audio-connected devices with Google Cast compatibility. Qobuz has been the leading online music service available in CD quality with this technology.
The Google Cast protocol arrived to an already evolving, audio-connected market, which is expanding exponentially. The protocol allows you to listen to music directly on any HiFi system, using a phone or tablet as a remote control.
Obviously Qobuz could not miss the boat – but we were hesitant – due mostly to the fact that, at the time, Google Cast could not read Hi-Res files.
With the updated Chromecast audio (firmware 1.17), you can now enjoy your music in Hi-Res streaming via Google Cast if you are subscribed to Qobuz Sublime! This important innovation was made possible through various exchanges with Google over several months.