How to Use Tidal with Serato Offline/Online

Thanks to Serato Tidal integration, users can mix Tidal music more intelligently using Serato software. Serato DJ Lite and Serato DJ Pro are recognized as the best products in the Serato brand. They have features such as daytime mode, play count and streaming analytics. However, the long-awaited Tidal offline mode Serato has never been implemented by Serato.

Don't worry, since Serato allows users to drag and drop their audio files from their PC, you can upload your local Tidal files to Serato. You can then use Tidal on Serato offline. Read on to find out how to do this. You'll also learn how does Tidal work with Serato online.

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Part 1. How to Enable Serato Tidal Offline

Serato allows users to log in to their Tidal account and then play Tidal music directly. However, this requires a Tidal subscription. In addition, many users have experienced problems with Tidal not working in Serato. The worst part is that you always need to have a stable Wi-Fi connection.

Therefore, we will provide you with a way to enable Serato DJ Tidal offline. Without a Tidal subscription, you can use Tidal offline Serato even without a Wi-Fi connection. The only tool you need is the AudFree Tidal Music Downloader. It allows you to download Tidal music to your computer without Tidal Premium. You can also use it to convert Tidal music to MP3 and more popular audio formats. Once you have the local music files from Tidal, you can drag them directly to Serato for offline playback.

This smart tool can decrypt Tidal music files without affecting their original quality. The downloaded Tidal songs remain in 100% lossless quality with all metadata fully preserved. Moreover, it also supports converting podcasts, audiobooks, and radio from Tidal.

AudFree Tidal Music Converter

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  • Losslessly download Tidal music without Tidal Premium
  • Convert Tidal music to MP3/FLAC/AAC/M4A/M4B/WAV
  • Stay 100% original audio quality and the whole metadata
  • Work at 5X faster speed, reset output settings for Serato

Now, we will show you how to use AudFree Tidal Music Converter to download and convert Tidal music to local MP3 audio files. Then you can easily add them to Serato for offline use.

Step 1Add Tidal music to AudFree Tidal Converter
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Open AudFree Tidal Music Downloader, then the Tidal app will open simultaneously. Please select the songs you would like to use on Serato on the Tidal app. Next, just click the 'three points' icon beside the song or playlist. Hit 'Share' > 'Copy Track Link' or 'Copy Playlist Link', and then paste it to the search box in AudFree Tidable. After that, Simply tap on the '+' icon. Please wait for a few seconds, the track or the playlist will be imported to AudFree Tidable.
Step 2Switch Tidal output parameters for Serato
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It is available to manually change the output format before downloading. You ought to select the 'menu' button on the main interface, and then press on the 'Preferences' > 'Convert' section. Later, a new setting window will appear. Here, it is allowed to convert Tidal Music to MP3, FLAC, WAV, etc. and customize the out quality by modifying the bit rate, audio codec, and sample rate.
Step 3Download Tidal tracks for Serato
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Now, simply click to the obvious 'Convert' bar at the lower right corner on the main page. Ideally, then the program will start at a 5X faster speed to decrypt and download music from Tidal as the output settings that you chose before. When the conversion is over, a red spot with a number of songs in it will be popped on the 'Converted' icon. Please click it to locate the target folder where all downloaded Tidal streams in.
Step 4Import Tidal tracks to Serato for offline use
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Now you have owned the local MP3 audio files of Tidal music, you can easily add them to Serato for offline use.
  • Start by launching Serato software on your desktop and logging into your account.
  • Click on the 'File' button, then it will show you various locations on your local computer. Navigate to the Tidal music folder on your computer's hard drive.
  • Drag and drop the Tidal music files directly onto the 'All...' icon, which, as a hint, is at the top left of the playlist window.
  • Now you have streamed the Tidal tracks to Serato, it is possible to use Tidal on Serato offline without difficulty.
Tips: You can simply check here to see how to add local Tidal files from the computer to your Serato's library.

Part 2. How to Use Tidal with Serato Online

If you are in a place where WiFi or Mobile Signal is pretty good, it's easier for you to use Tidal with Serato online. In addition, make sure you have an active Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus subscription, and then follow the easy steps below.

Step 1. Turn on Serato DJ Pro/Lite.

Step 2. Go to 'Setup' > 'Library + Display' > 'Music Streaming'.

Step 3. Tick 'Show Streaming Services', then tap 'Tidal' as the streaming service.

set tidal as streaming service on serato

Step 4. Select 'Sign up / Login to Tidal' to navigate to the browser and log in or sign up for a new Tidal account.

Step 5. After that, it is supposed to pop up a new window. Then hit 'Open Serato DJ Pro/Lite' to redirect back to it.

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Step 6. When you are back to Serato DJ Pro/Lite, the 'music streaming' should be indicated as a logged-in account. Here you can switch the streaming quality to HiFi if you have subscribed Tidal HiFi plan. Thus you can use Tidal on Serato DJ Pro online with ease.

Part 3. FAQs about Tidal Serato DJ Pro/Lite

Q1: How Does Tidal Work with Serato?

A: Now there is an integration of Tidal and Serato DJ. To use Tidal with Serato as a streaming service, you need to have an active Tidal subscription account (either Tidal HiFi or HiFi Plus are supported). Plus, you need to have Serato DJ Pro 2.1 or above installed. Also, make sure you have a stable internet connection. By the way, you'd better use Tidal on Serato in offline mode via AudFree Tidal Music Downloader, without a Tidal subscription.

Q2: What DJ Software Does Tidal Work with?

A: In general, Serato, djay Pro, Pioneer, Denon and Virtual DJ all work smoothly with Tidal. And now DJUCED and edjing are on the list. Meanwhile, DJs are able to select the appropriate hi-fi music from the Tidal library and stream it to the above DJ software for music creation.

Q3: What Is the Music Quality When Using TIDAL on Serato DJ Pro?

A: In practical terms, the streaming quality depends on your Tidal subscription level. Tidal HiFi users are able to stream in "High Quality" (AAC) or "High Fidelity Quality" (FLAC). And Tidal HiFi Plus subscribers can also stream MQA music in addition to the above options.

Q4: Why Is My Tidal Not Working in Serato?

A: You can follow Part 2 to toggle the 'Show Streaming Services' option off and on again. This will refresh your Tidal playlists on Serato. If this doesn't work, go to Part 1 to use AudFree Tidal Converter to enable Serato Tidal. This method allows you to stream Tidal on Serato offline without any issues.

Part 4. In Summary

Today we show you how to connect Tidal to Serato in two ways. For Tidal HiFi/HiFi Plus users, follow the steps in Part 2 to get Tidal Serato to work online. For Tidal Free users, you can use the AudFree Tidal Music Converter to enable Serato Tidal offline. Obviously, using Tidal with Serato via AudFree Tidal Converter is the best way to go. Because it allows you to get Tidal offline Serato, which is not available in an official way.

Feb 7, 2023 5:00 PM

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