How to Download Tidal Music to USB
“I’m a Tidal Premium 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.
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.
Tidabie 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 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.
Tidabie is a 100% clean and safe program. It requires no need to install any extra app, including the Tidal app. You can download and transfer Tidal music to your USB flash drive in 6 steps:
STEP 1 Open Tidabie Tidal Music Converter
Open Tidabie Tidal Music Converter, click Open Tidal Web Player and you’ll be directed to a Log in page. Click the Log in button to log in to your Tidal account.
STEP 2 Choose Output Format and Customize Output Path
Click the Settings icon on the upper 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 and Album and add a track number to the output file if needed.
The downloaded Tidal music would be saved to C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Tidabie Tidal Music Converter by default.
STEP 3 Add Tidal Music to Tidabie
Open an album, artist or playlist, click the Add button floating on the right and all the songs in the list 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.
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.
STEP 5 Find the Downloaded Tidal Music on the Local Drive
Click the History icon on the upper right corner 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.
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.
The Tidal tool is a shareware. It enables users to convert the first three minutes of each audio file for sample testing and requires a license to unlock the full version. It's recommended to download Tidabie to test whether it meets your need and then decide whether you’d like to get it or not.