• The TIDAL HIFI Revolution Starts Today


    Today many music lovers' dreams come true with the launch of TIDAL HIFI in the US and UK (other countries to follow). Finally we have 100% lossless streaming of around 25 Million tracks to our HiFi systems, our desktops, and our mobile devices. Right now I encourage everyone to give TIDAL HIFI a try. A much more in-depth article and review is forthcoming. Read more to check out the videos.























    Comments 127 Comments
    1. Matias's Avatar
      Matias -
      Ansious for Tidal to reach more countries soon.
    1. Mike Mcsweeney's Avatar
      Mike Mcsweeney -
      I see the 19.99/month. Does that include all and unlimited tracks? or that is in addition to tracks you need to purchase?
    1. The Computer Audiophile's Avatar
      The Computer Audiophile -
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Mcsweeney View Post
      I see the 19.99/month. Does that include all and unlimited tracks? or that is in addition to tracks you need to purchase?
      All inclusive.
    1. Walcascar's Avatar
      Walcascar -
      Or you can simply use a VPN client and use it from anywhere. I've been using the Hola browser plugin with great success since I read your post and started my subscription. The quality is amazing! I've compared a couple of CDs (via a Classe transport + Exasound e22 + McIntosh amp/preamp + B&W 803Ds) and I can't tell the difference - sometimes I prefer one over the other, but without consistency. So far I'm very impressed.
    1. miguelito's Avatar
      miguelito -
      Love love love!
    1. frederick184's Avatar
      frederick184 -
      Signed up for the 7 day trial today. Very impressive. I tried the web client and iPhone app. Sound quality is very good indeed. I'd like to see what it sounds like via my main system. More when I've spent more time with it.

      Colin
    1. Mike Mcsweeney's Avatar
      Mike Mcsweeney -
      Originally Posted by Mike Mcsweeney
      I see the 19.99/month. Does that include all and unlimited tracks? or that is in addition to tracks you need to purchase?



      Quote Originally Posted by The Computer Audiophile View Post
      All inclusive.
      It might be worth subscribing to in that case until i get my software the way i want it....thanks!
      Worth investigating.
    1. machvideo's Avatar
      machvideo -
      Thanks for the heads up, Chris! Knew it had to be any day after RMAF...
    1. TAV's Avatar
      TAV -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Computer Audiophile View Post
      All inclusive.
      Interesting service. The IOS client is one of the best I've seen. Good SQ. Now if they would just integrate it with SONOS it would be a better value proposition for those of us with SONOS systems.
    1. eligeorgia's Avatar
      eligeorgia -
      Chris, wondering if you know anything yet about logging in through the Auralic Lightning DS app. I just set up my TIDAL account and it is active. When I try to login to the "WIMP" login window within the DS app, it denies me access. Perhaps it's just not ready to go yet through the Aries. And I realise you might not know, as you've been using WIMP by proxy for a while now. Anyway, thought I'd ask!
    1. bpw's Avatar
      bpw -
      Signing up and ready for the Aurender server and iPad software upgrades which integrate Tidal streaming. Aurender demonstrated WiMP (Tidal here) in their private room at RMAF.

      Planning to demonstrate this here very soon.
    1. Mike Mcsweeney's Avatar
      Mike Mcsweeney -
      Will receiver manufacturers offer firmware updates to support TIDAL over the network like they do with spotify and other subscription services?
    1. Always.Learning's Avatar
      Always.Learning -
      Quote Originally Posted by bpw View Post
      Signing up and ready for the Aurender server and iPad software upgrades which integrate Tidal streaming. Aurender demonstrated WiMP (Tidal here) in their private room at RMAF.

      Planning to demonstrate this here very soon.
      So are you saying that Aurender will be integrating Tidal into their server software (after demoing the integration at RMAF) or that they have already done so? If they have not done so yet, do you know how soon this is coming?
    1. garyfrancis100's Avatar
      garyfrancis100 -
      very good no dropouts
      this can only grow for the better
      real hifi for sure
    1. garyfrancis100's Avatar
      garyfrancis100 -
      Dont wait until you get your software the way you want it try on the free trial really good on android but amazing on hifi. Start building your playlist now.
      You can import your spotify playlist pay offline and download (no brainer)
      This is what I tunes should have done a long time ago
    1. garyfrancis100's Avatar
      garyfrancis100 -
      plugged into hifi using usb out of my old desktop mac into Epiphany odac. Basic interconnects basic but good dac for the very little outlay. Just go to settings click hifi it should find your dac (auto) and your away.
      I signed in today and up and running in no time, also synced to my android device.
    1. alcarp's Avatar
      alcarp -
      Can you stream TIDAL from a Synology NAS?
    1. Kelly's Avatar
      Kelly -
      I have looked for a Tidal Squeezebox app on mysqueezebox.com and didn't find it. Any word on if it will be added? I have been using WiMP (singed up via vpn) and it works beautifully with squeezebox Touch. I would love to have the slightly cheaper US version for which I would be able to read all of the editorial commentary (I currently see it in German.) But, I am reluctant to give up the Squeezebox compatibility.
    1. thotdoc's Avatar
      thotdoc -
      Basic question: How does this get to my DAC? I don't remember being able to use the DAC for anything but stored data.
    1. thotdoc's Avatar
      thotdoc -
      A very basic question: Does their website directly feed into my outboard DAC through my computer software?