"How many devices can use Tidal at once?" According to Tidal, you can use online mode on 1 device and offline mode on 5 devices at the same time. Obviously, you'll need to download Tidal music in advance for offline playback. So, you'll need a Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus membership.
Or, you can upgrade to Tidal Family Plan, which allows you to use Tidal on up to 3 different devices at the same time. In addition, you can add up to 5 family members to your account.
Do you want to enjoy Tidal music on different devices without a Tidal subscription? We've found a way for you to do that too. Read on and get 3 ways to learn how to play Tidal on multiple devices at the same time.
Part 1. How to Use Tidal on Up to 6 Devices - Offline Mode
According Tidal support, you can use 1 device in online mode and 5 devices in offline mode simultaneously. For example, 1 computer in online mode and 5 smartphones/tablets in offline mode.
So, you need to first download music from Tidal in advance. Then you can play Tidal on up to 6 devices at the same time.
1. You need to subscribe to Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus to enjoy offline playback.
2. There is no offline mode on the desktop Tidal.
Here is how you can get Tidal multiple devices to play at the same time.
Step 1. Open the Tidal app on your mobile device and log into your Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus account.
Step 2. Search your favorite Tidal songs and add them to a playlist.
Step 3. Select the "My Collection" option on the bottom and followed by "Playlists".
Step 4. Opt for your created Tidal playlist and tap on the 'three-dots' icon next to it. Then choose the "Download" option to download Tidal playlist.
Step 5. When the download is complete, get back to the "My Collection" screen and then to "Settings". Activate Offline Mode by toggling "Offline" on.
Step 6. Now you can listen to Tidal online on 1 device and offline on up to 5 other devices at the same time.
Part 2. How to Stream Tidal on Multiple Devices - Family Plan
With offline mode, you can only play pre-downloaded music without streaming. But if you upgrade to Tidal Family Plan, you can stream Tidal music online on up to 3 different devices simultaneously. Besides, it endows you to add 5 additional people to your account. This means Tidal offers up to 6 family members to play at the same time online/offline.
The Tidal HiFi Family Plan is $14.99 per month and provides ad-free music for up to 6 members. If you want to provide HD music for up to 6 members, choose the Hi-Fi Family Plan for $29.99/month.
2.1 How to Upgrade to Tidal Family Plan
Step 1. Just open your Tidal app on your computer and then click the "Account" option to choose "Manage Subscription". It will bring you to your profile.
Step 2. Next, click on 'Subscription' and you can start to choose the Tidal Family plan for HiFi or Hi-Fi Plus.
2.2 How to Add Family Members for Tidal Simultaneous Streams
Step 1. Visit Tidal official website and sign into your Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus Family account;
Step 2. Go to "Edit your Family Subscription" and choose "Add family member";
Step 3. Enter and submit the email address of your family member. Soon, Tidal will send an email to inform you that the family account creation is complete.
Part 3. How to Play Tidal on an Unlimited Number of Devices - AudFree Tidal Converter
Both of the above require you to subscribe to the Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus/Family Plan. Subscription fees range from $9.99/month to $29.99/month. Do you think this is a bit expensive? If so, then we'll show you how to listen to Tidal on multiple devices without a Tidal subscription.
AudFree Tidal Music Converter allows you to download Tidal music to your computer without a subscription. It will even retain the original music quality and all the metadata information of all Tidal songs. Moreover, it enables you to convert Tidal music to MP3, FLAC, and other common audio files. Once converted, you can share the downloaded Tidal songs with your friends and family. You can also transfer them to your other devices and play them at the same time.
There are no Tidal devices limits, you can enjoy Tidal music on any device with any music player. Let's take a look at its great features.
How to Download Tidal Music and Play on Multiple Devices
AudFree Tidal Music Converter is available for both Mac and Windows operating systems. Please download it via the 'Download' button above on your computer before getting started.
- Step 1Add Tidal songs to AudFree Tidal converter
- Open AudFree Tidal Music Converter on your computer, and you will see the launch of Tidal. Start to discover your favorite Tidal songs that you'd like to play on other devices. Once found out, please click the "three-dot" icon to click "Share" > "Copy Track Link" to copy Tidal links. Now, you can paste it into the search box of AudFree and hit on the "+" button to load audio files automatically. Alternatively, drag and drop songs from the Tidal app to this software's main interface.
- Step 2Customize Tidal music output and parameters
- This Tidal music converter also have a setting function that allows users to set output parameters. Just click the top "menu" bar to choose "Preferences" > "Convert" to define output format as MP3, FLAC, WAV, AAC, M4A or M4B. You can also customize audio parameters by changing the bit rate, sample rate, audio channel, audio codec, etc. Please don't forget to click "OK" to confirm it.
- Step 3Download and convert Tidal music and playlists
Launch the downloading process by touching the big "Convert" button at the bottom-right corner of the main interface. The conversion time depends on how many songs you have imported. In general, it works at a 5X faster speed to download and convert Tidal music and save them as local files on your computer.
Now, you can hit on a "red-tip" icon to locate all Tidal files. And then please connect your device and computer via a USB cable or Wi-Fi network to transfer Tidal music files. After that, you can play Tidal music on any wanted device simultaneously.
Part 4. FAQs about Tidal Multiple Devices
Q1: Tidal How Many Devices Can Be Listen to?
A: Tidal allows you to use 1 device in online mode and 5 devices in offline mode.
Q2: How Do I Use Tidal on Another Device?
A: You can use 'Tidal Connect' to stream Tidal to a compatible device. Simply select the music you want to listen to and then tap on the 'speaker' icon at the top right. Then you will see a list of the available devices. Select the device you want to use and Tidal music will automatically stream to it.
Q3: Can I Use Tidal on Multiple Devices?
A: Yes. We have provided you with 3 ways to get Tidal to play on multiple devices at the same time. You can use the Offline Mode, Family Plan, or AudFree Tidal Music Converter. Below is a comparison table of the 3 methods.
|Methods||Needed Tidal Subscription||Supported Number of Devices|
|Offline Mode||Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus||1 device online and 5 devices offline|
|Tidal Family Plan||Tidal Family Plan of HiFi/HiFi Plus||up to 3 devices for up to 6 family members|
|AudFree Tidal Converter||No Tidal subscription required||Unlimited devices|
In a nutshell, all of these methods above allow you to play Tidal on multiple devices at the same time.
Offline mode is easy, but it only lets you use Tidal online on 1 device and offline on 5 devices at the same time. The Tidal Family Plan supports streaming Tidal on up to 3 devices for up to 6 members. But for some people, this can be expensive.
Obviously, using AudFree Tidal Music Converter is the best way to go. It doesn't require a Tidal subscription but enables you to listen to music on an unlimited number of devices at the same time.