Featuring with HiFi, MQA and high-quality music, playlists, and albums, Tidal dominates the streaming music market. As a subscription-based music service, only if you pay for its Tidal Premium (lossy quality) or Tidal HiFi (lossless CD quality), you can access the Tidal library on computers, tablets, smartphones, smart speakers, and platforms like Apple TV and Android TV.
With Tidal's own software, you can browse up to 60 million Tidal songs on popular devices online or offline, some of which are exclusives. But what's the best way to play Tidal? Whether you have thought of this question? In my option, the best way to listen to Tidal is converting Tidal to MP3 and other common audio files and then play them offline on my favorite device.
If you'd like to follow my effective experience on the best way to stream Tidal music and playlists, just read this article to see how to do it.
Part 1. Best Way to Play Tidal - Tool Required
Before getting started to introduce the tool that works on the best way to listen to Tidal songs, let me explain the reason why this way could be the best among others.
From what we mentioned above, we need to subscribe to Tidal paid plan to use Tidal service. (If you are the newbie, you can get Tidal for free via the one-month free trial version.) However, if your subscription expires and you don't renew it, you will lose your all Tidal tracks immediately. What's more, if your device, like MP3 player, doesn't support the Tidal app, you even won't be able to play Tidal music on that device.
To get rid of these unexpected issues, we can convert Tidal to MP3 and others to fix them. Here, we can draw support from professional software, AudFree Tidal Music Downloader. It is well-designed to download Tidal music and playlists to FLAC, MP3, WAV, etc. and save Tidal tracks on your computer. Now, you can keep Tidal music forever and transfer downloaded Tidal music to your devices that don't come with the Tidal app for playback.
Now, you can listen to Tidal music, podcasts, albums, playlists, etc. on all devices anywhere and anytime. There is no doubt that it's the best way to play Tidal.
Part 2. How to Convert Tidal Music for Best Playback
AudFree Tidal Music Converter is compatible with computers running Mac or Windows operating system. Please choose the right version to install it according to your computer version. After that, you can follow the below tutorial to download and convert Tidal tracks.
- Step 1Add favorite Tidal songs to AudFree
- To import Tidal songs or playlists to AudFree Tidal Music Converter, please open it and the Tidal app at the same time. Now, please discover the Tidal music that you'd like to listen to, copy the URL of the Tidal tracks, paste the Tidal link to the search box and click the '+' button to load Tidal playlists.
- Step 2Customize Tidal output format and other parameters
- To play Tidal music better, AudFree Tidal Music Converter allows you to customize the output audio parameters. Click the top-right menu on PC or the 'AudFree Tidal Music Converter for Mac' on the Apple menu to click the 'Preferences' > 'Convert' to open the setting window. You can choose the Tidal output format, audio channel, bit depth, sample rate, etc.
- Step 3Download and convert Tidal music
- To stream Tidal music without any limitation, please click the 'Convert' button. It will run at 5X speed to download and convert added Tidal songs and playlists to common audio tracks. All tracks will be downloaded as local files and you can locate the real audio files on the destination folder.
Part 3. Best Ways to Stream Tidal on All Devices
If you are using the Tidal HiFi or Tidal Premium on the device compatible with the Tidal app, the best way to play Tidal could be using its own software. If not, you can try to sync the converted Tidal music to your devices directly or use a USB flash drive or cloud drive as the bridge to listen to Tidal music on your devices.
1. Just connect your device to your computer and transfer your music and playlists via the copying&pasting action.
2. Transfer Tidal songs to your USB flash drive from the computer and then pull out it to insert it to the USB port of your device. Just open the media player and start to play Tidal music that stores in your USB drive on your device.
3. If your device doesn't have a USB port, it might have a compatible cloud drive. Just upload Tidal music to its cloud drive and then play Tidal music on that device.