Music streaming has matured past poor quality and limited libraries to become the best and most convenient way to listen to a universe of music. So what if we told you that you could experience unlimited access to over 60 million high-quality streams, without breaking the bank? Because you now can, thanks to TIDAL’s fantastic Spring Offer.
What Hi-Fi?’s favourite music streaming service is now offering new subscribers around the world four months of any subscription tier for just £4/$4 (opens in new tab). That’s 120 days of unlimited music, for individuals or their whole households (up to five members), for less than the price of a pint – a saving of up to 97 per cent. Because in uncertain times like these, TIDAL recognizes that we need music more than ever.
Whether you want to stream music in standard quality (320kbps) with TIDAL’s Premium tier, or treat yourself to CD-quality (16-bit) and high-resolution (24-bit) listening with the HiFi service, TIDAL’s Spring Offer is a great and great-value introduction to high-fidelity music streaming.
So why should you take up TIDAL’s generosity?
Highest sound quality
Winner of five concurrent What Hi-Fi? Awards as the world’s ‘best music streaming service’, Jay-Z-owned TIDAL is the best option out there for streaming-savvy audiophiles. Whether you’re listening at home, on the go or in your car; on a phone, tablet or PC, a smart speaker, hi-fi system or TV.
TIDAL became the first service to offer high-resolution streams, which it calls ‘TIDAL Masters’ thanks to its adoption of MQA technology – and its library now boasts over 170,000 of them, available through the TIDAL desktop, iOS and Android apps.
These studio-quality tracks are typically 24-bit/96kHz – significantly better than the quality offered by Spotify and Apple Music. Music sounds powerfully emotive, richly detailed and wonderfully spacious; it’s as if the artist is singing straight into your ears.
In fact, whichever quality you choose to listen in – 320kbps, CD-quality or hi-res – TIDAL sounds great compared to rival services.
As stated in What Hi-Fi?’s five-star TIDAL review, 320kbps streams “pip their Spotify and Deezer equivalents with a slightly richer, fuller-bodied sound”, while CD-quality tracks “offer much more detail, a better sense of space and a tighter handle on timing” and “Masters tracks increase the level of insight again”.
Comprehensive catalogue curation
A rich catalogue of 60 million+ songs may sound daunting – just imagine that physically represented on a shelf! – but TIDAL’s library isn’t an endless abyss of music without direction.
Of course there’s a trusty ol’ search bar at your disposal. But the service’s in-house editorial team also curates playlists for all genres and occasions, while expert algorithms provide personalized mixes tailored to your music taste. Artist Radio, which plays a constant stream of songs from that selected artist alongside music by similar artists, is a great way to discover new music, too.
Much more than music
But music isn’t the be all and end all of Tidal’s offering. A selection of podcasts offer everything from hip-hop’s most revealing interviews (Rap Radar) to exclusive insights about modern jazz (Jazz Club). And Tidal not only offers high-quality sound but also high-definition video. Its versatile library features over 250,000 HD videos, including music videos, visual albums, artist documentaries and original behind-the-scenes content.
What’s more, Tidal has recently launched an ‘At Home With TIDAL’ livestream concert series to help keep music fans (both subscribers and non-subscribers) entertained and connected with artists during this unprecedented time. Last month, previously aired gigs from the likes of Jay-Z, Rihanna and Beyoncé were livestreamed to the online world – and there are plenty more where those came from.
Endless hours of entertainment await, so what are you waiting for? You can sign up to the Tidal Spring Offer (opens in new tab) here.