IFA 2015: Harman partners with Tidal to offer CD-quality music streaming

Tidal offers lossless, CD-quality streaming of its 30-million strong song catalogue at a cost of £20 a month (there's also a cheaper £10 option with lower quality streams up to 320kbps AAC).

The alliance between Harman and Tidal begins now and means the service will be available on the Harman-Kardon Omni wireless multiroom system as well as other Harman audio products.

Michael Mauser, Harman's president for lifestyle audio, says: "We are excited to team up with Tidal to give Harman-Kardon listeners easy access to great music in hi-fi quality. Tidal shares our commitment to making music available to people in the best possible quality."

The Tidal streaming service has now been integrated into the Harman Kardon controller app for the Omni system and other Harman systems.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.