Tidal: Music Streaming Service Offers Premium Quality For A Premium Price

If you are one of the millions of people who have an online music streaming subscription then chances are you use Spotify. They seem to be the industry standard and have firmly placed themselves as the company to beat. However, you also might be of the Google persuasion and have opted for Play Music's new service. Probably even more so if you were one of the people who took advantage of the recent three months free promotions they were running. Either way and whoever you are with chances are strong that you are paying somewhere around the $10 a month price. This seems to be what is considered to be acceptable by both the streamers and the streamees.

If you are one of the ones (like me) who have yet to make up their minds on which streaming company to opt for then you might want to consider Tidal. Now at the basic level Tidal is pretty much the same as the rest offering the typical streaming service. However, their big USP is that the tunes they stream are of a much better quality...or to be exact a bigger compression than their counterparts. Typically other streaming services compress recordings to 320kbps while Tidal claims to offer much more High Fidelity quality recordings. You know High Fidelity Right? Remember those big black round things...think they were called Vinyls. Anyway, needless-to-say the quality is far superior. In terms of what else is on offer Tidal provides access to over 25 million songs as well as 75,000 music videos all with no ads. However with quality comes cost and unlike the standard $10 for the other streaming sites Tidal are charging an uncompressed fee of $20 per month for their service

In addition, Tidal also provide all the more typical qualities expected from music streaming companies such as editor curated playlists for you to listen to if you are not one for creating your own lists. If you are more self-list inclined then of course you can create your own playlists too. Not to mention that the music is also available to download, store and playback offline (up to three devices). If you are interested then Tidal's new app has gone live today and can be downloaded via Google Play. If the higher monthly rate is slightly off-putting and you are still unsure then you can always take advantage of the seven day trial on offer from Tidal. Do you think you'll give Tidal a go? Are you already a music streamer? If so who you currently using? Let us know.

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