How to Listen to Tidal Music Offline
Tidal is Norwegian subscription-based music, podcast, and video streaming service that provides lossless audio and high-definition music videos. With more than 80 million tracks and 250,000 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.
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.
To access your content offline on your Android device, go to My Collection, select Downloaded and select the content you want to access.
Once you have enabled the offline mode, you can go to My Collection and select the tracks you want to download.
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 tier user, the program can help you get the Hi-Fi sound quality.
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 and login to your Tidal account.
STEP 2 Customize the output settings
Click the Setting button on the upper-right and you can choose the output format, audio quality, destination folder, and etc.
STEP 3 Select Tidal songs to convert
Add a playlist/artist/album/single track, click the blue Add button on the bottom right corner and select the songs you want to convert from Tidal.
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.
Once you have the music all converted, you can check the converted songs by going "History" button on the upper-right, or you can go to the destination folder to find the converted audio files.
Note: The trial version of Tidabie Tidal Music Converter can only converts the first three minutes of each track. Please purchase a license to convert the full tracks.