Tidal Music Streaming Service 

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Having recently told you about Primephonic (Classical only), Spotify and Deezer here is another service this one however concentrates on the quality of reproduction their lowest level useful on SmartPhones is called Normal and then above that High, Hi-Fi and then Master the last only available from your PC.

Sixty million tracks are what they say they have, as regular readers will know my Genre is Jazz and certainly there is a good selection for me.

So apart from the quality which as stated you do need a PC for is the ‘Master’ however a lot of older recordings are not available in this quality.

What extra Tidal has is Videos as well as music and currently these are not available on Deezer or Spotify.

However for me knowing the sidemen is important and while an LP or CD gave you that information most streaming services do not.

Here you often get this information and sometime a biography and links to other music that artist has recorded and also to a range of other artists playing the same type of music. This is almost as good as holding an LP sleeve.

Tidal have one price £19.99 a month which is double the basic price of Deezer and Spotify but that only gives you 320mbps MP3, if you want Hi-Fi then it’s the same price as Tidal, this is FLAC at 1411kbps or in the case of Tidal Master if available.

I am told that JAY Z’s now owns Tidal and that Taylor Swift has now quid Spotify for Tidal all of which are just facts to me. It is likely that Tidal will get exclusive content from these artists and that will not be shared.

The interface features over twenty horizontal columns with a lot of the content streamed to your Genre.

If you use this service on your phone then you will be limiting yourself as the quality cannot shine through. Use it on a PC and then you get what you are paying for Quality.

Before the aforementioned horizontal columns is a vertical column Home, Explore, Videos and below these two personised lists My Collection and My Playlists, finally at the bottom of the Window or screen is the current item being played together with the ability to go forward or backward a track and track length etc.

While Tidal is new to me I am growing to like or dare I say the word love it.

For more details of Tidal and a seven day free trial (no credit card required) and if you then decide to subscribe during this trial you then get 30 days free before any payment is taken from your card.

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