[Tidal iPad] How to Use Tidal on iPad Online/Offline

By Miley Swift Updated on 2024-04-28 / Update for Tidal Tips

iPad, designed with a multi-touch screen, is functional in recording, taking pictures, playing music, and browsing web pages and email. You can also run games, consult reference books, conduct GPS navigation, use social networks, and so on. As the iPad is a great music player as well, it is popular with many music lovers. Is Tidal available for iPad? Surely. Today, we are going to show 2 ways to play Tidal on iPad. Let's have a look.

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Part 1. How to Get the Tidal iPad App

Tidal is a streaming music service provider launched in 2014. Users can access more than 100 million tracks in the Tidal app. It offers a plan tie now: TIDAL ($10.99/month). To play Tidal on iPad, first of all, you are supposed to install the Tidal app on your iPad. Then select your favorite songs to get ready for your entertainment on the iPad.

Install the Tidal iPad App

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Step 1. Open the App Store on your iPad.

Step 2. Search for 'Tidal' in the search bar. Find the Tidal app in the search results and tap on it.

Step 3. Tap the 'Get' button to download and install the app.

Step 4. Once the app is installed, tap the Tidal icon on your home screen to open it.

Part 2. How to Play Tidal on iPad with Subscriptions

After you get the Tidal iPad app, you can sign in to your account and buy a subscription to use. Please note that only subscribers can play Tidal music now. That means you have to pay for a plan. However, if you are a new user, you are able to get Tidal for free with a free trial first.

📢 Try to stream Tidal on iPad without using Tidal and plans via a practical tool - AudFree Tidal Music Converter. Detailed info can be found in Part 3.

2.1 Sign In or Create an Account on iPad

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If you already have a Tidal account, tap 'Log in' and enter your username/email and password.

If you don't have an account yet, tap 'Sign up' to sign up for a new Tidal account. Then, please complete the registration process by following the on-screen instructions.

2.2 Get Tidal for Free with a Free Trial on iPad

Tidal enables you to get music with a 30-day free trial officially. You can freely enjoy Tidal tracks, exclusive videos, and Tidal playlists online with your account. Also, you can experience a pleasant music trip with hip-hop, Jazz, etc., and live videos of musicians with your iPad.

But when the days end, you need to upgrade your account to a premium one so that you can continuously use Tidal on your iPad.

See also: How to Get Tidal Free Trial 6 Months

Step 1. On the Tidal Plan page on iPad, you can see different plans. If you need to get the free trial, click the 'Start Free Trial' option at the top-right corner.

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Step 2. Log in with your account and choose your favorite plan. Then, enter the payment details (credit card, PayPal, etc.) and agree to the terms and conditions.

💥 Tips: If you don't plan to buy a plan, you have to cancel the plan before the trial ends manually.

See also: How to Cancel Tidal Plans

2.3 Stream Tidal on iPad with a Premium Subscription

If you subscribed to the services, you need to pay $10.99 a month for an individual premium subscription. For the family plan which can use Tidal on up to 6 accounts, you should cost $16.99/month. However, if you are a student and meet the requirements, you can enjoy a discount to pay $4.99/month.

See also: Tidal Family Plan: All You Want to Know

After subscribing, you are allowed to get Tidal podcasts, playlists, shows, etc. for offline listening on your iPad. Most importantly, you can get the music of higher quality. If you care about the quality of music, surely you would be satisfied with the service.

See also: How to Download Tidal Hi-Res Music

2.4 Control Tidal from iPad

When everything is already, you can open Tidal on iPad and dive into a wonderful music world. Let's learn something about how to control Tidal from iPad. You can use the built-in controls within the Tidal app or control playback using external devices such as headphones with inline controls, Bluetooth speakers, or other compatible accessories. Here's how you can do it.

🎶 Using the Tidal iPad App to Control

Playback Controls: While playing a song, you can use the playback controls at the bottom of the screen to pause, play, skip to the next track, adjust the volume, and more.

Create Playlists on Tidal: You can create your own playlists by tapping on the 'My Collection' tab and then selecting 'Playlists'. Tap on the '+' icon to create a new playlist, give it a name, and add songs to it.

Download Tidal Playlists: If you have a Tidal Premium subscription, you can download songs for offline listening. Tap on the 'three dots' next to a song or album, then select 'Download' to save it to your device.

🎶 Using External Devices

If you're using headphones with inline controls (such as those with volume buttons and a play/pause button), you can control Tidal playback directly from your headphones. Press the play/pause button to start or stop playback, and use the volume buttons to adjust the volume.

If you are using Bluetooth headphones or speakers, make sure they are connected to your iPad. You can then use the playback controls on the Bluetooth device to control Tidal playback (play/pause, skip tracks, adjust volume, etc.).

See also: How to Play Tidal on Bluetooth across Your Devices

🎶 Using Apple Watch

If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPad, you can control Tidal playback from your Apple Watch. Open the Tidal app on your Apple Watch and use the controls to play/pause music, skip tracks, adjust volume, and more.

See also: How to Use Tidal on Apple Watch

Part 3. How to Stream Tidal on iPad for Free via AudFree Tidal Music Converter

To save money and keep the Tidal songs permanently, you can get hacked Tidal songs on the iPad. It is known that Tidal music is formed in its own format and you cannot transfer songs to other music players. As long as you convert the music files to plain audio formats with AudFree Tidal Music Converter on a PC, you can sync them to your iPad locally. Therefore, you can listen to them anytime without the Tidal app and plans on your iPad. Also, you are able to upload the local music to several devices and platforms. Moreover, the AudFree Tidal Music Converter preserves the quality of ID3 tags of Tidal tracks in the process.

AudFree Tidal to iPad Converter

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  • Download music from Tidal for iPad at 5X faster speed.
  • Convert Tidal to MP3, FLAC, etc. for iPad.
  • Keep ID3 tags automatically and reserve lossless audio quality.
  • Control Tidal on iPad for offline playback anytime.

The following part is a guide for your to download Tidal Music for iPad.

Step 1Load Tidal Music to AudFree Tidable
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Firstly, you should download and launch the AudFree Tidal Music Converter. The Tidal software will open at the same time. Copy the URL of the Tidal songs you want to convert and paste the URL into the search bar. Then click the '+' icon, and the songs will turn up in the conversion window.
Step 2Define the Output Parameters of Tidal for iPad
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Drop your mouse on the top right. Tag the 'Preference' > 'Convert' button to set the output format from MP3, M4A, M4B, WAV, AAC, and FLAC. You also have the right to customize the channel, bit rate, and sample rate. By hitting the search bar on the bottom, you are able to reset the place for the output files.

See also: How to Convert Tidal to WAV Losslessly/Free/Online

Step 3Convert Tidal Music for iPad
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With all preparation done, you just need to hit the 'Convert' icon to begin the conversion. AudFree Tidal Music Converter will download the files at 5X faster speed automatically. After a while, you can find the converted Tidal files in the history folder.
Step 4Import the Downloaded Tidal Music to iPad
Now, you get the converted Tidal files so you can upload them with the USB cable to your iPad. You can follow the steps below.
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1. First, please transfer converted Tidal music to iTunes.
2. Use a USB cable to link your iPad with your computer.
3. On your computer, open iTunes if it doesn't open automatically when you connect your iPad.
4. In iTunes, you will see your iPad listed under 'Devices'. Click your iPad to open its settings.
5. On the left side, click 'Music' > 'Sync Music' to select your wanted Tidal tracks.
6. Then, hit the 'Apply' option below.

Part 4. FAQs about Tidal iPad

Q1: How to Cancel Tidal Subscriptions on iPad?

A: To cancel your Tidal subscription on an iPad, you can follow these steps. Remember your Tidal downloads will expire after you unsubscribe to the plan. But you can save them on your local folders with the help of AudFree Tidable Music Converter before you take actions.

Step 1. Open the Tidal app on your iPad and tap your profile icon or the menu icon in the top-left corner of the screen.

Step 2. In the main menu, look for an option like 'Settings'/'Manage Account'. Tap it to go to your account settings.

Step 3. Within the account settings, hit the 'Manage Subscription' option. Then you can 'Cancel Subscription'.

Q2: Is There an Equalizer for Tidal iPad?

A: You can find a built-in equalizer on the iPad. But there is no Tidal equalizer. If you want to use an equalizer to personalize your favorite Tidal tracks, firstly, you need to get downloaded Tidal music on your iPad locally. The necessary tool you need is the AudFree Tidal Music Converter. Then you can use the provided equalizer on the iPad to customize music. Also, you can use external equalizer apps from the App Store or web browsers.

See also: Tidal Equalizers on Android/iOS/Windows/Mac

Q3: Does Tidal Master Quality Work on iPad Pro?

A: Yes, Tidal's Master Quality (MQA) streaming is supported on iPad Pro. Keep in mind that you need to have a valid paid plan.

Part 5. By Verdict

It is easy to play Tidal on the iPad whether you use the Tidal iPad app or save Tidal songs locally. The first method is limited to the subscriptions. Only you are a Premium can listen to Tidal music online and offline. However, the second method, using AudFree Tidal Music Converter, permits you to control Tidal on iPad forever with ease. And it helps play Tidal on multiple devices.

Miley Swift

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Miley Swift is a professional content creator in the field of music entertainment and tech. Passionate about Tidal streaming technology, she is adept in offering and updating relevant tech skills and tools of Tidal music.

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