Sprint has partnered with TIDAL for quite some time already, in an effort to offer their customers more features, and also help out the struggling music streaming service. Now, Sprint has announced that new and current customers will be getting a 6-month free trial of TIDAL HiFi, which is their high-fidelity music streaming service. Beginning June 9th, customers will be able to get their free trial started with TIDAL.
This offer will provide Sprint customers with the opportunity to check out TIDAL's artist-driven, exclusive content, as well as livestreams, music videos, and much more. TIDAL has had plenty of exclusives already, including content from Calvin Harris, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce and Rihanna. All of which are on Jay-Z's label. This is the only streaming service that is owned by a group of artists, which means it isn't underpaying artists in royalties like some other streaming music services are doing. Sprint's CEO, Marcelo Claure stated in a prepared statement that Sprint recognizes "that music streaming is one of the most important services for customers. More than two-thirds of mobile subscribers stream music an average of 45 minutes per day." Which is why Sprint has decided to hook up with TIDAL for this extended free trial.
TIDAL is typically $9.99/month, however their HIFI service is $19.99/month, so this is a pretty good deal from Sprint, roughly worth around $120 for those that don't already use TIDAL. With TIDAL HIFI, you'll get lossless High-Fidelity audio streaming, as well as high-definition music videos for you to watch through the app. It's a pretty great deal, even if you don't stick with TIDAL HIFI after the 6 months free trial. Of course, TIDAL is hoping that you do, seeing as it is one of the smaller streaming music services out there right now, and are desperately looking for some new customers to join the platform. TIDAL has had trouble competing with the likes of Google Play Music, Apple Music, Spotify and others. Many music streaming services aren't making a profit, but do have a considerable number of paying subscribers. TIDAL's main difference is the fact that it doesn't actually offer a free service, which keeps many out of its service.