How to Listen to Tidal Music Offline


By Jacqueline Swift

Updated on: May 16, 2024

Category: Resources

Tidal is Norwegian subscription-based music, podcast, and video streaming service that provides lossless audio and high-definition music videos. With more than 100 million tracks and 650,000 music videos in its library, it offers two levels of service: Tidal Free (lossy quality) and Tidal HiFi (lossless CD quality – FLAC-based 16-Bit/44.1 kHz – and MQA – typically lossy 24-bit/96 kHz). And here comes to a question, how much cellular data would be consumed with HiFi streaming?

According to the official data presented on the Tidal website, “HiFi audio usually consumes up to 5.5 MB of data per minute, and MQA up to 7.5MB of data per minute (varying based on the exact sample rates)”. Despite the cellular data offered by the mobility service providers has been adequate to most people nowadays, 7.5MB of data per minute still takes considerably high consumption. But the data usage would no longer be an issue if we can listen to Tidal music offline. Keep reading the following section and you will be learning the best two ways of streaming Tidal music offline.

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Method 1: Use Tidal Offline Mode

The Tidal mobile application does have the offline mode for both Android and iOS devices. You can simply enable the feature and make sure you download the music under WiFi condition to avoid the extra data usage.

On Android:

To access your content offline on your Android device, go to My Collection, select Downloaded and select the content you want to access.

On iOS:

  • Tap on My Collection.
  • Tap on the cogwheel in the upper right corner of the screen to access the Settings.
  • Tap on the white toggle to the left of Offline Mode to enable it.
  • Once you have enabled the offline mode, you can go to My Collection and select the tracks you want to download.

    Method 2: Download Tidal songs to local drive

    The first method works only if you listen to the Tidal music on their official application, what about listen to Tidal songs on other player or device? If you can download the Tidal songs to your local drive as MP3, AAC, or other common audio format, you will be able to listen to the music offline and on any player or device without limits. Simply follow the tutorial below to download the Tidal songs to your local drive for completely offline streaming.

    Tidal Music Converter

    Tidabie Tidal Music Converter is a professional program designed exclusively for Tidal music. You can download songs, playlists, and albums from Tidal and convert them to common formats such as MP3, AAC, WAV, AIFF, ALAC and FLAC format. Besides, the program featured the fastest downloading speed that can achieve a maximum of 10X conversion speed with ID3 tags kept. Most importantly, you will get the audio files with lossless audio quality after conversion. If you are a Tidal Hi-Fi or Hi-Fi Plus tier user, the program can help you get the Hi-Fi sound quality, but if you are a Tidal HiFi Plus user, yu can get the Master quality.

    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.

    Before we get started, please download the Tidal Music Converter to your PC or Mac, we are going to use the Windows version as an example for this tutorial.

    STEP 1 Login to the Tidal account

    Launch the program. Select a download mode on the main interface, app mode or web player mode. The former helps to save Master quality at 5x or 1x (for Mac) the speed, while the latter can retain up to HiFi quality at 10x fast speed. After the selection, login to your Tidal account.

    tidabie home
    STEP 2 Customize the output settings

    Click the Setting tab on the lower-left and you can choose the output format, audio quality, destination folder, and etc.

    STEP 3 Select Tidal songs to convert

    To add a playlist/artist/album/single track, drag and drop it right into Tidabie if you use the app mode. Or click the blue Click to add button on the bottom right corner of the Tidal web player if you use the other mode. Then select the songs you want to convert from Tidal on a popup and click on Add.

    add songs
    STEP 4 Convert the music to local drive

    After selecting the songs, simply click the Convert button to start converting the music to your local drive.

    converting songs

    Once you have the music all converted, you can check the converted songs by going Converted tab on the left bar, or you can go to the destination folder to find the converted audio files.


    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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