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With more options to elevate your music streaming experience with TIDAL, now’s the time to sign up and experience over 80 million audio tracks the way they were meant to sound. You can now enjoy TIDAL Free (US only), or start a 30 day free trial of one of our new paid plans. In addition to premium, immersive audio experiences on our new HiFi Plus subscription, you can learn how your listening behavior adds up to support your favorite artists, and support artists directly as a result of your streaming. With TIDAL HiFi, never miss a note with lossless quality audio. Get TIDAL HiFi to: - Listen to over 80 million songs in HiFi, ad-free sound anywhere you are, even when you’re offline - Use TIDAL Connect to listen to HiFi on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, your preferred speakers and more than 150 other integrations. - Access 350K+ music videos With HiFi Plus, get everything in HiFi and: - Listen to music in premium, immersive audio formats (MQA, Dolby Atmos, 360 Reality Audio) - As much as 10% of your subscription gets directed to your most streamed artists every month Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between HiFi and HiFi Plus. The price of each subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the costs 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
All streaming apps aren’t on their level
by Freaky ate on 2021/12/06 11:55
All artists aren’t tidal savvy yet but most of my artists I like have all their albums and mixtapes. Just improve the shuffle system it doesn’t mix a playlist and if you listen a lot I want the order to change and not play 5 different mixes.
Please fix the app more
by Micjonte27 on 2021/12/06 07:46
Too many bugs
Love it so far!
by Uni🤪 on 2021/12/06 00:59
Quality is good! Just subscribed. 🥰 International artists or Songs not included.
Your tvOS app is sucking wind!
by wls508 on 2021/12/05 23:43
Please assign some decent engineers to fix your Apple TV version of the app. It is buggy beyond belief. Now there’s some new bug that is keeping it from playing albums and playlist that play fine on my other devices. It seems connected to whether it’s a Master recording or not — try “Hidden Figures - Original Score”. Plays fine on my iPad, my iPhone and my Mac — on Apple TV, it thinks about it for a split second and then stops. Take some of the that Square money and get this working please.
Enjoy but there are Inconsistencies
by Ki-Kei on 2021/12/05 21:16
Sometimes there will be a delay playing songs that will disengage me from using tidal to play music at the moment. I will have to return to it some time later. Other times, the music will simply stop playing with neither warning nor indication as to why. In this scenario, again, I will have to disengage and return later if I want to continue using tidal. Most times, I’ll go to search for music. When I am actually able to locate the song, there will be a long delay or non computing entirely of my input to “add to collection” or “add to playlist”, so, again, I will be forced to close the app.
Streaming app for all my HOV Needs!
by Ambi518 on 2021/12/05 20:42
Excellent quality!
Love it!
by Jazz Coltrane on 2021/12/05 20:33
My hubby is a music nut, I am on the family plan…has a great collection!
Was a great app
by jman20eleven on 2021/12/05 19:08
I’ve been a Tidal HiFi subscriber for several years now. Overall I’ve been happy with the app. The sound quality is great and track offerings in MAQ continues to grow. However, something got skewed during the latest update that renders most of my downloaded tracks un-playable. I’ve done all the known fixes to no avail. I’ve reached out to customer service and although they do respond, I feel like it’s rather slow. Meanwhile, I’m still paying monthly for the premium service and not able to listen to my favorite tracks. So far there has been no offer of a refund or credit but we’ll see. I’ll be sure to update this review and rating appropriately if or when the issue is fixed.
Love tidal
by daynajo on 2021/12/05 18:25
This is one of the best streaming services. I love it
Love it!!! The app is well built and has a lot of features
by kjrenny on 2021/12/05 16:26
I like that it’s black owned and pays the artist more. I like the design as well!!’
Limited catalogue
by menticusgrig on 2021/12/05 12:06
I’m enjoying the music quality (Cambridge Audio CXA 81 / CXN v2 / Grado RS1e). Tidal works well with my Cambridge Streamer. It is not a complete listening solution however. The catalogue will be perfect as long as you don’t venture too far from main stream music offerings. More obscure titles will need to be played elsewhere. Apple Music’s catalogue is more substantial. Also, Tidal’s more obscure offerings are rarely higher than “HIFI” quality which is basically the same as Apple Music’s “Lossless” quality. So, for me, it’s hard to make a good argument for Tidal over Apple Music. I’ve also tried Spotify and Amazon Music but have stopped using both. Using both Tidal and Apple Music would be ideal. But that just seems excessive…
Interface lag
by sabis on 2021/12/05 10:48
I love Todal. The quality is fantastic, selection is pretty good. I do wish they increased their discography a bit faster but I’m satisfied for now. Occasionally whatever song I am listening to will stop playing and immediately skip to the next song. Sometimes the app freezes a bit when I start the song over 3+ times in a row.
Ad banner for paying customers?
by randomnick0000 on 2021/12/05 05:25
Is it really ok to repeatedly show waze ad that requires clicking on it to go away?
Bugs
by sh iiiiiiiiiiit on 2021/12/05 03:06
I’ve been using Tidal for about 2 years and I’ve noticed one thing recently. Whenever I click on some albums, artists, and songs I get a message that says “no connection-tap to retry” and when I force close the app it does nothing. I have to delete the entire app and redownload it for it to work again. I hope there’s a fix for it soon
Fraud charges and unhelpful support
by KevinL64 on 2021/12/05 03:02
I did a trial but didn’t notice any quality difference from Spotify, so canceled my trial and kept using Spotify. Months later I get new charges even though I didn’t sign up for service and haven’t used it at all since the trial. I told this to support but they would not refund. I have no idea why I got charged out of nowhere, I’m not using tidal. Very sketchy.
User friendly. Artists friendly.
by Kenarac on 2021/12/05 01:48
This app pays artists the most. They deserve their fair share. Love the plethora of high res official music videos and concert clips of artists I follow. Song selection is as good as Spotify. Same price as Spotify for the same tier of service, but higher sound quality.
Love!
by Ramonatv on 2021/12/04 22:08
Favorite interface of any music streaming app
Tru2Atlanta
by HeartTru on 2021/12/04 22:01
Great selections, great quality
App Broken after new business model (Nov 2021)
by P@ Wylie on 2021/12/04 19:44
After Tidal shifted to their new tiers, the service has completely stopped working. No matter what device, signal, browser, or app, over 90% of anything I listen to will just buffer without playing. I’ve uninstalled the app, reset my device, and logged in multiple places, same result. Please fix this Tidal!
Really good
by Clemades on 2021/12/04 18:36
Works well and it has a huge bank of albums and singles. I don’t give it 5 stars because it’s still missing many songs and albums. Especially in languages other than English.
Not a Lot of Local Artists
by Pootie14411441 on 2021/12/04 17:49
Apple Music has more underground artists
Excellent service since day one
by Eternal1028 on 2021/12/04 15:41
Amazing
Good/bad
by west3-4 on 2021/12/04 14:38
Been extremely glitchy not allowing me to play certain albums I’ve had tidal for almost 5-6 years if not longer but it’s never been this bad
I was skeptical….
by PhoenixOutlaw2 on 2021/12/04 13:44
I’m not going to lie I was skeptical about getting Tidal… I’m used to Pandora and Spotify so I didn’t know what to think about Tidal but I kept hearing so many great reviews. All of those reviews were accurate. The mixes don’t disappoint, my car karaoke session are on a new level! I like the exclusives and essentials. Great playlists for every occasion frfr. My house gatherings (especially game night) is always a vibe! Y’all throw new music in along with my favorites and I never have to “pass the aux cord” so it’s lit. Now y’all have video mixes which I love because I barely watch tv anymore to see videos. Keep up the good work lol I’m riding the wave.
Life changing.
by JonandFinnsdad on 2021/12/04 05:11
I was about to buy a ripper/server to put all my cds into so I could hear them all in cd quality. Then someone said “why not just use Tidal?” It has been amazing. I did buy an Audioquest Dragonfly Red, which means I now have MQA unfolded to my audiophile 2 channel music system. It’s astonishing.
I love this app
by scotttttttttyyyyy on 2021/12/04 03:36
I really have no complaints to be honest with this app and the quality of the songs are awesome. Always got daily discovery finding new songs.
Nice
by the booty big do on 2021/12/04 03:18
Really good
Playback not working
by doesnotrecommend on 2021/12/04 03:06
It's been a week since Tidal released the update and it stopped working on my Iphone. Only Masters content is playing, everything else of lower quality does not play and infinitely loads even when downloaded. Tidal please at least acknowledge this issue, I have seen reviews from last week highlighting the same problem. For a premium service, Tidal's bugs really overshadow the whole listening experience as of right now.
Sweetness to my ears.
by Jrcpr on 2021/12/03 22:54
No matter the sound source. Everything is greatly improved. Thanks.
Great service
by aliasin_12 on 2021/12/03 19:26
Wondering where to find Hi-Fi you found it!!!
“Hifi” quality not working.
by christiansethadams on 2021/12/03 16:16
Hifi quality unplayable on iOS 15.2 beta
Tidal is great but seems partial to rap
by boliver87 on 2021/12/03 15:39
I’m enjoying the service but it’s kinda strange that if you press ANY one letter on the search bar, a rap artist will come up. Most of the videos are new pop and hip hop. The recommendation/algorithm feature needs to be upgraded
I Love This!
by BonitaBk on 2021/12/03 14:52
I appreciate the different play list, and the abundance of different Music!
Is not playing any song that aren’t masters
by Cjax75 on 2021/12/03 14:39
Plays half my music.
Nice
by Yu Vll on 2021/12/03 11:06
Buy buy buy
Add mixtapes
by adonis hendrixx on 2021/12/03 10:55
I’m just waiting for tidal to add artist mixtapes like LiveMixtapes
Tidal
by dmac567 on 2021/12/03 05:26
Favorite music streaming app love the layout and how they cater to Hip-Hop and R&B.
Can Tidal Be Put On Laptops?
by Eric Whitley on 2021/12/03 04:31
I love the Tidal app on my phone, I was just wondering can you put the app on the Computers or Laptops?
Design of this app is sooo outdated
by USA36 on 2021/12/03 02:21
12/02/2021 This app still ugly. Can you guys spend some time and redesign your awful app? I mean look app icon is probably from 2015 with gradient design. Don’t get me started with whole app. You guys are way behind modern time. Like you are in stone age!
Simply superb
by PeaceLoveJazz on 2021/12/03 01:51
Easy access to every genre, every song, passed and present, including same day as released. Excellent curating of mixes for me or by me. Hi fidelity, easy syncing with Sonos, phone, vehicle. Downloadable music when flying or for those internet deserts. Discount pricing for veterans. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of Tidal as my music source.
Golden Boy Productions
by Golden Boy Productions on 2021/12/03 01:08
Great Sound and ease of use
Love this app, thanks JayZ for making life easy for DJ Vation
by dabarefootchef on 2021/12/03 00:47
What a fun and easy app.
Cool app for. Cool kid like me
by the angent meme on 2021/12/02 23:03
Yea god Jawn
Great sound and selection
by Blake Vackar on 2021/12/02 22:10
I’ve been in Tidal for two weeks and have enjoyed the service. I like the playlist they curate for me and the sound Quility is better that YouTube music or Apple.
Ugh
by wnabphil78 on 2021/12/02 21:51
Annoying can’t stream a lot
🔥
by Christopher Lige on 2021/12/02 20:56
Shout to the whole Team Especially the Boss Man(Hov) whom actually made this possible.The culture needed this Jay.
WARNING DO NO UPGRADE
by 1myia on 2021/12/02 20:29
Do not upgrade it makes u pay to upgrade and won’t let u listen to any song u choice it just shuffles the song from the song title plz help delete upgrade asap
Good sounds and excellent personal compilations
by William Bing on 2021/12/02 18:13
It really does sound better and I also like the way the music is curated
Is there an update pending?
by dsmith0569 on 2021/12/02 17:53
I have been trying to use Tidal for the past couple days, but have not been able to get it play. The wheel keeps spinning while loading the song and nothing ever comes. I’ve even tried closing out and reopening but still nothing. Please fix, I really do enjoy the content this platform provides. (I’m on iOS 15.2)
Great experience
by Trident624 on 2021/12/02 16:43
I like the app and the MQA playlists. Now my Tesla also has the app.
I want to love it, but…
by dani_qrm on 2021/12/02 16:22
I truly want to love this app. The sound is unparalleled. But I have a few issues: 1) For claiming to have the largest music catalog, Tidal is missing a few of my favorite artists and albums that Spotify does have (Neil Young comes to mind; The Holidays, AG, Blue Scholars…) I know it’s not always the fault of the streaming service but it’s sad. Some of those musicians’ sounds could really be exemplified by Tidal’s HiFi sound. 2) Community playlists? I can’t find any except Tidal’s, which are limited. I like finding others public playlists because it introduces me to new music. Sharing playlists is a cornerstone of Spotify and why it has such a large customer base. 3) I can’t connect to Alexa the same way I can connect to it with Spotify. Even though it’s linked through the Alexa app, it still isn’t an available option except to verbally ask Alexa to play an artist (which, sometimes, I’d like to play my playlists instead of 1 artist or album). 4) Podcasts. I really enjoy my podcasts and will have to keep Spotify to listen to them. I wish Tidal would bring podcasting to their format. Again, the options for Tidal’s sound could make immersive podcasts amazing. Besides those things, I really love Tidal, and I’ll be sticking with it for the foreseen future. I’d love to adjust my rating to a 5 if any of the above issues are tackled.
Won't play Hifi songs.
by McLellanlawPaul on 2021/12/02 12:43
Sounds great everywhere but ever since the big "upgrade", the app no longer plays Hifi songs. Only Masters. The Hifi songs load in a endless loop and never play. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it and downloaded all the music again. Still, no Hifi songs. I'll give it another week. If it's not fixed by then, I'm switching to Amazon music which offers the same quality music for significantly less.
The Best
by MakMoran7 on 2021/12/02 11:47
I need no other DSP
JJohnsen444
by JJohnsen444 on 2021/12/02 04:45
great speaker
Its amazing!!
by GstavoJr on 2021/12/02 00:28
The great full app, the best app for music quality, it’s so insane the quality of music! Thank you
Top Drawer Sounds of Silence
by riptilian on 2021/12/02 00:19
Master sounds are outstanding. Much fuller than Apple “lossless” format. And more of each artist is available via Tidal. But Apple plays full songs, albums and playlists. To listen on Tidal to even one song it is necessary to repeatedly force quit the app in an attempt to regain the stream. Even then the interruption resumes, not the music. I have no network issues. I may cancel at the trial end, though it would be a loss. Richard R
Good music
by BigDave2323 on 2021/12/01 23:34
It’s a great app to listen to your favorite music
Keeps telling me to rate
by bdjsjsndbnrkemsndnene on 2021/12/01 21:13
Excellent sound
by davidhifi on 2021/12/01 18:36
I’m enjoying enough for it
It’s great, but, Waiting for Alexa, Smart TV and a proper Apple Watch app
by Fitue_ on 2021/12/01 16:40
I’ve been using tidal for three months now, and before Tidal I used Spotify, Apple Music and even Pandora, the most important fact that made me decide Tidal was the one that’s known for: Quality, and it doesn’t lie, the quality is impressive, (have in mind that you need to have headphones that can support that quality as well) you can notice the change between Tidal an almost everything besides that. The reason I gave Tidal 4 out of 5 is so simple, Compatibility. Let me explain myself: If you’re using Tidal in your phone or computer that’s fine, both apps work like they should, but if you’re someone like me, that has an Echo dot from Amazon, an Xbox, an Apple Watch or a Smart TV, you’ll be struggling, because in none of these devices you’ll find Tidal Music (Besides the Apple Watch, in this one you’ll see an App but, compared to others like the Spotify and Apple Music one, this one is automatically out of competition) and there’s where Apple Music and Spotify take advantage of.
10 stars
by AroD2327 on 2021/12/01 14:50
Pandora,  Music, Spotify has nothing on TIDAL!
DarioIsSatoshiNakomoto
by Dario0396 on 2021/12/01 13:26
DarioIsSatoshiNakomoto
Black Owned Business
by Greatchris on 2021/12/01 01:38
Tidal is my favorite black owned business because they do so much for the culture; from paying artists the money they deserve, to bringing us hi fidelity sound from each and every musical act. Love them!
Best Of them all
by ratnaphobt on 2021/12/01 00:35
Superior sound quality compared to apple music, i like the interface and think it is cleaner/smoother. I use tidal everyday and would never give it up for another service since i started.
Streaming for musicians and audiophiles
by Memphis Dig on 2021/12/01 00:29
Great features, really appreciate the “info” tab on individual tracks and albums. Let’s you see who played on what and gives reviews as well of a lot of albums.
Horrible service; recommend don’t use
by RECardenas on 2021/12/01 00:05
They charged me months of service (close to a year) to a non existent account under my Apple profile. One that even their customer service couldn’t find or get access to. They absolutely refused to refund me even after seeing the issue clear as day. Avoid at all cost if you value your money and time.
Tidal Tidal Tidal
by Leeandraa_31 on 2021/11/30 23:07
While the new update gives you your top streams something most music apps already have it’s nice to see that tidal has finally added this feature. There’s always room for improvement as well. There could be more curated songs to your liking instead of a shuffle of songs you’ve already hurt and a small amount of new ones. I hope tidal stays in this direction of “your top streams” and branches off to better things to make music more enjoyable.
P Jacks
by BIG PJ079 on 2021/11/30 23:03
If they could fix the black out occurrences, Tidal would be A1.
LOVE Tidal
by KeiGor on 2021/11/30 22:18
I absolutely love Tidal! From the music exclusives to winning three times to see some AMAZING concerts!! I will never use another service-
Love it!
by NaturallyCorporate on 2021/11/30 20:10
Love how I can organize music on Tidal!
One Really Annoying Bug
by so_vesali on 2021/11/30 13:24
Whenever you choose an arbitrary song it doesn’t stream even if it’s downloaded
Very disappointed
by fagotti__ on 2021/11/30 12:59
It’s sad how money hungry people is now we have to go through ads and can’t play any song we added to our playlist Hello again Apple Music ✌🏼
Best
by Sandman2066 on 2021/11/30 06:04
Love it
Tidal
by cubanmike42 on 2021/11/30 04:53
Greatest music app ever , benefits artist more than any other platform and has great curated music and playlist. Audio is amazing.
Awesome!!!
by Jorge Luis Cruz on 2021/11/30 02:06
Awesome quality sound!! Easy interface! Love button 😁 is where it should be!!! Did you heard that Apple!🤦🏻‍♂️
Greatest Music App
by NOCTISXIIIV on 2021/11/30 01:43
I appreciate the quality in the music streaming that offer Tidal Music
Review
by Barbie_Bubbles_82 on 2021/11/29 22:03
Best Streaming App❤️
More buggy than Apple Music
by Willywonka1322 on 2021/11/29 21:35
Great concept. Love the idea of artists getting paid more fairly. Love the idea of hifi music quality. The app literally just never works. When it does work it’ll randomly start distorting the music being played (sounds like one of those troll edits people make). Its intolerable. It also does not connect to my AirPods well, so if the connection isn’t direct the music quality is so so bad. Seriously such a disappointment. For a music platform… shouldn’t the bare minimum be an app that actually plays your music?
Save your money
by applecaneatabagof on 2021/11/29 20:28
Worst streaming app, constantly crashing and topping things off is Tidal being at the highest pricepoint, try amazonhd or qobuz instead
Keeps freezing
by nunyah d. buziness on 2021/11/29 18:18
I’m mad I paid for this. Lately it’s been freezing when opening and I have to keep closing.
The best
by frodieee on 2021/11/29 15:25
Refer to title.. no pun intended
Best music app ever
by 3D lamborghini on 2021/11/29 12:21
I can listen to any new song or any song.
Spinning wheel of death
by Spartafal on 2021/11/29 05:30
I just signed up. Ten minutes in and I’m still getting the spinning wheel of death. Switched track and albums same story
MOR3 ✝️HAN 🤴🏾🗯OOOKAY💯🙏
by Bo$$anaro on 2021/11/28 22:27
🔥🔥🔥
Playback Keeps Pausing
by JOSH90GQ on 2021/11/28 21:55
The playback keeps pausing constantly. Ruins the music.
Smp3rry
by Smp3rry on 2021/11/28 21:42
Love it
So good, so bad, so close
by bunnysoup on 2021/11/28 19:50
The good: best sound by far 5* best recommendation algorithm I’ve seen - digs deep, suggests widely 5* nearly as complete catalog as others 4.5* simple UI does its job 3.5* lyrics 3* The bad: misspelled names, duplicated partial entries, mismatched combinations in catalog -3* lyrics sometimes a little off 2.5* I really wanted to give 3 stars, but I could only get about 3 days in before pulling the plug. The catalog is really broken and makes it hard to follow artist links when you land on a broken, partial, or just plain wrong entry. (Ex: Tish Hinjosa [sp], Dale Alvin [sp], True Believers [invalid combo], Taj Mahal [multiple full & partial].) I want to come back, but I’ll tolerate doing more of my own work using the other guys’ service for now.
Keeps crashing
by kallen9 on 2021/11/28 09:59
So many bugs and crashes. Also the interface keeps getting less and less user friendly. I love being able to support artists more than other apps but the quality is subpar and getting worse
F
by bajc21 on 2021/11/28 05:14
This app is really good, just that you guys add way too many suggested songs to my playlist. Like just let me listen to the music I chose.
Music mixes
by ElleAxLe on 2021/11/28 05:01
I prefer to make my own music mixes with no songs added
Unbelievably Amazing Listening Experience- still can’t justify the price.
by Lil Neco on 2021/11/28 02:46
Phenomenal and next-level listening experience, too-tier quality, unmatched in my opinion. But the price of $25/month is far too much in contrast to any other music streaming service. Apple Music offers more music and are second best to this app in Quality, but if you can afford it or appreciate an audiophile level quality for all your music then I’d highly recommend Tidal!
Good and perfect
by mohamad saeidi on 2021/11/27 22:27
Powerful ,perfect quality ,and so nice
Dope
by poolethebarber on 2021/11/27 22:04
It’s great
CarPlay Issues
by igorbk on 2021/11/27 21:53
Tidal as a service is OK but the mobile app is a disaster- there are constant issues with the CarPlay. Previously an album play was stuck after playing 1 or 2 songs, needed to restart it and skip manually the songs that were already played. Now, after many months this issue seems to be fixed. Hooray? Not so fast! Now we have a new surprise with the CarPlay - suddenly the volume jumps x10 times! This makes it completely unusable already… Common, I’m paying the premium price for the subscription, this is not logical. I’ve just checked today with Amazon Music which is free - there no volume issues. And I really tried to reproduce, used Apple Maps and Waze navigation simultaneously with playing the music. Still no volume issues in Amazon Music. It means its possible to make a quality CarPlay playback. I like Tidal quality more but can you make a quality APP as well?
Worth it.
by ForrestConner on 2021/11/27 20:48
More expensive, but worth it to have better codec options and give more back to the artists.
Jesus Laboy (Aibonito, Puerto Rico)
by Jlaboy1981 on 2021/11/27 20:10
I only listen to Tropical music and the difference is obvious as far as sound quality is concerned from the other streaming services. I have used Apple Music for a few months and this is better quality sound!. I really appreciate the attention to detail and what TIDAL stands for so I will be switching to TIDAL (HiFi) as soon as my Apple subscription is done!!!.
TIDAL IS GREAT
by thatoneguy824 on 2021/11/27 16:58
I’ve had it since it first released and it’s been nothing but perfect
Edward
by DJ ble$$ on 2021/11/27 16:52
Great streaming service highly recommend Five stars and more
They are missing The Art of the Koto Volumes 1-3
by TončiHerry on 2021/11/27 06:11
Kind of disappointed by this, but I suppose it has been good outside of that.
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.
Just a few issues...
by greenis6 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.
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.
Great Audio Quality, App can use some work...
by Xjoker90 on 2020/09/18 00:50
So this app delivers on audio quality I don’t think anyone can argue that. I used to be use tidal when they had the rotating record (which was really cool) and then left when Apple Music came out and was more affordable and worked well within the apple eco system. I recently came back to tidal about a month ago as I did miss the quality of music, but after being so used to an optimized Apple Music app, coming to this has had its frustrations. First thing I did was transfer my music and then downloaded it to my phone so I can have MQA and HiFi when not on WiFi, which took a while but that was expected. I noticed some annoyances right away. Playing a song, stopping in the middle of it and then coming back to it almost never works. The song just doesn’t start playing and I have to restart the song or skip to the next one. Going to my downloaded collection takes too long for my taste to load, I find myself just waiting for tidal to load my music when I’m trying to play it. These little annoyances haven’t kept me away yet but if they can’t fix it I may switch back to Apple Music, which is a shame since I do really like the quality tidal offers. The Apple TV app also has is nuisances
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...
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.
Best of them all but just one thing.........
by JustMyOpinion🤷🏼‍♂️ on 2020/10/13 23:01
Great sound quality!!! Only one thing keeping it from getting 5 stars from me. Lyrics. Where are the lyrics??? Why does just about everyone else have this feature and the touting itself as the top dog doesn’t is beyond me. Sound quality over lyrics is definitely my choice for sure, but come one. Something so basic, so average for all the other platforms and you guys don’t have this yet is absolutely crazy. Sure, I could get another app to do that, but why should I? You add that and 5 starts it is. Right now I’m choosing a simple work around. iOS 14.2 beta 1 has Shazam built into the control panel. No need to download Shazam separately. Start the song and click that, and up pops the lyrics. Easy, but when the next song starts to play, you have to do it again. Easy, like I say, but shouldn’t be needed. Currently using iOS 14.2 beta 2 which hasn’t had any improvements on that yet, just a bunch of new emojis. Guess we’ll wait and see if they hurry up and do something that will add their own lyrics in their own app, rather than depend on another company to do it for them. You want the 5 stars, get it done then. Other than that, best of the best!!! 👍
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.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by Arby57 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!
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.
The Music quality is unrivaled, still no Siri or Apple Watch integration
by _StarQuality on 2020/10/29 20:48
I’m 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 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 on tidal on my Watch. 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!
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 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.
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!
Ridiculously Buggy
by Ogan040506 on 2021/09/14 02:41
The app constantly has performance issues. I want to like TIDAL because it pays artists better than most streaming services but the app is consistently terrible. Currently it has just deleted all of my liked songs and upon redownloading the app it also deleted all of my playlists. The app also tends to pick favorites out of your liked songs and play them several times a week over other songs. There is no rhyme or reason to why these songs are played more they just are and it’s incredibly annoying. The search function will also only pull up songs from smaller artists if the song title and artist name are searched for and spelled exactly right and before you finish typing it will show “no results” so until you type everything out exactly right there is no chance it will pull up what you are looking for. The app is also very slow to load. If you click from search to liked songs expect to wait 10-20 seconds minimum for tidal to load so you can scroll through the liked songs area again. Terrible app. I really want to like this app but I simply can’t recommend it. As soon as I am able to get my songs back I will be canceling my subscription and moving to Apple Music.
I want to believe in Tidal
by dudemanguy711 on 2021/08/11 22:31
I like Tidal’s interface. I like Tidal’s features. I love Tidal’s sound quality. The problem is that the app seems to be designed by music lovers that didn’t hire enough tech people. There has never been a time when Tidal was functioning at full potential. There are always glitches holding it back. Recently I’ve had issues with my album library not loading properly (I’m not the only one) so I sent a support request. They responded by asking me for information I had already included in the initial request. Then they said they were already aware of the issue and were working on a solution. I waited five weeks for the next update… still hasn’t been fixed. I have Apple Music and it’s great for a lot of reasons but their introduction of lossless audio has left a lot to be desired. So I still want to use Tidal but it doesn’t seem to want me to use it. I thought maybe when Dorsey bought it he would smooth out the kinks but he seems more interested in NFTs and merchandising than actually running a music streaming company.
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.
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.
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.
I love TIDAL! Although…
by FanSinceBWasInDC on 2021/11/04 14:36
The main reason I pay for a TIDAL subscription is because I was under the impression after Tidal’s launch a big part of its culmination was that artists get paid the most directly for their content through TIDAL’s streaming service for their content and most of the money generated doesn’t go disproportionately to the most popular artists like other streaming apps. Confirming and promoting Tidal around this fact would be wise because people want their favorite artists to be paid fairly for their content. It would be even better to broaden this fair share concept for new and upcoming artists. I also desperately wish some user experience additions were put in place like Shazam, Genius, and Siri integration. The audio quality is top notch and brief but detailed guide on what quality best suits your equipment would be super helpful. Master quality doesn’t seem to be the best choice for every stereo system or headphone set. Overall AWESOME app!
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.
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!!!!!
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.❤️
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.
Great for Sound Quality, mediocre as an app
by chefben2 on 2021/01/01 05:08
Tidal has by far and away the best sound quality of any of the music apps. If sound quality is most important to you, this is probably your app. However, as an app it sometimes feels unfinished and broken. I have all of my music downloaded to my phone, yet sometimes it will just spin like it is buffering indefinitely. I have to close the app and sometimes restart my phone to get it working again. The Apple CarPlay integration is terrible. There are so many bugs when I use the app in my car with CarPlay. Sometimes it won’t show what’s playing, sometimes it won’t automatically go to the next track and I have to do it manually every time. Sometimes it won’t shuffle. Sometimes it won’t read my playlists at all. I have to unplug my phone, close the app and plug my phone in again to fix these bugs a lot of the time. Not ideal. If the sound quality wasn’t as good as it is, I would have switched to another app as this makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes.
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
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)
Technical issues and explicit content
by El Schmido on 2020/12/15 20:07
I really liked Tidal for its high quality audio. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their high end music on my stereo system at home. But unfortunately Tidal had too many technical issues. Especially it’s CarPlay implementation is very buggy - sometimes music wouldn’t play at all, sometimes music of Apple Music and Tidal would play at a the same time and sometimes you would click on one playlist just to find the content of another playlist in it. But that wasn’t the reason for switching to Qobuz (as it has numerous technical issues as well). In my opinion Tidal’s curated content and I just don’t match. I understand that Jay-Z is a founder and that there would be quite a bit of rap. But there is virtually no playlist without explicit content. Now I am not easily offended by hearing profanities. But there is no way of filtering these versions out. The last straw for me was when I chose to play a Christmas playlist with my young kids in the room and the second song had the n-word blaring at them.
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.
Service is Great. Parts of App need work
by EthanHipps on 2021/03/15 00:16
I love the service, but the iOS app needs a bit of work. First, Siri support needs to be added. It is absolutely ridiculous that I can’t tell the iPhone’s assistant to play an album only because I’m using this service. Every other music service I’ve used has had support for this. Second, the CarPlay app is almost useless with how laggy and glitchy it is. I’ve never had this much trouble with CarPlay with any other app before. Third the ChromeCast functionality needs to be improved. If I cast an album to a google home, then switch to any other app, and then reopen tidal to change the music I can’t because it doesn’t recognize that the google home is being used as a speaker. I have to force close the app and start it again before it recognizes the google home. Also, Google Assistant functionality needs to be added as well. To play on any ChromeCast device I have to go through the hassle mentioned above. I love the quality and selection that Tidal offers, but these issues seriously make me consider using another service.
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 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.
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!
Love the app but it has LOTS of technical issues
by Birdman Bren on 2021/08/07 16:29
Tidal is great at curating playlist for you based off what you listen to and gives great playlist suggestions. But the app is super buggy and not much has been done to fix them. I crashes on me constantly. I'm lucky if I can get through 2-3 songs without it crashing and it does it multiple times throughout the day. I've done all the troubleshooting (Uninstall, reinstall, sign out and sign back in, restart phone, etc.) and it only fixes it for a short period of time. It also loses music that I've added to which I have to sign out and back in to recover it. And lastly, the technical support team isn't helpful at all. There is suppose to be a 2-3 day response time. You can guarantee they will take the entire 3 days. Some times it's longer and other times I've had to follow up with them. Again, it's a great music app but all of the lack of consideration for the small things prevents me from making it my primary music app
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.
Getting better
by BACKTOREALCOUNTRY on 2021/02/14 00:06
I have tried Tidal on and off for the last year. Each time I check back again they have added something new to make it easier to navigate and add to your collection. I think this will be the time I’ll stay for a long while. I have the Veteran’s plan so my service paid off here because I love collecting music and finding new groups in the folk and alt country to go with my old country singers and classic rock and roll not the new drivel out now. I like a lot of the alt country groups but can’t stand today’s country Taylor Swift wannabe country twits or all the Darius Rucker’s who can’t make it in pop anymore so they switch to country. Close your eyes and see if you can tell any of today’s country singers apart, they all sound the same same. Tidal has a lot of mixes for me and they’re very accurate to my likes in music. Keep up the good work.
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.
Clunky interface
by Karma Dorji on 2021/10/09 04:35
Hard to fault the service which has most of the music you might want and the high fidelity format. But I do find site/app design to be inelegant. Navigation is not as straightforward as it should be. It’s easy to get thrown off track or to go in circles. Also, the algorithm for what music gets prioritized on the site as far as what you see when you open the site and scroll doesn’t suit my tastes at all. It’s of course fine if most people/Tidal customers are interested in different music than I am, but it still feels like what you see is a curated or edited list and the “in” thing is promoted to excess. I could be mistaken and the site isn’t intentionally curated. It still comes down to ease of navigation. A person whose listening tastes are not representative of the majority still shouldn’t have to wade through screen after screen of stuff to find what interests them. The search engine is very basic—you can do much better with Google.
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
My Favorite Streaming
by Justin sams on 2021/05/27 17:22
I don't really do reviews but i been rockin w/Tidal for years and i said the least i can do is leave my opinion on the streaming service. I first got attracted to tidal because they had all my favorite #future mixtapes n unlike apple who just had albums, i gravitated to tidal way more even tho at the the time they didn't have that much app support. But to add to that, to my knowledge, iphone was the first device to have tidal integrated within the software, which was in my opinion highly overlooked. And if we fast forward now, they have true master quality tunes, exclusive content like i once was watching drake live on that zane interview thanks to tidal. Just for the record i don't in no way shape or form work for apple, tidal, and or no other affiliation. but yeah that's just my review. yeah it's a lil pricey but hey u get what u pay for. enjoy.
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.
Not worth it
by Pervious on 2021/04/05 20:01
Firstly, I’d like to say it’s a shame you can’t do ANYTHING on this app without them begging for your credit card details. Due to this, I refuse to give my details to them. The 30 days trial is a joke that you really shouldn’t have to even bother with. If you truly wanted those people to join just give us the days automatically. Make sure they know MANY TIMES that the have “x” amount of days of free trial remaining, would you like to subscribe to our service? Answer:(Y/N) when you open up the app. Then add onto the “x” amount of days, and answer No, and continue without Subscription. Are your sure? ( If you would like to continue to use our library, (insert list of “benefits”), along with our (insert ”special features/anything else),then consider subscribing! Answer:(Y/N)Once 30 days is up. Cut it off, easy enough. That’s not hard for them to do. Granted, yea that’s annoying, but I’m not paying for something I can’t even begin to mess with, hear, or anything. When you’re a “music” app that’s a must, show me what you got without getting every detail of me.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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With more options to elevate your music streaming experience with TIDAL, now’s the time to sign up and experience over 80 million audio tracks the way they were meant to sound. You can now enjoy TIDAL Free (US only), or start a 30 day free trial of one of our new paid plans. In addition to premium, immersive audio experiences on our new HiFi Plus subscription, you can learn how your listening behavior adds up to support your favorite artists, and support artists directly as a result of your streaming. With TIDAL HiFi, never miss a note with lossless quality audio. Get TIDAL HiFi to: - Listen to over 80 million songs in HiFi, ad-free sound anywhere you are, even when you’re offline - Use TIDAL Connect to listen to HiFi on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, your preferred speakers and more than 150 other integrations. - Access 350K+ music videos With HiFi Plus, get everything in HiFi and: - Listen to music in premium, immersive audio formats (MQA, Dolby Atmos, 360 Reality Audio) - As much as 10% of your subscription gets directed to your most streamed artists every month Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between HiFi and HiFi Plus. The price of each subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the costs 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
All streaming apps aren’t on their level
by Freaky ate on 2021/12/06 11:55
All artists aren’t tidal savvy yet but most of my artists I like have all their albums and mixtapes. Just improve the shuffle system it doesn’t mix a playlist and if you listen a lot I want the order to change and not play 5 different mixes.
Please fix the app more
by Micjonte27 on 2021/12/06 07:46
Too many bugs
Love it so far!
by Uni🤪 on 2021/12/06 00:59
Quality is good! Just subscribed. 🥰 International artists or Songs not included.
Your tvOS app is sucking wind!
by wls508 on 2021/12/05 23:43
Please assign some decent engineers to fix your Apple TV version of the app. It is buggy beyond belief. Now there’s some new bug that is keeping it from playing albums and playlist that play fine on my other devices. It seems connected to whether it’s a Master recording or not — try “Hidden Figures - Original Score”. Plays fine on my iPad, my iPhone and my Mac — on Apple TV, it thinks about it for a split second and then stops. Take some of the that Square money and get this working please.
Enjoy but there are Inconsistencies
by Ki-Kei on 2021/12/05 21:16
Sometimes there will be a delay playing songs that will disengage me from using tidal to play music at the moment. I will have to return to it some time later. Other times, the music will simply stop playing with neither warning nor indication as to why. In this scenario, again, I will have to disengage and return later if I want to continue using tidal. Most times, I’ll go to search for music. When I am actually able to locate the song, there will be a long delay or non computing entirely of my input to “add to collection” or “add to playlist”, so, again, I will be forced to close the app.
Streaming app for all my HOV Needs!
by Ambi518 on 2021/12/05 20:42
Excellent quality!
Love it!
by Jazz Coltrane on 2021/12/05 20:33
My hubby is a music nut, I am on the family plan…has a great collection!
Was a great app
by jman20eleven on 2021/12/05 19:08
I’ve been a Tidal HiFi subscriber for several years now. Overall I’ve been happy with the app. The sound quality is great and track offerings in MAQ continues to grow. However, something got skewed during the latest update that renders most of my downloaded tracks un-playable. I’ve done all the known fixes to no avail. I’ve reached out to customer service and although they do respond, I feel like it’s rather slow. Meanwhile, I’m still paying monthly for the premium service and not able to listen to my favorite tracks. So far there has been no offer of a refund or credit but we’ll see. I’ll be sure to update this review and rating appropriately if or when the issue is fixed.
Love tidal
by daynajo on 2021/12/05 18:25
This is one of the best streaming services. I love it
Love it!!! The app is well built and has a lot of features
by kjrenny on 2021/12/05 16:26
I like that it’s black owned and pays the artist more. I like the design as well!!’
Limited catalogue
by menticusgrig on 2021/12/05 12:06
I’m enjoying the music quality (Cambridge Audio CXA 81 / CXN v2 / Grado RS1e). Tidal works well with my Cambridge Streamer. It is not a complete listening solution however. The catalogue will be perfect as long as you don’t venture too far from main stream music offerings. More obscure titles will need to be played elsewhere. Apple Music’s catalogue is more substantial. Also, Tidal’s more obscure offerings are rarely higher than “HIFI” quality which is basically the same as Apple Music’s “Lossless” quality. So, for me, it’s hard to make a good argument for Tidal over Apple Music. I’ve also tried Spotify and Amazon Music but have stopped using both. Using both Tidal and Apple Music would be ideal. But that just seems excessive…
Interface lag
by sabis on 2021/12/05 10:48
I love Todal. The quality is fantastic, selection is pretty good. I do wish they increased their discography a bit faster but I’m satisfied for now. Occasionally whatever song I am listening to will stop playing and immediately skip to the next song. Sometimes the app freezes a bit when I start the song over 3+ times in a row.
Ad banner for paying customers?
by randomnick0000 on 2021/12/05 05:25
Is it really ok to repeatedly show waze ad that requires clicking on it to go away?
Bugs
by sh iiiiiiiiiiit on 2021/12/05 03:06
I’ve been using Tidal for about 2 years and I’ve noticed one thing recently. Whenever I click on some albums, artists, and songs I get a message that says “no connection-tap to retry” and when I force close the app it does nothing. I have to delete the entire app and redownload it for it to work again. I hope there’s a fix for it soon
Fraud charges and unhelpful support
by KevinL64 on 2021/12/05 03:02
I did a trial but didn’t notice any quality difference from Spotify, so canceled my trial and kept using Spotify. Months later I get new charges even though I didn’t sign up for service and haven’t used it at all since the trial. I told this to support but they would not refund. I have no idea why I got charged out of nowhere, I’m not using tidal. Very sketchy.
User friendly. Artists friendly.
by Kenarac on 2021/12/05 01:48
This app pays artists the most. They deserve their fair share. Love the plethora of high res official music videos and concert clips of artists I follow. Song selection is as good as Spotify. Same price as Spotify for the same tier of service, but higher sound quality.
Love!
by Ramonatv on 2021/12/04 22:08
Favorite interface of any music streaming app
Tru2Atlanta
by HeartTru on 2021/12/04 22:01
Great selections, great quality
App Broken after new business model (Nov 2021)
by P@ Wylie on 2021/12/04 19:44
After Tidal shifted to their new tiers, the service has completely stopped working. No matter what device, signal, browser, or app, over 90% of anything I listen to will just buffer without playing. I’ve uninstalled the app, reset my device, and logged in multiple places, same result. Please fix this Tidal!
Really good
by Clemades on 2021/12/04 18:36
Works well and it has a huge bank of albums and singles. I don’t give it 5 stars because it’s still missing many songs and albums. Especially in languages other than English.
Not a Lot of Local Artists
by Pootie14411441 on 2021/12/04 17:49
Apple Music has more underground artists
Excellent service since day one
by Eternal1028 on 2021/12/04 15:41
Amazing
Good/bad
by west3-4 on 2021/12/04 14:38
Been extremely glitchy not allowing me to play certain albums I’ve had tidal for almost 5-6 years if not longer but it’s never been this bad
I was skeptical….
by PhoenixOutlaw2 on 2021/12/04 13:44
I’m not going to lie I was skeptical about getting Tidal… I’m used to Pandora and Spotify so I didn’t know what to think about Tidal but I kept hearing so many great reviews. All of those reviews were accurate. The mixes don’t disappoint, my car karaoke session are on a new level! I like the exclusives and essentials. Great playlists for every occasion frfr. My house gatherings (especially game night) is always a vibe! Y’all throw new music in along with my favorites and I never have to “pass the aux cord” so it’s lit. Now y’all have video mixes which I love because I barely watch tv anymore to see videos. Keep up the good work lol I’m riding the wave.
Life changing.
by JonandFinnsdad on 2021/12/04 05:11
I was about to buy a ripper/server to put all my cds into so I could hear them all in cd quality. Then someone said “why not just use Tidal?” It has been amazing. I did buy an Audioquest Dragonfly Red, which means I now have MQA unfolded to my audiophile 2 channel music system. It’s astonishing.
I love this app
by scotttttttttyyyyy on 2021/12/04 03:36
I really have no complaints to be honest with this app and the quality of the songs are awesome. Always got daily discovery finding new songs.
Nice
by the booty big do on 2021/12/04 03:18
Really good
Playback not working
by doesnotrecommend on 2021/12/04 03:06
It's been a week since Tidal released the update and it stopped working on my Iphone. Only Masters content is playing, everything else of lower quality does not play and infinitely loads even when downloaded. Tidal please at least acknowledge this issue, I have seen reviews from last week highlighting the same problem. For a premium service, Tidal's bugs really overshadow the whole listening experience as of right now.
Sweetness to my ears.
by Jrcpr on 2021/12/03 22:54
No matter the sound source. Everything is greatly improved. Thanks.
Great service
by aliasin_12 on 2021/12/03 19:26
Wondering where to find Hi-Fi you found it!!!
“Hifi” quality not working.
by christiansethadams on 2021/12/03 16:16
Hifi quality unplayable on iOS 15.2 beta
Tidal is great but seems partial to rap
by boliver87 on 2021/12/03 15:39
I’m enjoying the service but it’s kinda strange that if you press ANY one letter on the search bar, a rap artist will come up. Most of the videos are new pop and hip hop. The recommendation/algorithm feature needs to be upgraded
I Love This!
by BonitaBk on 2021/12/03 14:52
I appreciate the different play list, and the abundance of different Music!
Is not playing any song that aren’t masters
by Cjax75 on 2021/12/03 14:39
Plays half my music.
Nice
by Yu Vll on 2021/12/03 11:06
Buy buy buy
Add mixtapes
by adonis hendrixx on 2021/12/03 10:55
I’m just waiting for tidal to add artist mixtapes like LiveMixtapes
Tidal
by dmac567 on 2021/12/03 05:26
Favorite music streaming app love the layout and how they cater to Hip-Hop and R&B.
Can Tidal Be Put On Laptops?
by Eric Whitley on 2021/12/03 04:31
I love the Tidal app on my phone, I was just wondering can you put the app on the Computers or Laptops?
Design of this app is sooo outdated
by USA36 on 2021/12/03 02:21
12/02/2021 This app still ugly. Can you guys spend some time and redesign your awful app? I mean look app icon is probably from 2015 with gradient design. Don’t get me started with whole app. You guys are way behind modern time. Like you are in stone age!
Simply superb
by PeaceLoveJazz on 2021/12/03 01:51
Easy access to every genre, every song, passed and present, including same day as released. Excellent curating of mixes for me or by me. Hi fidelity, easy syncing with Sonos, phone, vehicle. Downloadable music when flying or for those internet deserts. Discount pricing for veterans. I couldn’t be happier with my choice of Tidal as my music source.
Golden Boy Productions
by Golden Boy Productions on 2021/12/03 01:08
Great Sound and ease of use
Love this app, thanks JayZ for making life easy for DJ Vation
by dabarefootchef on 2021/12/03 00:47
What a fun and easy app.
Cool app for. Cool kid like me
by the angent meme on 2021/12/02 23:03
Yea god Jawn
Great sound and selection
by Blake Vackar on 2021/12/02 22:10
I’ve been in Tidal for two weeks and have enjoyed the service. I like the playlist they curate for me and the sound Quility is better that YouTube music or Apple.
Ugh
by wnabphil78 on 2021/12/02 21:51
Annoying can’t stream a lot
🔥
by Christopher Lige on 2021/12/02 20:56
Shout to the whole Team Especially the Boss Man(Hov) whom actually made this possible.The culture needed this Jay.
WARNING DO NO UPGRADE
by 1myia on 2021/12/02 20:29
Do not upgrade it makes u pay to upgrade and won’t let u listen to any song u choice it just shuffles the song from the song title plz help delete upgrade asap
Good sounds and excellent personal compilations
by William Bing on 2021/12/02 18:13
It really does sound better and I also like the way the music is curated
Is there an update pending?
by dsmith0569 on 2021/12/02 17:53
I have been trying to use Tidal for the past couple days, but have not been able to get it play. The wheel keeps spinning while loading the song and nothing ever comes. I’ve even tried closing out and reopening but still nothing. Please fix, I really do enjoy the content this platform provides. (I’m on iOS 15.2)
Great experience
by Trident624 on 2021/12/02 16:43
I like the app and the MQA playlists. Now my Tesla also has the app.
I want to love it, but…
by dani_qrm on 2021/12/02 16:22
I truly want to love this app. The sound is unparalleled. But I have a few issues: 1) For claiming to have the largest music catalog, Tidal is missing a few of my favorite artists and albums that Spotify does have (Neil Young comes to mind; The Holidays, AG, Blue Scholars…) I know it’s not always the fault of the streaming service but it’s sad. Some of those musicians’ sounds could really be exemplified by Tidal’s HiFi sound. 2) Community playlists? I can’t find any except Tidal’s, which are limited. I like finding others public playlists because it introduces me to new music. Sharing playlists is a cornerstone of Spotify and why it has such a large customer base. 3) I can’t connect to Alexa the same way I can connect to it with Spotify. Even though it’s linked through the Alexa app, it still isn’t an available option except to verbally ask Alexa to play an artist (which, sometimes, I’d like to play my playlists instead of 1 artist or album). 4) Podcasts. I really enjoy my podcasts and will have to keep Spotify to listen to them. I wish Tidal would bring podcasting to their format. Again, the options for Tidal’s sound could make immersive podcasts amazing. Besides those things, I really love Tidal, and I’ll be sticking with it for the foreseen future. I’d love to adjust my rating to a 5 if any of the above issues are tackled.
Won't play Hifi songs.
by McLellanlawPaul on 2021/12/02 12:43
Sounds great everywhere but ever since the big "upgrade", the app no longer plays Hifi songs. Only Masters. The Hifi songs load in a endless loop and never play. I have deleted the app and reinstalled it and downloaded all the music again. Still, no Hifi songs. I'll give it another week. If it's not fixed by then, I'm switching to Amazon music which offers the same quality music for significantly less.
The Best
by MakMoran7 on 2021/12/02 11:47
I need no other DSP
JJohnsen444
by JJohnsen444 on 2021/12/02 04:45
great speaker
Its amazing!!
by GstavoJr on 2021/12/02 00:28
The great full app, the best app for music quality, it’s so insane the quality of music! Thank you
Top Drawer Sounds of Silence
by riptilian on 2021/12/02 00:19
Master sounds are outstanding. Much fuller than Apple “lossless” format. And more of each artist is available via Tidal. But Apple plays full songs, albums and playlists. To listen on Tidal to even one song it is necessary to repeatedly force quit the app in an attempt to regain the stream. Even then the interruption resumes, not the music. I have no network issues. I may cancel at the trial end, though it would be a loss. Richard R
Good music
by BigDave2323 on 2021/12/01 23:34
It’s a great app to listen to your favorite music
Keeps telling me to rate
by bdjsjsndbnrkemsndnene on 2021/12/01 21:13
Excellent sound
by davidhifi on 2021/12/01 18:36
I’m enjoying enough for it
It’s great, but, Waiting for Alexa, Smart TV and a proper Apple Watch app
by Fitue_ on 2021/12/01 16:40
I’ve been using tidal for three months now, and before Tidal I used Spotify, Apple Music and even Pandora, the most important fact that made me decide Tidal was the one that’s known for: Quality, and it doesn’t lie, the quality is impressive, (have in mind that you need to have headphones that can support that quality as well) you can notice the change between Tidal an almost everything besides that. The reason I gave Tidal 4 out of 5 is so simple, Compatibility. Let me explain myself: If you’re using Tidal in your phone or computer that’s fine, both apps work like they should, but if you’re someone like me, that has an Echo dot from Amazon, an Xbox, an Apple Watch or a Smart TV, you’ll be struggling, because in none of these devices you’ll find Tidal Music (Besides the Apple Watch, in this one you’ll see an App but, compared to others like the Spotify and Apple Music one, this one is automatically out of competition) and there’s where Apple Music and Spotify take advantage of.
10 stars
by AroD2327 on 2021/12/01 14:50
Pandora,  Music, Spotify has nothing on TIDAL!
DarioIsSatoshiNakomoto
by Dario0396 on 2021/12/01 13:26
DarioIsSatoshiNakomoto
Black Owned Business
by Greatchris on 2021/12/01 01:38
Tidal is my favorite black owned business because they do so much for the culture; from paying artists the money they deserve, to bringing us hi fidelity sound from each and every musical act. Love them!
Best Of them all
by ratnaphobt on 2021/12/01 00:35
Superior sound quality compared to apple music, i like the interface and think it is cleaner/smoother. I use tidal everyday and would never give it up for another service since i started.
Streaming for musicians and audiophiles
by Memphis Dig on 2021/12/01 00:29
Great features, really appreciate the “info” tab on individual tracks and albums. Let’s you see who played on what and gives reviews as well of a lot of albums.
Horrible service; recommend don’t use
by RECardenas on 2021/12/01 00:05
They charged me months of service (close to a year) to a non existent account under my Apple profile. One that even their customer service couldn’t find or get access to. They absolutely refused to refund me even after seeing the issue clear as day. Avoid at all cost if you value your money and time.
Tidal Tidal Tidal
by Leeandraa_31 on 2021/11/30 23:07
While the new update gives you your top streams something most music apps already have it’s nice to see that tidal has finally added this feature. There’s always room for improvement as well. There could be more curated songs to your liking instead of a shuffle of songs you’ve already hurt and a small amount of new ones. I hope tidal stays in this direction of “your top streams” and branches off to better things to make music more enjoyable.
P Jacks
by BIG PJ079 on 2021/11/30 23:03
If they could fix the black out occurrences, Tidal would be A1.
LOVE Tidal
by KeiGor on 2021/11/30 22:18
I absolutely love Tidal! From the music exclusives to winning three times to see some AMAZING concerts!! I will never use another service-
Love it!
by NaturallyCorporate on 2021/11/30 20:10
Love how I can organize music on Tidal!
One Really Annoying Bug
by so_vesali on 2021/11/30 13:24
Whenever you choose an arbitrary song it doesn’t stream even if it’s downloaded
Very disappointed
by fagotti__ on 2021/11/30 12:59
It’s sad how money hungry people is now we have to go through ads and can’t play any song we added to our playlist Hello again Apple Music ✌🏼
Best
by Sandman2066 on 2021/11/30 06:04
Love it
Tidal
by cubanmike42 on 2021/11/30 04:53
Greatest music app ever , benefits artist more than any other platform and has great curated music and playlist. Audio is amazing.
Awesome!!!
by Jorge Luis Cruz on 2021/11/30 02:06
Awesome quality sound!! Easy interface! Love button 😁 is where it should be!!! Did you heard that Apple!🤦🏻‍♂️
Greatest Music App
by NOCTISXIIIV on 2021/11/30 01:43
I appreciate the quality in the music streaming that offer Tidal Music
Review
by Barbie_Bubbles_82 on 2021/11/29 22:03
Best Streaming App❤️
More buggy than Apple Music
by Willywonka1322 on 2021/11/29 21:35
Great concept. Love the idea of artists getting paid more fairly. Love the idea of hifi music quality. The app literally just never works. When it does work it’ll randomly start distorting the music being played (sounds like one of those troll edits people make). Its intolerable. It also does not connect to my AirPods well, so if the connection isn’t direct the music quality is so so bad. Seriously such a disappointment. For a music platform… shouldn’t the bare minimum be an app that actually plays your music?
Save your money
by applecaneatabagof on 2021/11/29 20:28
Worst streaming app, constantly crashing and topping things off is Tidal being at the highest pricepoint, try amazonhd or qobuz instead
Keeps freezing
by nunyah d. buziness on 2021/11/29 18:18
I’m mad I paid for this. Lately it’s been freezing when opening and I have to keep closing.
The best
by frodieee on 2021/11/29 15:25
Refer to title.. no pun intended
Best music app ever
by 3D lamborghini on 2021/11/29 12:21
I can listen to any new song or any song.
Spinning wheel of death
by Spartafal on 2021/11/29 05:30
I just signed up. Ten minutes in and I’m still getting the spinning wheel of death. Switched track and albums same story
MOR3 ✝️HAN 🤴🏾🗯OOOKAY💯🙏
by Bo$$anaro on 2021/11/28 22:27
🔥🔥🔥
Playback Keeps Pausing
by JOSH90GQ on 2021/11/28 21:55
The playback keeps pausing constantly. Ruins the music.
Smp3rry
by Smp3rry on 2021/11/28 21:42
Love it
So good, so bad, so close
by bunnysoup on 2021/11/28 19:50
The good: best sound by far 5* best recommendation algorithm I’ve seen - digs deep, suggests widely 5* nearly as complete catalog as others 4.5* simple UI does its job 3.5* lyrics 3* The bad: misspelled names, duplicated partial entries, mismatched combinations in catalog -3* lyrics sometimes a little off 2.5* I really wanted to give 3 stars, but I could only get about 3 days in before pulling the plug. The catalog is really broken and makes it hard to follow artist links when you land on a broken, partial, or just plain wrong entry. (Ex: Tish Hinjosa [sp], Dale Alvin [sp], True Believers [invalid combo], Taj Mahal [multiple full & partial].) I want to come back, but I’ll tolerate doing more of my own work using the other guys’ service for now.
Keeps crashing
by kallen9 on 2021/11/28 09:59
So many bugs and crashes. Also the interface keeps getting less and less user friendly. I love being able to support artists more than other apps but the quality is subpar and getting worse
F
by bajc21 on 2021/11/28 05:14
This app is really good, just that you guys add way too many suggested songs to my playlist. Like just let me listen to the music I chose.
Music mixes
by ElleAxLe on 2021/11/28 05:01
I prefer to make my own music mixes with no songs added
Unbelievably Amazing Listening Experience- still can’t justify the price.
by Lil Neco on 2021/11/28 02:46
Phenomenal and next-level listening experience, too-tier quality, unmatched in my opinion. But the price of $25/month is far too much in contrast to any other music streaming service. Apple Music offers more music and are second best to this app in Quality, but if you can afford it or appreciate an audiophile level quality for all your music then I’d highly recommend Tidal!
Good and perfect
by mohamad saeidi on 2021/11/27 22:27
Powerful ,perfect quality ,and so nice
Dope
by poolethebarber on 2021/11/27 22:04
It’s great
CarPlay Issues
by igorbk on 2021/11/27 21:53
Tidal as a service is OK but the mobile app is a disaster- there are constant issues with the CarPlay. Previously an album play was stuck after playing 1 or 2 songs, needed to restart it and skip manually the songs that were already played. Now, after many months this issue seems to be fixed. Hooray? Not so fast! Now we have a new surprise with the CarPlay - suddenly the volume jumps x10 times! This makes it completely unusable already… Common, I’m paying the premium price for the subscription, this is not logical. I’ve just checked today with Amazon Music which is free - there no volume issues. And I really tried to reproduce, used Apple Maps and Waze navigation simultaneously with playing the music. Still no volume issues in Amazon Music. It means its possible to make a quality CarPlay playback. I like Tidal quality more but can you make a quality APP as well?
Worth it.
by ForrestConner on 2021/11/27 20:48
More expensive, but worth it to have better codec options and give more back to the artists.
Jesus Laboy (Aibonito, Puerto Rico)
by Jlaboy1981 on 2021/11/27 20:10
I only listen to Tropical music and the difference is obvious as far as sound quality is concerned from the other streaming services. I have used Apple Music for a few months and this is better quality sound!. I really appreciate the attention to detail and what TIDAL stands for so I will be switching to TIDAL (HiFi) as soon as my Apple subscription is done!!!.
TIDAL IS GREAT
by thatoneguy824 on 2021/11/27 16:58
I’ve had it since it first released and it’s been nothing but perfect
Edward
by DJ ble$$ on 2021/11/27 16:52
Great streaming service highly recommend Five stars and more
They are missing The Art of the Koto Volumes 1-3
by TončiHerry on 2021/11/27 06:11
Kind of disappointed by this, but I suppose it has been good outside of that.
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.
Just a few issues...
by greenis6 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.
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.
Great Audio Quality, App can use some work...
by Xjoker90 on 2020/09/18 00:50
So this app delivers on audio quality I don’t think anyone can argue that. I used to be use tidal when they had the rotating record (which was really cool) and then left when Apple Music came out and was more affordable and worked well within the apple eco system. I recently came back to tidal about a month ago as I did miss the quality of music, but after being so used to an optimized Apple Music app, coming to this has had its frustrations. First thing I did was transfer my music and then downloaded it to my phone so I can have MQA and HiFi when not on WiFi, which took a while but that was expected. I noticed some annoyances right away. Playing a song, stopping in the middle of it and then coming back to it almost never works. The song just doesn’t start playing and I have to restart the song or skip to the next one. Going to my downloaded collection takes too long for my taste to load, I find myself just waiting for tidal to load my music when I’m trying to play it. These little annoyances haven’t kept me away yet but if they can’t fix it I may switch back to Apple Music, which is a shame since I do really like the quality tidal offers. The Apple TV app also has is nuisances
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...
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.
Best of them all but just one thing.........
by JustMyOpinion🤷🏼‍♂️ on 2020/10/13 23:01
Great sound quality!!! Only one thing keeping it from getting 5 stars from me. Lyrics. Where are the lyrics??? Why does just about everyone else have this feature and the touting itself as the top dog doesn’t is beyond me. Sound quality over lyrics is definitely my choice for sure, but come one. Something so basic, so average for all the other platforms and you guys don’t have this yet is absolutely crazy. Sure, I could get another app to do that, but why should I? You add that and 5 starts it is. Right now I’m choosing a simple work around. iOS 14.2 beta 1 has Shazam built into the control panel. No need to download Shazam separately. Start the song and click that, and up pops the lyrics. Easy, but when the next song starts to play, you have to do it again. Easy, like I say, but shouldn’t be needed. Currently using iOS 14.2 beta 2 which hasn’t had any improvements on that yet, just a bunch of new emojis. Guess we’ll wait and see if they hurry up and do something that will add their own lyrics in their own app, rather than depend on another company to do it for them. You want the 5 stars, get it done then. Other than that, best of the best!!! 👍
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.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by Arby57 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!
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.
The Music quality is unrivaled, still no Siri or Apple Watch integration
by _StarQuality on 2020/10/29 20:48
I’m 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 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 on tidal on my Watch. 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!
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 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.
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!
Ridiculously Buggy
by Ogan040506 on 2021/09/14 02:41
The app constantly has performance issues. I want to like TIDAL because it pays artists better than most streaming services but the app is consistently terrible. Currently it has just deleted all of my liked songs and upon redownloading the app it also deleted all of my playlists. The app also tends to pick favorites out of your liked songs and play them several times a week over other songs. There is no rhyme or reason to why these songs are played more they just are and it’s incredibly annoying. The search function will also only pull up songs from smaller artists if the song title and artist name are searched for and spelled exactly right and before you finish typing it will show “no results” so until you type everything out exactly right there is no chance it will pull up what you are looking for. The app is also very slow to load. If you click from search to liked songs expect to wait 10-20 seconds minimum for tidal to load so you can scroll through the liked songs area again. Terrible app. I really want to like this app but I simply can’t recommend it. As soon as I am able to get my songs back I will be canceling my subscription and moving to Apple Music.
I want to believe in Tidal
by dudemanguy711 on 2021/08/11 22:31
I like Tidal’s interface. I like Tidal’s features. I love Tidal’s sound quality. The problem is that the app seems to be designed by music lovers that didn’t hire enough tech people. There has never been a time when Tidal was functioning at full potential. There are always glitches holding it back. Recently I’ve had issues with my album library not loading properly (I’m not the only one) so I sent a support request. They responded by asking me for information I had already included in the initial request. Then they said they were already aware of the issue and were working on a solution. I waited five weeks for the next update… still hasn’t been fixed. I have Apple Music and it’s great for a lot of reasons but their introduction of lossless audio has left a lot to be desired. So I still want to use Tidal but it doesn’t seem to want me to use it. I thought maybe when Dorsey bought it he would smooth out the kinks but he seems more interested in NFTs and merchandising than actually running a music streaming company.
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.
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.
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.
I love TIDAL! Although…
by FanSinceBWasInDC on 2021/11/04 14:36
The main reason I pay for a TIDAL subscription is because I was under the impression after Tidal’s launch a big part of its culmination was that artists get paid the most directly for their content through TIDAL’s streaming service for their content and most of the money generated doesn’t go disproportionately to the most popular artists like other streaming apps. Confirming and promoting Tidal around this fact would be wise because people want their favorite artists to be paid fairly for their content. It would be even better to broaden this fair share concept for new and upcoming artists. I also desperately wish some user experience additions were put in place like Shazam, Genius, and Siri integration. The audio quality is top notch and brief but detailed guide on what quality best suits your equipment would be super helpful. Master quality doesn’t seem to be the best choice for every stereo system or headphone set. Overall AWESOME app!
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.
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!!!!!
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.❤️
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.
Great for Sound Quality, mediocre as an app
by chefben2 on 2021/01/01 05:08
Tidal has by far and away the best sound quality of any of the music apps. If sound quality is most important to you, this is probably your app. However, as an app it sometimes feels unfinished and broken. I have all of my music downloaded to my phone, yet sometimes it will just spin like it is buffering indefinitely. I have to close the app and sometimes restart my phone to get it working again. The Apple CarPlay integration is terrible. There are so many bugs when I use the app in my car with CarPlay. Sometimes it won’t show what’s playing, sometimes it won’t automatically go to the next track and I have to do it manually every time. Sometimes it won’t shuffle. Sometimes it won’t read my playlists at all. I have to unplug my phone, close the app and plug my phone in again to fix these bugs a lot of the time. Not ideal. If the sound quality wasn’t as good as it is, I would have switched to another app as this makes me want to pull my hair out sometimes.
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
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)
Technical issues and explicit content
by El Schmido on 2020/12/15 20:07
I really liked Tidal for its high quality audio. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their high end music on my stereo system at home. But unfortunately Tidal had too many technical issues. Especially it’s CarPlay implementation is very buggy - sometimes music wouldn’t play at all, sometimes music of Apple Music and Tidal would play at a the same time and sometimes you would click on one playlist just to find the content of another playlist in it. But that wasn’t the reason for switching to Qobuz (as it has numerous technical issues as well). In my opinion Tidal’s curated content and I just don’t match. I understand that Jay-Z is a founder and that there would be quite a bit of rap. But there is virtually no playlist without explicit content. Now I am not easily offended by hearing profanities. But there is no way of filtering these versions out. The last straw for me was when I chose to play a Christmas playlist with my young kids in the room and the second song had the n-word blaring at them.
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.
Service is Great. Parts of App need work
by EthanHipps on 2021/03/15 00:16
I love the service, but the iOS app needs a bit of work. First, Siri support needs to be added. It is absolutely ridiculous that I can’t tell the iPhone’s assistant to play an album only because I’m using this service. Every other music service I’ve used has had support for this. Second, the CarPlay app is almost useless with how laggy and glitchy it is. I’ve never had this much trouble with CarPlay with any other app before. Third the ChromeCast functionality needs to be improved. If I cast an album to a google home, then switch to any other app, and then reopen tidal to change the music I can’t because it doesn’t recognize that the google home is being used as a speaker. I have to force close the app and start it again before it recognizes the google home. Also, Google Assistant functionality needs to be added as well. To play on any ChromeCast device I have to go through the hassle mentioned above. I love the quality and selection that Tidal offers, but these issues seriously make me consider using another service.
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 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.
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!
Love the app but it has LOTS of technical issues
by Birdman Bren on 2021/08/07 16:29
Tidal is great at curating playlist for you based off what you listen to and gives great playlist suggestions. But the app is super buggy and not much has been done to fix them. I crashes on me constantly. I'm lucky if I can get through 2-3 songs without it crashing and it does it multiple times throughout the day. I've done all the troubleshooting (Uninstall, reinstall, sign out and sign back in, restart phone, etc.) and it only fixes it for a short period of time. It also loses music that I've added to which I have to sign out and back in to recover it. And lastly, the technical support team isn't helpful at all. There is suppose to be a 2-3 day response time. You can guarantee they will take the entire 3 days. Some times it's longer and other times I've had to follow up with them. Again, it's a great music app but all of the lack of consideration for the small things prevents me from making it my primary music app
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.
Getting better
by BACKTOREALCOUNTRY on 2021/02/14 00:06
I have tried Tidal on and off for the last year. Each time I check back again they have added something new to make it easier to navigate and add to your collection. I think this will be the time I’ll stay for a long while. I have the Veteran’s plan so my service paid off here because I love collecting music and finding new groups in the folk and alt country to go with my old country singers and classic rock and roll not the new drivel out now. I like a lot of the alt country groups but can’t stand today’s country Taylor Swift wannabe country twits or all the Darius Rucker’s who can’t make it in pop anymore so they switch to country. Close your eyes and see if you can tell any of today’s country singers apart, they all sound the same same. Tidal has a lot of mixes for me and they’re very accurate to my likes in music. Keep up the good work.
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.
Clunky interface
by Karma Dorji on 2021/10/09 04:35
Hard to fault the service which has most of the music you might want and the high fidelity format. But I do find site/app design to be inelegant. Navigation is not as straightforward as it should be. It’s easy to get thrown off track or to go in circles. Also, the algorithm for what music gets prioritized on the site as far as what you see when you open the site and scroll doesn’t suit my tastes at all. It’s of course fine if most people/Tidal customers are interested in different music than I am, but it still feels like what you see is a curated or edited list and the “in” thing is promoted to excess. I could be mistaken and the site isn’t intentionally curated. It still comes down to ease of navigation. A person whose listening tastes are not representative of the majority still shouldn’t have to wade through screen after screen of stuff to find what interests them. The search engine is very basic—you can do much better with Google.
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
My Favorite Streaming
by Justin sams on 2021/05/27 17:22
I don't really do reviews but i been rockin w/Tidal for years and i said the least i can do is leave my opinion on the streaming service. I first got attracted to tidal because they had all my favorite #future mixtapes n unlike apple who just had albums, i gravitated to tidal way more even tho at the the time they didn't have that much app support. But to add to that, to my knowledge, iphone was the first device to have tidal integrated within the software, which was in my opinion highly overlooked. And if we fast forward now, they have true master quality tunes, exclusive content like i once was watching drake live on that zane interview thanks to tidal. Just for the record i don't in no way shape or form work for apple, tidal, and or no other affiliation. but yeah that's just my review. yeah it's a lil pricey but hey u get what u pay for. enjoy.
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.
Not worth it
by Pervious on 2021/04/05 20:01
Firstly, I’d like to say it’s a shame you can’t do ANYTHING on this app without them begging for your credit card details. Due to this, I refuse to give my details to them. The 30 days trial is a joke that you really shouldn’t have to even bother with. If you truly wanted those people to join just give us the days automatically. Make sure they know MANY TIMES that the have “x” amount of days of free trial remaining, would you like to subscribe to our service? Answer:(Y/N) when you open up the app. Then add onto the “x” amount of days, and answer No, and continue without Subscription. Are your sure? ( If you would like to continue to use our library, (insert list of “benefits”), along with our (insert ”special features/anything else),then consider subscribing! Answer:(Y/N)Once 30 days is up. Cut it off, easy enough. That’s not hard for them to do. Granted, yea that’s annoying, but I’m not paying for something I can’t even begin to mess with, hear, or anything. When you’re a “music” app that’s a must, show me what you got without getting every detail of me.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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