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Elevate your music streaming experience with ad-free music in high fidelity and master quality audio. With 70+ million audio tracks, unlimited skips, offline play, radio, and intuitive discovery - TIDAL is the only music streaming service for true music purists and audiophiles. TIDAL is the only artist owned music streaming service with high fidelity sound, MQA tracks, 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos support available in one place. Enjoy TIDAL on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, and your preferred speakers. With over 150 integrations, TIDAL is as connected as you are. Ready to elevate your music experience? Free 30 day trial. Cancel anytime. • Listen To All Of Your Favorite Music - On Your Terms Ad-free, offline and as connected as you are — 70+ million audio tracks across all genres, as well as over 250,000 videos, all at your fingertips. TIDAL members are also the first to experience exclusive music, videos, and live performances. • The Highest Quality Audio Available - HiFi and MQA Unlike other services that stream primarily in standard definition, you can enjoy your music the way the artist intended with our lossless audio experience and high fidelity sound quality. With a HiFi subscription, listen to millions of songs in high fidelity, MQA and immersive sound formats such as Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. • Personalized For You - My Mix & My Video Mix Listen and watch your favorite artists and discover more with My Mix and My Video Mix — curated, personalized playlists based on your listening habits. You can also create and share playlists,, listen to artist, track or genre-based radio, check out artist bios, find similar artists, edit your play queue and much more. • Discover More Of What You Love Discovering new music is important. Whether it’s rediscovering an old favorite in HiFi or discovering your new favorite album to commute to, TIDAL has intuitive features to share new music with you based on your listening habits, whether it’s a personalized mix of old favorites or suggestions for similar tracks to add to the playlist you're building. • Artists At Work Here - Human Curation Our content is hand-curated by music experts and the artists themselves. Original playlists, podcasts, video series & documentaries celebrate the creators and their craft. No robots here. • Listen Anytime, Anywhere Whether on the go, driving around town, or at home with your favorite speakers or smart TV, TIDAL works with your devices. With TIDAL Connect, stream high fidelity music without relying on third-party integrations. Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between Premium and HiFi. The price of the subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the 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
Not terrible, but not up to the competition.
by shawn1262019 on 2021/05/08 00:13
I’ve had Tidal for about a year and a half now. The app has gotten better… but it’s still behind the competition unfortunately. It’s not as good at learning your musical taste and suggesting new music as Spotify is, nor is it as intuitive, and the lack of access to updated worldwide music charts is disappointing. There is no Apple Watch app available, and unlike all the other major streaming services you can’t set Tidal as your iPhone’s default music app and it’s not compatible with Siri. Not only can you not ask Siri to “Play Beyonce on Tidal,” but you can’t even do the basic commands like “Siri, play Tidal.” Lastly, recently some of the music I listen to and have saved on my phone or in a playlist has started disappearing, and when I go manually looking for it I get a message saying something like “the record label or artist has not made this song available” even though previously it was. Pretty disappointing and these recent developments have me strongly considering a return to Spotify, even though I like the owned by artists approach.
Ditch Spotify, this is just as good!
by sjk00 on 2021/05/07 23:47
And the artists get slightly better rates. I wish they got more but until then...
Best music app ever.
by KABE DA DON on 2021/05/07 23:44
Best music app ever. Best auto playlist. Best selection. Simply the best.
$hamGawd
by $hamgawd on 2021/05/07 21:03
Best streaming app
Frequent glitches
by Porthos's Human on 2021/05/07 20:45
The app will visually show it is playing a song that was from earlier in the queue while playing a different song and then stop playing anything at all and needs to restart. This has been occurring throughout updates. Now, it won’t allow me to add more songs to the playlists I have already. I can only create a new playlist. I don’t want to do so. Music quality is excellent, but the mixes created for each individual user needs a human overseeing or better algorithms. Is very repetitive sometimes. Thank you.
Greatest App ever!
by Torreon Anderson on 2021/05/07 19:39
One thing I would recommend is the ability share playlist
Liked songs
by zayday1026 on 2021/05/07 17:30
When I click on my likes songs it just keeps loading until it crashes fix this please
Love it
by slambrandon on 2021/05/07 16:33
Love the videos
Any reason to stick with tidal?
by TLehman111 on 2021/05/07 16:27
This review is mainly on ASTELL&KERN support and Tidal’s overall value as an hifi streaming service. ASTELL&KERN make hifi digital audio players and are quite possibly the most popular. Along with a boatload of other missing features, tidals authentication system is no longer supported on these devices, which have tidal as a built in service. For a company that has positioned itself as the HIFI solution in the digital world, it is incredibly disappointing to Tidal not take their most loyal customers seriously. I seriously hope the updates come out FAST! Tidal is no longer the sole hifi streaming service and I have zero reason to continue with them. Tidal better pray their competitors don’t start building up an MQA database or it’s game over. I am by no means a Spotify fan but the amount of features the app has (use app as remote for computer app ‘player’, open source developer API’s, Apple home/automation controls, etc) leave very little to be desired with the app.
Why are the songs 3 minutes or less?
by Dunmire76 on 2021/05/07 15:33
Like every song I listen to on here are 3 minutes or less why is that huh?
Not impressed
by Ry Renee on 2021/05/07 11:20
I’ve had Tidal for a while now. Whatever update they did, has been HORRIBLE. My music will stop playing out of now where numerous times where it never use to do that. I’m thinking about switching to Apple Music, but I live Tidal. I just wish they’d get it together.
Great getting better
by poppyseedjohnny2 on 2021/05/07 05:32
Look I’ve got to say it tidal is very great the sound quality on mqa is actually pretty incredible! They have gotten a lot better at one thing they have lacked in that being music discovery it’s becoming less rap heavy yes it has a lot of the new rap albums on it but myself I like a very mixed variety of music so seeing that all kinds of different genres are being shown appreciation in the suggested new albums section is really cool rap is my favorite genre but like rock jazz some metal r&b but tidal is improving on the one thing it has lacked the sound quality isn’t even close on Apple Music go what tidal will give you so if you have a good audio setup tidal is totally worth it especially with new music coming to platform every day
Great music app
by Danc008 on 2021/05/07 03:02
I love this app. Great music for all generations
Excelente
by Hugoloso on 2021/05/07 00:26
Excelente
Love it
by TraeFirstclass on 2021/05/07 00:26
My Fav streaming app
Mejor sonido
by Nokia forever on 2021/05/06 23:40
Tiene música que otras no tienen
Great music library and horrible search engine
by Token-Nick on 2021/05/06 21:50
I the age of search engines and ml there absolutely no reason to have a poor search engine, no ability to share playlists with a friend
Multiple Devices
by 🤣😂🤣😂😇🥲😆 on 2021/05/06 21:38
Why can’t I play my title on more then one device at once. If myself and my daughter play our music at the same time one will stop playing
The service is currently non functional
by Farty McFartbag on 2021/05/06 20:19
Where I am, two days now. Streaming and downloading so not work. Even the support chat not crashes. They are clearly having some serious server issues. This is an EXPENSIVE service. I saddened we are treated this way with no communication.
Eclectic
by iSmiles of Bmore on 2021/05/06 18:22
An awesome variety of EVERYTHING!!!
FIX APP FAST
by g-fry1 on 2021/05/06 17:42
You no longer add to your play list, is this the way it’s gonna be from here on ???? You can only make new play list and can not add to them, makes no sense of have app if all tour limited to is making new play list with only one song
I have to pay for everything
by thdjcbf on 2021/05/06 17:40
For me I need to pay for everything I wanted to listen to
I love it
by YoBabyYoBabyYOOOO!!! on 2021/05/06 15:25
You saw the title
Best app
by Aella StFord Marin on 2021/05/06 12:17
Great user interface, much better than Spotify! Sound quality is amazing! Im loving my HiFi!
The best
by ChefLakendraNashville on 2021/05/06 06:16
Tidal is the best music streaming app ever
Best Experience on Music Apps
by TheTyeeTilghman on 2021/05/06 05:56
I’ve had Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music, and the playlist suggestions for Tidal have been by far the best. Less problems with songs on albums not being available. The interface has taken some getting used to (I still think I like Spotify the best for this, but this is growing on me). And number one, as an artist, I think Tidal does the best job of making sure that money is going into the artist’s pockets. A couple extra dollars a month definitely makes this worth it for me.
Thank you
by Tmoney2210 on 2021/05/06 01:45
The best
Please fix. Great app though
by Darkchucklate on 2021/05/05 23:50
Somethings going on where I can’t add songs to my existing playlist. Can y’all please fix
Keep political garbage out
by Slapshot1235 on 2021/05/05 23:13
Tidal Keep your political garbage off this service
Kendrick
by Kendrick1987 on 2021/05/05 18:40
About time
This is very frustrating and I might cancel
by Cereallover12345 on 2021/05/05 17:32
It seems like every month there’s something wrong with tidal and I give it a chance because the sound quality is actually really good. But now I can’t even listen to my music bc I CANT LOGIN it says that it’s loading but it never loads. And also when I try to add music to my playlist it keeps making me create a new playlist. Fix it. Or I’ll cancel.
Buggy app, misleading business practices
by Ödiman on 2021/05/05 15:34
MQA is a sham, as demonstrated by copious empirical test results found on the web. The app crashes, needs to be restarted, plays the wrong tracks, etc. The only redeeming qualities are access to non-MQA 44.1kHz/24-bit CD-quality recordings, and better royalty payouts to artists vs. Spotify.
Love it ❤️
by Romeo Vasileniuc on 2021/05/05 15:31
Awesome !!!!
good but
by purej0ysquad on 2021/05/05 14:42
I love this app, I’ve been using it on my phone and computer, the idea of the app is great to, but here’s the one bad part, every week or so, the next song plays and it blasts your ears with white noise and it hurts, I have to remove the airpod and restart the app so it doesn’t scream in my ear, I put a 1 star only because I want tidal to k is that this problem exists so they can fix it.
Best app ever!!
by Stellar Flashlight app on 2021/05/05 14:04
I love how I can save my songs in a playlist
Excellent
by Lnicole22 on 2021/05/05 12:01
This is the only music streaming service I use.
I love this app
by Grjexpanding on 2021/05/05 07:16
I’ve tried Spotify and Apple Music but I always stick with Tidal. Subscribed from day one. I really don’t use any other music app.
I can’t add music
by Mo$eS on 2021/05/05 06:15
i cant add music to my playlists now. i don’t get the option anymore, only “create playlist”
Hi
by Car13432 on 2021/05/05 00:08
Could make a thing or icon that can slow down the speed of the music?
Amazing
by bufjk KB g on 2021/05/04 20:18
I use it all the time
Best App
by Michy99st on 2021/05/04 18:50
Tidal is better than other app!
Awesome
by D. Balde on 2021/05/04 17:47
I love this app.
Reset
by Blackviking80 on 2021/05/04 17:02
My app is constantly stopping while playing music. I deleted the app and reinstalled it and the problem is still happening. Also all My Favorite aren’t showing up in my tracks
Dori
by DorsaTFZ on 2021/05/04 14:20
I can just say , awesome:)
Why???
by LeoIsDab on 2021/05/04 11:20
I can’t even log in anymore. When I do my profile picture pops up with my account, but then I’ll just stay at the loading screen all day. I’ve deleted it, redownloaded it and still nothing. Not to mention every single time I start up the up halfway through the first song it’ll force close. Please fix this it’s kinda annoying
Please fix this and I will give you 5 stars
by fasion girl 123 on 2021/05/04 03:21
This app is great but there is one thing that frustrates me. When I first got this I could easily add a song to my playlist but now if I wanna add something to my playlist it doesn’t let me. I press add to playlist but instead of showing my playlists it just says “create playlist” so now I can’t add anything to my playlists
Developers please help
by Where are my vids on 2021/05/04 01:12
Those 3 dots to the right of a song are very easy to miss which is frustrating when you want to simply add the song to a playlist or the queue. Because the dots are easy to miss, I always end up playing the song immediately which ruins my lineup. Fix it please.
Thank you Jay
by scrillacam on 2021/05/04 00:59
Super dope! 🚀📈🌊
Better Than The Rest
by bryson088 on 2021/05/03 23:58
Been my go to for like 3 years. I’ve tried the others off and on with free trials just to check audio quality. No one can match the audio quality for my home listening system or the speakers in my Genesis. Just my 2 cents.
Playlist
by Na Mayes on 2021/05/03 18:11
I love their paylist.
App doesn’t work
by Roberto C Sada on 2021/05/03 17:18
Signed up for the master streaming plan and the app doesn’t work. Kept crashing while playing songs last night and today it won’t load my playlists or tracks— just the darkened screen with white Tidal logo covering my entire music library. Won’t even let me play music by searching for songs. Completely worthless.
High quality app for high quality music!
by Frustration very much on 2021/05/03 16:41
Title says it all.
Incredible
by Adrian cepeda on 2021/05/03 15:09
Amazing app, playing all day long
Can’t add to playlists
by review nickname 11777 on 2021/05/03 14:38
I like the platform BUT it won’t allow me to add songs to my existing playlists. Hopefully this is just a bug that will be fixed with the next update..
Keeps stopping
by Erick Lloyd on 2021/05/03 14:36
Wasting my money and the app keeps pausing! I can’t workout in peace. Y’all killin my vibe, so it’s apple or Spotify... sorry Hov
Pretty great
by Part-time veggie on 2021/05/03 11:32
I was just going to try it out; I’ve never cared to look in to “high quality” audio. This is amazing and I’m absolutely sticking with it. The user interface could be improved, and the content options are nowhere near Apple Music or Spotify. Not necessarily a place to find new music. Rather, come here to listen to music you already know you live in high def.
Whoa, impressive!
by ShaZzz! on 2021/05/03 03:12
hifi with a DAC, heavenly.
Good for audiophiles.
by THEHONORKID on 2021/05/03 03:04
Nice!!!
It’s ok
by Jdubb5050 on 2021/05/03 00:25
It’s ok has the best sound and fidelity overall and exclusive content, but drops out way too much to really be honest
Absolutely amazing!
by RubiRed23 on 2021/05/02 23:20
I enjoy my music on the go, especially when I could download it on my phone. I could hear it with out internet connection. What was CDs again?
More Doug Stanhope!
by LC da Man on 2021/05/02 23:13
Tidal has just about everything I want except more Doug Stanhope! I already own all the albums available here.
Tidal
by phrieza on 2021/05/02 20:30
Excellent
Gud
by ay8thgud on 2021/05/02 19:22
Gud
My review read below to see why I gave it this rating
by hehjdjrirjhbrbffbrhbebdb on 2021/05/02 18:22
I am very disappointed in this service right now and I am seriously considering getting rid of it and going to deezer! The reason is because of MQA. I am a long time audiophile and I’m very disturbed by the fact that you would put a Lossy format on your platform. I am very disturbed also by the gentleman who wanted to do an honest review and had his information and music on title which you promptly deleted when he started asking questions and mentioned he was doing this review. What do you have to hide? Well guess what he had enough information to do it anyway and found that there is an audible difference and audible noise in the losslessVersus the MQA. If you want to put MQA material on here fine but at least give me the choice of deciding whether I want to listen to the song in MQA or in pure lossless. If you don’t change this I’m out of here and I’m taking with me all my audiophile friends.
Still undefeated
by Jack Phoenix on 2021/05/02 13:05
I’ve tried three different paid streaming services and the only one I missed when the trial ended was Tidal. The difference for me was the curated lists that actually put new and interesting music in front of me.
The best app
by Treybrooklyn 999999654 on 2021/05/02 10:20
Hands down
Yo!
by tippytoppy666 on 2021/05/02 04:05
5-Star Rating’s!
Bootscootinbougie
by bootscootinbougie on 2021/05/02 03:58
Yeah
Great App !!!
by Deee811 on 2021/05/02 02:50
Love Everything About it !!!!!!
Clarity in Sound
by ElleDee834 on 2021/05/02 02:33
The sound quality is unmatched!! Also bring able to read the credits is a nice added bonus.
Rocafella forever
by nico 616 on 2021/05/02 01:46
Roc nation forever S.Carter jigga hov JAY-Z forever
The BEST
by Tg3red on 2021/05/01 23:17
Love Tidal!! Been a member for a couple of years and live for the exclusive content!! All my fav songs and music videos easily at my hands!!
Excellent- with a suggestion
by Musical Chilly on 2021/05/01 22:38
The only improvement I suggest is more control or automated buttons for FF/RW. As a person who studies music, I sometimes play parts over and over until I learn them, bu trying to rewind quickly is frustrating on the app.
Only music app I use!
by kvnmrc on 2021/05/01 21:19
What else would you expect from Jay
Tidal is the truth
by playedyoself on 2021/05/01 21:19
Superior sound and quality. Great selections, UI is seamless. Tidal is keeping my business.
Sounds good, works good
by faze ninja fortbite on 2021/05/01 21:17
I like this streaming service for multiple reasons. 1. The GUI is great 2. The auto play feature works amazingly 3. Sound quality is amazing. I would recommend it, but honestly you can get away with other streaming services just fine.
Music lover
by BlkPanther66 on 2021/05/01 18:37
Love the video and music blend for most of the music play.
I am too new to rate it
by vandy3507 on 2021/05/01 17:46
This is my first time using it so I can’t read it yet
Great
by marsvenus120 on 2021/05/01 17:33
So great to high such a full song
One thing!
by YodaV2? on 2021/05/01 17:25
Add the option to pick and choose songs from an album to download but have it listed under albums! Don’t force people to make a million playlists in order to keep from downloading unwanted tracks. For example most of The Who’s albums are deluxe version with loads of extra tracks that I rarely care about. But if I want to save data I have to download every track and considering I use the HiFi setting, this is a massive amount of storage taken up.
🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
by JHicks22 on 2021/05/01 16:40
The Marathon Continues
Hov
by seanGhov on 2021/05/01 16:00
Good for artists, good for me, love tidal. Obscure artists and everything else that I want.
Best quality streaming
by NS1966 on 2021/05/01 06:17
I’ve been on Tidal for a few years. The sound quality is great, particularly with the far wider availability of MQA recordings. The other services cannot match the levels of data and thus full, round, tangibly superior sound quality.
Playback pausing still an issue
by Gjjbghk on 2021/05/01 06:02
I recall leaving this same review a few months ago. I’m still experiencing technical issues where my playback is paused “Because you are playing on Web” I’m not playing on web. I have deleted and re-downloaded the app several times.
No bugs
by bxjagal on 2021/05/01 04:10
I don't know what other people are talking about it the app works great and I love it better than Apple Music.
Dope
by Krsbills on 2021/05/01 03:11
💎 excellent. Although they could work on content from being stopped when other apps send notifications causing content to stop
My fave!
by KeriKerr on 2021/05/01 02:20
Love this app
Buggy & glitchy app
by nickname: 5yr user on 2021/05/01 00:53
It’s annoying how buggy/glitchy this app is after so many years. Not to mention that it appears Tidal looses rights to stream some songs (?) and I’ve had playlists where a song or two is grayed out and no longer playable. I can’t give the app a 1 star rating though, when the app is working the user interface is great and I find myself discovering great new songs.
When will the app for apple watch?
by mauroland88 on 2021/05/01 00:40
no Siri support yet? On the cell it works very well, but it falls short, since it does not have support for apple watch. It would be very good if tidal and Jay-Z gave us a date when they launch support for Apple Watch.
Coolstuff
by tarra007 on 2021/05/01 00:10
💯
Awesome App
by El Bee Muzik on 2021/04/30 23:17
Awesome App
FitKingRow
by Fit King Row on 2021/04/30 22:00
Love it
MrPresNixon
by MrPresNixon on 2021/04/30 21:27
Sound is better than other music apps
SO LONG TIDAL
by App Whisperer 23 on 2021/04/30 21:03
Doesn’t function with IOS 12 anymore. If an app requires you to buy a new phone for it to work that’s a failure. Tidal worked on my iPhone 6 plus two months ago, now, not at all. Back to Spotify Youtube Soundcloud etc I guess....
Not all i had hoped for
by Why must I have one on 2021/04/30 20:19
This app is always suggesting music I have no use for and that is not like anything I choose to listen to. Be better if it only suggested music similar to music that I select. An occasional recommendation outside my usual is fine but this app is always suggesting music I don’t want. Thinking about changing to something else.
Get on the Tidal train and Make Streaming Great Again!
by w00tw00t1234 on 2021/04/30 19:57
Like many, I got Tidal when TLOP dropped and never went back. The Product team has made leaps and bounds with the user experience and the volume of MQA titles is awesome. Only complaint is that my shuffle keeps turning off randomly! Pls fix thx
A better option
by ChasBaer on 2021/04/30 19:28
Tidal apparently pays musicians more per play than some other major music streaming services, which is a big plus. It also has a good selection of music, well thought out software, and tasteful mixes.
NEEK32
by NEEK32 on 2021/04/30 18:09
Dopest music app ever 🔥🔥
Best music app
by bananahannahxox on 2021/04/30 18:06
I love tidal and how it recommends a lot of great music. The only down side is less of a selection of artists compared to spotify
MQA content now available(with 1 issue). Tidal is a must have!
by Pmdagg on 2019/04/02 02:04
I have had tidal for about 10 months now and I’ve gotten the most out of what apple offered when it comes to streaming HiFi music. One thing that was a small disappointment with the iOS app before was the inability to play MQA (Masters) content. The only way to utilize MQA content was via my MacBook Air desktop app. Today I was fooling around with the app settings and noticed that Tidal updated the app in version 2.7 to allow iPhone users the ability to listen to MQA content. I assumed this wasn’t ever going to happen due to apple’s hardware. Well now this app, which already deserves 5 stars(apples problem not tidal) has made it a must have service for Audiofile music lovers like myself. Listening to Tidal MQA music on the iPhone X with my sennheiser HD600’s through apples USB camera adapter connecting with my audio quest dragonfly red finally gives iPhone users the desired music quality they deserve. There’s not an IOS app that I’m aware of that allows better than CD quality streaming than Tidal. It’s now worth every penny spent! The only problem is that not all MQA content downloads as MQA. Some so, some don’t Oh yea, if your a military veteran you can sign up for a discounted monthly offer for the top notch account that saves you $4 a month. Thanks Tidal!
Just a few issues...
by Zay2293 on 2020/07/01 17:09
almost at the end of my free trial. PLEASE add an apple watch app. I hate having to carry my iphone with me when I workout just to listen to music, due to your lack of an app for the apple watch. Also, when connected to car bluetooth, the app glitches. when I leave the car, the music will pause. but when I get back in the car, it will not automatically start playing again. it makes me manually force close the app on my iphone and go back into the tidal app to resume playing (this also restarts the song i was playing, and sometimes the whole playlist. very annoying). i didn’t have this issue with apple music. I get “error loading this content” when trying to load my playlists through apple carplay, which, again, forces me to manually pull out my phone and do it from there. hopefully tidal reads this review and fixes these issues, as this would truly perfect the app and I would leave 5 stars. the sound quality is amazing, music definitely sounds the way the artist intended. the layout takes a little getting use to if you’re use to apple music, but I actually now prefer the layout of tidal. i love the tidal mixes and the different stations that they have available. it could be a perfect app if they fix these issues. not sure if i’ll be continuing to use it after my free trial ends, the lack of an apple watch app and the glitches that I put up with on daily basis (the ones I listed earlier) are a big turn off for me.
Great offerings and a little room for improvement
by pw sf on 2020/07/06 05:13
All good but for one thing... the interface is more wonky and illogical than it should be. I like the ability in Apple Music to just play all of my songs on shuffle when I don’t want to spend time thinking about what to queue up. Why can’t I do this on TIDAL? Seems like a feature that could be added without effort. I also am a little baffled about how from my phone, laptop and Apple TV app the placement of items is different... I’m actually not that in to videos but on Apple TV TIDAL seems to view audio only offerings as the least important item... they do know that many people run their high end stereo systems using the app... currently one has to scroll all the way down through the same classic videos and movies to find new music, and after I play a new release it kicks me back to the top when all I wanted back up one step and play the next new track or a different new album. Huh? They have focus groups and all that they take feedback from right? But if I swallow my irritation with these kind of inexplicable weirdnesses TIDAL is the best of the streaming crowd. Please developers note the flexibility and ease we all need and up your game the rest of the way... if this is your best please know it’s not keeping up with the other guys.
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
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.
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...
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.
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!!! 👍
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by F-U-2 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!
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!
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 ?
waiting for the Apple Watch app
by Tjovian on 2020/01/28 08:42
I’ve been using iTunes and Apple Music solely for 15 years and I’ve stayed locked into the ecosystem because it was convenient and familiar, but after I was given a turn-table as a gift a year ago I rediscovered the beauty of vinyl. I began to record my vinyls as lossless files you listen to on the go in the VOX app, but the app is terribly buggy, crashes often, and after a recent update keeps nagging me to buy a premium subscription to play music I already own, which is just ridiculous. I decided that if I had to pay subscription fees, I’d be better off looking for a service that could save me the hassle of having to record my vinyls, encode, split, tag, and transfer to my mobile devices and was deciding between trying Tidal and Qobuz, but wound up picking Tidal due to the reviews I read and the price point (HiFi access with student pricing for $5?!?, I couldn’t sign up fast enough). I still have Apple Music so I can listen to audio using just my cellular Apple Watch when I’m mowing the lawn or out kayaking, but the 2 hours a day I spend commuting is more luxurious now that I’m able to easily play hi-res audio on my Harman Kardon system in my car.
Music Lova
by SASSLSWBS on 2019/01/09 16:48
I absolutely love this streaming service! I have a very eclectic mind and listen to everything from Disney to Country to Pop to Rap, and most genres in between. One thing that I would love to see on here though is the option to search in your own playlist. I have almost 2,000 songs on my “Everyday” playlist, and it can be daunting to scroll and try to remember what number the song was. To make this easier as well, if there was a way to put artists/songs in alphabetical order from a cell phone on your individual playlist, that would be helpful. Even if a search option isn’t in the near future. I know that it is possible from a PC but I haven’t been able to on my phone. One feature that was added that I am extremely grateful for, was the “duplicate” feature. Some songs I hear on the radio, think to add them on my playlist, and before I wouldn’t know that it was already on there, but now I do! It was just in the mix of the 2,000 that I already have. All in all, I love the service/app and will (and do) recommend it to anyone that asks what I use.
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!
5 stars is not enough!!!!!!!&
by moorejason1981 on 2019/05/06 22:44
Tidal app is what I spent most of my time on. Far as I know they have everything but Tool. I’m sure it’s not cause Tidal forgot. Tidal when playing MASTER QUALITY sounds better than any streaming app I ever wasted my time on. Not all albums or artist are in MQA. But I love seeing that (M) beside a track or by an album. I’m so glad ISO finally got MQA. I knew they was working on it and the day I could play Tidal on my new iPhone XS Max an email was sent and I been blown away by every update and the awesome interface and of course all the music you can search for. Make sure you know they spelling of the band or you may think Tidal doesn’t have it. But sure enough they do. Do yourself all a favor go on and get Tidal HIFI/MQA!!! It’s the one that cost more. Not premium that one is not the best one. It’s still good but spend a few bucks more and listen to the sound!!!!!!!!! Can’t say enough. Jammin right now!!!!!’ Tidal is hands down the best app on my iPhone to date. Thank you to everybody at Tidal!!!!!
Love this app but 2 things I hate.
by shebej on 2020/03/26 10:43
I really used to like tidal but I hate updating the app because there’s always changes that I absolutely HATE. I’ve had it for a few years but what happened to the artist radio stations?!? Did the “mix” replace them? If so, I don’t like that because it doesn’t really allow me to listen to music based off of an artist or song I’m currently into. I also don’t like that if I pause a song or go out of the app it doesn’t play the last song I was listening to or just pick back up where it was paused. It ALWAYS goes back to the song that was playing when I first started listening to a play list or album 😠 sooo annoying. So, if it started on the first song originally it will ALWAYS go back to the first song unless I’ve repeated a song multiple times then it will always start from that song 🤦🏼‍♀️. I really don’t understand why it started doing this. So ANNOYING!!!!! Other than those two things I enjoy the content it provides, it usually has any song you’re looking for, and good sound quality.
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.
Finally CD Quality Streaming !!!!!
by JS iCloud Runner on 2021/03/26 22:54
Love this app. I used to be so annoyed at the idea of paying for songs app $1.50 per song., You don’t get the album. And it was a terrible loss of quality. Very nice for our millennial friends who do not know better. But I always knew what we had with CDs. Streaming at high resolution 1411 kb per second. Nothing worse than paying more and getting less . Glad you guys are listening about the masters. However ...You can stream at 1411 kb and record from a cassette and it will still sound terrible. The masters are important. And I hope to see everything available at this bit rate. I only wish that the albums I have would automatically convert to masters if it becomes available. This would be a great feature to add to your app. That would save me a lot of searching and time. If you can add a feature that will do this,Then every album eventually will automatically change over. Another suggestion I have is to be able to organize your albums the way you want to. I organize it by artist. However when I do this, the album name is always on top. I hate this! I want to see the artist on top and the album name on the bottom. This way I can go straight to that artist then search the album I want. I do not always know every album name. But I do know the artist I want to look for. You guys can make this happen. Anyway keep up the good work!
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.
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Music keeps randomly stopping
by jft.atl on 2018/10/25 00:00
Been using Tidal for a while with no complaints, mostly would like to see some improvements to app like lyrics, but I’m patient and understand it might take a second to implement..Anyways for whatever reason since I updated a version or two ago, my music will not always play and sometimes it’ll cut off. Or, if I add music to the my Play Queue it will not continue playing always. This is kinda of frustrating as I know it’s not my connection because it used to always play and I have no other data issues besides Tidal randomly cutting off. Also I would love if the search could be improved sometimes you could put the EXACT word-for-word/letter-for-letter song and artist into it, and it still will not show up as some of the top results (Example: “Money” by Cardi B does not show up when searched like “Money Cardi B”, instead it shows up her other song “Money Bag” as well as a few more results from other artists before you can find it, so its a little inconvenient)
Great 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.
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.❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
TIDAL has changed the way I listen and explore
by RickRickI on 2019/01/11 04:09
TIDAL has been a revelation to me! The sound is terrific over my high-end audio system; and especially over headphones with my Firefly Red and beloved vintage Sennheiser 560iis. But best of all is that I can listen to something, then explore practically forever following threads of the performer, composer, instruments, etc. I listen mainly to classical and jazz, almost never to insanely crappy contemporary pop. I wish the track display for music being played worked better for classical - there's a lot to display in classical: Composer, piece, movement number, movement name, artist - none of the on-line services or iTunes seem to have the display adequately covered. The HD sound is usually as good as CDs played on my Naim CD player, which admittedly is getting pretty old by now. It's best over Firefly/headphones, is a little compromised by Apple AirPlay into the HiFi, haven't tried an outboard DAC yet. But overall it's good enough that I'm about ready to box up and put in storage the probably 1200 CDs that take up a huge amount of our small living space. I'm not very convinced of MQA yet. Some tracks sound really fine; but a lot of others sound "disembodied", a bit veiled, and there are others with what sound like smearing or digital artifacts. Maybe some of it has to do with the Firefly decoding?
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.
Going Above and Beyond
by AppLoverMike on 2019/11/12 06:34
I remember when I first got this app, I had a hard time comparing it to Apple Music’s interface with respect to user friendliness. In reality, Tidal is setup the way it is to expose you to new content not just to house the stuff you already know you like. I love the mixes that they create which take the songs I have been listening to and create a playlist based off those tracks with new tracks that I might like as well. I love the Suggested Tracks because it gives me that exposure to all different forms of content that I may have never come across on my own. I enjoy the exclusive content that Tidal offers with certain artists. I once was able to go to a Van Lathan talk that I won from a Tidal contest. I’ve had the chance to go to see Meek, Hov & Bey, and more through Tidal. Great platform (not just an app) and great idea that started with artists.
Honest Opinion
by Kix Geek on 2019/09/09 22:22
I liked Apple Music for its simplicity and massive music catalog but something always seemed to be missing. I originally had no interest in buying another subscription based music app but after using the free trail for awhile I would happily recommend TIDAL to any and everyone. I love that once you choose a song the algorithm actually chooses other songs that compliment the flow and mood of the song you originally choose and not just play the same artist repeatedly. This has actually introduced me to some artists I did have an interest on listening to at first and other I had never heard of. Not to mention listening to music on Master quality makes a serious difference from you usual jam sessions. I have to give it to TIDAL for advancing the streaming game to the next level and hope it continues to grow.
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!!!!
HiFi Sounds good, but not that much better than Apple
by RockTheProject on 2019/03/19 00:36
I’ve been an Apple subscriber for several years, and I was ready to make the full switch if this app delivered on sound quality, even though I would be paying literally double what I’m paying for Apple. The verdict: I am an Audiophile, and while Tidal’s Master Quality material does sound good, it’s not actually that much better. Not only that, but most artists I listen to didn’t have the Master versions available, which resulted in most albums sounding identical to Apple. I tried it out on my home system and my incredible Bose system in my car, and was not blown away. Furthermore, the app is unbelievably laggy and glitchy. I kept having to restart the app, and even then it wouldn’t work properly most of the time. In the end I cancelled my HiFi subscription within the first hour. Bring the HiFi price down to meet Apple’s prices, and we’ll talk. Until then, Apple still has my business.
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.
Doesn’t load albums in my library right
by SnappySneezer on 2020/03/18 22:27
Well it is slow to load albums in my music, in particular for my favourite band Thee Headcoats. It just won’t bring up their albums in the app! I find it slow to load most things and a bit awkward to add to the library. There are many different artists that are listed as the same one. These include Heavenly, Slow Children and some of the albums listed as Jago or Lightfoot are actually audio plays spun off from Doctor Who. I want to add these radio plays to my library but not those other artists. In the case of Slow Children and Heavenly, the other bands with their name are just totally different music styles unappealing to fans of the other bands which are Twee and New Wave acts. There are a lot of great artists missing like bis (from Glasgow, Scotland), the Creams, The Chrysanthemums, Janet Klein, the 80s material from the new wave band Slow Children, Bloody Mannequin Orchestra and a number of others essential artists. A shuffle feature would be nice to mix up artists I have liked.
Killing my battery
by Keith80 on 2019/05/17 14:41
FINAL UPDATE: After working with Tidal’s support team, they have given up, replying “there is nothing we can do from our end.” Tidal charges premium prices, but can’t create an app that doesn’t drain my battery from what they refer to as “a constant open network connection.” I guess I’ll check out Amazon’s new high resolution audio plans. ———————- I generally like the audio quality of Tidal, but the app is killing my iPhone battery when no music is playing. I listened to tidal on the way to work yesterday, unplugged it from my car and put it in my pocket. When I noticed my battery draining unusually quickly, I checked the battery report on my phone, and it said tidal had been working in the background for 6 hours! My commute is only 10 minutes! I can verify that it was not downloading any music or playing music while in my pocket. I have background refresh turned off globally on my phone. I hope this problem can be fixed soon, so I don’t have to manually close the app every time I use it. Also, I wish you could download songs to a laptop, not just mobiles. Additionally, it’s ridiculous that you can’t search for mqa content. Furthermore, the whole user interface is kinda of cheap for a product that’s this expensive. UPDATE: I reinstalled the app, which deleted my downloaded songs. Everything worked as expected, with no battery use in the background. Once I downloaded songs, the problem returned, even when the download queue is empty.
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Elevate your music streaming experience with ad-free music in high fidelity and master quality audio. With 70+ million audio tracks, unlimited skips, offline play, radio, and intuitive discovery - TIDAL is the only music streaming service for true music purists and audiophiles. TIDAL is the only artist owned music streaming service with high fidelity sound, MQA tracks, 360 Reality Audio and Dolby Atmos support available in one place. Enjoy TIDAL on your favorite devices, including TVs, Amazon Alexa, and your preferred speakers. With over 150 integrations, TIDAL is as connected as you are. Ready to elevate your music experience? Free 30 day trial. Cancel anytime. • Listen To All Of Your Favorite Music - On Your Terms Ad-free, offline and as connected as you are — 70+ million audio tracks across all genres, as well as over 250,000 videos, all at your fingertips. TIDAL members are also the first to experience exclusive music, videos, and live performances. • The Highest Quality Audio Available - HiFi and MQA Unlike other services that stream primarily in standard definition, you can enjoy your music the way the artist intended with our lossless audio experience and high fidelity sound quality. With a HiFi subscription, listen to millions of songs in high fidelity, MQA and immersive sound formats such as Dolby Atmos and 360 Reality Audio. • Personalized For You - My Mix & My Video Mix Listen and watch your favorite artists and discover more with My Mix and My Video Mix — curated, personalized playlists based on your listening habits. You can also create and share playlists,, listen to artist, track or genre-based radio, check out artist bios, find similar artists, edit your play queue and much more. • Discover More Of What You Love Discovering new music is important. Whether it’s rediscovering an old favorite in HiFi or discovering your new favorite album to commute to, TIDAL has intuitive features to share new music with you based on your listening habits, whether it’s a personalized mix of old favorites or suggestions for similar tracks to add to the playlist you're building. • Artists At Work Here - Human Curation Our content is hand-curated by music experts and the artists themselves. Original playlists, podcasts, video series & documentaries celebrate the creators and their craft. No robots here. • Listen Anytime, Anywhere Whether on the go, driving around town, or at home with your favorite speakers or smart TV, TIDAL works with your devices. With TIDAL Connect, stream high fidelity music without relying on third-party integrations. Sign up for a TIDAL subscription in the app, where you can choose between Premium and HiFi. The price of the subscription in your country can be found in the overview below. You will also be informed of the 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
Not terrible, but not up to the competition.
by shawn1262019 on 2021/05/08 00:13
I’ve had Tidal for about a year and a half now. The app has gotten better… but it’s still behind the competition unfortunately. It’s not as good at learning your musical taste and suggesting new music as Spotify is, nor is it as intuitive, and the lack of access to updated worldwide music charts is disappointing. There is no Apple Watch app available, and unlike all the other major streaming services you can’t set Tidal as your iPhone’s default music app and it’s not compatible with Siri. Not only can you not ask Siri to “Play Beyonce on Tidal,” but you can’t even do the basic commands like “Siri, play Tidal.” Lastly, recently some of the music I listen to and have saved on my phone or in a playlist has started disappearing, and when I go manually looking for it I get a message saying something like “the record label or artist has not made this song available” even though previously it was. Pretty disappointing and these recent developments have me strongly considering a return to Spotify, even though I like the owned by artists approach.
Ditch Spotify, this is just as good!
by sjk00 on 2021/05/07 23:47
And the artists get slightly better rates. I wish they got more but until then...
Best music app ever.
by KABE DA DON on 2021/05/07 23:44
Best music app ever. Best auto playlist. Best selection. Simply the best.
$hamGawd
by $hamgawd on 2021/05/07 21:03
Best streaming app
Frequent glitches
by Porthos's Human on 2021/05/07 20:45
The app will visually show it is playing a song that was from earlier in the queue while playing a different song and then stop playing anything at all and needs to restart. This has been occurring throughout updates. Now, it won’t allow me to add more songs to the playlists I have already. I can only create a new playlist. I don’t want to do so. Music quality is excellent, but the mixes created for each individual user needs a human overseeing or better algorithms. Is very repetitive sometimes. Thank you.
Greatest App ever!
by Torreon Anderson on 2021/05/07 19:39
One thing I would recommend is the ability share playlist
Liked songs
by zayday1026 on 2021/05/07 17:30
When I click on my likes songs it just keeps loading until it crashes fix this please
Love it
by slambrandon on 2021/05/07 16:33
Love the videos
Any reason to stick with tidal?
by TLehman111 on 2021/05/07 16:27
This review is mainly on ASTELL&KERN support and Tidal’s overall value as an hifi streaming service. ASTELL&KERN make hifi digital audio players and are quite possibly the most popular. Along with a boatload of other missing features, tidals authentication system is no longer supported on these devices, which have tidal as a built in service. For a company that has positioned itself as the HIFI solution in the digital world, it is incredibly disappointing to Tidal not take their most loyal customers seriously. I seriously hope the updates come out FAST! Tidal is no longer the sole hifi streaming service and I have zero reason to continue with them. Tidal better pray their competitors don’t start building up an MQA database or it’s game over. I am by no means a Spotify fan but the amount of features the app has (use app as remote for computer app ‘player’, open source developer API’s, Apple home/automation controls, etc) leave very little to be desired with the app.
Why are the songs 3 minutes or less?
by Dunmire76 on 2021/05/07 15:33
Like every song I listen to on here are 3 minutes or less why is that huh?
Not impressed
by Ry Renee on 2021/05/07 11:20
I’ve had Tidal for a while now. Whatever update they did, has been HORRIBLE. My music will stop playing out of now where numerous times where it never use to do that. I’m thinking about switching to Apple Music, but I live Tidal. I just wish they’d get it together.
Great getting better
by poppyseedjohnny2 on 2021/05/07 05:32
Look I’ve got to say it tidal is very great the sound quality on mqa is actually pretty incredible! They have gotten a lot better at one thing they have lacked in that being music discovery it’s becoming less rap heavy yes it has a lot of the new rap albums on it but myself I like a very mixed variety of music so seeing that all kinds of different genres are being shown appreciation in the suggested new albums section is really cool rap is my favorite genre but like rock jazz some metal r&b but tidal is improving on the one thing it has lacked the sound quality isn’t even close on Apple Music go what tidal will give you so if you have a good audio setup tidal is totally worth it especially with new music coming to platform every day
Great music app
by Danc008 on 2021/05/07 03:02
I love this app. Great music for all generations
Excelente
by Hugoloso on 2021/05/07 00:26
Excelente
Love it
by TraeFirstclass on 2021/05/07 00:26
My Fav streaming app
Mejor sonido
by Nokia forever on 2021/05/06 23:40
Tiene música que otras no tienen
Great music library and horrible search engine
by Token-Nick on 2021/05/06 21:50
I the age of search engines and ml there absolutely no reason to have a poor search engine, no ability to share playlists with a friend
Multiple Devices
by 🤣😂🤣😂😇🥲😆 on 2021/05/06 21:38
Why can’t I play my title on more then one device at once. If myself and my daughter play our music at the same time one will stop playing
The service is currently non functional
by Farty McFartbag on 2021/05/06 20:19
Where I am, two days now. Streaming and downloading so not work. Even the support chat not crashes. They are clearly having some serious server issues. This is an EXPENSIVE service. I saddened we are treated this way with no communication.
Eclectic
by iSmiles of Bmore on 2021/05/06 18:22
An awesome variety of EVERYTHING!!!
FIX APP FAST
by g-fry1 on 2021/05/06 17:42
You no longer add to your play list, is this the way it’s gonna be from here on ???? You can only make new play list and can not add to them, makes no sense of have app if all tour limited to is making new play list with only one song
I have to pay for everything
by thdjcbf on 2021/05/06 17:40
For me I need to pay for everything I wanted to listen to
I love it
by YoBabyYoBabyYOOOO!!! on 2021/05/06 15:25
You saw the title
Best app
by Aella StFord Marin on 2021/05/06 12:17
Great user interface, much better than Spotify! Sound quality is amazing! Im loving my HiFi!
The best
by ChefLakendraNashville on 2021/05/06 06:16
Tidal is the best music streaming app ever
Best Experience on Music Apps
by TheTyeeTilghman on 2021/05/06 05:56
I’ve had Apple Music, Spotify, and Amazon Music, and the playlist suggestions for Tidal have been by far the best. Less problems with songs on albums not being available. The interface has taken some getting used to (I still think I like Spotify the best for this, but this is growing on me). And number one, as an artist, I think Tidal does the best job of making sure that money is going into the artist’s pockets. A couple extra dollars a month definitely makes this worth it for me.
Thank you
by Tmoney2210 on 2021/05/06 01:45
The best
Please fix. Great app though
by Darkchucklate on 2021/05/05 23:50
Somethings going on where I can’t add songs to my existing playlist. Can y’all please fix
Keep political garbage out
by Slapshot1235 on 2021/05/05 23:13
Tidal Keep your political garbage off this service
Kendrick
by Kendrick1987 on 2021/05/05 18:40
About time
This is very frustrating and I might cancel
by Cereallover12345 on 2021/05/05 17:32
It seems like every month there’s something wrong with tidal and I give it a chance because the sound quality is actually really good. But now I can’t even listen to my music bc I CANT LOGIN it says that it’s loading but it never loads. And also when I try to add music to my playlist it keeps making me create a new playlist. Fix it. Or I’ll cancel.
Buggy app, misleading business practices
by Ödiman on 2021/05/05 15:34
MQA is a sham, as demonstrated by copious empirical test results found on the web. The app crashes, needs to be restarted, plays the wrong tracks, etc. The only redeeming qualities are access to non-MQA 44.1kHz/24-bit CD-quality recordings, and better royalty payouts to artists vs. Spotify.
Love it ❤️
by Romeo Vasileniuc on 2021/05/05 15:31
Awesome !!!!
good but
by purej0ysquad on 2021/05/05 14:42
I love this app, I’ve been using it on my phone and computer, the idea of the app is great to, but here’s the one bad part, every week or so, the next song plays and it blasts your ears with white noise and it hurts, I have to remove the airpod and restart the app so it doesn’t scream in my ear, I put a 1 star only because I want tidal to k is that this problem exists so they can fix it.
Best app ever!!
by Stellar Flashlight app on 2021/05/05 14:04
I love how I can save my songs in a playlist
Excellent
by Lnicole22 on 2021/05/05 12:01
This is the only music streaming service I use.
I love this app
by Grjexpanding on 2021/05/05 07:16
I’ve tried Spotify and Apple Music but I always stick with Tidal. Subscribed from day one. I really don’t use any other music app.
I can’t add music
by Mo$eS on 2021/05/05 06:15
i cant add music to my playlists now. i don’t get the option anymore, only “create playlist”
Hi
by Car13432 on 2021/05/05 00:08
Could make a thing or icon that can slow down the speed of the music?
Amazing
by bufjk KB g on 2021/05/04 20:18
I use it all the time
Best App
by Michy99st on 2021/05/04 18:50
Tidal is better than other app!
Awesome
by D. Balde on 2021/05/04 17:47
I love this app.
Reset
by Blackviking80 on 2021/05/04 17:02
My app is constantly stopping while playing music. I deleted the app and reinstalled it and the problem is still happening. Also all My Favorite aren’t showing up in my tracks
Dori
by DorsaTFZ on 2021/05/04 14:20
I can just say , awesome:)
Why???
by LeoIsDab on 2021/05/04 11:20
I can’t even log in anymore. When I do my profile picture pops up with my account, but then I’ll just stay at the loading screen all day. I’ve deleted it, redownloaded it and still nothing. Not to mention every single time I start up the up halfway through the first song it’ll force close. Please fix this it’s kinda annoying
Please fix this and I will give you 5 stars
by fasion girl 123 on 2021/05/04 03:21
This app is great but there is one thing that frustrates me. When I first got this I could easily add a song to my playlist but now if I wanna add something to my playlist it doesn’t let me. I press add to playlist but instead of showing my playlists it just says “create playlist” so now I can’t add anything to my playlists
Developers please help
by Where are my vids on 2021/05/04 01:12
Those 3 dots to the right of a song are very easy to miss which is frustrating when you want to simply add the song to a playlist or the queue. Because the dots are easy to miss, I always end up playing the song immediately which ruins my lineup. Fix it please.
Thank you Jay
by scrillacam on 2021/05/04 00:59
Super dope! 🚀📈🌊
Better Than The Rest
by bryson088 on 2021/05/03 23:58
Been my go to for like 3 years. I’ve tried the others off and on with free trials just to check audio quality. No one can match the audio quality for my home listening system or the speakers in my Genesis. Just my 2 cents.
Playlist
by Na Mayes on 2021/05/03 18:11
I love their paylist.
App doesn’t work
by Roberto C Sada on 2021/05/03 17:18
Signed up for the master streaming plan and the app doesn’t work. Kept crashing while playing songs last night and today it won’t load my playlists or tracks— just the darkened screen with white Tidal logo covering my entire music library. Won’t even let me play music by searching for songs. Completely worthless.
High quality app for high quality music!
by Frustration very much on 2021/05/03 16:41
Title says it all.
Incredible
by Adrian cepeda on 2021/05/03 15:09
Amazing app, playing all day long
Can’t add to playlists
by review nickname 11777 on 2021/05/03 14:38
I like the platform BUT it won’t allow me to add songs to my existing playlists. Hopefully this is just a bug that will be fixed with the next update..
Keeps stopping
by Erick Lloyd on 2021/05/03 14:36
Wasting my money and the app keeps pausing! I can’t workout in peace. Y’all killin my vibe, so it’s apple or Spotify... sorry Hov
Pretty great
by Part-time veggie on 2021/05/03 11:32
I was just going to try it out; I’ve never cared to look in to “high quality” audio. This is amazing and I’m absolutely sticking with it. The user interface could be improved, and the content options are nowhere near Apple Music or Spotify. Not necessarily a place to find new music. Rather, come here to listen to music you already know you live in high def.
Whoa, impressive!
by ShaZzz! on 2021/05/03 03:12
hifi with a DAC, heavenly.
Good for audiophiles.
by THEHONORKID on 2021/05/03 03:04
Nice!!!
It’s ok
by Jdubb5050 on 2021/05/03 00:25
It’s ok has the best sound and fidelity overall and exclusive content, but drops out way too much to really be honest
Absolutely amazing!
by RubiRed23 on 2021/05/02 23:20
I enjoy my music on the go, especially when I could download it on my phone. I could hear it with out internet connection. What was CDs again?
More Doug Stanhope!
by LC da Man on 2021/05/02 23:13
Tidal has just about everything I want except more Doug Stanhope! I already own all the albums available here.
Tidal
by phrieza on 2021/05/02 20:30
Excellent
Gud
by ay8thgud on 2021/05/02 19:22
Gud
My review read below to see why I gave it this rating
by hehjdjrirjhbrbffbrhbebdb on 2021/05/02 18:22
I am very disappointed in this service right now and I am seriously considering getting rid of it and going to deezer! The reason is because of MQA. I am a long time audiophile and I’m very disturbed by the fact that you would put a Lossy format on your platform. I am very disturbed also by the gentleman who wanted to do an honest review and had his information and music on title which you promptly deleted when he started asking questions and mentioned he was doing this review. What do you have to hide? Well guess what he had enough information to do it anyway and found that there is an audible difference and audible noise in the losslessVersus the MQA. If you want to put MQA material on here fine but at least give me the choice of deciding whether I want to listen to the song in MQA or in pure lossless. If you don’t change this I’m out of here and I’m taking with me all my audiophile friends.
Still undefeated
by Jack Phoenix on 2021/05/02 13:05
I’ve tried three different paid streaming services and the only one I missed when the trial ended was Tidal. The difference for me was the curated lists that actually put new and interesting music in front of me.
The best app
by Treybrooklyn 999999654 on 2021/05/02 10:20
Hands down
Yo!
by tippytoppy666 on 2021/05/02 04:05
5-Star Rating’s!
Bootscootinbougie
by bootscootinbougie on 2021/05/02 03:58
Yeah
Great App !!!
by Deee811 on 2021/05/02 02:50
Love Everything About it !!!!!!
Clarity in Sound
by ElleDee834 on 2021/05/02 02:33
The sound quality is unmatched!! Also bring able to read the credits is a nice added bonus.
Rocafella forever
by nico 616 on 2021/05/02 01:46
Roc nation forever S.Carter jigga hov JAY-Z forever
The BEST
by Tg3red on 2021/05/01 23:17
Love Tidal!! Been a member for a couple of years and live for the exclusive content!! All my fav songs and music videos easily at my hands!!
Excellent- with a suggestion
by Musical Chilly on 2021/05/01 22:38
The only improvement I suggest is more control or automated buttons for FF/RW. As a person who studies music, I sometimes play parts over and over until I learn them, bu trying to rewind quickly is frustrating on the app.
Only music app I use!
by kvnmrc on 2021/05/01 21:19
What else would you expect from Jay
Tidal is the truth
by playedyoself on 2021/05/01 21:19
Superior sound and quality. Great selections, UI is seamless. Tidal is keeping my business.
Sounds good, works good
by faze ninja fortbite on 2021/05/01 21:17
I like this streaming service for multiple reasons. 1. The GUI is great 2. The auto play feature works amazingly 3. Sound quality is amazing. I would recommend it, but honestly you can get away with other streaming services just fine.
Music lover
by BlkPanther66 on 2021/05/01 18:37
Love the video and music blend for most of the music play.
I am too new to rate it
by vandy3507 on 2021/05/01 17:46
This is my first time using it so I can’t read it yet
Great
by marsvenus120 on 2021/05/01 17:33
So great to high such a full song
One thing!
by YodaV2? on 2021/05/01 17:25
Add the option to pick and choose songs from an album to download but have it listed under albums! Don’t force people to make a million playlists in order to keep from downloading unwanted tracks. For example most of The Who’s albums are deluxe version with loads of extra tracks that I rarely care about. But if I want to save data I have to download every track and considering I use the HiFi setting, this is a massive amount of storage taken up.
🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
by JHicks22 on 2021/05/01 16:40
The Marathon Continues
Hov
by seanGhov on 2021/05/01 16:00
Good for artists, good for me, love tidal. Obscure artists and everything else that I want.
Best quality streaming
by NS1966 on 2021/05/01 06:17
I’ve been on Tidal for a few years. The sound quality is great, particularly with the far wider availability of MQA recordings. The other services cannot match the levels of data and thus full, round, tangibly superior sound quality.
Playback pausing still an issue
by Gjjbghk on 2021/05/01 06:02
I recall leaving this same review a few months ago. I’m still experiencing technical issues where my playback is paused “Because you are playing on Web” I’m not playing on web. I have deleted and re-downloaded the app several times.
No bugs
by bxjagal on 2021/05/01 04:10
I don't know what other people are talking about it the app works great and I love it better than Apple Music.
Dope
by Krsbills on 2021/05/01 03:11
💎 excellent. Although they could work on content from being stopped when other apps send notifications causing content to stop
My fave!
by KeriKerr on 2021/05/01 02:20
Love this app
Buggy & glitchy app
by nickname: 5yr user on 2021/05/01 00:53
It’s annoying how buggy/glitchy this app is after so many years. Not to mention that it appears Tidal looses rights to stream some songs (?) and I’ve had playlists where a song or two is grayed out and no longer playable. I can’t give the app a 1 star rating though, when the app is working the user interface is great and I find myself discovering great new songs.
When will the app for apple watch?
by mauroland88 on 2021/05/01 00:40
no Siri support yet? On the cell it works very well, but it falls short, since it does not have support for apple watch. It would be very good if tidal and Jay-Z gave us a date when they launch support for Apple Watch.
Coolstuff
by tarra007 on 2021/05/01 00:10
💯
Awesome App
by El Bee Muzik on 2021/04/30 23:17
Awesome App
FitKingRow
by Fit King Row on 2021/04/30 22:00
Love it
MrPresNixon
by MrPresNixon on 2021/04/30 21:27
Sound is better than other music apps
SO LONG TIDAL
by App Whisperer 23 on 2021/04/30 21:03
Doesn’t function with IOS 12 anymore. If an app requires you to buy a new phone for it to work that’s a failure. Tidal worked on my iPhone 6 plus two months ago, now, not at all. Back to Spotify Youtube Soundcloud etc I guess....
Not all i had hoped for
by Why must I have one on 2021/04/30 20:19
This app is always suggesting music I have no use for and that is not like anything I choose to listen to. Be better if it only suggested music similar to music that I select. An occasional recommendation outside my usual is fine but this app is always suggesting music I don’t want. Thinking about changing to something else.
Get on the Tidal train and Make Streaming Great Again!
by w00tw00t1234 on 2021/04/30 19:57
Like many, I got Tidal when TLOP dropped and never went back. The Product team has made leaps and bounds with the user experience and the volume of MQA titles is awesome. Only complaint is that my shuffle keeps turning off randomly! Pls fix thx
A better option
by ChasBaer on 2021/04/30 19:28
Tidal apparently pays musicians more per play than some other major music streaming services, which is a big plus. It also has a good selection of music, well thought out software, and tasteful mixes.
NEEK32
by NEEK32 on 2021/04/30 18:09
Dopest music app ever 🔥🔥
Best music app
by bananahannahxox on 2021/04/30 18:06
I love tidal and how it recommends a lot of great music. The only down side is less of a selection of artists compared to spotify
MQA content now available(with 1 issue). Tidal is a must have!
by Pmdagg on 2019/04/02 02:04
I have had tidal for about 10 months now and I’ve gotten the most out of what apple offered when it comes to streaming HiFi music. One thing that was a small disappointment with the iOS app before was the inability to play MQA (Masters) content. The only way to utilize MQA content was via my MacBook Air desktop app. Today I was fooling around with the app settings and noticed that Tidal updated the app in version 2.7 to allow iPhone users the ability to listen to MQA content. I assumed this wasn’t ever going to happen due to apple’s hardware. Well now this app, which already deserves 5 stars(apples problem not tidal) has made it a must have service for Audiofile music lovers like myself. Listening to Tidal MQA music on the iPhone X with my sennheiser HD600’s through apples USB camera adapter connecting with my audio quest dragonfly red finally gives iPhone users the desired music quality they deserve. There’s not an IOS app that I’m aware of that allows better than CD quality streaming than Tidal. It’s now worth every penny spent! The only problem is that not all MQA content downloads as MQA. Some so, some don’t Oh yea, if your a military veteran you can sign up for a discounted monthly offer for the top notch account that saves you $4 a month. Thanks Tidal!
Just a few issues...
by Zay2293 on 2020/07/01 17:09
almost at the end of my free trial. PLEASE add an apple watch app. I hate having to carry my iphone with me when I workout just to listen to music, due to your lack of an app for the apple watch. Also, when connected to car bluetooth, the app glitches. when I leave the car, the music will pause. but when I get back in the car, it will not automatically start playing again. it makes me manually force close the app on my iphone and go back into the tidal app to resume playing (this also restarts the song i was playing, and sometimes the whole playlist. very annoying). i didn’t have this issue with apple music. I get “error loading this content” when trying to load my playlists through apple carplay, which, again, forces me to manually pull out my phone and do it from there. hopefully tidal reads this review and fixes these issues, as this would truly perfect the app and I would leave 5 stars. the sound quality is amazing, music definitely sounds the way the artist intended. the layout takes a little getting use to if you’re use to apple music, but I actually now prefer the layout of tidal. i love the tidal mixes and the different stations that they have available. it could be a perfect app if they fix these issues. not sure if i’ll be continuing to use it after my free trial ends, the lack of an apple watch app and the glitches that I put up with on daily basis (the ones I listed earlier) are a big turn off for me.
Great offerings and a little room for improvement
by pw sf on 2020/07/06 05:13
All good but for one thing... the interface is more wonky and illogical than it should be. I like the ability in Apple Music to just play all of my songs on shuffle when I don’t want to spend time thinking about what to queue up. Why can’t I do this on TIDAL? Seems like a feature that could be added without effort. I also am a little baffled about how from my phone, laptop and Apple TV app the placement of items is different... I’m actually not that in to videos but on Apple TV TIDAL seems to view audio only offerings as the least important item... they do know that many people run their high end stereo systems using the app... currently one has to scroll all the way down through the same classic videos and movies to find new music, and after I play a new release it kicks me back to the top when all I wanted back up one step and play the next new track or a different new album. Huh? They have focus groups and all that they take feedback from right? But if I swallow my irritation with these kind of inexplicable weirdnesses TIDAL is the best of the streaming crowd. Please developers note the flexibility and ease we all need and up your game the rest of the way... if this is your best please know it’s not keeping up with the other guys.
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
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.
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...
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.
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!!! 👍
User Interface gets worse every update
by 1483794583655 on 2020/08/07 06:00
Each update that changes the user interface/design is usually for the worse. I’ve been able to get used to the changes until recently. 95% of my time on the app is spent in the download albums page which used to look very nice and clean. The background of the app was a sleek black and the downloaded albums page was very minimalist and asthetically pleasing. Now the background is an outdated dark grey and the album covers got a lot smaller (making the unused space more noticeable). It seems they were trying to make room for the year the album was published and whether the album is explicit or mastered. This is information that you don’t need when looking through albums you’ve downloaded to your personal collection and are already familiar with. Things like that have always been contained in the info tab of albums once you click on them and that worked great to keep it out of the way. Also the album artworks jolt when you press them which I can only describe as a cheap feeling animation that isnt all that responsive in the first place. In summary, I’m really disappointed with the way the interface looks now and when I scroll through my albums - I’m not nearly as excited to use or return to the app. Please consider making the UI sleek like it used to be.
Terrible, not worth the $$$$$.
by F-U-2 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!
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!
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 ?
waiting for the Apple Watch app
by Tjovian on 2020/01/28 08:42
I’ve been using iTunes and Apple Music solely for 15 years and I’ve stayed locked into the ecosystem because it was convenient and familiar, but after I was given a turn-table as a gift a year ago I rediscovered the beauty of vinyl. I began to record my vinyls as lossless files you listen to on the go in the VOX app, but the app is terribly buggy, crashes often, and after a recent update keeps nagging me to buy a premium subscription to play music I already own, which is just ridiculous. I decided that if I had to pay subscription fees, I’d be better off looking for a service that could save me the hassle of having to record my vinyls, encode, split, tag, and transfer to my mobile devices and was deciding between trying Tidal and Qobuz, but wound up picking Tidal due to the reviews I read and the price point (HiFi access with student pricing for $5?!?, I couldn’t sign up fast enough). I still have Apple Music so I can listen to audio using just my cellular Apple Watch when I’m mowing the lawn or out kayaking, but the 2 hours a day I spend commuting is more luxurious now that I’m able to easily play hi-res audio on my Harman Kardon system in my car.
Music Lova
by SASSLSWBS on 2019/01/09 16:48
I absolutely love this streaming service! I have a very eclectic mind and listen to everything from Disney to Country to Pop to Rap, and most genres in between. One thing that I would love to see on here though is the option to search in your own playlist. I have almost 2,000 songs on my “Everyday” playlist, and it can be daunting to scroll and try to remember what number the song was. To make this easier as well, if there was a way to put artists/songs in alphabetical order from a cell phone on your individual playlist, that would be helpful. Even if a search option isn’t in the near future. I know that it is possible from a PC but I haven’t been able to on my phone. One feature that was added that I am extremely grateful for, was the “duplicate” feature. Some songs I hear on the radio, think to add them on my playlist, and before I wouldn’t know that it was already on there, but now I do! It was just in the mix of the 2,000 that I already have. All in all, I love the service/app and will (and do) recommend it to anyone that asks what I use.
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!
5 stars is not enough!!!!!!!&
by moorejason1981 on 2019/05/06 22:44
Tidal app is what I spent most of my time on. Far as I know they have everything but Tool. I’m sure it’s not cause Tidal forgot. Tidal when playing MASTER QUALITY sounds better than any streaming app I ever wasted my time on. Not all albums or artist are in MQA. But I love seeing that (M) beside a track or by an album. I’m so glad ISO finally got MQA. I knew they was working on it and the day I could play Tidal on my new iPhone XS Max an email was sent and I been blown away by every update and the awesome interface and of course all the music you can search for. Make sure you know they spelling of the band or you may think Tidal doesn’t have it. But sure enough they do. Do yourself all a favor go on and get Tidal HIFI/MQA!!! It’s the one that cost more. Not premium that one is not the best one. It’s still good but spend a few bucks more and listen to the sound!!!!!!!!! Can’t say enough. Jammin right now!!!!!’ Tidal is hands down the best app on my iPhone to date. Thank you to everybody at Tidal!!!!!
Love this app but 2 things I hate.
by shebej on 2020/03/26 10:43
I really used to like tidal but I hate updating the app because there’s always changes that I absolutely HATE. I’ve had it for a few years but what happened to the artist radio stations?!? Did the “mix” replace them? If so, I don’t like that because it doesn’t really allow me to listen to music based off of an artist or song I’m currently into. I also don’t like that if I pause a song or go out of the app it doesn’t play the last song I was listening to or just pick back up where it was paused. It ALWAYS goes back to the song that was playing when I first started listening to a play list or album 😠 sooo annoying. So, if it started on the first song originally it will ALWAYS go back to the first song unless I’ve repeated a song multiple times then it will always start from that song 🤦🏼‍♀️. I really don’t understand why it started doing this. So ANNOYING!!!!! Other than those two things I enjoy the content it provides, it usually has any song you’re looking for, and good sound quality.
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.
Finally CD Quality Streaming !!!!!
by JS iCloud Runner on 2021/03/26 22:54
Love this app. I used to be so annoyed at the idea of paying for songs app $1.50 per song., You don’t get the album. And it was a terrible loss of quality. Very nice for our millennial friends who do not know better. But I always knew what we had with CDs. Streaming at high resolution 1411 kb per second. Nothing worse than paying more and getting less . Glad you guys are listening about the masters. However ...You can stream at 1411 kb and record from a cassette and it will still sound terrible. The masters are important. And I hope to see everything available at this bit rate. I only wish that the albums I have would automatically convert to masters if it becomes available. This would be a great feature to add to your app. That would save me a lot of searching and time. If you can add a feature that will do this,Then every album eventually will automatically change over. Another suggestion I have is to be able to organize your albums the way you want to. I organize it by artist. However when I do this, the album name is always on top. I hate this! I want to see the artist on top and the album name on the bottom. This way I can go straight to that artist then search the album I want. I do not always know every album name. But I do know the artist I want to look for. You guys can make this happen. Anyway keep up the good work!
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.
Great Quality Sound with Annoying Bugs
by D Money Tha Don on 2020/07/26 23:00
I love the streaming quality of Tidal but there are some annoying glitches. 1) The Apple CarPlay integration (this is an opinion not a bug) does not allow for the adding of songs while you drive unless you unlock you phone and manually add the song to your library. That’s a driving hazard for those who can’t wait until the next stop to save the song. 2) There is a new bug where my music will stop playing in the middle of a song without reason or warning. 3) When you add an album, the album gets added to the “Albums” section of the app but the individual songs do not get added to your library. I HATE this because I have go manually add everything from an album to the individual song library too which takes additional time. Overall, if you’re looking to stream with quality sound, this is the app for you. If you want convenience and a flawless listening experience, stick to Apple Music until Tidal works out the kinks (and I know they will). Or, you could be like me and just have both.
Music keeps randomly stopping
by jft.atl on 2018/10/25 00:00
Been using Tidal for a while with no complaints, mostly would like to see some improvements to app like lyrics, but I’m patient and understand it might take a second to implement..Anyways for whatever reason since I updated a version or two ago, my music will not always play and sometimes it’ll cut off. Or, if I add music to the my Play Queue it will not continue playing always. This is kinda of frustrating as I know it’s not my connection because it used to always play and I have no other data issues besides Tidal randomly cutting off. Also I would love if the search could be improved sometimes you could put the EXACT word-for-word/letter-for-letter song and artist into it, and it still will not show up as some of the top results (Example: “Money” by Cardi B does not show up when searched like “Money Cardi B”, instead it shows up her other song “Money Bag” as well as a few more results from other artists before you can find it, so its a little inconvenient)
Great 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.
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.❤️
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
TIDAL has changed the way I listen and explore
by RickRickI on 2019/01/11 04:09
TIDAL has been a revelation to me! The sound is terrific over my high-end audio system; and especially over headphones with my Firefly Red and beloved vintage Sennheiser 560iis. But best of all is that I can listen to something, then explore practically forever following threads of the performer, composer, instruments, etc. I listen mainly to classical and jazz, almost never to insanely crappy contemporary pop. I wish the track display for music being played worked better for classical - there's a lot to display in classical: Composer, piece, movement number, movement name, artist - none of the on-line services or iTunes seem to have the display adequately covered. The HD sound is usually as good as CDs played on my Naim CD player, which admittedly is getting pretty old by now. It's best over Firefly/headphones, is a little compromised by Apple AirPlay into the HiFi, haven't tried an outboard DAC yet. But overall it's good enough that I'm about ready to box up and put in storage the probably 1200 CDs that take up a huge amount of our small living space. I'm not very convinced of MQA yet. Some tracks sound really fine; but a lot of others sound "disembodied", a bit veiled, and there are others with what sound like smearing or digital artifacts. Maybe some of it has to do with the Firefly decoding?
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.
Going Above and Beyond
by AppLoverMike on 2019/11/12 06:34
I remember when I first got this app, I had a hard time comparing it to Apple Music’s interface with respect to user friendliness. In reality, Tidal is setup the way it is to expose you to new content not just to house the stuff you already know you like. I love the mixes that they create which take the songs I have been listening to and create a playlist based off those tracks with new tracks that I might like as well. I love the Suggested Tracks because it gives me that exposure to all different forms of content that I may have never come across on my own. I enjoy the exclusive content that Tidal offers with certain artists. I once was able to go to a Van Lathan talk that I won from a Tidal contest. I’ve had the chance to go to see Meek, Hov & Bey, and more through Tidal. Great platform (not just an app) and great idea that started with artists.
Honest Opinion
by Kix Geek on 2019/09/09 22:22
I liked Apple Music for its simplicity and massive music catalog but something always seemed to be missing. I originally had no interest in buying another subscription based music app but after using the free trail for awhile I would happily recommend TIDAL to any and everyone. I love that once you choose a song the algorithm actually chooses other songs that compliment the flow and mood of the song you originally choose and not just play the same artist repeatedly. This has actually introduced me to some artists I did have an interest on listening to at first and other I had never heard of. Not to mention listening to music on Master quality makes a serious difference from you usual jam sessions. I have to give it to TIDAL for advancing the streaming game to the next level and hope it continues to grow.
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!!!!
HiFi Sounds good, but not that much better than Apple
by RockTheProject on 2019/03/19 00:36
I’ve been an Apple subscriber for several years, and I was ready to make the full switch if this app delivered on sound quality, even though I would be paying literally double what I’m paying for Apple. The verdict: I am an Audiophile, and while Tidal’s Master Quality material does sound good, it’s not actually that much better. Not only that, but most artists I listen to didn’t have the Master versions available, which resulted in most albums sounding identical to Apple. I tried it out on my home system and my incredible Bose system in my car, and was not blown away. Furthermore, the app is unbelievably laggy and glitchy. I kept having to restart the app, and even then it wouldn’t work properly most of the time. In the end I cancelled my HiFi subscription within the first hour. Bring the HiFi price down to meet Apple’s prices, and we’ll talk. Until then, Apple still has my business.
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.
Doesn’t load albums in my library right
by SnappySneezer on 2020/03/18 22:27
Well it is slow to load albums in my music, in particular for my favourite band Thee Headcoats. It just won’t bring up their albums in the app! I find it slow to load most things and a bit awkward to add to the library. There are many different artists that are listed as the same one. These include Heavenly, Slow Children and some of the albums listed as Jago or Lightfoot are actually audio plays spun off from Doctor Who. I want to add these radio plays to my library but not those other artists. In the case of Slow Children and Heavenly, the other bands with their name are just totally different music styles unappealing to fans of the other bands which are Twee and New Wave acts. There are a lot of great artists missing like bis (from Glasgow, Scotland), the Creams, The Chrysanthemums, Janet Klein, the 80s material from the new wave band Slow Children, Bloody Mannequin Orchestra and a number of others essential artists. A shuffle feature would be nice to mix up artists I have liked.
Killing my battery
by Keith80 on 2019/05/17 14:41
FINAL UPDATE: After working with Tidal’s support team, they have given up, replying “there is nothing we can do from our end.” Tidal charges premium prices, but can’t create an app that doesn’t drain my battery from what they refer to as “a constant open network connection.” I guess I’ll check out Amazon’s new high resolution audio plans. ———————- I generally like the audio quality of Tidal, but the app is killing my iPhone battery when no music is playing. I listened to tidal on the way to work yesterday, unplugged it from my car and put it in my pocket. When I noticed my battery draining unusually quickly, I checked the battery report on my phone, and it said tidal had been working in the background for 6 hours! My commute is only 10 minutes! I can verify that it was not downloading any music or playing music while in my pocket. I have background refresh turned off globally on my phone. I hope this problem can be fixed soon, so I don’t have to manually close the app every time I use it. Also, I wish you could download songs to a laptop, not just mobiles. Additionally, it’s ridiculous that you can’t search for mqa content. Furthermore, the whole user interface is kinda of cheap for a product that’s this expensive. UPDATE: I reinstalled the app, which deleted my downloaded songs. Everything worked as expected, with no battery use in the background. Once I downloaded songs, the problem returned, even when the download queue is empty.
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