How to Use HIDIZS AP80 with Tidal Music

By Miley Swift Updated on 2023-07-12 / Update for Tidal Tips

Tidal is characterized by providing high-fidelity quality for audiophiles and music enthusiasts. It partners with multiple HiFi music players even Master Music speakers, including Hidizs Player, a digital-to-analogue converter (also called DAC) with a step counter.

But without a doubt, it requires Tidal subscriptions to cast Tidal to this on-screen audio player. And in order to stream Tidal music on it, you need to retain the subscription renewal, which is costly. Fortunately, this post has also presented an alternative way to play Tidal on Hidizs AP80 or AP200 forever for free. Please look no further than this article.

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Part 1. Does Tidal Work with Hidizs Player

Yes. As compact and lightweight players, those Hidizs devices support playing a variety of formats, embracing MP3, FLAC, WAV, WMA, ALAC, DSD, Tidal MQA, etc. Hidizs Players, including Hidizs AP80, Hidizs AP80 Pro, Pro-X, and AP200, are compatible with Tidal MQA. It is a pity, however, Hidizs Player does not support Wi-Fi, which means you cannot install any third-party apps on it including the Tidal app.

But, fortunately, all of those portable speakers are equipped with a touchscreen display, a powerful amplifier, and also Bluetooth connectivity, which can be expanded with a micro-SD card. This way, you can regard this music player as a Bluetooth receiver and immerse in the high-resolution spatial sound of Tidal music via Bluetooth on your smartphone. Or, you can download Tidal music as local files and transfer them to this player via an SD card. 

Part 2. How to Use Hidizs AP80/200 with Tidal via Tidal Subscriptions

In this part, we will take Hidizs AP80 for example. As the statement aforementioned, different from Hiby R3 Pro, you cannot access a Tidal app on Hidizs AP80. But with an active Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus account, Hidizs AP80 Tidal integration is enabled by using Bluetooth. Because Hidizs AP80 supports Bluetooth 4.0. Please make sure you are a Tidal subscriber and then follow the step-by-step instruction:

Step 1. Turn on Bluetooth on your mobile or other Bluetooth-enabled devices.

Step 2. Swipe up the lock screen of the player to open the home screen and click on the Bluetooth icon. Proceed to put this high-resolution player into Bluetooth mode.

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Step 3. On your phone or other devices, choose Hidizs AP80 from the available device list.

Step 4. On your phone or other Bluetooth-supported devices, play music on the Tidal app. Then the Tidal audio will be transmitted wirelessly to your Hidizs AP80. You can then listen to Tidal music on Hidizs AP80 through your headphones or speakers.

Note: Please make sure that your smartphone or other Bluetooth-enabled device is within range of your Hidizs AP80. Also, keep your Hidizs AP80 charged and turned on before attempting to pair it with your device. You can twist the volume wheel on its right side to control the volume. To enhance the audio quality of Tidal, you can plug one end of the Hidizs Sonata DAC Cable or 3S into the relevant slot and the other end into your headphones.

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Part 3. How to Play Tidal on Hidizs Players Offline for Free

As described above, there is no Tidal app on Hidizs Player and you can only use Bluetooth to cast music from Tidal to the speaker. It may reduce the audio quality. But, on the other hand, this music speaker also supports micro-SD cards and a wide range of formats. Amid this situation, it is feasible to resort to a third-party tool to download Tidal music to those format files and import the Tidal downloads to Hidizs AP80 or other players via an SD card.

When it comes to this, AudFree Tidal Music Downloader should be given priority. It is designed professionally for all Tidal users. It empowers you to download and convert Tidal Free, HiFi, and Master music to local files in MP3, FLAC, WAV, and other Hidizs Player-compatible codecs.

It is worth mentioning that, by adopting expert conversion technology, this converter won't damage the original quality of Tidal music and will preserve the full ID3 tags. In other words, it facilitates you to listen to Tidal music on Hidizs and any other devices you have offline with lossless audio quality in original metadata. And you can play Tidal music on all devices and players without charging for Tidal.

AudFree Tidal Music Downloader

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  • Losslessly download playlists from Tidal offline without plans at 5X conversion speed
  • Convert Tidal to FLAC/WAV/AAC/MP3/M4A/M4B in batches
  • Support playing Tidal Music on Hidizs Players and other devices
  • Retain the original ID3 tags and lossless audio quality

How to Download Tidal Music Locally for Playing on Hidizs AP80

AudFree Tidal Music Converter is available on both Mac and PC. Here is a user guide about using AudFree Tidal Music Converter to download music from Tidal as local files in the format that is available to Hidizs Players. Here, we will cite Hidizs AP80 as a case.

Step 1Copy Tidal Tracks to AudFree Tidable
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After installing the converter on your computer, please open it. Then you will find the Tidal app will automatically launch at the time. Then copy the URL links of Tidal songs, playlists, podcasts, and even audiobooks and paste them to the top search bar of AudFree Tidable. Later, click '+'. Alternatively, drag the single song or playlist from the Tidal app and drop it into the user interface of this Tidal downloader.
Step 2Select Output Settings as Hidizs AP80-Enabled Formats
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To play Tidal music on the smart players successfully, we need to choose a compatible format, for example, choose to convert Tidal music to MP3, WAV, FLAC, etc. To make it, please go to the upper-right toolbar which looks like three horizontal lines on the converting software. From the pull-down list, select 'Preferences' and then the 'Convert' section, in which you can customize the output formats, bit rate, sample rate, and other parameters to create lossless audio.

Step 3Export and Transfer Tidal Playlists Locally to Play on Hidizs
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To kick off the conversion process, please hit the lower-right 'Convert' button. Subsequently, this powerful gadget will output Tidal tracks in the selected format you choose before at 5X fast speed and save them to your computer hard drive. Afterward, you can transfer the Tidal downloads to an SD card. Then plug the card into your Hidizs AP80 to enjoy the Tidal songs offline forever.

Part 4. Summary

In this article, we have introduced two workarounds to play Tidal on Hidizs AP80 and other players. Generally speaking, AudFree Tidal Music Converter can satisfy almost all your needs compared to the official way. Since this all-in-one tool contributes to getting Tidal for free and playing music from this streaming service on Hidizs Player and other devices forever without restrictions.

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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