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Elevate your music streaming experience with ad-free music in high fidelity and master quality audio. With 60+ million audio tracks, unlimited skips, offline play and intuitive discovery - TIDAL is the music streaming service for music purists and audiophiles. TIDAL is the only music streaming service with high fidelity sound, MQA tracks, 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos support available in one place. Enjoy TIDAL on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, and your favorite speakers. With over 150 integrations, TIDAL is as connected as you are. Ready to elevate your audio experience? Free 30 day trial. Cancel anytime. • Listen To All Of Your Favorite Music - On Your Terms Ad-free, offline and as connected as you are -- 60+ million audio tracks and over 250,000 videos at your fingertips. TIDAL members are also the first to experience exclusive music & videos, and live performances you can’t get anywhere else. • The Highest Quality Audio Available - HiFi and MQA Unlike other services that stream primarily in standard definition, you can enjoy your music the way the artist intended with our lossless audio experience and high fidelity sound quality. With a HiFi subscription, listen to millions of songs in high fidelity, MQA and immersive sound formats such as Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. • Personalized For You - My Mix & My Video Mix Listen and watch your favorite artists and discover more with My Mix and My Video Mix — curated personalized playlists based on your listening habits. You can also create playlists, share, listen to artist or track-based radio, check out artist bios, find similar artists, edit your play queue and much more. • Discover More Of What You Love Discovering new music is important. Whether it’s rediscovering an old favorite in HiFi or discovering your new favorite album to commute to, TIDAL has intuitive features to share new music with you based on your listening habits, whether it’s a personalized mix of old favorites or suggestions for similar tracks to add to the playlist you're building. • Artists At Work Here - Human Curation Our content is hand-curated by music experts and the artists themselves. Original playlists, podcasts, video series & documentaries celebrate the creators and their craft. No robots here. • Be Our Plus One with TIDAL X Whether we’re livestreaming a concert or hosting an exclusive event, TIDAL X makes sure our members get exclusive access to tickets, meet-and-greets and behind-the-scenes content. Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between Premium and HiFi. The price of the subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the price in the app before signing up. The subscription is automatically renewed and charged on a monthly (30 day) basis. You can cancel it at any time up until the day before renewal and you can at any time turn off the auto renewal. By signing up, you agree to TIDAL’s Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy and Mobile Terms, see http://tidal.com/terms
Huge Fan But Not To This Update
by Djfrankie87 on 2020/08/07 16:36
I love this app over Spotify, Apple Music and others. I’ve been using this app for years and the best part was that you can find the New Songs, Top Songs and New Albums easier than other apps. As a professional Dj, i use this app to stay up to date and organize my music. The latest update changed all of that. Every time you select a genre all you get now are playlists vs the previous update that showed you all of the new songs, new albums, top tracks, videos etc.. specifically for that genre. Now i’m spending more time looking than listening. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎.
Bugs
by Lolygaging on 2020/08/07 06:34
Has a bug where when I open Instagram the music quality drops to absolute trash please fix this I’m already considering going back to Spotify I also can report the bug on the website because the website doesn’t accept safari for some reason so I can’t report it please fix it
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Complete unethical company
by Aquarad on 2020/08/07 01:04
Their customer service is more like disservice. I canceled my account because they claimed to have live shows but we’re just recordings of old shows. Five months later I realize it didn’t cancel and when I went to request a refund it was a long back-and-forth, rude emails from them and they would not refund. It was only $50 but I had proof of cancellation and they knew this. Sad there are companies only out for personal gain with little to no value. Go with Spotify!
Happy customer for 4 years straight
by Doomchicken007 on 2020/08/06 22:02
I’ve been using Tidal since Kanye dropped TLOP and it was such an improvement over other streaming services at the time that I stuck with it. I have been paying for a subscription every month since then. It has consistently stayed up to date with other services since then. Lots of UI improvements are released, and in the rare event there is a negative change, it is always quickly reversed. Overall the navigation is extremely easy and quick and has improved in the time I have used it and continues to do so. The titular best music streaming service
Great!
by eli giving feedback on 2020/08/06 20:26
It is perfectly comparable to the other leading streaming services except Tidal pays the artists way more
All good so far
by SpencerQPQQPQPP on 2020/08/06 17:55
Although the economics of comprable compensation aren’t 1:1 between a listen of a CD vs. a stream, Tidal is certainly doing leagues better than any other streaming platform. As a professional musician, I used Spotify daily for more than 5 years. Daniel Ek’s interview with Music Ally made me call into question my daily financial contribution to my favorite artists, some of which are my friends. I have a YouTube video discussing the details, but the short answer is you have to listen to a song more than 500 times to compensate the artist for the equal amount you would compensate them for buying a single CD :( for Tidal, it’s only 180, which seems about right Haven’t been using the app long enough to make a complete opinion, so I may edit this later. So far so good, though. - Better artist compensation. - Noticeably higher fidelity recordings - easy-enough UI - no hassle with account creation - better customization of liking tracks (specifically, Spotify forces you to like a song if you add it to any playlist. Tidal does not.)
Tidal
by Jaycedessmith on 2020/08/06 16:55
Tidal is awesome. I would love to see lyrics provided for the songs.
App Watch
by the fireman4 lifes on 2020/08/06 14:53
When will Apple Watch be available for download and controls?
Good music quality, the app could be better
by Steven9797 on 2020/08/06 12:23
Since the last update there is no more way to sort the downloaded playlists or albums.
Poor support adware
by tunepong on 2020/08/06 01:10
I had Tidal HiFi a couple years ago and renewed recently. I’m doing that I used the trial link and got immediately billed without notice. I am ok to keep the service, but need a family subscription. Enter trying to contact customer service - email only and their replies do not email you back. My case was closed and trying to reopen it immediately closes the new case. The app itself works without any technical issues and the audio tracks sound noticeably better than the other major music services. The playlists are forgettable with lots of old songs unless you listen to the artists they promote. When opening the app it immediately shows a banner ad to install Waze - every time - perhaps because it remembers my car stereo has CarPlay. You would think the highest priced subscription would spare you ads. Absolutely poor form and customer service. I already cancelled my subscription and this time for good.
Radio options limited
by MR TARLETON on 2020/08/05 23:44
When selecting artist raising option it's limited to a playlist versus like artist. Also when coming back to artist radio it starts at beginning. Open it up with like artist for greater variety. Thanks
Sign in issue
by fixurshiii on 2020/08/05 22:02
Keyboard on iPhone is above can’t type in email this is bs because I just started a subscription
No Lyrics. Boo
by Fidgetpohl on 2020/08/05 21:45
Not sure why I pay so much and can’t get lyrics. Room to grow into 5 stars! Otherwise I love Tidal Hifi very much.
Very good. But I have a problem...
by elimochi2020 on 2020/08/05 17:51
Ok so, when I switched to sprint last year in December and I got tidal for free. And at first it was everything! Everything was working smoothly. So, now it’s August. I go to the app and it says I’ve been listening to a whole bunch of music - from people like Beyoncé and Josh Gough. I usually listen to musicals and I haven’t used it in weeks. Everything else seems to be okay but I changed my password just in case. Please fix my problem. Other than that it’s okay. I tried going to the support page on the website but it didn’t give me anything. Again please help
Complete Garbage
by AK510mayne on 2020/08/05 17:16
Customer support is extremely slow. Cannot upgrade my subscription to family (the only option I have is Hifi or Regular). When I contact support, I am asked for card information and PayPal subscription number, which I don’t have because I am on a free trial. Tidal is the worst service I have ever used.
This company is a scam
by Ceezer_25 on 2020/08/05 16:08
They get you to sign up “for free” then they say you can cancel easily ANYTIME you want. But that’s all a lie. They make it LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE to cancel your subscription. No joke , canceling your subscription is no where to be found. Not online , not on the app. They don’t even have a customer service number so you literally can’t do anything about it. If anyone figures this out can you let me know?
Irregular billing
by 4848292 on 2020/08/05 15:58
Not 30 days billing. Can’t contact customer service to resolve.
App crashes
by surv2syn on 2020/08/05 15:29
App worked fine for 2 years. In the past 3 or 4 months it’s been crashing FREQUENTLY. Also, some times certain artists it can’t pull up, just freezes. Happened a few times before for a couple of weeks before it started working again. Doing it now on 2 artists that I am trying to pull up (maybe more). This has been going on for too long now.
Too expensive
by Lollve78 on 2020/08/05 03:55
It’s good but too expensive
Beautiful design
by KazTheAwesome on 2020/08/04 16:47
Now update the app to add the lyrics you guys have already released to other people
Forget Spotify
by tenorplaya92 on 2020/08/04 14:50
This is better... It really is that simple
Tidal
by The app is the best app every on 2020/08/04 14:25
When you go to go in to a new app and I end your music and then you have to go back to the app
Voice commands
by mbl1978 on 2020/08/04 12:15
Why doesn’t tidal have Siri support
Tidal Premium... Really?
by Tiger_237_The_Last_Tiger on 2020/08/04 05:29
I got Tidal a little over a year ago and it had no problems playing the music that I like. Now whenever I log onto Tidal, it pops up with Tidal Premium. Every time I try and play my own playlists, it pops up with Tidal Premium. I don’t know about anybody else. But when I got Tidal, it was free to play music and playlists. And now that the fact that you need to buy Tidal Premium just to play music and your own playlists is kinda stupid. I hope this is just a glitch Tidal. Or I’m going back to Apple Music.
SIRI NEEDS TO BE ENABLES
by fiktxun on 2020/08/04 04:42
Can you all figure out how to enable Siri with the app so I can tell Siri to play music from TIDAL specifically songs or albums without having to actually type it in
Sound quality is all it has
by PSams on 2020/08/04 03:36
Music sounds fantastic, but the UX has a lot to be desired. If (more like when) Spotify introduces a lossless tier goodbye Tidal.
Tidal
by 6laxican on 2020/08/04 02:46
I’m just so glad that I have this app it’s better than anything I have ever had before... 110% satisfied.
Updates
by mjg7051 on 2020/08/03 20:29
I love everything about the app it just needs a sleep timer
UPDATE!
by Jus.Tae on 2020/08/03 18:37
I looooveee Tidal, I love how it finds music that matches what you love to listen to. The only thing I wish for you guys to do, is make a version that can work with SIRI & the APPLE WATCH. But so far in my opinion its 10s across the board! Thank you.
App is worthless
by Inmycudizone on 2020/08/03 16:28
They charged me two weeks after I just paid and I couldn’t use it. The app wouldn’t play anything so I paid for nothing. Then they turned it off. The customer support isn’t helpful either. I used to love tidal.
This is THE music service
by Silver Sound on 2020/08/03 13:35
The music quality is great, the app experience is strong, great liner notes for albums, and the auto generated playlists are interesting!
TIDAL REVIEW
by YourzTruely, Anastasia on 2020/08/03 12:24
BEST STREAMING APP IN THE WORLD !!! Number 1 BABY • It Includes special offers from your favorite music artist a that you can’t get from any other music streaming app
Need lyrics
by Stan_305 on 2020/08/03 11:55
This app is great but lacks the standard functionality of other streaming services. Why are we not able to view the lyrics while songs play?
Buggy since latest updates
by Moga8391747 on 2020/08/03 10:20
App keeps crashing after a few songs play and this has never happened for me. Long term (2 yr) tidal user and aside from this the app is great.
my app won’t stop crashing
by Humble Rewiewer on 2020/08/03 10:01
whenever i try to play music or even search anything up, my app crashes. it’s gotten to the point where i can’t even use the app.
Please fix!
by zdhagwvvqvq on 2020/08/03 06:47
Listening on iPhone 6s is often played faster than normal, it is very annoying and soon the application is exited.
Chrome cast is broken
by kmarion24 on 2020/08/03 03:53
When you are casting, the app won’t let you pick another song. You have to ‘queue’ it instead. Please fix this!
Playlists have disappeared
by revox72 on 2020/08/03 03:34
Sound quality is great but that doesn't matter anymore - every last playlist has disappeared.
Love this app!
by A. Noell on 2020/08/03 03:20
I love this app! Please consider assing a feature that the player shows when the screen is locked.
Navigation
by Beautiful _Virgo_ on 2020/08/03 02:23
It’s a little difficult to navigate where do the songs go after they’re downloaded?
Buggy
by Fubis80 on 2020/08/03 00:16
Can’t unpause at times and have to switch songs. A few other bugs but not terrible
Horrible
by .... Geezy on 2020/08/02 21:55
My app is always crashing while music is playing that makes the service pointless
A Music Lovers Dream Come True
by Wanyeezy on 2020/08/02 21:13
This is the best streaming service for music lovers and audiophiles alike. From the interface to exclusive content from your favorite artists, Tidal offers the most bang for your buck. Given that we won't have live music for some time, the archived performances from MIA should hold you over for the time being.
Only Hip-Hop and Pop
by Nick Elle on 2020/08/02 19:05
I wish I could like Tidal, but they only push Hip-Hop and Pop. I only listen to Electronic (mainly House and Techno), and I can barely find what I want. I wish they had more diversity.
Best thing to happen to music since vinyl came back!!
by BluesHarp777 on 2020/08/02 15:30
The difference in the quality and depth of field listening to music on Tidal is MILES better than iTunes. I’m honestly completely blown away, no bs. Worth every penny. I can’t stop listening!
Best value and best features!
by bigheadtrell on 2020/08/02 14:53
I like Tidal better than Apple Music and Spotify. Improved the playlists with the “My mixes” but could also be better
AMAZING
by chastynpatrick on 2020/08/02 13:57
BUT MR. DR. DRE OR WHOEVER THIS APPLIES TO!!!!!! PLS. ADD. LYRICS. CATCH UP WITH APPLE MUSIC AND SPOTIFY AND ADD LYRICS but make it better :)
No samples.
by Acematerial on 2020/08/02 00:26
Why can’t I sample music for free before making the decision to pay $25 a month? I’m not giving you any of my info unless I can hear what all the hype is.
Great app
by Rog__15 on 2020/08/01 16:21
Music is easy to find, playlists actually show you new music instead of repeating the ones you like. But wish there was a option to view the Lyrics so I could sing along.
great
by Fawaz Almarzuoq on 2020/08/01 14:53
been using it for two years, I’m nothing but pleased with the quality
Quality Control
by Wuurllsq on 2020/08/01 13:49
I’ve had this app for years and really love the ability to support artist & companies with superb quality... However, the recent 2 weeks have been the ABSOLUTE worst experience on my ears. Constant freezes, booting me off the app, constant pauses & skips. Please update and handle the bugs
Love the app, but
by Aurorabee on 2020/08/01 01:59
I love this app, but one of the more recent updates removed my ability to be able to sort my downloaded content by the date added, artist/album names, etc. Is there any way to fix this?
BETTER than Apple Music
by Veeorwhateva on 2020/07/31 18:44
I love how easy it is to discover new songs/artists. After you’re done one song, it’ll immediately play a similar song/artist next. Plus they have tons of different playlists. It really caters to your taste in music and allows you to branch out into other genres. When you 1st set it up, it lets you pick multiple artist/gentes that you like to better design picks for you and suggestions. You’re bound to find new, dope music.
希望可以中文翻譯歌名
by Ken9101 on 2020/07/31 17:53
亞洲歌希望可以快啲有中文翻譯歌名
Insane Quality
by shebshshhx on 2020/07/31 14:55
You can really tell the difference in the quality of music compared to Spotify and Apple
Killing Battery!!
by Alwaystubed on 2020/07/31 14:35
Runs constantly in the background and is killing the battery. 30% in a few hours without using. Please fix!!
Songs
by emankcinsitaken on 2020/07/31 04:02
Sometimes the songs pause for no apparent reason, but still, the quality is good.
Amazing
by Thelittleducklingfid on 2020/07/31 01:35
I love this service so so much. It’s included free with my phone plan and there’s literally millions of songs. I also love that I can see the credits for every track. I wish they’d add lyrics though
App has been closing on me for more then a week now
by splurge8856 on 2020/07/31 01:04
Can’t even listen to my music in peace . I’m a avid music lover and listen to music everyday . This brings distraught to me that I’m paying for a service to listen to music and it’s treating me like I don’t pay and running music off YouTubes website . Tidal needs to spend more money on testers . Development is really weak right now , can’t even listen to music for 10 Mins straight before getting booted off . I don’t want to switch but might have to go back to Apple music
love it but crashes too often
by karcar74 on 2020/07/30 20:31
i adore this app and listen to it all day everyday. however, it crashes too often. please fix so i can continue my adoration!
Incredible song algorithm
by Brittany Corker on 2020/07/30 16:08
Great music source. Support artist with incredible quality.
ITS GREAT
by 1952838472847 on 2020/07/30 14:50
It’s great bc it works on a speaker without the static and you don’t need a speaker if you don’t have one and it works if your playing gatcha life and other stuff.
Used to be good... crashing and distorting lately
by Jvmes Alexander on 2020/07/30 14:04
Used to be picture perfect playback. Have been seeing these issues after a recent update: 1) unable to play track in playlist no matter what 2) crashes over and over again 3) before crashing massively distorts the sound playing. This usually happens when it starts to play a song. I just updated again today. Here is to hoping the new update fixes the issue. For whatever reason had to find the app and then press update - was not showing up with the other auto updates in the update list. No luck. Now it crashes immediately after distorting horribly. This happens when playing offline (downloaded) files as well. I wonder if this is related to the change where the iOS app does MQA decoding now.
Love it..
by Jadyy101 on 2020/07/30 12:16
I tell everyone to get Tidal... Only one thing I wish would change is the fact that family members can share your account but you can’t listen while another member is listening other than that Tidal is great... (if there is a way please share with me)
Very slick app, needs bug fixing/UI features
by Noob_lord_747 on 2020/07/30 07:34
Got this app for free with sprint I think, let me say that this app is not worth it if you don’t care about the master/hifi mixes. Apple Music/Spotify, etc will deliver quality songs with an easier to use UI. I’m sticking with Tidal simply because I like the master mixes, even if they offer minimal change from what Apple Music has to offer. I also like that the app will auto play similar songs after the queue finishes, it’s really nice to keep finding good music. The UI is buggy sometimes, and doesn’t particularly work well with IOS, Siri and the drop down menu on IPhone will sometimes glitch out or stop playing music. It just needs further debugging to make it great. Also, the ability to queue new songs and transition from playlists needs design work. For instance I can’t add a playlist to the queue and then shuffle, the playlist will continue to play from the top down. Invest in Bluetooth headphones that allow you to change volume and also skip songs, and you’re basically set.
Refund
by MzTeel on 2020/07/30 02:59
Tidal signed me out two days ago. Payments process every 20th. Tidal will not let me sign in using my email. No one is responding to my email or tweet. Fix the app or issue me a refund.
Disappointed in lack of Dolby Atmos content
by InZain86 on 2020/07/29 15:16
Did the 1 month trial and due to the lack of Dolby Atmos content I cancelled trial within a half hour of downloading. I find Apple Music subscription sufficient until more Atmos content is available and by that time heck it might be available within Apple Music.
Mixed Feelings
by RockyBalboa2 on 2020/07/29 15:08
Im here to support Tidal for the obvious reasons. But...the app does not always work well. Glitches here and there, the app crashes or the music just stops playing. We need lyrics and a better search engine. If I type in the song lyrics, it should find the song. We don’t always know the title. Push Tidal!
Great Sound Quality but...
by dev2202 on 2020/07/29 14:36
Tidal provides a premium listening experience however I was charged for a “Free” Trial
So much potential
by dudemanguy711 on 2020/07/29 12:46
Over the past year Tidal has been making frequent updates. At first they were welcome improvements and it seemed like Tidal was really growing in the right direction but at some point things started taking a dive. Sound quality is still amazing of course but there was a turning point when they started actually removing features that users loved and adding new features that no one was asking for while simultaneously creating numerous errors and glitches. It’s really a shame because Tidal does sound great, pays artists more and has many great features but it’s user experience is inconsistent. For some time now I’ve been paying for both Apple Music and Tidal since my family still prefers Apple. Apple Music has a more user friendly interface and far better library organization and with all the great new updates coming in iOS 14 it’s hard to justify paying for Tidal much longer just for the sound quality. I hope that eventually they will start listening to their users.
Only R&B
by 8Oskid on 2020/07/29 11:35
One of the most famous group of the world had only 3 songs (bad ones). It only gives you R&B suggestions. Silver lining is it showed me how good the other music app is...
YouTube Music > Tidal
by NinoBrown987 on 2020/07/28 20:51
So I was really excited to switch over to Tidal especially with the deal their giving out right now. But I swear all this app does is lag, won’t work, or when it’s actually working.. after a little while all the songs I try and play.. all they do is buffer and buffer and buffer. I’m fine paying y’all the $1 a month for the next three months since that’s all it seems to be worth, but there is NO WAY IN HELL I’ll be sticking around paying $20 a month. For $15 I’ll be gong back to (already did actually) to YouTube Music and YouTube. (Buy YT and you get YT Music along with it for $15 a month for no ads and great loud sound, great content and features, etc). Sorry for driving a yacht thru your wave Tidal.. but am seriously let Down by what y’all got to offer. 1 Star , I’m Sorry.
Chromecast support bug
by Ca3l.m00dy on 2020/07/28 20:06
Since the last few updates, there’s a bug while chromecasting where I cannot manually change the song. You click on the song and nothing happens. Currently the only thing I can do is hit previous or next. To actually change to something else you have to disconnect chromecast, change the song, then reconnect it. Please fix. This used to work fine.
Tidal is great
by rx10884, on 2020/07/28 18:16
Although it cost money you can use this app for free for 30 days this app is the definition of quality and it is a great alternative to apple or Spotify if your going to order this get the one year package if there even is one. I give it a 5/5 🤟🏽 Legendary rating
Listening
by gehehehdsbns on 2020/07/28 15:20
Every time I tried to listen to music it says I have to pay for one of the premiums and I can’t listen to any songs because of that it might be a bug but I think not I think TIDAL is a waste of time.
Not happy
by Tomas Zakopal on 2020/07/28 06:26
Tidal app is full of bugs. Really annoying. Also they charged me for two subscriptions because I logged in on my computer and iPhone. I Reached our twice to support NO REPLY!!!! Thieves
Album Shuffle!
by Gomson III on 2020/07/28 06:02
Add Play function to albums so that you can shuffle and listen to your favorite albums from your collection. That would be sweet!
Still glitchy
by PharoahThomas on 2020/07/28 03:11
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Love it but there are some issues
by Arack Crap on 2020/07/28 00:16
I’ve had tidal for awhile now and never had any issues until recently. Sometimes when i’m listening to music it’ll just cut out and the app will close out. It’ happens at the most random times and i hope they’ll fix it soon, it’s becoming frustrating.
Great App
by Gil Pro Photo on 2020/07/27 20:01
I have Tidal and Spotify. I was ready to let go of Spotify, but they have an app for the Apple Watch that gives me more control from my watch when working out. I’ve been waiting on Tidal to do the same. That’s the only thing missing.
Good but lacking Watch & CarPlay Apps
by inz1 on 2020/07/27 15:21
Solid app. Solid service. Just lacks Apple Watch and CarPlay versions of the app.
Trash
by elgüeromexicano on 2020/07/27 05:09
Spotify is better
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Music’s best sounding app
by Keyfrom92 on 2020/07/26 22:28
Yall went from 4 to 5 stars easily. All the thing I wanted to be improved were done. I love this service and recommend it to anyone I can. I love how yall incorporate the culture at each turn. I am continuously supportive and hope to see even more success with yall in the near future. God bless
Black Owned
by OwntheworldEnt on 2020/07/26 21:27
Black Soul Black Owned Black Power #BLM
Inlove the app but I have a suggestion
by : 3 sanfuk on 2020/07/26 21:11
I thought it would be cool if the videos could have Vr mode
I like it
by Chief_Tellis on 2020/07/26 20:40
I like it
Two stars so far.
by Hartmann999 on 2020/07/26 20:16
Two stars until you fix a Chromecast connection problem.
🔥
by elguerodesanluis on 2020/07/26 13:07
Cuantas personas pueden usar la suscripción, en Apple Music tengo el plan familiar pero aquí cómo funciona?
Lyrics
by major283 on 2020/07/26 06:44
Could u add lyrics to most of the songs I feel like more people want that overall
The best music app out there
by nutonyahlip on 2020/07/26 04:08
Elite
Quite pleased
by chrisjgregory on 2020/07/26 00:49
I really underestimated how much of a difference Tidal’s quality and master recording would make especially in the car where I’ve got a pretty decent factory 13 speaker Bose system. With Spotify or Apple Music I was backing off at higher volumes in some songs because there would start to be noticeable quality decline and speaker distortion especially with hard hitting bass. I’ve found that the master tracks really do sound their best when I set the car equalizer all to zero and listen to them “as the artist intended” when they were making it. They $26.99 was a road block but then I found out that they offer a student discount that makes their hifi plan cost down to Spotify and Apple Music levels.
Genre search
by RelentlessPJ on 2020/07/25 18:10
I absolutely love Tidal and it is my ONLY source of music/streaming. I’ve been a subscriber since day one. So it pains me to make a complaint. But can someone please tell me why is it when I go to “search” in the app and select “hip hop” the only thing I get is Hip Hop playlists?! I cannot search artist, albums, videos by genre? Why? You guys have always had that feature and now it is gone. Why?! Please fix this, y’all should have 5 stars not 4.
Update lost all my music
by Want it easy rob on 2020/07/25 16:01
So with a recent update I lost all my favorites (artist, tracks, downloaded content) and required a new login which tried to prompt me to resubscribe. Smh. Now that I have to start my music lifestyle it maybe time to explore other options.
Won’t play some albums
by sdkjfl; s p wij 'w on 2020/07/25 15:10
Switched over from Spotify and regret it. This app is so glitchy. I can tap on a song for hours and it acts like nothing happened. Just work!
Bad playback
by liznjuneki on 2020/07/25 11:42
The app is super slow playback always has errors
HOVIE Da Great‼️
by Key6s Parier, The Ambassador on 2020/07/25 05:09
Issa app by HOV 🤷🏿‍♂️🙏🏿✊🏿
NO ADDS ITS THE BEST
by heyheyheyhehbegeheh on 2020/07/25 03:43
It’s really good and worth it
MQA content now available(with 1 issue). Tidal is a must have!
by Pmdagg on 2019/04/02 02:04
I have had tidal for about 10 months now and I’ve gotten the most out of what apple offered when it comes to streaming HiFi music. One thing that was a small disappointment with the iOS app before was the inability to play MQA (Masters) content. The only way to utilize MQA content was via my MacBook Air desktop app. Today I was fooling around with the app settings and noticed that Tidal updated the app in version 2.7 to allow iPhone users the ability to listen to MQA content. I assumed this wasn’t ever going to happen due to apple’s hardware. Well now this app, which already deserves 5 stars(apples problem not tidal) has made it a must have service for Audiofile music lovers like myself. Listening to Tidal MQA music on the iPhone X with my sennheiser HD600’s through apples USB camera adapter connecting with my audio quest dragonfly red finally gives iPhone users the desired music quality they deserve. There’s not an IOS app that I’m aware of that allows better than CD quality streaming than Tidal. It’s now worth every penny spent! The only problem is that not all MQA content downloads as MQA. Some so, some don’t Oh yea, if your a military veteran you can sign up for a discounted monthly offer for the top notch account that saves you $4 a month. Thanks Tidal!
Just a few issues...
by Zay2293 on 2020/07/01 17:09
almost at the end of my free trial. PLEASE add an apple watch app. I hate having to carry my iphone with me when I workout just to listen to music, due to your lack of an app for the apple watch. Also, when connected to car bluetooth, the app glitches. when I leave the car, the music will pause. but when I get back in the car, it will not automatically start playing again. it makes me manually force close the app on my iphone and go back into the tidal app to resume playing (this also restarts the song i was playing, and sometimes the whole playlist. very annoying). i didn’t have this issue with apple music. I get “error loading this content” when trying to load my playlists through apple carplay, which, again, forces me to manually pull out my phone and do it from there. hopefully tidal reads this review and fixes these issues, as this would truly perfect the app and I would leave 5 stars. the sound quality is amazing, music definitely sounds the way the artist intended. the layout takes a little getting use to if you’re use to apple music, but I actually now prefer the layout of tidal. i love the tidal mixes and the different stations that they have available. it could be a perfect app if they fix these issues. not sure if i’ll be continuing to use it after my free trial ends, the lack of an apple watch app and the glitches that I put up with on daily basis (the ones I listed earlier) are a big turn off for me.
Great offerings and a little room for improvement
by pw sf on 2020/07/06 05:13
All good but for one thing... the interface is more wonky and illogical than it should be. I like the ability in Apple Music to just play all of my songs on shuffle when I don’t want to spend time thinking about what to queue up. Why can’t I do this on TIDAL? Seems like a feature that could be added without effort. I also am a little baffled about how from my phone, laptop and Apple TV app the placement of items is different... I’m actually not that in to videos but on Apple TV TIDAL seems to view audio only offerings as the least important item... they do know that many people run their high end stereo systems using the app... currently one has to scroll all the way down through the same classic videos and movies to find new music, and after I play a new release it kicks me back to the top when all I wanted back up one step and play the next new track or a different new album. Huh? They have focus groups and all that they take feedback from right? But if I swallow my irritation with these kind of inexplicable weirdnesses TIDAL is the best of the streaming crowd. Please developers note the flexibility and ease we all need and up your game the rest of the way... if this is your best please know it’s not keeping up with the other guys.
Almost the best music app ever!
by Latinomanhayes14 on 2020/06/30 01:25
What I mean by almost is other than the fact that the audio has been mastered and or remastered or however they put it, one thing that would be cool that I have noticed with other music apps, is that lyrics are available for songs! Sometimes I get carried away with the quality that this app brings to music but I would love to be able to sing along with songs that I am getting to know or even my favorite songs that I don’t know the lyrics to! I don’t know if this review will even be read by the developers but if that is something that you might be able to incorporate in the not so distant future, I feel like many more people, other than myself, would greatly appreciate this feature! It’s so nice to be able to listen to CD and studio quality versions of songs. There’s so many sounds that I really missed out on and I only go back on my old music apps to look up songs that I have saved just so I can listen to them on tidal! Definitely worth the money or free trial, which ever you can get your hands on!
App review: Great but needs essential updates!
by Ing on 2019/06/15 03:33
Ok, Tidal gets a lot right... sounds great, especially the MQA stuff ... closest to analog I’ve heard thus far (HiFi tier only)... I’d give their service 4 stars, it’s the app I give 3...the app misses because there’s no easy way to search when you are in offline mode, which is a must do when trying to make sure you don’t waste data downloading hi-res files! Need shuffle within artist, better playlist controls... maybe even a toggle for making sure it only downloads over WiFi? I don’t know, I like Tidal a lot, especially after my iTunes library was messed up due to its inherently flawed “matching” system... obviously there is no matching abilities with Tidal at all, the draw for me is having a separate rental app and having my iTunes library synced from my Mac Pro without “matching” deciding to match random tracks with different masters from the album a track is originally from or screwing up my cover art... anyway, the MQA and full resolution downloads make Tidal is very very realistic and tempting alternative for the long haul for music rental. Wish the desktop version allowed downloads for offline listening too... Random missing albums are an issue too... why certain albums aren’t available is odd especially if an artist is on Tidal and the album isn’t that old...
Read the Zappos book on customers
by jmarcus on 2018/11/23 18:21
I started selling high end audio equipment back in the 90s, to me the popularity signaled the end of the high end audio Industry and the backlash of consumers against record companies for producing and supporting music distribution mediums that wore out, or scratched easily. I should have known better that people would help move file based music into the hi-fi so many of us cling too. Supported by this trend, I signed up for Tidal with a hi-fi account. The sound quality does come through, and my Oppo application usually works with Tidal, that about where my satisfaction with Tidal ends. First UX, what year is it? Offline sorting, display of albums, vs artist and general navigation smack of early 2000s expect the availability of modern program languages reveal either the incompetence of Tidal’s product team or they have outsourced their UX to a bank. Customer support is impossible to contact. The last time I tried, their wasn’t any authentication between the app my account and their ticketing system, so each time I wrote a ticket and submitted it, I got a message saying I wasn’t authorized. I unsuccessfully emailed and took to Twitter, none of the channels replied. What a dismal and useless waste of money. I consider this a major management failure. Good luck, when you are selling for pennies on the dollar refer to this review. Make your customers happy and they won’t have to lower their gaze when people ask why they are using Tidal in public.
My Only Problems
by rocavija on 2018/03/22 01:08
I've been a dedicated Apple Music user for years but I'm looking for a change so I created a trial account and so far I've been loving it! Most music streaming services are similar so there really isn't anything revolutionary about another streaming service, it's all about preference. Tidal is a great service that provides a great app, but I have three problems with the app and web browser that are making the service difficult to fully enjoy. I don't like that it's not possible to save specific tracks of an album as ONE album, instead they save as "tracks" as a seperate category. I'm a neat freak so I like oragnization and that method of seperateing between tracks and albums is inconvenient. There should be a page for albums (you can save any tracks you want from the album) and there should be a tracks page where ALL the songs in your library are shown and there should be the option to play ALL the tracks on shuffle, or in order, etc. I also don't like that there isn't an option to organize albums by artist AND release date. The first and problem is far more important to me than the second one. I hope Tidal would make this change, if they do, they'll have a subscriber for life.
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by Howy Doody on 2020/06/23 02:20
I like hi quality sound having grownup with vinyl as basically the only form of recorded music. That said, I find it hard to conceptualize how HiFi, being analog by nature, can be completely reproduced in a digital environment. That said, I thought I would give it a try and might have even heard a little difference but for the $25 per month I am not sure it is worth it. Considering that is more money monthly than 2 HD video streaming services and considering that TIDAL doesn’t seem to interface well nor does it feel very intuitive. But, here is my biggest pet peeve; I contacted them for service and found no phone support! Twenty-five dollars per month and no phone support! Outrageous! Worse, I emailed them and 3 days later they responded and so it went. Two weeks later they had not even figured out my account. I am not used to being treated like that especially for $300 per year. If we are going to pay that kind of money for music streaming service they should be prepared to treat us like royalty. HD music from Apple and Pandora sounds good to me and while some may be saying I don’t have an ear, I studied voice with one of the top coaches in the country with gold records on his wall from a number of his students and my father was one of jazz’s greats. I am willing to pay for what I get if it’s worth it but I ain’t paying for a limo and riding the bus!
Pleasantly surprised
by Iphone 007 on 2019/03/14 11:47
I’m a mastering engineer so as you can my expectations were high for sound quality. I knew the HiFi $20/month would sound better than any other streaming service but I didn’t want to pay that much right now. So I decided to test the premium version (320kbps) against Spotify’s Extreme version (320kbps) and to my surprise Tidal was cleaner, more depth, and overall changed my experience. I am now sold to Tidal until the competition decides to raise their music quality to at least match Tidal’s premium. Tidal still has some work to do to match Spotify’s features like blocking explicit tracks and better integration with other systems like Alexa. And one of the most annoying things about Tidal for me was the constant push of hip hop in your face. I got over it once I started to play more what I liked. The home screen improved a lot after that. But if you’re serious about sound quality and still hesitating spending $20 a month don’t because their $10 version beats any other $10 service.
The Music quality is unrivaled, still no Siri or Apple Watch integration
by _StarQuality on 2019/10/30 01:16
I not an expert in audio so I honestly didn’t have any expectations that I would notice any difference between NORMAL quality and the MASTER, but I have to say I was blown away. The master quality is superb, songs I’ve listened to hundreds of times completely transform, and all the details, layered sound, and 3 dimensional effect take the music to elevated level of intimacy. I appreciate Tidal for providing a studio quality experience. However, I really wish that lyrics where where available in the app I think any true music platform should have a lyrics feature. Also, since such a large portion of tidal subscribers use Apple devices it would be nice if there were Siri integration and Apple Watch compatibility for this app. I want nothing more to be able to ask Siri to play my morning drive playlist in the tidal app. And I wish I could leave my phone in the house to go for a morning jog and still be able to stream my favorite songs . The Apple Watch has come so far and I use to make calls, check the news, and stream my favorite podcasts why can’t I browse thru my tidal music selection from my watch ?
Best source for high end sound!
by Scudman on 2019/09/17 18:23
I just purchased a new stereo system and the first thing I wanted to do was upgrade the music sources since MP3 was not cutting it for me anymore. With a pair of B&W 702s and a new Denon AVR-4500H, is wasn’t scrimping on the equipment and I certainly wasn’t going to scrimp on the sound sources anymore so when I found Tidal, I jumped headfirst and amped up to be able to get MQA files, both streaming and downloading. Ran into a little snag though and that was the iPhone wouldn’t send MQA files wirelessly so kept digging and ended up purchasing a Cobalt Dragonfly DAC and connected it to the iPhone via their lightning camera kit to allow the Dragonfly to connect via USB. I then connected it to my amp with a mini jack coming out of the Dragonfly and split to a pair of RCA outlets into an analog connection. Cooking now! Fantastic sound!! My only complaint is that a friend sent me a playlist with about 2000 songs on it and it’s too unwieldy to scroll through. I’ve downloaded all the songs via the playlist but can’t find them outside of the playlist. No new Albums or Artists show up, just the one playlist. Tidal, please fix this!
Good but could be better
by Medolarklime on 2020/03/25 15:06
The main reason i switched from other platforms is because of Jay Z availability and other artists’ partnerships. One of the most frustrating parts of the app is the necessity of having to manually add artists to collection when adding their songs. This should be either automatic or i should be given the option to make it automatic. Also why aren’t songs added to my collection, on the mobile app, a different color or some other way to identify??? I can clearly see on the non mobile version the green heart icon. Also, on the mobile app, why do i have to scroll thru my 3000 plus songs without a quick scroll option? If filtered alphabetically, and the song starts with a “z”, i have to scroll thru 2999 songs!! Also playback has issues I thought stemmed from my 7 year old iPhone 6 but they continued with my brand new 11. The App will periodically freeze and buffer. Sometimes wont play songs that I’ve played literally 30 seconds before. Shuts down by itself. Automatically reverts to shuffling songs recently played for some reason. Etc. I haven’t completely let go of my other subscription because of these issues.
waiting for the Apple Watch app
by Tjovian on 2020/01/28 08:42
I’ve been using iTunes and Apple Music solely for 15 years and I’ve stayed locked into the ecosystem because it was convenient and familiar, but after I was given a turn-table as a gift a year ago I rediscovered the beauty of vinyl. I began to record my vinyls as lossless files you listen to on the go in the VOX app, but the app is terribly buggy, crashes often, and after a recent update keeps nagging me to buy a premium subscription to play music I already own, which is just ridiculous. I decided that if I had to pay subscription fees, I’d be better off looking for a service that could save me the hassle of having to record my vinyls, encode, split, tag, and transfer to my mobile devices and was deciding between trying Tidal and Qobuz, but wound up picking Tidal due to the reviews I read and the price point (HiFi access with student pricing for $5?!?, I couldn’t sign up fast enough). I still have Apple Music so I can listen to audio using just my cellular Apple Watch when I’m mowing the lawn or out kayaking, but the 2 hours a day I spend commuting is more luxurious now that I’m able to easily play hi-res audio on my Harman Kardon system in my car.
Music Lova
by SASSLSWBS on 2019/01/09 16:48
I absolutely love this streaming service! I have a very eclectic mind and listen to everything from Disney to Country to Pop to Rap, and most genres in between. One thing that I would love to see on here though is the option to search in your own playlist. I have almost 2,000 songs on my “Everyday” playlist, and it can be daunting to scroll and try to remember what number the song was. To make this easier as well, if there was a way to put artists/songs in alphabetical order from a cell phone on your individual playlist, that would be helpful. Even if a search option isn’t in the near future. I know that it is possible from a PC but I haven’t been able to on my phone. One feature that was added that I am extremely grateful for, was the “duplicate” feature. Some songs I hear on the radio, think to add them on my playlist, and before I wouldn’t know that it was already on there, but now I do! It was just in the mix of the 2,000 that I already have. All in all, I love the service/app and will (and do) recommend it to anyone that asks what I use.
Almost perfect application that gets ruined every few updates
by XxjuanxX on 2020/07/13 15:57
I have been a long-time customer of TIDAL. While I love the streaming quality and the layout/design of the application, the last few updates have been terrible. It takes forever for saved tracks to load (only showing the blinking T Icon for 30 to 45 seconds - rendering you unable to play music at that very moment until your tracks fully load). Due to the changes in streaming quality from track to track, when a lower quality song finishes, the next higher quality song may not play until you manually go in and hit play or skip the track. The app uses lots of battery power. Would be nice to have the additional speaker output settings provided on the Desktop version of Tidal when streaming via Bluetooth to a dedicated speaker. Also, Please bring back the suggested tracks by swiping left! Tried reporting bugs through the website but kept getting errors on multiple occasions. I love Tidal and prefer it over all other streaming platforms. Once these few issues are addressed - it will be a 5 star application!
Music is good, UX is so-so
by carode on 2020/02/03 00:49
The master quality recordings sound noticeably better. The selection of music is pretty impressive. I use it most of the time on my phone in my car via a Bluetooth device called Tune2Air, but also on my iPad with a Bluetooth speaker at home. The UI/UX of the app itself leaves lots to be desired. It often doesn’t remember where you left off on a playlist—either starts from the top or it replays songs you already heard the last time you listened. It does nor retain whether you had a playlist on shuffle or not, or at least it doesn’t keep shuffling if that’s what you were using. It’s not easy to create playlists, not intuitive—far too many taps and you can only add one song at a time. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a a music app that makes it unpleasant to create playlists. I’ve also done searches for an exact song name, spelled it right, and it says “no results.” Then I search instead for the artist and I find the song. Weird. I recommend you hire some peeps to develop your app properly, Tidal. The quality of your app is nowhere near the quality of the content you offer. But it should be. Frustrating.
5 stars is not enough!!!!!!!&
by moorejason1981 on 2019/05/06 22:44
Tidal app is what I spent most of my time on. Far as I know they have everything but Tool. I’m sure it’s not cause Tidal forgot. Tidal when playing MASTER QUALITY sounds better than any streaming app I ever wasted my time on. Not all albums or artist are in MQA. But I love seeing that (M) beside a track or by an album. I’m so glad ISO finally got MQA. I knew they was working on it and the day I could play Tidal on my new iPhone XS Max an email was sent and I been blown away by every update and the awesome interface and of course all the music you can search for. Make sure you know they spelling of the band or you may think Tidal doesn’t have it. But sure enough they do. Do yourself all a favor go on and get Tidal HIFI/MQA!!! It’s the one that cost more. Not premium that one is not the best one. It’s still good but spend a few bucks more and listen to the sound!!!!!!!!! Can’t say enough. Jammin right now!!!!!’ Tidal is hands down the best app on my iPhone to date. Thank you to everybody at Tidal!!!!!
Love this app but 2 things I hate.
by shebej on 2020/03/26 10:43
I really used to like tidal but I hate updating the app because there’s always changes that I absolutely HATE. I’ve had it for a few years but what happened to the artist radio stations?!? Did the “mix” replace them? If so, I don’t like that because it doesn’t really allow me to listen to music based off of an artist or song I’m currently into. I also don’t like that if I pause a song or go out of the app it doesn’t play the last song I was listening to or just pick back up where it was paused. It ALWAYS goes back to the song that was playing when I first started listening to a play list or album 😠 sooo annoying. So, if it started on the first song originally it will ALWAYS go back to the first song unless I’ve repeated a song multiple times then it will always start from that song 🤦🏼‍♀️. I really don’t understand why it started doing this. So ANNOYING!!!!! Other than those two things I enjoy the content it provides, it usually has any song you’re looking for, and good sound quality.
The best streaming app out!! Hands down!
by Sey Wha?! on 2019/11/10 21:42
I have been using Tidal desktop and app for over a year now. Let me tell you. This is hands down the best streaming app out there. The sound quality in high def and videos as well is unmatched! They have exclusive content that you won't get or see anywhere else on the web. So, don't even try to look for it if an artist says they're only premiering it on Tidal cause they are very strict about that. They offer exclusive early access to concerts and other special events, which I haven't attended yet. But I will very soon. Also, I'm a music producer so I find music based on their algorithms that I can't get on any other streaming app or service. You can tell this app was made by very passionate artists and musicians. I love it!!!! And always tell others about it. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't feel the same way I do who has the app as well. So, that should tell you something.❤️
Huge audio quality discrepancy when switching output
by Banes on 2020/07/22 19:54
I listen mainly on my iPhone XS Max and I really enjoy listening to high quality music. I just ended a trial subscription to Deezer HiFi and wanted to try Tidal. Interface is ok, I don't really like how the option to cast to my Google Cast enabled devices is not on the top right corner like nearly every other app that is cast-enabled. But my biggest gripe is that when I do switch from casting back to audio on my phone, the audio quality is deplorable. I listened to the same track - Out of Love by Alessia Cara - on Tidal (where it is a "Master Track") then Google Play Music (on the highest audio quality) and Tidal sounded so awful, mainly on the high end. Low end notes were decently clear and punctuate, but man when those mids and trebles come in - it sounds atrocious. The only way I've been able to resolve it is if I uninstall the app and reinstalled it. I cast my music to my speakers every morning when I get ready for the day and I don't want to have to uninstall and install the app every single day. I'm definitely not going to continue my subscription (especially at $26/month) if this problem cannot be resolved.
No streaming over cellular (AT&T)
by Jordaaaannnnn on 2018/07/13 14:41
Streaming music on cellular data hasn’t worked for over a month. All my friends and family with TIDAL have this same problem. I like TIDAL and have been trying to justify still paying for it, but at this point I’ve gotta switch to a different service. I reached out to customer support via email to ask how to fix this problem or how to get a refund, and it took 10 days before they responded and asked for my account info. I sent them back my info and a reiteration of the problem. It’s been 2 weeks with no response. I l want to support TIDAL, but they’re not allowing me to use the service they purport to provide (streaming music.) Since they’re not selling me a product, I suppose I’m just giving the company a monthly donation. It’s obvious that they know about the problem but haven’t figured out how to fix it. They’ve released several updates without addressing the problem that MANY users have brought to their attention. When I brought the problem to their attention via email they stopped responding. Again, I’d prefer to be a customer, not a donor. Unfortunately, as of right now, I’m a donor because TIDAL does not offer any service that can be used or consumed.
So much potential
by dudemanguy711 on 2020/07/29 12:46
Over the past year Tidal has been making frequent updates. At first they were welcome improvements and it seemed like Tidal was really growing in the right direction but at some point things started taking a dive. Sound quality is still amazing of course but there was a turning point when they started actually removing features that users loved and adding new features that no one was asking for while simultaneously creating numerous errors and glitches. It’s really a shame because Tidal does sound great, pays artists more and has many great features but it’s user experience is inconsistent. For some time now I’ve been paying for both Apple Music and Tidal since my family still prefers Apple. Apple Music has a more user friendly interface and far better library organization and with all the great new updates coming in iOS 14 it’s hard to justify paying for Tidal much longer just for the sound quality. I hope that eventually they will start listening to their users.
Music keeps randomly stopping
by jft.atl on 2018/10/25 00:00
Been using Tidal for a while with no complaints, mostly would like to see some improvements to app like lyrics, but I’m patient and understand it might take a second to implement..Anyways for whatever reason since I updated a version or two ago, my music will not always play and sometimes it’ll cut off. Or, if I add music to the my Play Queue it will not continue playing always. This is kinda of frustrating as I know it’s not my connection because it used to always play and I have no other data issues besides Tidal randomly cutting off. Also I would love if the search could be improved sometimes you could put the EXACT word-for-word/letter-for-letter song and artist into it, and it still will not show up as some of the top results (Example: “Money” by Cardi B does not show up when searched like “Money Cardi B”, instead it shows up her other song “Money Bag” as well as a few more results from other artists before you can find it, so its a little inconvenient)
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Amazing service, great quality, just need a few touch ups
by Mclaren_7 on 2019/04/13 17:41
The service that tidal provides is top notch. After listening to my favorite music for about 10 mins made me realize how great of a product this is. And being a hifi subscriber I have to say it is well worth the money. But having tried many other streaming services I will have to say that the artist section on tidal needs a little work. On other platforms when you download music you can easily just go to the artist section and see all the artist that you listen to. On tidal currently you have to go to the artist profile, like it then the pop up in the artist section. I would just like to go to artist see all the artist I have either liked their profile or downloaded their music. And then I can see all the music by that artist that is in my library and select which album or tracks I want to hear. But overall I like how far tidal has grown in a short time and can’t wait to see where the platform goes next.
Like Netflix for music
by Only available in some areas on 2019/11/06 21:12
I appreciate the videos and custom or exclusive content you get from tidal. Lots of live shows and interviews that I want to see more of from my favorite artists. Not to mention the music videos? Way high quality video and audio sound. 10/10 if you have high quality headphones and appreciate not just hip hop but all good music. Some more obscure stuff is found here, too. Happy to see tidal improving over time. My only complaint is that I can’t get Siri to play something from tidal but that’s apple’s fault not tidal. Would like to see some Siri integration from tidal if possible or on google and Alexa to compete more on that front. Also the suggested song algorithm is pretty good at introducing me to new songs I do like. But I think the algorithm needs more work to improve because I get the same songs over and over. I also want more ways to save my music. But honestly, tidal is bomb. 9/10 overall
Updates
by Codith Brown on 2019/01/09 17:10
Love the app. Love the selection of music. Love the features like interviews, concerts, playlists and the ability to download content. Love the fact that this service shares more revenue with the artist. A few updates I would like to see in the future is the option to download singles/stand alone songs. The only way to download as of now is when the single is attached to an album. Also, it would be nice to close the app, reopen the app and still have my content in the same position it was in before it closed. If the app closes for any amount of time, I have to go in an find the album I was listening to all over again. Maybe Tidal can be installed directly to a device, like “apple music” is and that way Tidal can work as a mechanism of the phone instead of just a web based app. This would help with functionality a lot. Like I said, LOVE the app. I will continue my subscription. Just my two cents.
Amazing AI + Human Curation
by WaveVidz on 2019/05/14 19:05
I’ve tried them all (or just about) and, as someone who refuses to listen to music on the radio because the playlists are so completely lame, I unequivocally have to say that the human and software power behind this service is stunningly good. I have never discovered this amount of stellar, new (to me) music in such a brief time, ever. The curation is fantastic with adventurous, wide ranging playlists to suit any taste while also driving you deeper into new, related sonic territory. The AI is equally impressive as it seamlessly follows up on your listening. Of the new music chosen by the service based on my listening patterns, I’d say 85-90% seriously hit the mark (vs. 10-15% for the other services I’ve tried). I find myself constantly hitting “Add to My Collection” so that I can follower later on what the hell that great tune was. And the audio quality is as good as it gets though it’ll cost you a bit more.
Favorite Music Service By Far...BUT...
by kttuggle on 2017/11/18 17:48
I love just about everything about Tidal. The expansive music library, the exclusive content, the articles, the series, podcasts, videos, live shows...I can get every single thing that I need for my music fix from this app. It’s honestly unmatched. The ONLY complaint that I have is that the “Add to Play Queue” feature doesn’t work correctly when music is already playing. If I’m trying to add an album to my queue to play after the one that’s currently playing, it inserts all of the songs into the middle of the current album’s tracklist instead of starting it after the current album finishes. It drives me CRAZY. It makes the feature essentially the same as the “Play Next” option and it only works correctly when no music is playing. Please, please, PLEASE fix this issue. It’s the only thing keeping Tidal from being a perfect app!
Great music stream app but one mistake is happening
by Aquakidd on 2018/10/06 20:32
Ever since the first couple of updates on the app there’s been a problem with the play queue you put on the right side . I put a bunch of music in the “play next” and “add to play queue”. I use the play queue a lot for new music or just a set of songs I want to use . But now what happens is once a song is finished being played the song completely disappears from the song list on the right . It never used to be like this in the past. The song used to stay in the playlist you made on the right side so I can go back and save the songs I added as playlist. If this doesn’t come back it’s going to be frustrating listening to music. If I add a buck a songs to the queue and I accidentally hit a whole album to play , all the songs I put in the queue completely disappears. In previous versions of the app the songs I put in the play queue would remain there. If there’s any way they fix that problem this app would be 5 stars no question.
Enjoy much more the Apple Music
by gargano96 on 2020/04/16 16:13
At first I didn’t think i would ever use this knowing I have everything apple product and I had Apple Music but I was impressed on how good Tidal works with a majority of my apple products, love the look on the bigger screen like the iPad and even works with Airplay on the TV and also the fact you can choose the quality of your music, I definitely hear the difference and I love how clear my music sounds, not just loud like Apple Music. The only reason I did not give a 5 star is simply because there is no real support for Apple Watch. I can only do the simple things like control the volume, play/pause/ next or repeat, etc. but there is no real way of using tidal on your watch unless the app is running on your phone which is a bummer since I tend to leave my phone behind while running errands at time or even while at the gym. If you guys can implement that then I would definitely rate a 5 star review!
Best Music App... period.
by bilbobagginzz on 2019/11/06 04:47
Always original content, artist videos, artist interviews from some of the most respected journalists in the industry so they’re actually GREAT interviews, the best sound quality I’ve ever heard on any music app (I can literally play the other big music apps at the same time with my headphones and hear a significant difference, LOUDER AND CLEARER), HD camera access to LIVE CONCERTS, best suggestions to hear music I might like, always updating new music so I never miss anything new, the best layout which makes it nicer and easier to use than these other outdated music apps... this app should actually charge more than it does. Everyone who uses it from my phone is shocked, and everyone I suggest to use it ditches their old service and uses Tidal. And this is no exaggeration and I’m not being paid to say this. I use this everyday and it’s amazing. Thank you TIDAL. Keep up the great work!
Great quality but lacks features
by FayeRichardson on 2017/09/21 18:04
I’m really enjoying the new interface of Tidal. It’s very sleek and modern. And I love the curated playlists. It’s very easy to be able to find new underground artists. However I do have some ideas that could make Tidal a more user friendly streaming service. There should be an option to organize a playlist alphabetically and also to be able to search for a song within a playlist. Another minor annoyance I have is having duplicate songs within a playlist. I wish it would say “This song is already added”. A minor issues I have are the shuffle is usually in the same order so I’m listening to the same songs in that order whenever I listen to that playlist. I also have that same issue with artist radio. Like I already said, these are minor issues, however very useful. Would just like to see them implemented since other streaming services have them as well.
When it works properly it’s great, but it rarely does
by jamtander on 2020/02/10 22:21
When the app works as intended it’s a great experience and being able to select higher audio qualities is very noticeable when using headphones or higher end speaker. However, the app is extremely glitchy and slow. The only reliable way to listen to music on the platform is to download everything. Granted, I am willing to wait a few seconds for a song to load, especially if it’s in higher quality, but using the search feature doesn’t always work. Furthermore, when I click on particular artists’ catalogues to expand and see in entirety, the app gets stuck in it’s loading screen. There are also many instances of songs randomly stopping and playlists taking forever to load. I thought it may be my internet, but I have tried on many different networks and it continues to have the same issues. Worth my $5 for 5 months, but not the insanely high asking price for non promo membership.
TIDAL has changed the way I listen and explore
by RickRickI on 2019/01/11 04:09
TIDAL has been a revelation to me! The sound is terrific over my high-end audio system; and especially over headphones with my Firefly Red and beloved vintage Sennheiser 560iis. But best of all is that I can listen to something, then explore practically forever following threads of the performer, composer, instruments, etc. I listen mainly to classical and jazz, almost never to insanely crappy contemporary pop. I wish the track display for music being played worked better for classical - there's a lot to display in classical: Composer, piece, movement number, movement name, artist - none of the on-line services or iTunes seem to have the display adequately covered. The HD sound is usually as good as CDs played on my Naim CD player, which admittedly is getting pretty old by now. It's best over Firefly/headphones, is a little compromised by Apple AirPlay into the HiFi, haven't tried an outboard DAC yet. But overall it's good enough that I'm about ready to box up and put in storage the probably 1200 CDs that take up a huge amount of our small living space. I'm not very convinced of MQA yet. Some tracks sound really fine; but a lot of others sound "disembodied", a bit veiled, and there are others with what sound like smearing or digital artifacts. Maybe some of it has to do with the Firefly decoding?
I miss the functionality so hard
by Jenaejanna on 2020/05/13 17:07
Please go back to how you could swipe right and see your queue, swipe left and it offers similar music, discovering music is so hard now and when clicking the play queue in corner three bars it always clears out now if you aren’t on a playlist so I can’t even remember what I’m listening to and it gets lost forever or I gotta go back and search for it then the queue starts all over again I miss being able to see past plays and going down the black hole on the left of discovery Whyyy would you remove those two features just to skip tracks ??? Music discovery has STOPPED for me based of lack of functionality and that was the whole point for me of Tidal over other services and I KNOW I’m not the only one. Please go back to allowing me to go down the black hole on the left and seeing on the right the queue of everything rather than it disappearing every time I play something that’s not on a playlist
Going Above and Beyond
by AppLoverMike on 2019/11/12 06:34
I remember when I first got this app, I had a hard time comparing it to Apple Music’s interface with respect to user friendliness. In reality, Tidal is setup the way it is to expose you to new content not just to house the stuff you already know you like. I love the mixes that they create which take the songs I have been listening to and create a playlist based off those tracks with new tracks that I might like as well. I love the Suggested Tracks because it gives me that exposure to all different forms of content that I may have never come across on my own. I enjoy the exclusive content that Tidal offers with certain artists. I once was able to go to a Van Lathan talk that I won from a Tidal contest. I’ve had the chance to go to see Meek, Hov & Bey, and more through Tidal. Great platform (not just an app) and great idea that started with artists.
Honest Opinion
by Kix Geek on 2019/09/09 22:22
I liked Apple Music for its simplicity and massive music catalog but something always seemed to be missing. I originally had no interest in buying another subscription based music app but after using the free trail for awhile I would happily recommend TIDAL to any and everyone. I love that once you choose a song the algorithm actually chooses other songs that compliment the flow and mood of the song you originally choose and not just play the same artist repeatedly. This has actually introduced me to some artists I did have an interest on listening to at first and other I had never heard of. Not to mention listening to music on Master quality makes a serious difference from you usual jam sessions. I have to give it to TIDAL for advancing the streaming game to the next level and hope it continues to grow.
App is inconsistent
by MxttPxtt on 2020/05/01 19:23
I used to love this app with every fiber in me. It was my go to music streaming service. It was fast, easy to use, and had every song I needed (wish it had podcasts but it’s not too big of a deal). Lately however, (possible the last 6 months) the app has been glitchy, and has been working on and off. There seems to be a different problem every week. It never lasts for longer than a month but it’s infuriating. Lately I can’t even stream music using my WiFi, I have to turn it off, unless the music I’m listening to is downloaded. My WiFi is not the problem, and it works exceptionally fast with every other app, but tidal jusy has a problem. Since this is the same price as Apple Music, id recommend Apple Music since it’s more intuitive to iPhones and it doesn’t have all these glitches. Sad to say I won’t be staying with tidal much longer if these problems keep occurring. I’ll great an edit and fix the score if my problem is fixed and no tiene problems occur.
Love it
by RockyThorn666 on 2019/05/09 15:33
I absolutely love this app. I had been with Google Play Music for 5 years and I decided to try Tidal (free) for a month. It changed everything. I find myself using Tidal way more. The interface is top notch, even though in the beginning they kept pushing rap and hip hop. I wound up missing it after the trial ended and I don't myself comparing Google Play to Tidal and I yearned to get a subscription. I finally convinced my family members to let me set them up with a Tidal Family subscription. I did it and have been super happy ever since. The sound quality is amazing and the UI is superb. Eventually, the push of rap and hop went away from my home screen as I built my library and the app learned what I liked. Definitely recommend, especially if you have a great car system and great headphones. ♥️♥️♥️
Shady business model
by Chinoiserie777 on 2020/02/22 17:32
They will charge your money without you knowing. I have already contacted support few times and their respond was basically it is your fault, the charge is valid. I downloaded the app in November. I tried the service and felt it wasn’t for me. The welcome email didn’t say anything about free trial or anything like that. No charge in December and January and suddenly on February- boom - my bank acct got charged. No email communication prior regarding this whatsoever. I got some “marketing emails” from Tidal during those time and nothing else. Your support team basically just insisting that charge was valid and refused to refund the money. Even though I have never used the service within those 3 months. If you are going to start charging people money and you are doing honest business, send communication!!! No communication before deciding to take money from people’s bank account, no explanation about any potential free trials expiring or anything related to a paid subscription (no proper and clear disclosure) and then refused to return after = STEALING!!!!
Doesn’t load albums in my library right
by SnappySneezer on 2020/03/18 22:27
Well it is slow to load albums in my music, in particular for my favourite band Thee Headcoats. It just won’t bring up their albums in the app! I find it slow to load most things and a bit awkward to add to the library. There are many different artists that are listed as the same one. These include Heavenly, Slow Children and some of the albums listed as Jago or Lightfoot are actually audio plays spun off from Doctor Who. I want to add these radio plays to my library but not those other artists. In the case of Slow Children and Heavenly, the other bands with their name are just totally different music styles unappealing to fans of the other bands which are Twee and New Wave acts. There are a lot of great artists missing like bis (from Glasgow, Scotland), the Creams, The Chrysanthemums, Janet Klein, the 80s material from the new wave band Slow Children, Bloody Mannequin Orchestra and a number of others essential artists. A shuffle feature would be nice to mix up artists I have liked.
HiFi Sounds good, but not that much better than Apple
by RockTheProject on 2019/03/19 00:36
I’ve been an Apple subscriber for several years, and I was ready to make the full switch if this app delivered on sound quality, even though I would be paying literally double what I’m paying for Apple. The verdict: I am an Audiophile, and while Tidal’s Master Quality material does sound good, it’s not actually that much better. Not only that, but most artists I listen to didn’t have the Master versions available, which resulted in most albums sounding identical to Apple. I tried it out on my home system and my incredible Bose system in my car, and was not blown away. Furthermore, the app is unbelievably laggy and glitchy. I kept having to restart the app, and even then it wouldn’t work properly most of the time. In the end I cancelled my HiFi subscription within the first hour. Bring the HiFi price down to meet Apple’s prices, and we’ll talk. Until then, Apple still has my business.
Needs a little improvement
by TheNoireBeauty on 2019/01/08 12:47
The music section for children is severely limited. The app isn't configured to work on the Apple Watch. The app often signs me out and my password doesn't work so I have to reset it over and over again. I may have no choice but to cancel soon if the changes are being updated. *Update* a new update for the app has been lingering. Every time I click on it it takes to the App Store and doesn't update 😠 idk if Apple is try to make it hard for Tidal but my frustrations are mounting. *UPDATE* The app won’t connect via Bluetooth to anything! Every other streaming app works but Tidal. I could be an Apple thing. In my car I can’t plug my phone up to charge & listen to music at the same time. It’s very frustrating. The bypass was Bluetooth. I’ve tried to not charge my phone to listen & that doesn’t work either. The only way I can listen or operate the app is if I listen to it without connecting to anything.
Killing my battery
by Keith80 on 2019/05/17 14:41
FINAL UPDATE: After working with Tidal’s support team, they have given up, replying “there is nothing we can do from our end.” Tidal charges premium prices, but can’t create an app that doesn’t drain my battery from what they refer to as “a constant open network connection.” I guess I’ll check out Amazon’s new high resolution audio plans. ———————- I generally like the audio quality of Tidal, but the app is killing my iPhone battery when no music is playing. I listened to tidal on the way to work yesterday, unplugged it from my car and put it in my pocket. When I noticed my battery draining unusually quickly, I checked the battery report on my phone, and it said tidal had been working in the background for 6 hours! My commute is only 10 minutes! I can verify that it was not downloading any music or playing music while in my pocket. I have background refresh turned off globally on my phone. I hope this problem can be fixed soon, so I don’t have to manually close the app every time I use it. Also, I wish you could download songs to a laptop, not just mobiles. Additionally, it’s ridiculous that you can’t search for mqa content. Furthermore, the whole user interface is kinda of cheap for a product that’s this expensive. UPDATE: I reinstalled the app, which deleted my downloaded songs. Everything worked as expected, with no battery use in the background. Once I downloaded songs, the problem returned, even when the download queue is empty.
Audiophiles rejoice!
by sgroovez on 2020/04/29 14:15
If you pay for the MQA service you will not be disappointed. Plenty of content and new stuff added constantly. Not every single album is available, but you can recommend them, and the company responds! CarPlay integration is not good. Make sure you select your album or songs before you start driving using the app on your mobile device, and you can skip CarPlay altogether. The interface is decent to view material and it is super easy to create a playlist and add to it. Once you listen to the “Master” tracks and compare with the regular versions you will hear the difference. It’s what I use to test speakers and headphones. So far I haven’t found a pair of earbuds where I can tell the difference so if you are a Bluetooth earbud listener, the higher subscription price for the MQA material may not be for you. This is my go to listening app period.
Good, almost great
by Luke100680 on 2019/05/06 11:51
I like the app. Missing a few features that I’ve found elsewhere. Making a playlist is too many steps. Have to add songs individually instead of being able to add mass amounts at once. Also if you download a featured playlist or album the songs don’t show up with the rest of your downloaded tracks to play. You either have option to play the album or the group of tracks. So you’d have to download the album then go back and add each track to your collection so it will show up to play with the rest of the individual tracks you’ve downloaded. Fix those few things and easily a 5 star app. As for the service I like the selection and quality of music. I got it as part of a deal thru my carrier but as of now it still isn’t user friendly enough for me to switch over as my main streaming service.
EXTREMELY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
by localoreo on 2018/10/19 20:11
I signed up for the free trial to give it a go and loved the service itself yet I wasn’t planning on giving it a go just yet so I cancelled through my settings on my phone by going into subscriptions. I wasn’t aware of the fact that Tidal had stored my payment information and would charge me this month for a service I didn’t knowingly ask for. When I made their support team aware of this they basically said “It’s your own fault” and refused to refund me. I’m extremely disappointed with this, especially because it’s tied to Beyoncé who I love and respect. I truly wish their support becomes better for issues like this because its problematic to charge people without them knowing. Apparently from what I’ve read in other reviews other people have also claimed this problem. I am having to contact my BANK over several charges over the last few months I was finally made aware of. Tidal has taken about $40 of my money without me knowing. This is absolutely unacceptable all around.
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Elevate your music streaming experience with ad-free music in high fidelity and master quality audio. With 60+ million audio tracks, unlimited skips, offline play and intuitive discovery - TIDAL is the music streaming service for music purists and audiophiles. TIDAL is the only music streaming service with high fidelity sound, MQA tracks, 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos support available in one place. Enjoy TIDAL on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, and your favorite speakers. With over 150 integrations, TIDAL is as connected as you are. Ready to elevate your audio experience? Free 30 day trial. Cancel anytime. • Listen To All Of Your Favorite Music - On Your Terms Ad-free, offline and as connected as you are -- 60+ million audio tracks and over 250,000 videos at your fingertips. TIDAL members are also the first to experience exclusive music & videos, and live performances you can’t get anywhere else. • The Highest Quality Audio Available - HiFi and MQA Unlike other services that stream primarily in standard definition, you can enjoy your music the way the artist intended with our lossless audio experience and high fidelity sound quality. With a HiFi subscription, listen to millions of songs in high fidelity, MQA and immersive sound formats such as Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. • Personalized For You - My Mix & My Video Mix Listen and watch your favorite artists and discover more with My Mix and My Video Mix — curated personalized playlists based on your listening habits. You can also create playlists, share, listen to artist or track-based radio, check out artist bios, find similar artists, edit your play queue and much more. • Discover More Of What You Love Discovering new music is important. Whether it’s rediscovering an old favorite in HiFi or discovering your new favorite album to commute to, TIDAL has intuitive features to share new music with you based on your listening habits, whether it’s a personalized mix of old favorites or suggestions for similar tracks to add to the playlist you're building. • Artists At Work Here - Human Curation Our content is hand-curated by music experts and the artists themselves. Original playlists, podcasts, video series & documentaries celebrate the creators and their craft. No robots here. • Be Our Plus One with TIDAL X Whether we’re livestreaming a concert or hosting an exclusive event, TIDAL X makes sure our members get exclusive access to tickets, meet-and-greets and behind-the-scenes content. Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between Premium and HiFi. The price of the subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the price in the app before signing up. The subscription is automatically renewed and charged on a monthly (30 day) basis. You can cancel it at any time up until the day before renewal and you can at any time turn off the auto renewal. By signing up, you agree to TIDAL’s Terms and Conditions of Use, Privacy Policy and Mobile Terms, see http://tidal.com/terms
Huge Fan But Not To This Update
by Djfrankie87 on 2020/08/07 16:36
I love this app over Spotify, Apple Music and others. I’ve been using this app for years and the best part was that you can find the New Songs, Top Songs and New Albums easier than other apps. As a professional Dj, i use this app to stay up to date and organize my music. The latest update changed all of that. Every time you select a genre all you get now are playlists vs the previous update that showed you all of the new songs, new albums, top tracks, videos etc.. specifically for that genre. Now i’m spending more time looking than listening. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎.
Bugs
by Lolygaging on 2020/08/07 06:34
Has a bug where when I open Instagram the music quality drops to absolute trash please fix this I’m already considering going back to Spotify I also can report the bug on the website because the website doesn’t accept safari for some reason so I can’t report it please fix it
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Complete unethical company
by Aquarad on 2020/08/07 01:04
Their customer service is more like disservice. I canceled my account because they claimed to have live shows but we’re just recordings of old shows. Five months later I realize it didn’t cancel and when I went to request a refund it was a long back-and-forth, rude emails from them and they would not refund. It was only $50 but I had proof of cancellation and they knew this. Sad there are companies only out for personal gain with little to no value. Go with Spotify!
Happy customer for 4 years straight
by Doomchicken007 on 2020/08/06 22:02
I’ve been using Tidal since Kanye dropped TLOP and it was such an improvement over other streaming services at the time that I stuck with it. I have been paying for a subscription every month since then. It has consistently stayed up to date with other services since then. Lots of UI improvements are released, and in the rare event there is a negative change, it is always quickly reversed. Overall the navigation is extremely easy and quick and has improved in the time I have used it and continues to do so. The titular best music streaming service
Great!
by eli giving feedback on 2020/08/06 20:26
It is perfectly comparable to the other leading streaming services except Tidal pays the artists way more
All good so far
by SpencerQPQQPQPP on 2020/08/06 17:55
Although the economics of comprable compensation aren’t 1:1 between a listen of a CD vs. a stream, Tidal is certainly doing leagues better than any other streaming platform. As a professional musician, I used Spotify daily for more than 5 years. Daniel Ek’s interview with Music Ally made me call into question my daily financial contribution to my favorite artists, some of which are my friends. I have a YouTube video discussing the details, but the short answer is you have to listen to a song more than 500 times to compensate the artist for the equal amount you would compensate them for buying a single CD :( for Tidal, it’s only 180, which seems about right Haven’t been using the app long enough to make a complete opinion, so I may edit this later. So far so good, though. - Better artist compensation. - Noticeably higher fidelity recordings - easy-enough UI - no hassle with account creation - better customization of liking tracks (specifically, Spotify forces you to like a song if you add it to any playlist. Tidal does not.)
Tidal
by Jaycedessmith on 2020/08/06 16:55
Tidal is awesome. I would love to see lyrics provided for the songs.
App Watch
by the fireman4 lifes on 2020/08/06 14:53
When will Apple Watch be available for download and controls?
Good music quality, the app could be better
by Steven9797 on 2020/08/06 12:23
Since the last update there is no more way to sort the downloaded playlists or albums.
Poor support adware
by tunepong on 2020/08/06 01:10
I had Tidal HiFi a couple years ago and renewed recently. I’m doing that I used the trial link and got immediately billed without notice. I am ok to keep the service, but need a family subscription. Enter trying to contact customer service - email only and their replies do not email you back. My case was closed and trying to reopen it immediately closes the new case. The app itself works without any technical issues and the audio tracks sound noticeably better than the other major music services. The playlists are forgettable with lots of old songs unless you listen to the artists they promote. When opening the app it immediately shows a banner ad to install Waze - every time - perhaps because it remembers my car stereo has CarPlay. You would think the highest priced subscription would spare you ads. Absolutely poor form and customer service. I already cancelled my subscription and this time for good.
Radio options limited
by MR TARLETON on 2020/08/05 23:44
When selecting artist raising option it's limited to a playlist versus like artist. Also when coming back to artist radio it starts at beginning. Open it up with like artist for greater variety. Thanks
Sign in issue
by fixurshiii on 2020/08/05 22:02
Keyboard on iPhone is above can’t type in email this is bs because I just started a subscription
No Lyrics. Boo
by Fidgetpohl on 2020/08/05 21:45
Not sure why I pay so much and can’t get lyrics. Room to grow into 5 stars! Otherwise I love Tidal Hifi very much.
Very good. But I have a problem...
by elimochi2020 on 2020/08/05 17:51
Ok so, when I switched to sprint last year in December and I got tidal for free. And at first it was everything! Everything was working smoothly. So, now it’s August. I go to the app and it says I’ve been listening to a whole bunch of music - from people like Beyoncé and Josh Gough. I usually listen to musicals and I haven’t used it in weeks. Everything else seems to be okay but I changed my password just in case. Please fix my problem. Other than that it’s okay. I tried going to the support page on the website but it didn’t give me anything. Again please help
Complete Garbage
by AK510mayne on 2020/08/05 17:16
Customer support is extremely slow. Cannot upgrade my subscription to family (the only option I have is Hifi or Regular). When I contact support, I am asked for card information and PayPal subscription number, which I don’t have because I am on a free trial. Tidal is the worst service I have ever used.
This company is a scam
by Ceezer_25 on 2020/08/05 16:08
They get you to sign up “for free” then they say you can cancel easily ANYTIME you want. But that’s all a lie. They make it LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE to cancel your subscription. No joke , canceling your subscription is no where to be found. Not online , not on the app. They don’t even have a customer service number so you literally can’t do anything about it. If anyone figures this out can you let me know?
Irregular billing
by 4848292 on 2020/08/05 15:58
Not 30 days billing. Can’t contact customer service to resolve.
App crashes
by surv2syn on 2020/08/05 15:29
App worked fine for 2 years. In the past 3 or 4 months it’s been crashing FREQUENTLY. Also, some times certain artists it can’t pull up, just freezes. Happened a few times before for a couple of weeks before it started working again. Doing it now on 2 artists that I am trying to pull up (maybe more). This has been going on for too long now.
Too expensive
by Lollve78 on 2020/08/05 03:55
It’s good but too expensive
Beautiful design
by KazTheAwesome on 2020/08/04 16:47
Now update the app to add the lyrics you guys have already released to other people
Forget Spotify
by tenorplaya92 on 2020/08/04 14:50
This is better... It really is that simple
Tidal
by The app is the best app every on 2020/08/04 14:25
When you go to go in to a new app and I end your music and then you have to go back to the app
Voice commands
by mbl1978 on 2020/08/04 12:15
Why doesn’t tidal have Siri support
Tidal Premium... Really?
by Tiger_237_The_Last_Tiger on 2020/08/04 05:29
I got Tidal a little over a year ago and it had no problems playing the music that I like. Now whenever I log onto Tidal, it pops up with Tidal Premium. Every time I try and play my own playlists, it pops up with Tidal Premium. I don’t know about anybody else. But when I got Tidal, it was free to play music and playlists. And now that the fact that you need to buy Tidal Premium just to play music and your own playlists is kinda stupid. I hope this is just a glitch Tidal. Or I’m going back to Apple Music.
SIRI NEEDS TO BE ENABLES
by fiktxun on 2020/08/04 04:42
Can you all figure out how to enable Siri with the app so I can tell Siri to play music from TIDAL specifically songs or albums without having to actually type it in
Sound quality is all it has
by PSams on 2020/08/04 03:36
Music sounds fantastic, but the UX has a lot to be desired. If (more like when) Spotify introduces a lossless tier goodbye Tidal.
Tidal
by 6laxican on 2020/08/04 02:46
I’m just so glad that I have this app it’s better than anything I have ever had before... 110% satisfied.
Updates
by mjg7051 on 2020/08/03 20:29
I love everything about the app it just needs a sleep timer
UPDATE!
by Jus.Tae on 2020/08/03 18:37
I looooveee Tidal, I love how it finds music that matches what you love to listen to. The only thing I wish for you guys to do, is make a version that can work with SIRI & the APPLE WATCH. But so far in my opinion its 10s across the board! Thank you.
App is worthless
by Inmycudizone on 2020/08/03 16:28
They charged me two weeks after I just paid and I couldn’t use it. The app wouldn’t play anything so I paid for nothing. Then they turned it off. The customer support isn’t helpful either. I used to love tidal.
This is THE music service
by Silver Sound on 2020/08/03 13:35
The music quality is great, the app experience is strong, great liner notes for albums, and the auto generated playlists are interesting!
TIDAL REVIEW
by YourzTruely, Anastasia on 2020/08/03 12:24
BEST STREAMING APP IN THE WORLD !!! Number 1 BABY • It Includes special offers from your favorite music artist a that you can’t get from any other music streaming app
Need lyrics
by Stan_305 on 2020/08/03 11:55
This app is great but lacks the standard functionality of other streaming services. Why are we not able to view the lyrics while songs play?
Buggy since latest updates
by Moga8391747 on 2020/08/03 10:20
App keeps crashing after a few songs play and this has never happened for me. Long term (2 yr) tidal user and aside from this the app is great.
my app won’t stop crashing
by Humble Rewiewer on 2020/08/03 10:01
whenever i try to play music or even search anything up, my app crashes. it’s gotten to the point where i can’t even use the app.
Please fix!
by zdhagwvvqvq on 2020/08/03 06:47
Listening on iPhone 6s is often played faster than normal, it is very annoying and soon the application is exited.
Chrome cast is broken
by kmarion24 on 2020/08/03 03:53
When you are casting, the app won’t let you pick another song. You have to ‘queue’ it instead. Please fix this!
Playlists have disappeared
by revox72 on 2020/08/03 03:34
Sound quality is great but that doesn't matter anymore - every last playlist has disappeared.
Love this app!
by A. Noell on 2020/08/03 03:20
I love this app! Please consider assing a feature that the player shows when the screen is locked.
Navigation
by Beautiful _Virgo_ on 2020/08/03 02:23
It’s a little difficult to navigate where do the songs go after they’re downloaded?
Buggy
by Fubis80 on 2020/08/03 00:16
Can’t unpause at times and have to switch songs. A few other bugs but not terrible
Horrible
by .... Geezy on 2020/08/02 21:55
My app is always crashing while music is playing that makes the service pointless
A Music Lovers Dream Come True
by Wanyeezy on 2020/08/02 21:13
This is the best streaming service for music lovers and audiophiles alike. From the interface to exclusive content from your favorite artists, Tidal offers the most bang for your buck. Given that we won't have live music for some time, the archived performances from MIA should hold you over for the time being.
Only Hip-Hop and Pop
by Nick Elle on 2020/08/02 19:05
I wish I could like Tidal, but they only push Hip-Hop and Pop. I only listen to Electronic (mainly House and Techno), and I can barely find what I want. I wish they had more diversity.
Best thing to happen to music since vinyl came back!!
by BluesHarp777 on 2020/08/02 15:30
The difference in the quality and depth of field listening to music on Tidal is MILES better than iTunes. I’m honestly completely blown away, no bs. Worth every penny. I can’t stop listening!
Best value and best features!
by bigheadtrell on 2020/08/02 14:53
I like Tidal better than Apple Music and Spotify. Improved the playlists with the “My mixes” but could also be better
AMAZING
by chastynpatrick on 2020/08/02 13:57
BUT MR. DR. DRE OR WHOEVER THIS APPLIES TO!!!!!! PLS. ADD. LYRICS. CATCH UP WITH APPLE MUSIC AND SPOTIFY AND ADD LYRICS but make it better :)
No samples.
by Acematerial on 2020/08/02 00:26
Why can’t I sample music for free before making the decision to pay $25 a month? I’m not giving you any of my info unless I can hear what all the hype is.
Great app
by Rog__15 on 2020/08/01 16:21
Music is easy to find, playlists actually show you new music instead of repeating the ones you like. But wish there was a option to view the Lyrics so I could sing along.
great
by Fawaz Almarzuoq on 2020/08/01 14:53
been using it for two years, I’m nothing but pleased with the quality
Quality Control
by Wuurllsq on 2020/08/01 13:49
I’ve had this app for years and really love the ability to support artist & companies with superb quality... However, the recent 2 weeks have been the ABSOLUTE worst experience on my ears. Constant freezes, booting me off the app, constant pauses & skips. Please update and handle the bugs
Love the app, but
by Aurorabee on 2020/08/01 01:59
I love this app, but one of the more recent updates removed my ability to be able to sort my downloaded content by the date added, artist/album names, etc. Is there any way to fix this?
BETTER than Apple Music
by Veeorwhateva on 2020/07/31 18:44
I love how easy it is to discover new songs/artists. After you’re done one song, it’ll immediately play a similar song/artist next. Plus they have tons of different playlists. It really caters to your taste in music and allows you to branch out into other genres. When you 1st set it up, it lets you pick multiple artist/gentes that you like to better design picks for you and suggestions. You’re bound to find new, dope music.
希望可以中文翻譯歌名
by Ken9101 on 2020/07/31 17:53
亞洲歌希望可以快啲有中文翻譯歌名
Insane Quality
by shebshshhx on 2020/07/31 14:55
You can really tell the difference in the quality of music compared to Spotify and Apple
Killing Battery!!
by Alwaystubed on 2020/07/31 14:35
Runs constantly in the background and is killing the battery. 30% in a few hours without using. Please fix!!
Songs
by emankcinsitaken on 2020/07/31 04:02
Sometimes the songs pause for no apparent reason, but still, the quality is good.
Amazing
by Thelittleducklingfid on 2020/07/31 01:35
I love this service so so much. It’s included free with my phone plan and there’s literally millions of songs. I also love that I can see the credits for every track. I wish they’d add lyrics though
App has been closing on me for more then a week now
by splurge8856 on 2020/07/31 01:04
Can’t even listen to my music in peace . I’m a avid music lover and listen to music everyday . This brings distraught to me that I’m paying for a service to listen to music and it’s treating me like I don’t pay and running music off YouTubes website . Tidal needs to spend more money on testers . Development is really weak right now , can’t even listen to music for 10 Mins straight before getting booted off . I don’t want to switch but might have to go back to Apple music
love it but crashes too often
by karcar74 on 2020/07/30 20:31
i adore this app and listen to it all day everyday. however, it crashes too often. please fix so i can continue my adoration!
Incredible song algorithm
by Brittany Corker on 2020/07/30 16:08
Great music source. Support artist with incredible quality.
ITS GREAT
by 1952838472847 on 2020/07/30 14:50
It’s great bc it works on a speaker without the static and you don’t need a speaker if you don’t have one and it works if your playing gatcha life and other stuff.
Used to be good... crashing and distorting lately
by Jvmes Alexander on 2020/07/30 14:04
Used to be picture perfect playback. Have been seeing these issues after a recent update: 1) unable to play track in playlist no matter what 2) crashes over and over again 3) before crashing massively distorts the sound playing. This usually happens when it starts to play a song. I just updated again today. Here is to hoping the new update fixes the issue. For whatever reason had to find the app and then press update - was not showing up with the other auto updates in the update list. No luck. Now it crashes immediately after distorting horribly. This happens when playing offline (downloaded) files as well. I wonder if this is related to the change where the iOS app does MQA decoding now.
Love it..
by Jadyy101 on 2020/07/30 12:16
I tell everyone to get Tidal... Only one thing I wish would change is the fact that family members can share your account but you can’t listen while another member is listening other than that Tidal is great... (if there is a way please share with me)
Very slick app, needs bug fixing/UI features
by Noob_lord_747 on 2020/07/30 07:34
Got this app for free with sprint I think, let me say that this app is not worth it if you don’t care about the master/hifi mixes. Apple Music/Spotify, etc will deliver quality songs with an easier to use UI. I’m sticking with Tidal simply because I like the master mixes, even if they offer minimal change from what Apple Music has to offer. I also like that the app will auto play similar songs after the queue finishes, it’s really nice to keep finding good music. The UI is buggy sometimes, and doesn’t particularly work well with IOS, Siri and the drop down menu on IPhone will sometimes glitch out or stop playing music. It just needs further debugging to make it great. Also, the ability to queue new songs and transition from playlists needs design work. For instance I can’t add a playlist to the queue and then shuffle, the playlist will continue to play from the top down. Invest in Bluetooth headphones that allow you to change volume and also skip songs, and you’re basically set.
Refund
by MzTeel on 2020/07/30 02:59
Tidal signed me out two days ago. Payments process every 20th. Tidal will not let me sign in using my email. No one is responding to my email or tweet. Fix the app or issue me a refund.
Disappointed in lack of Dolby Atmos content
by InZain86 on 2020/07/29 15:16
Did the 1 month trial and due to the lack of Dolby Atmos content I cancelled trial within a half hour of downloading. I find Apple Music subscription sufficient until more Atmos content is available and by that time heck it might be available within Apple Music.
Mixed Feelings
by RockyBalboa2 on 2020/07/29 15:08
Im here to support Tidal for the obvious reasons. But...the app does not always work well. Glitches here and there, the app crashes or the music just stops playing. We need lyrics and a better search engine. If I type in the song lyrics, it should find the song. We don’t always know the title. Push Tidal!
Great Sound Quality but...
by dev2202 on 2020/07/29 14:36
Tidal provides a premium listening experience however I was charged for a “Free” Trial
So much potential
by dudemanguy711 on 2020/07/29 12:46
Over the past year Tidal has been making frequent updates. At first they were welcome improvements and it seemed like Tidal was really growing in the right direction but at some point things started taking a dive. Sound quality is still amazing of course but there was a turning point when they started actually removing features that users loved and adding new features that no one was asking for while simultaneously creating numerous errors and glitches. It’s really a shame because Tidal does sound great, pays artists more and has many great features but it’s user experience is inconsistent. For some time now I’ve been paying for both Apple Music and Tidal since my family still prefers Apple. Apple Music has a more user friendly interface and far better library organization and with all the great new updates coming in iOS 14 it’s hard to justify paying for Tidal much longer just for the sound quality. I hope that eventually they will start listening to their users.
Only R&B
by 8Oskid on 2020/07/29 11:35
One of the most famous group of the world had only 3 songs (bad ones). It only gives you R&B suggestions. Silver lining is it showed me how good the other music app is...
YouTube Music > Tidal
by NinoBrown987 on 2020/07/28 20:51
So I was really excited to switch over to Tidal especially with the deal their giving out right now. But I swear all this app does is lag, won’t work, or when it’s actually working.. after a little while all the songs I try and play.. all they do is buffer and buffer and buffer. I’m fine paying y’all the $1 a month for the next three months since that’s all it seems to be worth, but there is NO WAY IN HELL I’ll be sticking around paying $20 a month. For $15 I’ll be gong back to (already did actually) to YouTube Music and YouTube. (Buy YT and you get YT Music along with it for $15 a month for no ads and great loud sound, great content and features, etc). Sorry for driving a yacht thru your wave Tidal.. but am seriously let Down by what y’all got to offer. 1 Star , I’m Sorry.
Chromecast support bug
by Ca3l.m00dy on 2020/07/28 20:06
Since the last few updates, there’s a bug while chromecasting where I cannot manually change the song. You click on the song and nothing happens. Currently the only thing I can do is hit previous or next. To actually change to something else you have to disconnect chromecast, change the song, then reconnect it. Please fix. This used to work fine.
Tidal is great
by rx10884, on 2020/07/28 18:16
Although it cost money you can use this app for free for 30 days this app is the definition of quality and it is a great alternative to apple or Spotify if your going to order this get the one year package if there even is one. I give it a 5/5 🤟🏽 Legendary rating
Listening
by gehehehdsbns on 2020/07/28 15:20
Every time I tried to listen to music it says I have to pay for one of the premiums and I can’t listen to any songs because of that it might be a bug but I think not I think TIDAL is a waste of time.
Not happy
by Tomas Zakopal on 2020/07/28 06:26
Tidal app is full of bugs. Really annoying. Also they charged me for two subscriptions because I logged in on my computer and iPhone. I Reached our twice to support NO REPLY!!!! Thieves
Album Shuffle!
by Gomson III on 2020/07/28 06:02
Add Play function to albums so that you can shuffle and listen to your favorite albums from your collection. That would be sweet!
Still glitchy
by PharoahThomas on 2020/07/28 03:11
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Love it but there are some issues
by Arack Crap on 2020/07/28 00:16
I’ve had tidal for awhile now and never had any issues until recently. Sometimes when i’m listening to music it’ll just cut out and the app will close out. It’ happens at the most random times and i hope they’ll fix it soon, it’s becoming frustrating.
Great App
by Gil Pro Photo on 2020/07/27 20:01
I have Tidal and Spotify. I was ready to let go of Spotify, but they have an app for the Apple Watch that gives me more control from my watch when working out. I’ve been waiting on Tidal to do the same. That’s the only thing missing.
Good but lacking Watch & CarPlay Apps
by inz1 on 2020/07/27 15:21
Solid app. Solid service. Just lacks Apple Watch and CarPlay versions of the app.
Trash
by elgüeromexicano on 2020/07/27 05:09
Spotify is better
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Music’s best sounding app
by Keyfrom92 on 2020/07/26 22:28
Yall went from 4 to 5 stars easily. All the thing I wanted to be improved were done. I love this service and recommend it to anyone I can. I love how yall incorporate the culture at each turn. I am continuously supportive and hope to see even more success with yall in the near future. God bless
Black Owned
by OwntheworldEnt on 2020/07/26 21:27
Black Soul Black Owned Black Power #BLM
Inlove the app but I have a suggestion
by : 3 sanfuk on 2020/07/26 21:11
I thought it would be cool if the videos could have Vr mode
I like it
by Chief_Tellis on 2020/07/26 20:40
I like it
Two stars so far.
by Hartmann999 on 2020/07/26 20:16
Two stars until you fix a Chromecast connection problem.
🔥
by elguerodesanluis on 2020/07/26 13:07
Cuantas personas pueden usar la suscripción, en Apple Music tengo el plan familiar pero aquí cómo funciona?
Lyrics
by major283 on 2020/07/26 06:44
Could u add lyrics to most of the songs I feel like more people want that overall
The best music app out there
by nutonyahlip on 2020/07/26 04:08
Elite
Quite pleased
by chrisjgregory on 2020/07/26 00:49
I really underestimated how much of a difference Tidal’s quality and master recording would make especially in the car where I’ve got a pretty decent factory 13 speaker Bose system. With Spotify or Apple Music I was backing off at higher volumes in some songs because there would start to be noticeable quality decline and speaker distortion especially with hard hitting bass. I’ve found that the master tracks really do sound their best when I set the car equalizer all to zero and listen to them “as the artist intended” when they were making it. They $26.99 was a road block but then I found out that they offer a student discount that makes their hifi plan cost down to Spotify and Apple Music levels.
Genre search
by RelentlessPJ on 2020/07/25 18:10
I absolutely love Tidal and it is my ONLY source of music/streaming. I’ve been a subscriber since day one. So it pains me to make a complaint. But can someone please tell me why is it when I go to “search” in the app and select “hip hop” the only thing I get is Hip Hop playlists?! I cannot search artist, albums, videos by genre? Why? You guys have always had that feature and now it is gone. Why?! Please fix this, y’all should have 5 stars not 4.
Update lost all my music
by Want it easy rob on 2020/07/25 16:01
So with a recent update I lost all my favorites (artist, tracks, downloaded content) and required a new login which tried to prompt me to resubscribe. Smh. Now that I have to start my music lifestyle it maybe time to explore other options.
Won’t play some albums
by sdkjfl; s p wij 'w on 2020/07/25 15:10
Switched over from Spotify and regret it. This app is so glitchy. I can tap on a song for hours and it acts like nothing happened. Just work!
Bad playback
by liznjuneki on 2020/07/25 11:42
The app is super slow playback always has errors
HOVIE Da Great‼️
by Key6s Parier, The Ambassador on 2020/07/25 05:09
Issa app by HOV 🤷🏿‍♂️🙏🏿✊🏿
NO ADDS ITS THE BEST
by heyheyheyhehbegeheh on 2020/07/25 03:43
It’s really good and worth it
MQA content now available(with 1 issue). Tidal is a must have!
by Pmdagg on 2019/04/02 02:04
I have had tidal for about 10 months now and I’ve gotten the most out of what apple offered when it comes to streaming HiFi music. One thing that was a small disappointment with the iOS app before was the inability to play MQA (Masters) content. The only way to utilize MQA content was via my MacBook Air desktop app. Today I was fooling around with the app settings and noticed that Tidal updated the app in version 2.7 to allow iPhone users the ability to listen to MQA content. I assumed this wasn’t ever going to happen due to apple’s hardware. Well now this app, which already deserves 5 stars(apples problem not tidal) has made it a must have service for Audiofile music lovers like myself. Listening to Tidal MQA music on the iPhone X with my sennheiser HD600’s through apples USB camera adapter connecting with my audio quest dragonfly red finally gives iPhone users the desired music quality they deserve. There’s not an IOS app that I’m aware of that allows better than CD quality streaming than Tidal. It’s now worth every penny spent! The only problem is that not all MQA content downloads as MQA. Some so, some don’t Oh yea, if your a military veteran you can sign up for a discounted monthly offer for the top notch account that saves you $4 a month. Thanks Tidal!
Just a few issues...
by Zay2293 on 2020/07/01 17:09
almost at the end of my free trial. PLEASE add an apple watch app. I hate having to carry my iphone with me when I workout just to listen to music, due to your lack of an app for the apple watch. Also, when connected to car bluetooth, the app glitches. when I leave the car, the music will pause. but when I get back in the car, it will not automatically start playing again. it makes me manually force close the app on my iphone and go back into the tidal app to resume playing (this also restarts the song i was playing, and sometimes the whole playlist. very annoying). i didn’t have this issue with apple music. I get “error loading this content” when trying to load my playlists through apple carplay, which, again, forces me to manually pull out my phone and do it from there. hopefully tidal reads this review and fixes these issues, as this would truly perfect the app and I would leave 5 stars. the sound quality is amazing, music definitely sounds the way the artist intended. the layout takes a little getting use to if you’re use to apple music, but I actually now prefer the layout of tidal. i love the tidal mixes and the different stations that they have available. it could be a perfect app if they fix these issues. not sure if i’ll be continuing to use it after my free trial ends, the lack of an apple watch app and the glitches that I put up with on daily basis (the ones I listed earlier) are a big turn off for me.
Great offerings and a little room for improvement
by pw sf on 2020/07/06 05:13
All good but for one thing... the interface is more wonky and illogical than it should be. I like the ability in Apple Music to just play all of my songs on shuffle when I don’t want to spend time thinking about what to queue up. Why can’t I do this on TIDAL? Seems like a feature that could be added without effort. I also am a little baffled about how from my phone, laptop and Apple TV app the placement of items is different... I’m actually not that in to videos but on Apple TV TIDAL seems to view audio only offerings as the least important item... they do know that many people run their high end stereo systems using the app... currently one has to scroll all the way down through the same classic videos and movies to find new music, and after I play a new release it kicks me back to the top when all I wanted back up one step and play the next new track or a different new album. Huh? They have focus groups and all that they take feedback from right? But if I swallow my irritation with these kind of inexplicable weirdnesses TIDAL is the best of the streaming crowd. Please developers note the flexibility and ease we all need and up your game the rest of the way... if this is your best please know it’s not keeping up with the other guys.
Almost the best music app ever!
by Latinomanhayes14 on 2020/06/30 01:25
What I mean by almost is other than the fact that the audio has been mastered and or remastered or however they put it, one thing that would be cool that I have noticed with other music apps, is that lyrics are available for songs! Sometimes I get carried away with the quality that this app brings to music but I would love to be able to sing along with songs that I am getting to know or even my favorite songs that I don’t know the lyrics to! I don’t know if this review will even be read by the developers but if that is something that you might be able to incorporate in the not so distant future, I feel like many more people, other than myself, would greatly appreciate this feature! It’s so nice to be able to listen to CD and studio quality versions of songs. There’s so many sounds that I really missed out on and I only go back on my old music apps to look up songs that I have saved just so I can listen to them on tidal! Definitely worth the money or free trial, which ever you can get your hands on!
App review: Great but needs essential updates!
by Ing on 2019/06/15 03:33
Ok, Tidal gets a lot right... sounds great, especially the MQA stuff ... closest to analog I’ve heard thus far (HiFi tier only)... I’d give their service 4 stars, it’s the app I give 3...the app misses because there’s no easy way to search when you are in offline mode, which is a must do when trying to make sure you don’t waste data downloading hi-res files! Need shuffle within artist, better playlist controls... maybe even a toggle for making sure it only downloads over WiFi? I don’t know, I like Tidal a lot, especially after my iTunes library was messed up due to its inherently flawed “matching” system... obviously there is no matching abilities with Tidal at all, the draw for me is having a separate rental app and having my iTunes library synced from my Mac Pro without “matching” deciding to match random tracks with different masters from the album a track is originally from or screwing up my cover art... anyway, the MQA and full resolution downloads make Tidal is very very realistic and tempting alternative for the long haul for music rental. Wish the desktop version allowed downloads for offline listening too... Random missing albums are an issue too... why certain albums aren’t available is odd especially if an artist is on Tidal and the album isn’t that old...
Read the Zappos book on customers
by jmarcus on 2018/11/23 18:21
I started selling high end audio equipment back in the 90s, to me the popularity signaled the end of the high end audio Industry and the backlash of consumers against record companies for producing and supporting music distribution mediums that wore out, or scratched easily. I should have known better that people would help move file based music into the hi-fi so many of us cling too. Supported by this trend, I signed up for Tidal with a hi-fi account. The sound quality does come through, and my Oppo application usually works with Tidal, that about where my satisfaction with Tidal ends. First UX, what year is it? Offline sorting, display of albums, vs artist and general navigation smack of early 2000s expect the availability of modern program languages reveal either the incompetence of Tidal’s product team or they have outsourced their UX to a bank. Customer support is impossible to contact. The last time I tried, their wasn’t any authentication between the app my account and their ticketing system, so each time I wrote a ticket and submitted it, I got a message saying I wasn’t authorized. I unsuccessfully emailed and took to Twitter, none of the channels replied. What a dismal and useless waste of money. I consider this a major management failure. Good luck, when you are selling for pennies on the dollar refer to this review. Make your customers happy and they won’t have to lower their gaze when people ask why they are using Tidal in public.
My Only Problems
by rocavija on 2018/03/22 01:08
I've been a dedicated Apple Music user for years but I'm looking for a change so I created a trial account and so far I've been loving it! Most music streaming services are similar so there really isn't anything revolutionary about another streaming service, it's all about preference. Tidal is a great service that provides a great app, but I have three problems with the app and web browser that are making the service difficult to fully enjoy. I don't like that it's not possible to save specific tracks of an album as ONE album, instead they save as "tracks" as a seperate category. I'm a neat freak so I like oragnization and that method of seperateing between tracks and albums is inconvenient. There should be a page for albums (you can save any tracks you want from the album) and there should be a tracks page where ALL the songs in your library are shown and there should be the option to play ALL the tracks on shuffle, or in order, etc. I also don't like that there isn't an option to organize albums by artist AND release date. The first and problem is far more important to me than the second one. I hope Tidal would make this change, if they do, they'll have a subscriber for life.
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by Howy Doody on 2020/06/23 02:20
I like hi quality sound having grownup with vinyl as basically the only form of recorded music. That said, I find it hard to conceptualize how HiFi, being analog by nature, can be completely reproduced in a digital environment. That said, I thought I would give it a try and might have even heard a little difference but for the $25 per month I am not sure it is worth it. Considering that is more money monthly than 2 HD video streaming services and considering that TIDAL doesn’t seem to interface well nor does it feel very intuitive. But, here is my biggest pet peeve; I contacted them for service and found no phone support! Twenty-five dollars per month and no phone support! Outrageous! Worse, I emailed them and 3 days later they responded and so it went. Two weeks later they had not even figured out my account. I am not used to being treated like that especially for $300 per year. If we are going to pay that kind of money for music streaming service they should be prepared to treat us like royalty. HD music from Apple and Pandora sounds good to me and while some may be saying I don’t have an ear, I studied voice with one of the top coaches in the country with gold records on his wall from a number of his students and my father was one of jazz’s greats. I am willing to pay for what I get if it’s worth it but I ain’t paying for a limo and riding the bus!
Pleasantly surprised
by Iphone 007 on 2019/03/14 11:47
I’m a mastering engineer so as you can my expectations were high for sound quality. I knew the HiFi $20/month would sound better than any other streaming service but I didn’t want to pay that much right now. So I decided to test the premium version (320kbps) against Spotify’s Extreme version (320kbps) and to my surprise Tidal was cleaner, more depth, and overall changed my experience. I am now sold to Tidal until the competition decides to raise their music quality to at least match Tidal’s premium. Tidal still has some work to do to match Spotify’s features like blocking explicit tracks and better integration with other systems like Alexa. And one of the most annoying things about Tidal for me was the constant push of hip hop in your face. I got over it once I started to play more what I liked. The home screen improved a lot after that. But if you’re serious about sound quality and still hesitating spending $20 a month don’t because their $10 version beats any other $10 service.
The Music quality is unrivaled, still no Siri or Apple Watch integration
by _StarQuality on 2019/10/30 01:16
I not an expert in audio so I honestly didn’t have any expectations that I would notice any difference between NORMAL quality and the MASTER, but I have to say I was blown away. The master quality is superb, songs I’ve listened to hundreds of times completely transform, and all the details, layered sound, and 3 dimensional effect take the music to elevated level of intimacy. I appreciate Tidal for providing a studio quality experience. However, I really wish that lyrics where where available in the app I think any true music platform should have a lyrics feature. Also, since such a large portion of tidal subscribers use Apple devices it would be nice if there were Siri integration and Apple Watch compatibility for this app. I want nothing more to be able to ask Siri to play my morning drive playlist in the tidal app. And I wish I could leave my phone in the house to go for a morning jog and still be able to stream my favorite songs . The Apple Watch has come so far and I use to make calls, check the news, and stream my favorite podcasts why can’t I browse thru my tidal music selection from my watch ?
Best source for high end sound!
by Scudman on 2019/09/17 18:23
I just purchased a new stereo system and the first thing I wanted to do was upgrade the music sources since MP3 was not cutting it for me anymore. With a pair of B&W 702s and a new Denon AVR-4500H, is wasn’t scrimping on the equipment and I certainly wasn’t going to scrimp on the sound sources anymore so when I found Tidal, I jumped headfirst and amped up to be able to get MQA files, both streaming and downloading. Ran into a little snag though and that was the iPhone wouldn’t send MQA files wirelessly so kept digging and ended up purchasing a Cobalt Dragonfly DAC and connected it to the iPhone via their lightning camera kit to allow the Dragonfly to connect via USB. I then connected it to my amp with a mini jack coming out of the Dragonfly and split to a pair of RCA outlets into an analog connection. Cooking now! Fantastic sound!! My only complaint is that a friend sent me a playlist with about 2000 songs on it and it’s too unwieldy to scroll through. I’ve downloaded all the songs via the playlist but can’t find them outside of the playlist. No new Albums or Artists show up, just the one playlist. Tidal, please fix this!
Good but could be better
by Medolarklime on 2020/03/25 15:06
The main reason i switched from other platforms is because of Jay Z availability and other artists’ partnerships. One of the most frustrating parts of the app is the necessity of having to manually add artists to collection when adding their songs. This should be either automatic or i should be given the option to make it automatic. Also why aren’t songs added to my collection, on the mobile app, a different color or some other way to identify??? I can clearly see on the non mobile version the green heart icon. Also, on the mobile app, why do i have to scroll thru my 3000 plus songs without a quick scroll option? If filtered alphabetically, and the song starts with a “z”, i have to scroll thru 2999 songs!! Also playback has issues I thought stemmed from my 7 year old iPhone 6 but they continued with my brand new 11. The App will periodically freeze and buffer. Sometimes wont play songs that I’ve played literally 30 seconds before. Shuts down by itself. Automatically reverts to shuffling songs recently played for some reason. Etc. I haven’t completely let go of my other subscription because of these issues.
waiting for the Apple Watch app
by Tjovian on 2020/01/28 08:42
I’ve been using iTunes and Apple Music solely for 15 years and I’ve stayed locked into the ecosystem because it was convenient and familiar, but after I was given a turn-table as a gift a year ago I rediscovered the beauty of vinyl. I began to record my vinyls as lossless files you listen to on the go in the VOX app, but the app is terribly buggy, crashes often, and after a recent update keeps nagging me to buy a premium subscription to play music I already own, which is just ridiculous. I decided that if I had to pay subscription fees, I’d be better off looking for a service that could save me the hassle of having to record my vinyls, encode, split, tag, and transfer to my mobile devices and was deciding between trying Tidal and Qobuz, but wound up picking Tidal due to the reviews I read and the price point (HiFi access with student pricing for $5?!?, I couldn’t sign up fast enough). I still have Apple Music so I can listen to audio using just my cellular Apple Watch when I’m mowing the lawn or out kayaking, but the 2 hours a day I spend commuting is more luxurious now that I’m able to easily play hi-res audio on my Harman Kardon system in my car.
Music Lova
by SASSLSWBS on 2019/01/09 16:48
I absolutely love this streaming service! I have a very eclectic mind and listen to everything from Disney to Country to Pop to Rap, and most genres in between. One thing that I would love to see on here though is the option to search in your own playlist. I have almost 2,000 songs on my “Everyday” playlist, and it can be daunting to scroll and try to remember what number the song was. To make this easier as well, if there was a way to put artists/songs in alphabetical order from a cell phone on your individual playlist, that would be helpful. Even if a search option isn’t in the near future. I know that it is possible from a PC but I haven’t been able to on my phone. One feature that was added that I am extremely grateful for, was the “duplicate” feature. Some songs I hear on the radio, think to add them on my playlist, and before I wouldn’t know that it was already on there, but now I do! It was just in the mix of the 2,000 that I already have. All in all, I love the service/app and will (and do) recommend it to anyone that asks what I use.
Almost perfect application that gets ruined every few updates
by XxjuanxX on 2020/07/13 15:57
I have been a long-time customer of TIDAL. While I love the streaming quality and the layout/design of the application, the last few updates have been terrible. It takes forever for saved tracks to load (only showing the blinking T Icon for 30 to 45 seconds - rendering you unable to play music at that very moment until your tracks fully load). Due to the changes in streaming quality from track to track, when a lower quality song finishes, the next higher quality song may not play until you manually go in and hit play or skip the track. The app uses lots of battery power. Would be nice to have the additional speaker output settings provided on the Desktop version of Tidal when streaming via Bluetooth to a dedicated speaker. Also, Please bring back the suggested tracks by swiping left! Tried reporting bugs through the website but kept getting errors on multiple occasions. I love Tidal and prefer it over all other streaming platforms. Once these few issues are addressed - it will be a 5 star application!
Music is good, UX is so-so
by carode on 2020/02/03 00:49
The master quality recordings sound noticeably better. The selection of music is pretty impressive. I use it most of the time on my phone in my car via a Bluetooth device called Tune2Air, but also on my iPad with a Bluetooth speaker at home. The UI/UX of the app itself leaves lots to be desired. It often doesn’t remember where you left off on a playlist—either starts from the top or it replays songs you already heard the last time you listened. It does nor retain whether you had a playlist on shuffle or not, or at least it doesn’t keep shuffling if that’s what you were using. It’s not easy to create playlists, not intuitive—far too many taps and you can only add one song at a time. Yeah, that’s right, it’s a a music app that makes it unpleasant to create playlists. I’ve also done searches for an exact song name, spelled it right, and it says “no results.” Then I search instead for the artist and I find the song. Weird. I recommend you hire some peeps to develop your app properly, Tidal. The quality of your app is nowhere near the quality of the content you offer. But it should be. Frustrating.
5 stars is not enough!!!!!!!&
by moorejason1981 on 2019/05/06 22:44
Tidal app is what I spent most of my time on. Far as I know they have everything but Tool. I’m sure it’s not cause Tidal forgot. Tidal when playing MASTER QUALITY sounds better than any streaming app I ever wasted my time on. Not all albums or artist are in MQA. But I love seeing that (M) beside a track or by an album. I’m so glad ISO finally got MQA. I knew they was working on it and the day I could play Tidal on my new iPhone XS Max an email was sent and I been blown away by every update and the awesome interface and of course all the music you can search for. Make sure you know they spelling of the band or you may think Tidal doesn’t have it. But sure enough they do. Do yourself all a favor go on and get Tidal HIFI/MQA!!! It’s the one that cost more. Not premium that one is not the best one. It’s still good but spend a few bucks more and listen to the sound!!!!!!!!! Can’t say enough. Jammin right now!!!!!’ Tidal is hands down the best app on my iPhone to date. Thank you to everybody at Tidal!!!!!
Love this app but 2 things I hate.
by shebej on 2020/03/26 10:43
I really used to like tidal but I hate updating the app because there’s always changes that I absolutely HATE. I’ve had it for a few years but what happened to the artist radio stations?!? Did the “mix” replace them? If so, I don’t like that because it doesn’t really allow me to listen to music based off of an artist or song I’m currently into. I also don’t like that if I pause a song or go out of the app it doesn’t play the last song I was listening to or just pick back up where it was paused. It ALWAYS goes back to the song that was playing when I first started listening to a play list or album 😠 sooo annoying. So, if it started on the first song originally it will ALWAYS go back to the first song unless I’ve repeated a song multiple times then it will always start from that song 🤦🏼‍♀️. I really don’t understand why it started doing this. So ANNOYING!!!!! Other than those two things I enjoy the content it provides, it usually has any song you’re looking for, and good sound quality.
The best streaming app out!! Hands down!
by Sey Wha?! on 2019/11/10 21:42
I have been using Tidal desktop and app for over a year now. Let me tell you. This is hands down the best streaming app out there. The sound quality in high def and videos as well is unmatched! They have exclusive content that you won't get or see anywhere else on the web. So, don't even try to look for it if an artist says they're only premiering it on Tidal cause they are very strict about that. They offer exclusive early access to concerts and other special events, which I haven't attended yet. But I will very soon. Also, I'm a music producer so I find music based on their algorithms that I can't get on any other streaming app or service. You can tell this app was made by very passionate artists and musicians. I love it!!!! And always tell others about it. I have yet to meet someone who doesn't feel the same way I do who has the app as well. So, that should tell you something.❤️
Huge audio quality discrepancy when switching output
by Banes on 2020/07/22 19:54
I listen mainly on my iPhone XS Max and I really enjoy listening to high quality music. I just ended a trial subscription to Deezer HiFi and wanted to try Tidal. Interface is ok, I don't really like how the option to cast to my Google Cast enabled devices is not on the top right corner like nearly every other app that is cast-enabled. But my biggest gripe is that when I do switch from casting back to audio on my phone, the audio quality is deplorable. I listened to the same track - Out of Love by Alessia Cara - on Tidal (where it is a "Master Track") then Google Play Music (on the highest audio quality) and Tidal sounded so awful, mainly on the high end. Low end notes were decently clear and punctuate, but man when those mids and trebles come in - it sounds atrocious. The only way I've been able to resolve it is if I uninstall the app and reinstalled it. I cast my music to my speakers every morning when I get ready for the day and I don't want to have to uninstall and install the app every single day. I'm definitely not going to continue my subscription (especially at $26/month) if this problem cannot be resolved.
No streaming over cellular (AT&T)
by Jordaaaannnnn on 2018/07/13 14:41
Streaming music on cellular data hasn’t worked for over a month. All my friends and family with TIDAL have this same problem. I like TIDAL and have been trying to justify still paying for it, but at this point I’ve gotta switch to a different service. I reached out to customer support via email to ask how to fix this problem or how to get a refund, and it took 10 days before they responded and asked for my account info. I sent them back my info and a reiteration of the problem. It’s been 2 weeks with no response. I l want to support TIDAL, but they’re not allowing me to use the service they purport to provide (streaming music.) Since they’re not selling me a product, I suppose I’m just giving the company a monthly donation. It’s obvious that they know about the problem but haven’t figured out how to fix it. They’ve released several updates without addressing the problem that MANY users have brought to their attention. When I brought the problem to their attention via email they stopped responding. Again, I’d prefer to be a customer, not a donor. Unfortunately, as of right now, I’m a donor because TIDAL does not offer any service that can be used or consumed.
So much potential
by dudemanguy711 on 2020/07/29 12:46
Over the past year Tidal has been making frequent updates. At first they were welcome improvements and it seemed like Tidal was really growing in the right direction but at some point things started taking a dive. Sound quality is still amazing of course but there was a turning point when they started actually removing features that users loved and adding new features that no one was asking for while simultaneously creating numerous errors and glitches. It’s really a shame because Tidal does sound great, pays artists more and has many great features but it’s user experience is inconsistent. For some time now I’ve been paying for both Apple Music and Tidal since my family still prefers Apple. Apple Music has a more user friendly interface and far better library organization and with all the great new updates coming in iOS 14 it’s hard to justify paying for Tidal much longer just for the sound quality. I hope that eventually they will start listening to their users.
Music keeps randomly stopping
by jft.atl on 2018/10/25 00:00
Been using Tidal for a while with no complaints, mostly would like to see some improvements to app like lyrics, but I’m patient and understand it might take a second to implement..Anyways for whatever reason since I updated a version or two ago, my music will not always play and sometimes it’ll cut off. Or, if I add music to the my Play Queue it will not continue playing always. This is kinda of frustrating as I know it’s not my connection because it used to always play and I have no other data issues besides Tidal randomly cutting off. Also I would love if the search could be improved sometimes you could put the EXACT word-for-word/letter-for-letter song and artist into it, and it still will not show up as some of the top results (Example: “Money” by Cardi B does not show up when searched like “Money Cardi B”, instead it shows up her other song “Money Bag” as well as a few more results from other artists before you can find it, so its a little inconvenient)
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Amazing service, great quality, just need a few touch ups
by Mclaren_7 on 2019/04/13 17:41
The service that tidal provides is top notch. After listening to my favorite music for about 10 mins made me realize how great of a product this is. And being a hifi subscriber I have to say it is well worth the money. But having tried many other streaming services I will have to say that the artist section on tidal needs a little work. On other platforms when you download music you can easily just go to the artist section and see all the artist that you listen to. On tidal currently you have to go to the artist profile, like it then the pop up in the artist section. I would just like to go to artist see all the artist I have either liked their profile or downloaded their music. And then I can see all the music by that artist that is in my library and select which album or tracks I want to hear. But overall I like how far tidal has grown in a short time and can’t wait to see where the platform goes next.
Like Netflix for music
by Only available in some areas on 2019/11/06 21:12
I appreciate the videos and custom or exclusive content you get from tidal. Lots of live shows and interviews that I want to see more of from my favorite artists. Not to mention the music videos? Way high quality video and audio sound. 10/10 if you have high quality headphones and appreciate not just hip hop but all good music. Some more obscure stuff is found here, too. Happy to see tidal improving over time. My only complaint is that I can’t get Siri to play something from tidal but that’s apple’s fault not tidal. Would like to see some Siri integration from tidal if possible or on google and Alexa to compete more on that front. Also the suggested song algorithm is pretty good at introducing me to new songs I do like. But I think the algorithm needs more work to improve because I get the same songs over and over. I also want more ways to save my music. But honestly, tidal is bomb. 9/10 overall
Updates
by Codith Brown on 2019/01/09 17:10
Love the app. Love the selection of music. Love the features like interviews, concerts, playlists and the ability to download content. Love the fact that this service shares more revenue with the artist. A few updates I would like to see in the future is the option to download singles/stand alone songs. The only way to download as of now is when the single is attached to an album. Also, it would be nice to close the app, reopen the app and still have my content in the same position it was in before it closed. If the app closes for any amount of time, I have to go in an find the album I was listening to all over again. Maybe Tidal can be installed directly to a device, like “apple music” is and that way Tidal can work as a mechanism of the phone instead of just a web based app. This would help with functionality a lot. Like I said, LOVE the app. I will continue my subscription. Just my two cents.
Amazing AI + Human Curation
by WaveVidz on 2019/05/14 19:05
I’ve tried them all (or just about) and, as someone who refuses to listen to music on the radio because the playlists are so completely lame, I unequivocally have to say that the human and software power behind this service is stunningly good. I have never discovered this amount of stellar, new (to me) music in such a brief time, ever. The curation is fantastic with adventurous, wide ranging playlists to suit any taste while also driving you deeper into new, related sonic territory. The AI is equally impressive as it seamlessly follows up on your listening. Of the new music chosen by the service based on my listening patterns, I’d say 85-90% seriously hit the mark (vs. 10-15% for the other services I’ve tried). I find myself constantly hitting “Add to My Collection” so that I can follower later on what the hell that great tune was. And the audio quality is as good as it gets though it’ll cost you a bit more.
Favorite Music Service By Far...BUT...
by kttuggle on 2017/11/18 17:48
I love just about everything about Tidal. The expansive music library, the exclusive content, the articles, the series, podcasts, videos, live shows...I can get every single thing that I need for my music fix from this app. It’s honestly unmatched. The ONLY complaint that I have is that the “Add to Play Queue” feature doesn’t work correctly when music is already playing. If I’m trying to add an album to my queue to play after the one that’s currently playing, it inserts all of the songs into the middle of the current album’s tracklist instead of starting it after the current album finishes. It drives me CRAZY. It makes the feature essentially the same as the “Play Next” option and it only works correctly when no music is playing. Please, please, PLEASE fix this issue. It’s the only thing keeping Tidal from being a perfect app!
Great music stream app but one mistake is happening
by Aquakidd on 2018/10/06 20:32
Ever since the first couple of updates on the app there’s been a problem with the play queue you put on the right side . I put a bunch of music in the “play next” and “add to play queue”. I use the play queue a lot for new music or just a set of songs I want to use . But now what happens is once a song is finished being played the song completely disappears from the song list on the right . It never used to be like this in the past. The song used to stay in the playlist you made on the right side so I can go back and save the songs I added as playlist. If this doesn’t come back it’s going to be frustrating listening to music. If I add a buck a songs to the queue and I accidentally hit a whole album to play , all the songs I put in the queue completely disappears. In previous versions of the app the songs I put in the play queue would remain there. If there’s any way they fix that problem this app would be 5 stars no question.
Enjoy much more the Apple Music
by gargano96 on 2020/04/16 16:13
At first I didn’t think i would ever use this knowing I have everything apple product and I had Apple Music but I was impressed on how good Tidal works with a majority of my apple products, love the look on the bigger screen like the iPad and even works with Airplay on the TV and also the fact you can choose the quality of your music, I definitely hear the difference and I love how clear my music sounds, not just loud like Apple Music. The only reason I did not give a 5 star is simply because there is no real support for Apple Watch. I can only do the simple things like control the volume, play/pause/ next or repeat, etc. but there is no real way of using tidal on your watch unless the app is running on your phone which is a bummer since I tend to leave my phone behind while running errands at time or even while at the gym. If you guys can implement that then I would definitely rate a 5 star review!
Best Music App... period.
by bilbobagginzz on 2019/11/06 04:47
Always original content, artist videos, artist interviews from some of the most respected journalists in the industry so they’re actually GREAT interviews, the best sound quality I’ve ever heard on any music app (I can literally play the other big music apps at the same time with my headphones and hear a significant difference, LOUDER AND CLEARER), HD camera access to LIVE CONCERTS, best suggestions to hear music I might like, always updating new music so I never miss anything new, the best layout which makes it nicer and easier to use than these other outdated music apps... this app should actually charge more than it does. Everyone who uses it from my phone is shocked, and everyone I suggest to use it ditches their old service and uses Tidal. And this is no exaggeration and I’m not being paid to say this. I use this everyday and it’s amazing. Thank you TIDAL. Keep up the great work!
Great quality but lacks features
by FayeRichardson on 2017/09/21 18:04
I’m really enjoying the new interface of Tidal. It’s very sleek and modern. And I love the curated playlists. It’s very easy to be able to find new underground artists. However I do have some ideas that could make Tidal a more user friendly streaming service. There should be an option to organize a playlist alphabetically and also to be able to search for a song within a playlist. Another minor annoyance I have is having duplicate songs within a playlist. I wish it would say “This song is already added”. A minor issues I have are the shuffle is usually in the same order so I’m listening to the same songs in that order whenever I listen to that playlist. I also have that same issue with artist radio. Like I already said, these are minor issues, however very useful. Would just like to see them implemented since other streaming services have them as well.
When it works properly it’s great, but it rarely does
by jamtander on 2020/02/10 22:21
When the app works as intended it’s a great experience and being able to select higher audio qualities is very noticeable when using headphones or higher end speaker. However, the app is extremely glitchy and slow. The only reliable way to listen to music on the platform is to download everything. Granted, I am willing to wait a few seconds for a song to load, especially if it’s in higher quality, but using the search feature doesn’t always work. Furthermore, when I click on particular artists’ catalogues to expand and see in entirety, the app gets stuck in it’s loading screen. There are also many instances of songs randomly stopping and playlists taking forever to load. I thought it may be my internet, but I have tried on many different networks and it continues to have the same issues. Worth my $5 for 5 months, but not the insanely high asking price for non promo membership.
TIDAL has changed the way I listen and explore
by RickRickI on 2019/01/11 04:09
TIDAL has been a revelation to me! The sound is terrific over my high-end audio system; and especially over headphones with my Firefly Red and beloved vintage Sennheiser 560iis. But best of all is that I can listen to something, then explore practically forever following threads of the performer, composer, instruments, etc. I listen mainly to classical and jazz, almost never to insanely crappy contemporary pop. I wish the track display for music being played worked better for classical - there's a lot to display in classical: Composer, piece, movement number, movement name, artist - none of the on-line services or iTunes seem to have the display adequately covered. The HD sound is usually as good as CDs played on my Naim CD player, which admittedly is getting pretty old by now. It's best over Firefly/headphones, is a little compromised by Apple AirPlay into the HiFi, haven't tried an outboard DAC yet. But overall it's good enough that I'm about ready to box up and put in storage the probably 1200 CDs that take up a huge amount of our small living space. I'm not very convinced of MQA yet. Some tracks sound really fine; but a lot of others sound "disembodied", a bit veiled, and there are others with what sound like smearing or digital artifacts. Maybe some of it has to do with the Firefly decoding?
I miss the functionality so hard
by Jenaejanna on 2020/05/13 17:07
Please go back to how you could swipe right and see your queue, swipe left and it offers similar music, discovering music is so hard now and when clicking the play queue in corner three bars it always clears out now if you aren’t on a playlist so I can’t even remember what I’m listening to and it gets lost forever or I gotta go back and search for it then the queue starts all over again I miss being able to see past plays and going down the black hole on the left of discovery Whyyy would you remove those two features just to skip tracks ??? Music discovery has STOPPED for me based of lack of functionality and that was the whole point for me of Tidal over other services and I KNOW I’m not the only one. Please go back to allowing me to go down the black hole on the left and seeing on the right the queue of everything rather than it disappearing every time I play something that’s not on a playlist
Going Above and Beyond
by AppLoverMike on 2019/11/12 06:34
I remember when I first got this app, I had a hard time comparing it to Apple Music’s interface with respect to user friendliness. In reality, Tidal is setup the way it is to expose you to new content not just to house the stuff you already know you like. I love the mixes that they create which take the songs I have been listening to and create a playlist based off those tracks with new tracks that I might like as well. I love the Suggested Tracks because it gives me that exposure to all different forms of content that I may have never come across on my own. I enjoy the exclusive content that Tidal offers with certain artists. I once was able to go to a Van Lathan talk that I won from a Tidal contest. I’ve had the chance to go to see Meek, Hov & Bey, and more through Tidal. Great platform (not just an app) and great idea that started with artists.
Honest Opinion
by Kix Geek on 2019/09/09 22:22
I liked Apple Music for its simplicity and massive music catalog but something always seemed to be missing. I originally had no interest in buying another subscription based music app but after using the free trail for awhile I would happily recommend TIDAL to any and everyone. I love that once you choose a song the algorithm actually chooses other songs that compliment the flow and mood of the song you originally choose and not just play the same artist repeatedly. This has actually introduced me to some artists I did have an interest on listening to at first and other I had never heard of. Not to mention listening to music on Master quality makes a serious difference from you usual jam sessions. I have to give it to TIDAL for advancing the streaming game to the next level and hope it continues to grow.
App is inconsistent
by MxttPxtt on 2020/05/01 19:23
I used to love this app with every fiber in me. It was my go to music streaming service. It was fast, easy to use, and had every song I needed (wish it had podcasts but it’s not too big of a deal). Lately however, (possible the last 6 months) the app has been glitchy, and has been working on and off. There seems to be a different problem every week. It never lasts for longer than a month but it’s infuriating. Lately I can’t even stream music using my WiFi, I have to turn it off, unless the music I’m listening to is downloaded. My WiFi is not the problem, and it works exceptionally fast with every other app, but tidal jusy has a problem. Since this is the same price as Apple Music, id recommend Apple Music since it’s more intuitive to iPhones and it doesn’t have all these glitches. Sad to say I won’t be staying with tidal much longer if these problems keep occurring. I’ll great an edit and fix the score if my problem is fixed and no tiene problems occur.
Love it
by RockyThorn666 on 2019/05/09 15:33
I absolutely love this app. I had been with Google Play Music for 5 years and I decided to try Tidal (free) for a month. It changed everything. I find myself using Tidal way more. The interface is top notch, even though in the beginning they kept pushing rap and hip hop. I wound up missing it after the trial ended and I don't myself comparing Google Play to Tidal and I yearned to get a subscription. I finally convinced my family members to let me set them up with a Tidal Family subscription. I did it and have been super happy ever since. The sound quality is amazing and the UI is superb. Eventually, the push of rap and hop went away from my home screen as I built my library and the app learned what I liked. Definitely recommend, especially if you have a great car system and great headphones. ♥️♥️♥️
Shady business model
by Chinoiserie777 on 2020/02/22 17:32
They will charge your money without you knowing. I have already contacted support few times and their respond was basically it is your fault, the charge is valid. I downloaded the app in November. I tried the service and felt it wasn’t for me. The welcome email didn’t say anything about free trial or anything like that. No charge in December and January and suddenly on February- boom - my bank acct got charged. No email communication prior regarding this whatsoever. I got some “marketing emails” from Tidal during those time and nothing else. Your support team basically just insisting that charge was valid and refused to refund the money. Even though I have never used the service within those 3 months. If you are going to start charging people money and you are doing honest business, send communication!!! No communication before deciding to take money from people’s bank account, no explanation about any potential free trials expiring or anything related to a paid subscription (no proper and clear disclosure) and then refused to return after = STEALING!!!!
Doesn’t load albums in my library right
by SnappySneezer on 2020/03/18 22:27
Well it is slow to load albums in my music, in particular for my favourite band Thee Headcoats. It just won’t bring up their albums in the app! I find it slow to load most things and a bit awkward to add to the library. There are many different artists that are listed as the same one. These include Heavenly, Slow Children and some of the albums listed as Jago or Lightfoot are actually audio plays spun off from Doctor Who. I want to add these radio plays to my library but not those other artists. In the case of Slow Children and Heavenly, the other bands with their name are just totally different music styles unappealing to fans of the other bands which are Twee and New Wave acts. There are a lot of great artists missing like bis (from Glasgow, Scotland), the Creams, The Chrysanthemums, Janet Klein, the 80s material from the new wave band Slow Children, Bloody Mannequin Orchestra and a number of others essential artists. A shuffle feature would be nice to mix up artists I have liked.
HiFi Sounds good, but not that much better than Apple
by RockTheProject on 2019/03/19 00:36
I’ve been an Apple subscriber for several years, and I was ready to make the full switch if this app delivered on sound quality, even though I would be paying literally double what I’m paying for Apple. The verdict: I am an Audiophile, and while Tidal’s Master Quality material does sound good, it’s not actually that much better. Not only that, but most artists I listen to didn’t have the Master versions available, which resulted in most albums sounding identical to Apple. I tried it out on my home system and my incredible Bose system in my car, and was not blown away. Furthermore, the app is unbelievably laggy and glitchy. I kept having to restart the app, and even then it wouldn’t work properly most of the time. In the end I cancelled my HiFi subscription within the first hour. Bring the HiFi price down to meet Apple’s prices, and we’ll talk. Until then, Apple still has my business.
Needs a little improvement
by TheNoireBeauty on 2019/01/08 12:47
The music section for children is severely limited. The app isn't configured to work on the Apple Watch. The app often signs me out and my password doesn't work so I have to reset it over and over again. I may have no choice but to cancel soon if the changes are being updated. *Update* a new update for the app has been lingering. Every time I click on it it takes to the App Store and doesn't update 😠 idk if Apple is try to make it hard for Tidal but my frustrations are mounting. *UPDATE* The app won’t connect via Bluetooth to anything! Every other streaming app works but Tidal. I could be an Apple thing. In my car I can’t plug my phone up to charge & listen to music at the same time. It’s very frustrating. The bypass was Bluetooth. I’ve tried to not charge my phone to listen & that doesn’t work either. The only way I can listen or operate the app is if I listen to it without connecting to anything.
Killing my battery
by Keith80 on 2019/05/17 14:41
FINAL UPDATE: After working with Tidal’s support team, they have given up, replying “there is nothing we can do from our end.” Tidal charges premium prices, but can’t create an app that doesn’t drain my battery from what they refer to as “a constant open network connection.” I guess I’ll check out Amazon’s new high resolution audio plans. ———————- I generally like the audio quality of Tidal, but the app is killing my iPhone battery when no music is playing. I listened to tidal on the way to work yesterday, unplugged it from my car and put it in my pocket. When I noticed my battery draining unusually quickly, I checked the battery report on my phone, and it said tidal had been working in the background for 6 hours! My commute is only 10 minutes! I can verify that it was not downloading any music or playing music while in my pocket. I have background refresh turned off globally on my phone. I hope this problem can be fixed soon, so I don’t have to manually close the app every time I use it. Also, I wish you could download songs to a laptop, not just mobiles. Additionally, it’s ridiculous that you can’t search for mqa content. Furthermore, the whole user interface is kinda of cheap for a product that’s this expensive. UPDATE: I reinstalled the app, which deleted my downloaded songs. Everything worked as expected, with no battery use in the background. Once I downloaded songs, the problem returned, even when the download queue is empty.
Audiophiles rejoice!
by sgroovez on 2020/04/29 14:15
If you pay for the MQA service you will not be disappointed. Plenty of content and new stuff added constantly. Not every single album is available, but you can recommend them, and the company responds! CarPlay integration is not good. Make sure you select your album or songs before you start driving using the app on your mobile device, and you can skip CarPlay altogether. The interface is decent to view material and it is super easy to create a playlist and add to it. Once you listen to the “Master” tracks and compare with the regular versions you will hear the difference. It’s what I use to test speakers and headphones. So far I haven’t found a pair of earbuds where I can tell the difference so if you are a Bluetooth earbud listener, the higher subscription price for the MQA material may not be for you. This is my go to listening app period.
Good, almost great
by Luke100680 on 2019/05/06 11:51
I like the app. Missing a few features that I’ve found elsewhere. Making a playlist is too many steps. Have to add songs individually instead of being able to add mass amounts at once. Also if you download a featured playlist or album the songs don’t show up with the rest of your downloaded tracks to play. You either have option to play the album or the group of tracks. So you’d have to download the album then go back and add each track to your collection so it will show up to play with the rest of the individual tracks you’ve downloaded. Fix those few things and easily a 5 star app. As for the service I like the selection and quality of music. I got it as part of a deal thru my carrier but as of now it still isn’t user friendly enough for me to switch over as my main streaming service.
EXTREMELY POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE
by localoreo on 2018/10/19 20:11
I signed up for the free trial to give it a go and loved the service itself yet I wasn’t planning on giving it a go just yet so I cancelled through my settings on my phone by going into subscriptions. I wasn’t aware of the fact that Tidal had stored my payment information and would charge me this month for a service I didn’t knowingly ask for. When I made their support team aware of this they basically said “It’s your own fault” and refused to refund me. I’m extremely disappointed with this, especially because it’s tied to Beyoncé who I love and respect. I truly wish their support becomes better for issues like this because its problematic to charge people without them knowing. Apparently from what I’ve read in other reviews other people have also claimed this problem. I am having to contact my BANK over several charges over the last few months I was finally made aware of. Tidal has taken about $40 of my money without me knowing. This is absolutely unacceptable all around.
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