How to Let Tidal Download Music on Computer and Phone

Q: "How to let Tidal download music for offline playback? I have a Tidal HiFi subscription and want to download music in Tidal offline on my computer and phone. By doing that, I can listen to Tidal on my desired device without a network connection."

Being famous for its HiFi music, Tidal allows users to access over 90 million tracks. It offers wonderful podcasts, exclusive backstage content, live streams, and concerts. With a Tidal HiFi subscription, it's able to download Tidal music at up to 1411kbps. And HiFi Plus subscribers can get higher quality, which is up to 9216kbps. But the 'Download' option is only available on their mobile app, not a desktop app.

So, today, we will not only introduce the tutorial on how to download music from Tidal to phone, but also show you some methods to download Tidal songs to PC and Mac step by step. After that, you are able to stream and play Tidal music downloads on all devices, even without an internet connection. Without further ado, let's dive right in.

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Part 1. How to Download Music from Tidal to Computer for Offline Listening

From the introduction, there is no official wordaround to download music on Tidal to computer for offline playback, even if you have a HiFi or HiFi Plus subscription. However, things have changed after the release of the third-party Tidal playlist downloader, which has the ability to download Tidal music on PC and Mac. What's more, as the Tidal Free plan comes, you can also get Tidal free music downloads offline.

AudFree Tidal Music Downloader, a flagship product developed by AudFree Software is well-designed to help all Tidal users to download Tidal individual songs, the entire playlists and albums locally from Tidal Free, HiFi, and HiFi accounts on desktop. This excellent tool can run at high speed to convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B without losing any audio quality. It can export 44.1kHz/16 bit lossless CD-quality audio and 96kHz/24 bit Master-quality files.

Besides, it is intelligent enough to detect all metadata such as title, artist, genre, album art of the music automatically. And, it can keep them within the output Tidal music files losslessly. With the help of this all-in-one AudFree Tidal Downloader, it opens up more possibilities to enjoy Tidal music on any device.

AudFree Tidal Music Downloader

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  • Losslessly download Tidal playlist/music/album for free
  • Convert Tidal to FLAC, MP3, AAC, WAV, etc. on PC and Mac
  • Work at 5X speed while downloading songs from Tidal onto computer
  • Support to customize other audio parameters of Tidal music

How to Download Tidal Music for Free to Computer

Before getting started, there is some preparation work you need to do. Please make sure you have downloaded and installed the right version of AudFree Tidal Music Downloader and Tidal app for Windows or Tidal for Mac on your computer. Now, let's see how to let Tidal download music for free on Mac and Windows computers easily. It's worth mentioning that this software can not only download songs on Tidal but also the entire Tidal albums and playlists.

Step 1Set Tidal music output format for download
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Launch the AudFree Tidal Music Downloader on desktop, you will see the Tidal app will be opening at the same time. Go to Menu from the top-right corner and select 'Preferences' > 'Convert' section. Here, you get to select your ideal output format for Tidal music downloads.
You can also customize other Tidal audio parameters including bit rate, sample rate, bit depth, and audio channel. If you choose to download FLAC from Tidal, you get to select the bit depth between 16 bit and 24 bit.
Step 2Add music from Tidal to AudFree Tidable
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This Tidal playlist downloader provides a simple and easy way to load Tidal playlists. Please find the Tidal albums, playlists that you wish to download from Tidal to computer within the Tidal player. Tap this item, and then copy the Tidal URL. Next, please paste it to the address bar of AudFree Tidable and click the '+' button to load them. To download single songs on Tidal, you can drag and drop it from Tidal desktop app to the converison list directly.
Step 3Download music from Tidal for free to play offline
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When all the settings are saved, please click the 'Convert' button to start to download music on Tidal to FLAC, MP3, WAV, etc. at a high speed. After that, you can open the converted list. It's able to locate your downloaded Tidal music files in the destination folder on your computer and listen to them offline.
Video DemoHow to let Tidal download music

Part 2. How to Download Songs from Tidal to PC and Mac via Recording Way

Apart from using the above Tidal song downloading software, here, I will introduce another solution to download Tidal songs to your computer. That is to use a third-party Tidal recorder to rip and download Master and MQA music from Tidal on Windows and macOS computers. This way also enables users to download individual songs on Tidal free of cost.

AudFree Audio Capture is one of the most professional streaming music recorders. By adopting advanced high-quality audio recording technology, it can record and download a song on Tidal to the best possible quality. In the meanwhile, it can keep original ID3 tags or edit ID3 tags in Tidal files manually, and cut and trim unwanted Tidal audio clips effectively. With it, you can download music from Tidal to MP3, and other common audio formats. In this case, you can play Tidal music on any device offline.

AudFree Tidal Recorder for Mac and PC

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  • Losslessly record and download Tidal music on Mac and PC
  • Capture all types of sound passing through your computer
  • Convert recorded Tidal music downloads to MP3, AAC, WAV, etc.
  • Grab multiple Tidal tracks simultaneously to save time

How to Download Tidal Songs to PC and Mac for Offline Playback

Please download and install AudFree Tidal Recorder on your Mac or Windows computer. It's well noted that the free-trial version can record 1 minute of each Tidal file. You can buy the full version to unlock the time limitation. Now, let's see how to use it to record and download songs on Tidal desktop app.

Step 1Launch AudFree Tidal Recorder and set up recordings
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Launch AudFree Tidal Recorder and the installed programs on your computer will show up in the main interface. If there is no target app you'd like to download Tidal playlist from, you can click the big '+' button to add any program. You'd suggested using Chrome to download music from Tidal web player. It can keep the conversion process more stable.
Step 2Set Tidal output format and other parameters
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Please click the 'audio' icon to open the settings window. You can set your favorite audio format as the Tidal output format from MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A, and M4B. Besides, in this window, you can customize the Tidal output audio quality as you like. The sample rate can be set as 8000Hz to 96000 Hz, and the bit depth can be adjusted as 16 bit or 24 bit.
Step 3Play and download from Tidal to computer
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You can choose the target program, like Chrome to navigate to Tidal web player. Or click the Tidal app to discover favorite Tidal playlists or albums. Once discovered, you can start to play the Tidal music, it will pop up the recording window. And then it will start to record and download Tidal tracks automatically.
Step 4Edit and save Tidal music downloads
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Once the Tidal music has been downloaded, you can click the 'edit' icon at each track to edit them. It's able to cut or split unwanted Tidal audio segments and customize the ID3 tags of Tidal tracks according to your needs. When all settings are OK, you can click the 'Stop' to finish the recording process. Click 'Save' to store Tidal files to your computer. Now, you can transfer them to any device for offline listening.

Part 3. How to Download Tidal Music on Github with Tidal HiFi

As one of the biggest websites to host open-source projects, there are many developers to share different kinds of software with others on Github. So, is there a program released on Github to download music off Tidal? Tidal-Media-Downloader is the suprised answer.

Supporting two versions, respecitvely tidal-dl and tidal-gui, Tidal-Media-Downloader is a free and easy-to-use solution allowing users not only to download videos from Tidal but also download Tidal audios. Futhermore, it's a cross-platform toolkit, compatible with macOS, Windows, Android, and Linux operating systems. But the disadvantage of this program is requiring a Tidal HiFi subscription to obtain Tidal music downloads. Here, we will take Tidal-gui as an example to clarify how to use it.

How to Download Music from Tidal on Github

Step 1. Tidal-Media-Downloader has a complicate installation process. If it's the first time to use it, please navigate to Github to find the installment file and refer to the complete intruction. After installation, please open it to see the code of your device. Now, you need to log into your Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus account and authorized your device to use it by entering the device code.

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Step 2. Go to the Tidal Web Player and find liked songs, playlists, and albums that you'd like to download. Copy the link of these Tidal audios and paste it in the text address bar of Tidal-gui. Click the 'search' icon to add them.

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Step 3. All songs contained in the Tidal link will be shown in the next window. You can select single songs by checking the mark for download. Also, you can customize the output quality as Normal, High, HiFi, or Master according to the actual supported download quality. Finally, tap the 'Download' button, this Tidal downloader will download Tidal on laptop without any hassle.

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Part 4. How to Download Music from Tidal to Phone

Tidal lets users download music in Tidal to phone via its mobile app. There is no doubt that it's a straight way. And the Tidal mobile app is available on Android and iOS devices. Moving on, you can refer to the tutorial below to know how to download music off Tidal on Android and iOS smartphones. To begin with, please make sure you have a stable network connection and a valid Tidal subscription.

How to Download Tidal Playlist Offline to Phone

Step 1. Run the Tidal app on your phone and login in with your Tidal account.

Step 2. Start to discover your loved Tidal playlist under the 'My Collections' section.

Step 3. Once you have found a playlist that you'd like to download, tap on it to open its 'Overview' page. You can see a toggle for Download near the top. Swipe this toggle to download Tidal playlist and it will show that the songs in this playlist are added to the download queue.

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How to Download Album on Tidal on Phone

Step 1. Fire up the Tidal app on your iPhone or Android devices and sign in to your premium Tidal account.

Step 2. You can search for a certain album from the top of the interface to find your favorite Tidal album.

Step 3. Tap it and activate the 'Download' button to download album from Tidal to your phone.

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To play downloaded Tidal music without using data, please click My Collection > Settings to turn on the Offline mode option. If you want to use data to listen to Tidal music again, simply disable the offline mode.

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Part 5. Comparison among 4 Methods to Download from Tidal and Play Music Offline

In this part, let's have a quick glance at the complete comparison among the above 4 ways to download songs from Tidal to computers and mobile devices.

  Tidal Music Downloader Tidal Recorder Tidal-Media-Download Tidal Mobile App
Tidal Subscription Needed Tidal Free Tidal Free Tidal HiFi Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus
Compatible OS macOS, Windows macOS, Windows macOS, Windows Android, iOS
Supported Input Format Tidal songs, playlists, podcasts, albums Any audio Tidal HiFi music Tidal HiFi or Plus playlists
Supported Output Format MP3, AAC, WAV, FLAC, M4A, M4B MP3, WAV, FLAC, M4A, AAC, M4B MP3 Cache Files
Customize Output Quality Yes No No No
Conversion Speed 5X 1X 1X 1X
Cut / Merge Function No Yes No No
Recommends 4.5 Points of 5 4 Points of 5 3.5 Points of 5 3.5 Points of 5

What we can make a conclusion is that AudFree Tidal Music Downloader stands out from the other tools because of its higher conversion speed and output quality. Just click the below download button to use it to download music from Tidal to your computer now! After that, you can also sync them into mobile devices, including iPhone and Android devices for offline listening.

Part 6. FAQs about Tidal Download Music

Q1: Do I have to pay for Tidal HiFi or Plus for downloading Tidal music?

A: The privilege of Offline Mode is available for Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus subscribers. Therefore, you need to upgrade your subscription to one of them to download them on mobile devices. But if you are using AudFree Tidal Music Downloader to get Tidal music files on computer, you don't need to pay for them as it supports Free plan.

Q2: Is There a Tidal download limit?

Yes, with Tidal HiFi plan, you can only download up to 10,000 songs on Tidal. Once you exceed this amount, you must delete some downloaded songs before downloading Tidal songs. To bypass Tidal download limit, you can draw support from a professional Tidal downloader.

Q3: Where are Tidal music downloads stored?

You can click the 'My Collection' at the bottom right of the main screen and then hit on 'Download' button to find them.

Q4: Can you download individual songs on Tidal?

No! If you'd like to download single Tidal songs, please add them to a playlist or album for download. Alternatively, you can use the above three third-party tools to download individual Tidal music.

Q5: Can I download music from Tidal to my computer?

From what we mentioned above, there is no official way to download songs from Tidal onto computer but you can do it on mobile devices. Or, you can install the AudFree Tidal Music Downloader to make it possible, which can do this download process at a 5X fast speed.

Part 7. In Conclusion

Now you have learned how to let Tidal download music on computer and phone no matter using a Tidal Free, Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus account. Easy, right? To be honest, the best way could be using the AudFree Tidal Downloader to download songs from Tidal to PC and Mac. It helps you play Tidal music download offline in high quality on any device at any time.

Nov 25, 2022 2:05 PM

Updated by Miley Swift to Tidal Tips


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