How to Play Tidal on Fiio Hi-Res Music Player

By Miley Swift Updated on 2023-02-16 / Update for Tidal Tips

Although all users allow to install Tidal on the Fiio M series and X series and listen to Tidal music with the HiFi plan directly, sometimes they will come across some issues while doing this. There are lots of related 'Tidal Fiio' issues listed in the Fiio forum. For example, such questions as 'Tidal stops after updating Fiio', 'error installing Tidal on Fiio', 'have trouble in installing Tidal on Fiio', etc.

As one of the high-resolution digital audio players, Fiio could be a recommended HiFi device to explore Tidal MQA and HiFi songs. To improve the user experience of using Tidal on Fiio music player, here we will introduce the step-by-step tutorial to help you download and install the Tidal app on Fiio without any hassle. Besides, we will show an alternative solution to play Tidal on all Wear OS devices including Fiio offline for both Tidal Free and HiFi subscribers in case the first solution not working.

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Part 1. How to Install and Play Tidal on Fiio M11 with Tidal HiFi

Featuring powerful functions, such as being compatible with most portable headphones, and support for WiFi and Bluetooth connection, Fiio can provide a charming listening experience for Tidal members. The compatible Fiio devices that work with Tidal HiFi and HiFi Plus subscriptions show as follows:

Fiio M Series: Fiio M5, Fiio M6, Fiio M7, Fiio M9, Fiio M11, Fiio M11 Plus, Fiio M11 Plus LTD, and Fiio M15
Fiio X Series: Fiio X1, Fiio X3, Fiio X5, Fiio X5 III, and Fiio X7

If you have one of the above Fiio audio players and subscribe to Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus subscription, you can follow the below steps to access the Tidal app on Fiio smart Hi-Res music player with ease. By the way, you can check whether the Tidal online music application is pre-installed on your Fiio before doing these steps.

How to Install and Download Tidal on Fiio

Step 1. Open your Fiio music player by clicking the 'Power' button. Please choose the 'Bottom navigation bar' button to control your Fiio device.

Step 2. Please click your Android phone and Fiio Hi-Res player via the USB cable. Now, please download and install the Google Play APK and the latest Tidal APK files on your device. If it prompts 'Tidal asking root permission', please ignore it and reboot your device.

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Step 3. Connect your Fiio to WiFi and Bluetooth your headphones or smart speakers. After that, you can open the Tidal app on your Fiio music player and start to listen to Tidal HiFi songs on Fiio. You can also download Tidal music to the device storage or memory card of your Fiio MQA device and then play Tidal music on MP3 player in offline mode.

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Part 2. How to Listen to Tidal on Fiio Offline with Tidal Free

As Tidal couldn't be used stably on Fiio Hi-Res music player sometimes, you could try to find the alternative way to fix this issue. For example, you could transfer Tidal music to Fiio for offline playback via the USB cable as Fiio supports users to do that. The only thing you need to do is to convert Tidal audio files to common files that can be recognized by Fiio directly.

With the help of AudFree Tidal Music Converter, you can easily convert Tidal to FLAC, AAC, MP3, WAV and other audio formats supported by Fiio M11, Fiio M15, Fiio M6, Fiio M9 and more Fiio devices. And you can get offline Tidal music downloads on your computer in a few minutes as it can run at 5X faster speed. With advanced design, the Tidal audios will be kept on your computer without quality loss. Moreover, the ID3 tags of Tidal songs, including genre, title, album cover, composer, etc. will be saved after the conversion. Finally, you can transfer and enjoy lossless Tidal music on Fiio offline for free with no problem.

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  • Convert Tidal audios for Fiio music player.
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  • Keep ID3 tags, play Tidal music on Fiio offline without any problem.
  • Work at 5X faster speed, personalize output settings for Fiio.

How to Play Tidal on Fiio Offline for Free

To get Tidal music for offline listening on Fiio, it is easy to do it. Just keep reading on the following guidance we show you and see how to do. After that, you can easily play Tidal music tracks on Fiio music player without any restriction.

Step 1Stream Tidal music to AudFree Tidable
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At the beginning, please download and install the AudFree Tidal Music Converter and the Tidal app on your computer. Then open the AudFree program and you will find that the Tidal app will be opened at the same time. Now go to Tidal app and pick the audio tracks you want to convert for playing on Fiio music player. Then copy their links and paste them to the search box on AudFree Tidable program interface. Next, hit on the '+' button and the audios will be loaded to AudFree Tidal Music Converter window.
Step 2Set output format of Tidal for Fiio
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On Mac version, please find the 'AudFree Tidal Music Converter' on the menu of your Mac system. Then choose 'Preferences' and then 'Convert' option to open the setting window. Next, you can select the output Tidal audio format as Fiio-supported one, such as AAC, WAV, FLAC, and so on. In addition, the AudFree Tidal Music Converter program allows you to personalize the bit rate, bit depth, channel, sample rate, etc. to enhance the audio quality of Tidal for offline playback on Fiio. And you can set the conversion speed as 1X according to your needs and archive the output Tidal tracks by artist or album.
Step 3Convert and play Tidal on Fiio music player
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Now, you can touch on the big 'Convert' button at the bottom of AudFree Tidable to begin the conversion. You will see the real-time converting process. When the conversion completes, the converted Tidal audio tracks will be stored in the target output folder on your computer. You can click on the 'Converted' button to locate and check them. Finally, to stream Tidal audio tracks to Fiio, you can connect the Fiio music player to your computer via the USB cable and transfer the Tidal music files to it. Then you can stream Tidal music on Fiio offline with ease.

Part 3. The Verdict

If your Fiio music player has pre-installed Tidal app, you can directly open it to explore HiFi and MQA music world. If not, you can visit the complete guide to installing Tidal on the Fiio M series. If these two ways don't work for you, you can draw support from AudFree Tidal Music Converter.

No matter you are using a Tidal Free or Tidal HiFi account, AudFree Tidable helps you listen to Tidal playlists and albums offline on Fiio music player without any hassle. In addition, you can also transfer Tidal music downloads to other Hi-Res music players for playback, such as Astell & Kern and HiBy R3 Pro.

If there is any other issue that you want to ask us about or you have any idea to fix the issue of using Tidal on Fiio, then please feel free to write it down in the comment section below.

Miley Swift

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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