By the end of this week, everyone who owns a Naim Uniti Atom, Star, Nova, ND5 XS2, NDX 2 or ND 555 will be able to update it via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade to gain access to the QoBuz streaming service… if QuBuz is available in your country, that is.
Naim says that an update for Naim Mu-so 2nd Generation and Naim Mu-so Qb 2nd Generation wireless music systems will be available later in the year, but in the meantime, Mu-so owners wanting access to Qobuz should do so via Chromecast.
The update is enabled via a free over-the-air firmware upgrade which will allow you to enjoy seamless access to Qobuz streaming services - including true high-resolution streaming up to 24-bit/192kHz quality - from within the Naim control app.
Qobuz offers a comprehensive CD-quality music catalogue that is available as an up to 24-bit/192kHz stream, but it’s presently available in only twelve countries, one of which is not Australia.
The only countries in which QoBuz is currently available are the USA, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
If you are lucky enough to live in a country that has QoBuz, that service is available only via subscription, but Naim owners who upgrade their firmware will be eligible for a 30-day free trial, which will be provided via a link in the Naim control app.
For more information, contact Naim Audio