How to Download the Tidal App on Your Android or iOS Device

For anyone who considers themselves an audio enthusiast or just someone who likes to support musicians and what they do, Tidal is probably going to be the best streaming service. The company emphasizes on delivering high quality sound, often matching the quality of the original recording. Along with this, there is also a focus on rewarding the artists you love by giving them extra financial help from your streams.

But if Tidal is the streaming app you’re most interested in, how do you sign up? And more importantly, how to download the Tidal app on your Android or iOS devices?

Does Tidal have an app?

Yes, Tidal has an app you can download. This is available on Android and Apple devices.

This means you can download the app directly to your smartphone or tablet. However, you must have an up-to-date version of the operating software.

For Android this means everything from Android 7 and for Apple from iOS 14. Newer devices made in the last few years will be able to support the Tidal app.

Smartphone with Tidal logo lying on a laptop keyboard with wireless headphones next to it

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How do I download the Tidal app?

In fact, downloading the app is easy and the steps don’t differ too much depending on the device you are using. The steps below are the same whether you are using an Android or Apple device, including tablets.

While you can just download the app and create an account at the same time, it’s cheaper to go through Tidal’s website. (opens in a new tab) first to register. It can get you a lower price, secure a free trial of Tidal, and it’s just as easy to do.

  1. Once registered, go to Google Play Store or Apple App Store
  2. Search ‘tide’
  3. Click download on the Tidal Music app
  4. Once downloaded, launch the application
  5. Enter your username and password
  6. If not, set one up now
  7. So ! You’ve downloaded the app and you’re good to go

What features can I get with the Tidal app?

When you sign up for the Tidal app, you get access to a whole host of different features.

One of the most useful will be offline listening. This allows you to download songs and listen to them without internet or data. This is especially useful on flights or if you don’t have a lot of data on your mobile plan.

Tidal is best known for its audio quality. With the Tidal app, you can access Master-quality audio. Tidal claims this is a level of quality that will match the original recording of a song. This is one of the highest audio levels available from a streaming app.

Depending on the Tidal price you choose, you can choose between HiFi (CD quality) and HiFi Plus (master quality), with a breakdown in our Tidal HiFi vs HiFi Plus guide.

Tidal HiFi Plus interface

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Playing these higher audio levels can often be data intensive. Luckily, there’s also a feature with Tidal that lets you automatically change the audio level when you’re on data or Wi-Fi.

The Tidal app also lets you watch a host of videos and documentaries exclusive to Tidal users. These include music videos, behind the scenes music documentaries and much more.

What other devices is the Tidal app available on?

While computers, tablets, and smartphones are the obvious platforms to use Tidal with, the app can be used on a huge range of devices. These include:

  • Apple and Android smartphones and tablets
  • Mac and Windows computers
  • Samsung and Apple Smartwatches
  • DJ equipment from Pioneer, Djay, Denon and more
  • Smartcars including Tesla, Mercedes-Benz, Apple CarPlay and more
  • Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV and other smart TVs
  • Sonos, Bluesound, Cambridge Audio, Astell&Kern and other speakers