How to Download Tidal Music to USB


By Jacqueline Swift

Updated on: May 16, 2024

Category: Resources

“I’m a Tidal Free user. I’ve downloaded some music from Tidal to my phone, can I transfer them to my USB flash drive? If not, how can I download and move Tidal music to a USB?”

Tidal is a music streaming service allowing users to download Tidal music to mobile phones for offline listening. When you download a song from Tidal, it’s saved as an encoded file limited to be opened with the Tidal app. Even if you locate the downloaded file and transfer it to your USB, it couldn’t be used for normal playback.

Currently, there’s no Download function for Tidal desktop users. Plus, a mobile phone is not an ideal choice to store the downloads, which take up a lot of space. Is it possible to download and store Tidal music to a USB flash drive? On one hand, it offers enough space. On the other hand, it’s convenient to transfer the Tidal music between different devices via a portable USB.

download tidal music to usb

In this article, we are going to show you a simple yet efficient workaround to download Tidal music to USB. All you need is a Tidal music tool named Tidabie.

Tool Required - Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Tidabie Tidal Music Converter is an easy-to-use tool to download music from Tidal to your computer as MP3, AAC, AIFF, WAV, ALAC or FLAC files, keeping up to Hi-Fi/Master audio quality and ID3 tags after conversion. It’s available in both Windows and macOS versions. Once you download Tidal music to your local drive as common files, you can easily transfer them to a USB flash drive.

Box of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

  • Download Tidal songs/albums/playlists/podcasts locally.
  • Convert Tidal tracks to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC.
  • Preserve HiFi/Master audio quality and ID3 tags.
  • 10x download speed & batch download multiple playlists.
  • Offer tools of Format Converter, Tag Edit, etc.
  • Enjoy Tidal music on WMP and other music players.
  • Keep Tidal downloads forever after the subscription ends.

Tutorial: How to Download and Transfer Tidal Music to USB

Tidabie is a 100% clean and safe program. With or without the TIDAL app, you can download and transfer Tidal music to your USB flash drive in 6 steps:

Video Tutorial: Transfer Tidal Music to USB

STEP 1 Open Tidabie Tidal Music Converter

Open Tidabie Tidal Music Converter, you’ll be directed to the main interface, where you can select a download mode - app mode or web player mode. The former needs the TIDAL app but can keep Master quality at 5x or 1x (for Mac) the speed, while the latter works via the embedded Tidal web player and can save HiFi quality at up to 10x fast speed. Next, log in to your Tidal account.

tidabie home
STEP 2 Choose Output Format and Customize Output Path

Click the Settings tab on the lower right corner, you’ll then be allowed to choose the output format (Auto/MP3/AAC/ FLAC/WAV/AIFF/ALAC), select the output quality (128kbps/192kbps/256kbps/320kbps) and customize the output path.

Besides, you can sort out the converted Tidal music based on Artist, Playlist, and Album and add a track number to the output file if needed.


STEP 3 Add Tidal Music to Tidabie

Open an album, artist or playlist on Tidal. If you are using the app mode, drag and drop the title to Tidabie. But if you select the web player mode, click the Click to add button floating on the right side of the Tidal web player. All the songs would be recognized automatically. If you don’t want to download all the Tidal music in the list to your computer, you can simply remove them by unchecking the boxes beside their titles. After picking the songs, click on Add.

add songs
STEP 4 Export Tidal Music to the Computer

Click the Convert button and Tidabie would soon start downloading and exporting the Tidal music to the local drive.

converting songs
STEP 5 Find the Downloaded Tidal Music on the Local Drive

Click the Converted tab in the left bar and you can find all the Tidal music that have been downloaded successfully. You can also go to the output path you set in Step 2 to find all the downloads.

converted songs
STEP 6 Transfer Tidal Music to USB

Insert your USB flash drive to your computer, and simply copy & paste or drag & drop the downloaded Tidal music from your local drive to the USB.


With a Tidal subscription, you can download Tidal music to your mobile devices for offline listening, but you can’t download music from Tidal to your computer or any external devices for normal playback.

Tidabie is a perfect solution to help you download and convert Tidal music to MP3/AAC/WAV/FLAC/AIFF/ALAC on your PC or iMac/MacBook. You can then easily transfer the downloaded Tidal music to your USB flash drive.


Jacqueline Swift | Senior Writer

Jacqueline is an experienced writer and a passionate music aficionado with over 5 years of experience in the industry. She provides in-depth reviews and valuable insights on leading music platforms, as well as practical guidance for playing music across various devices in her articles.
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