Tidal music streaming service comes to Logitech Squeezebox

It follows the news that Tidal has been integrated into the ickStream music platform, which delivers music streaming services to home audio devices.

The latest release of the ickStream app for Squeezebox that includes Tidal integration is now available to download here: http://wiki.ickstream.com/index.php/Open_Beta_Squeezebox

Tidal's integration allows Squeezebox users to navigate and control the service through the Squeezebox controller and/or Logitech's Squeezebox app. This gives access to Tidal's lossless, CD-quality 16-bit/44.1kHz FLAC and ALAC music files, with 25 million tracks available.

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“We were thrilled to have been approached by ickStream so early into our integration drive,” says Pål Bråtelund, strategic partnership manager for HiFi at Tidal. “Many of the ickStream team helped develop the Squeezebox and, therefore, have many years experience of streaming music. The number of customers in the UK and US using Squeezebox as their streaming music player is vast, and we are delighted that they can now hear Tidal through their systems.”

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Tidal is available in the UK and US for £19.99/$19.99 a month. In addition to lossless music, the service also offers 75,000 music videos, curated editorial content and dedicated apps for iOS and Android devices.

Other hardware manufacturers have also agreed to incorporate Tidal into their systems, including Bluesound and Simple Audio's Roomplayer+, with many others including Sonos, Astell & Kern, Denon, Dynaudio, Harman, Linn and Meridian to follow.

We will publish a full review of the Tidal streaming service in the January 2014 issue of What Hi-Fi?, on sale from December 17th.

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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.