Deezer and Qobuz were two of the earliest music streaming services to explore hi-res audio quality. Now they are announcing their latest moves in the space.

Deezer has launched a ‘Family HiFi’ tier, which existing HiFi users can upgrade to and pay £19.99 (in the UK) for up to six profiles to access Deezer’s hi-res service. It costs £5 more than an individual HiFi subscription, with the company saying later this year, it will open up the new family option to new subscribers too.

Meanwhile, Qobuz is upgrading its audio quality through Sonos devices. It has been offering 16-bit FLAC streaming on Sonos since 2013, but now it is offering 24-bit quality, through the connected hi-fis firm’s Sonos S2 platform.

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Stuart Dredge

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