TIDAL’s streaming music service has been in the news lately. Some are not aware that the Norway based service launched in 2010. Most of us in the US were left feeling awkward by the star-studded press conference led by Jay-Z.
To date, I have not found a compelling reason to pay for a music streaming service. Somehow I have strung together a nice run of winning iTunes gift cards at hackathons and receiving some as gifts. With TIDAL in the news, I figured this would prove a great time to kick the tires and provide my initial thoughts after a few weeks.
High Fidelity vs. Normal Streaming
Desktop Application/Web Interface
- You can listen by Genre (Pop, Rock, RnB, Alternative, etc), which is great for me.
- TIDAL also has curated playlists based on your mood or state. So if you are relaxed, ready to party, focused or having dinner , there is a playlist for you.
- They also do a good job of allowing trending music (TIDAL Rising) to rise to the top and showcasing what’s new.
Mobile iOS & Android