All things Qobuz - Q&A

I am new to Qobuz and using the service (which I like) is easy, I have started to have questions. So I thought about a new thread for Q&A just for Qobuz.

  1. I miss Apple Music’s feature to list the lyrics of a song during playback. I know that is not available but is there any third party integration that provides the lyrics? Using Qobuz under MacOS or iOS
    A1. Roon has this capability. See reply below (thank you)

  2. Safari and Qobuz seems like they do not play properly. I was fine for a couple days with the Mac application and under Safari using their player. The iOS application was still working fine but I need to execute Qobuz from my MacBook. I sent a question to Qobuz. Can anyone confirm Qobuz has issues with Safari. Chrome executes Qobuz fine.
    A. Yes Qobuz said that they had an issue with Safari and applied a fix for it. I am simply using Chrome for Qobuz and Safari for all other…

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Roon will display lyrics for the currently playing track, provided they’re available either from it’s primary metadata database or from the service the song is being streamed from.

If you have exactly the same album locally as exists in the Roon lyric metadata provider you can get lyrics for local content too.

Not all tracks have lyrics, but those that do may have either “static” lyrics, which just means you can call them up and read them or “real time” lyrics, in which case as the song plays the appropriate words are highlighted in syncrhonization.

You can even route the display of this to another screen or device.

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For US customers Qobuz dropped the price of Studio ten dollars to $14.99 a month, same pricing as Amazon Music HD. Same music up to 24/192 but they call it Studio Premier now. You can watch a press conference posted yesterday on Facebook at this link. Existing US Studio customers are supposed to be switched over to the less expensive plan automatically on monthly renewal, if you aren’t drop a line to customer service

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I just switched to Qobuz from Tidal. Soundiiz transferred all my playlists and tracks very well. There were some songs unavailable for streaming, but are available for purchase. No biggie. The song selection is fine for me, and I have GPM radio stations I use in my car to discover new stuff I’ll add to my Qobuz playlists as I go.

The only thing I might miss about Tidal is their “my mixes” feature. It worked pretty well.

Glad to be away from MQA shit and on to 24/192 streaming.

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Qobuz customer service is either casual or overloaded. I was a beta subscriber from the US but they made me pay using the Great Britain site so 24.99 pounds per month. I had been waiting 5 days for Qobuz to switch my country to USA with no response from customer service so I finally just deleted my account and signed up fresh from the US to get the $14.99 monthly price. Got a free month in the process.

Love Qobuz. Much better than Tidal - IMO. I agree with allegro though that their CS is slow to respond, but though slow they do get issues straightened out.

One very nice thing is you can make “public” playlists and share them with others.

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Hey gang,

So still under my free trial for Qobuz and trying to get the hang of it to see if I will stay on or just keep using AmazonMusicHD.

Can you answer a few questions if you don’t mind? First, is this really all the playlists and discover features Qobuz has under the discover icon? Second Can you turn the UI to dark mode instead of bright white on Desktop? Thanks a bunch!

MR

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Yes, and No.

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lol! Thanks!

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If it’s any consolation, I just saved a bunch of money by switching my insurance to Geico.

Also, Roon has a radio feature that will pull music from Qubuz, and it’s better than what Qobuz has. All you need to do is spend a lot more money.

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LOL! This is an awesome response. Yeah I am searching online and finding those are not really features Qobuz excels at right now. Seems like most people are using Roon or similar services and spending more money for that service as well. You pretty much nailed it. As Qobuz is playing Rolling Stones “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” from their limited playlists" . How ironic…

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This could be interesting if more people shared great playlists.

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If you have a really well flushed out playlist collection on Spotify, Tidal, then you can use Soundiiz to migrate those to Qobuz. No clue if that works with Amazon. You can also get sneaky with it and create a scheduled task to transfer a Tidal/Spotify radio stations over to Qobuz if you find something you want to keep updated.

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Well the interesting thing is there are a bunch of playlists from my iPad as of this morning but only like 15 on the Mac OS X App as of last night. I will have to check again later today.

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I would really love to see if we can get forum members to start sharing those playlist for Qobuz here!

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Signed up today for the yearly plan. It only showed studio not studio premier I imagine it’s the same?

I haven’t created any Qobuz playlists yet but I’ll look into it and start sharing…

I usually do Spotify playlists as all my “normie” friends and family use it…lol

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I’m older so some may not enjoy my Qobuz selections, but here are some playlists:

Rock
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553902
Kenny G
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2556424
Taylor & Diamond
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553584
Eagles
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2555163
Chicago
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553621
Beatles
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553636
Women of Pop & Rock
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2558187
R&B & Soul
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553850
Classic Rock Vol 1
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553581
Classic Rock Vol 2
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2556591
Diana Krall
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2553557
Women of Jazz
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2554019
Melody Gardot
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/1952215

Audiophile Treasure Series
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2571950
https://play.qobuz.com/playlist/2572092

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So still under my free trial for Qobuz and trying to get the hang of it to see if I will stay on or just keep using AmazonMusicHD.

Can you answer a few questions if you don’t mind? First, is this really all the playlists and discover features Qobuz has under the discover icon? Second Can you turn the UI to dark mode instead of bright white on Desktop? Thanks a bunch!

Sorry I cant answer this question #2 as I use Qobuz with Aurender. There I use it in dark mode - easier on my eyes.

As to your first question Qobuz makes up their own Playlists. They’re ok. Those are the ones you normally see.

But as you know you can share Playlists with others and even do Collaboration Playlists with a few of your friends. I see some of persons Playlists from others on Qobuz, but at other times I don’t. So, Qobuz may be doing a random selection thingy for these - Im not sure.

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Thank you for sharing these!!!