Tidal brings its 50% off Student tier to UK

Being a student brings many benefits: cheap alcohol, lie-ins, three-month summers, being able to leave the house in pyjamas... and now 50% off subscriptions for Tidal, which was announced yesterday as our favourite music streaming service and a winner of a What Hi-Fi? Award 2017.

Tidal has partnered with online verification service SheerID to create a sign-up process for all accredited university and college students to offer them the Premium tier for £4.99 per month, and the HiFi subscription for £9.99 per month.

At the Spotify-rivalling Premium tier, subscribers get access to AAC streams up to 320kbps, while the HiFi tier offers lossless CD-quality streaming, as well as its ‘Master’ recordings, which are enabled by MQA.

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Simon Lucas is a freelance technology journalist and consultant, with particular emphasis on the audio/video aspects of home entertainment. Before embracing the carefree life of the freelancer, he was editor of What Hi-Fi? – since then, he's written for titles such as GQ, Metro, The Guardian and Stuff, among many others.